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The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off the popular “Music at the Park” concert series virtually starting this Fourth of July weekend. 

Since its start in 1994, Music in the Park has become a Las Cruces tradition during the summer months, but due to social distancing orders amid the pandemic, this year’s series will be held virtually. 

According to a news release by the city of Las Cruces, the series will highlight some of the talent that Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico has to offer, with over 75 percent of the performers being from the Las Cruces area. 

The first virtual performance will take place on July 3, featuring performances by Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase and Kenny Arroyos that will be available for streaming on their website 

The series will include 13 performances and will continue through the month of July. 

Schedule for the 2020 Music in the Park concert series is as follows: 

July 3: Pat “Guitar Slim” Chase 

July 4: Kenny Arroyos 

July 6: WildHorse 

July 8: Los Latinos 

July 10: Footprints 

July 13: Ryan Montano 

July 15: Adam Hawley and Lindsey Webster 

July 18: Jerry G & Cold Cash 

July 20: Rosewater Blues Band 

July 22: Tom Morris 

July 25: Tequila Nights 

July 27: Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas 

July 30: Hami Crews 

Paulina Astrid Spencer may be reached at [email protected] 


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Paulina Astrid Spencer is a multimedia journalism student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She works as a reporter at the University’s newspaper, the Prospector, where she writes weekly stories.  This semester she started an internship at Channel 9, where she publishes bylines and stories daily for the web. She is a proud Chicana and has interests in Mexican- American activism and feminism. She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and hopes to incorporate her love of news-reporting and her minor in Chicano Studies in the future. She enjoys spending time with her family, her three mischievous cats and two adorable dogs.
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