Music Under the Stars 2013 lineup announced

EL PASO, Texas - The lineup for the 30th season of Music Under the Stars has been announced.

The popular concert series will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays from June 9-Aug. 11 at the Chamizal National Memorial.

"Summers are always a great time to spend with family and friends.   GECU and Music Under the Stars is a great partnership about community, family and friends and we're excited to work together to bring the most exciting season yet for the entire community to enjoy!" said Crystal Long, president and CEO of GECU. GECU is sponsoring this season.

Concerts will be held Sunday evenings starting June 9, 2013, through August 11, 2013, with the exception of July 7, at the Chamizal National Memorial located at 800 South San Marcial Street. The Patriotic Celebration with fireworks finale will be held on Thursday July 4, 2013 also sponsored by GECU.

Grills are allowed at the park except at the inner part of the park known as the bowl. There is no smoking in the bowl area. Outside alcohol is not permitted at the park. Food, beverages, and alcoholic beverages will be for sale within the park. Glass containers or pets are NOT allowed.

2013 Music Line Up

June 9- Frontera Bugalu- Latin American Dance (El Paso, Texas)

June 16- Desert Noises- Indie Rock (Orem, Utah)

June 23- La Magiztral Sonora- Cumbia (Sunland Park, New Mexico)

June 30- Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds- Funk Soul (Closter, New Jersey)

July 4- El Paso Wind Symphony- Orchestra (El Paso, Texas) Patriotic Celebration with fireworks to follow performance.

July 7- Blackout Date

July 14- Morry Sochat and the Special 20's- Swing & Blues (Chicago, Illinois)

July 21- Jenni Dale Lord- Americana (Lubbock, Texas)

July 28- Fungi Mungle- Disco (El Paso, Texas)

August 8- Rosco Bandana- Americana Roots (Gulfport, Mississippi)

August 11- Los Arrieros- Mariachi (El Paso, Texas)

About Music Under the Stars Concert Series

Every summer, thousands flock to Chamizal National Memorial to attend Music Under the Stars Concert Series. The program is one of El Paso's leading family events celebrating its 30th Anniversary this summer. The series boasts performances by local, national and international artists in many genres including: salsa, bluegrass, rock, tribute, and jazz. Each season features a 4th of July patriotic concert with a closing firework spectacular.

Visiting artists embrace the community by giving free music workshops to under-served youth at local community recreational centers or detention centers the day following their live performances. These workshops help motivate and inspire their audiences and our community.

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