Enjoy Big Band Jazz, Salsa, Classic Rock, Ska, Blues and more every Friday during the summer months at the Arts Festival Plaza in Downtown El Paso. The free performances draw more people each year and the season has expanded to include the Artist Market, where local artists and artisans can showcase their work.
El Paso Opera presents high-quality opera productions performed in the original language in which it was composed. The opera displays the translations via a large screen in English and Spanish during the performances.
Led by Musical Director and concert cellist Zuill Bailey, El Paso Pro-Musica is among the most respected musical organizations in the city. In addition to hosting annual musical events throughout the city, Pro-Musica hosts the Chamber Music Festival each January, which features world-renowned artists.
Established in the 1930s, the El Paso Symphony Orchestra is city’s oldest performing arts organization and the longest continuously running symphony orchestra in Texas. Music Director and Conductor Sarah Ioannides leads 12 classical concerts and several special performances each year. The concerts are generally held at the historic Plaza Theater.
This nonprofit organization is a driving force behind promoting and sponsoring jazz events in the El Paso region. Jazz El Paso Connection holds fundraisers throughout the year to help brings nationally acclaimed recording artists and bands to El Paso for your musical entertainment.
When: Sunday during the summer months
Grab your picnic basket and a blanket, and head to the Chamizal National Memorial to hear an array of music under the stars. Each year more than 90,000 people attend the free performances which serve as ideal family outings.
The UTEP Dinner Theatre provides award-winning musicals utilizing the talents of the community as well as students and staff from the University of Texas at El Paso. Performances include a dinner menu that reflects the theme of each musical. Past musicals have included Cats, The Rocky Horror Show, Aida, The Who’s Tommy and many more.
When: Summer months
This wonderful outdoor musical drama tells the history of the El Paso region through traditional dance, original songs and colorful costumes. The performances are held Friday and Saturday every summer in the stunning McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, where the backdrop of the stage is a dramatic mountain cliff.