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Alfresco! Fridays 2017

April 5, 2017
Alfresco! Fridays 2017

FirstLight Federal Credit Union Presents Alfresco! Fridays Free Concert Series

El Paso, Texas - The celebrated concert series that puts the beat in the heart of Downtown El Paso, Alfresco! Fridays, is back for Season 15 presented by FirstLight Federal Credit Union.

Produced by El Paso Live, the FREE concert series will take place Friday evenings May 5 through September 1 at 6 PM at the Downtown Convention Center Plaza. The fun will begin on May 5, for a special Cinco de Mayo celebration with live Mariachi music at 6 PM.

"Alfresco! Fridays started in 2002 with the vision to attract downtown employees after work, and a few hundred patrons expressed interest. Since then, attendance has grown to over 20,000 in 2016, and we expect even more people to come out and enjoy the fifteenth anniversary of our concert series this year," Bryan Crowe, General Manager of El Paso Live said.

Alfresco! Fridays showcases the best regional talent performing a fun, diverse mix of music including: Mariachi, Salsa, Classic Rock, Cumbia, Tribute, Reggae, Funk and other El Paso favorites. An added feature this season is the FirstLight Fan Lounge. All FirstLight FCU members are invited to the FirstLight Fan Lounge to enjoy shading, private seating and prime views of the stage for free when they show their FirstLight FCU credit or debit card. Each week, patrons can sign up to win a pair of passes into the lounge to enjoy the benefits.

Food and Drinks are available for purchase at the Strike Zone Food Court. Guests can enjoy a variety of savory fare including Street Tacos (Carne Asada, Achiote Chicken, Grilled Fish and Veggie), charbroiled juicy Angus Hamburgers & BBQ Chicken Burger, as well as Brats, Hot Dogs, Nachos and other items, refreshing sodas and adult beverages.

This is a smoke-free event. No outside food, beverages or pets are allowed in the area.

Alfresco! Fridays 2017 Band Line Up

May 5: Mariachi Los Arrieros (Mariachi)

May 12: Fungi Mungle (70’s Funk)

May 19: Brown Betty (Classic Rock)

May 26: La Sonora Blu (Latina Cumbia)

June 2: Azucar (Salsa)

June 9: Dusty Low (Alternative Rock)

June 16: PT & The Cruisers (Classic Rock)

June 23: *No Performance

June 30: Ooh La La (70’s Disco)

July 7: Joe King Carrasco (Tex Mex)

July 14: Sayverse (Mexican Pop)

July 21: Soul Sacrifice (Santana Tribute)

July 28: Prime 80’z (80’s Rock)

August 4: Mariachi Paso Del Norte (Mariachi)

August 11: Windy City (Chicago Tribute)

August 18: Twisted Hams (Classic Rock)

August 25: Fixed Idea (Ska)

September 1: Radio La Chusma (Reggae)

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MORE INFORMATION & UPDATES:

alfrescofridays.com | facebook.com/AlfrescoFridays

ALFRESCO! FRIDAYS SPONSOR:

FirstLight Federal Credit Union

ALFRESCO! FRIDAYS PRODUCED BY:

The city-owned Plaza Theatre is managed by the El Paso Live division of Destination El Paso. Please visit our website, http://www.elpasolive.com/ for the most up-to-date information on all public events happening in the Plaza Theatre, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, the Philanthropy Theatre, Cohen Stadium, the El Paso Convention Center, McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre and the Arts Festival Plaza.

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The mission of Destination El Paso is to provide convention, tourism, venue, and event management services to visitors, clients and the greater El Paso community so they can enjoy a pleasurable experience that enhances quality of life and generates economic growth.

About SMG

Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.smgworld.com/.

For more marketing information contact Holly Fields, Event Marketing Manager at El Paso Live, at (915) 534-0655 or by e-mail at hfields@destinationelpaso.com.

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