From Carrie Underwood to A Chocolate Affair, and Riverdance to Monster Jam, there are some pretty cool concerts and events coming to our little corner of the desert in the next 12 weeks.

Here’s a month-by-month look at some of the best stuff going on in and around El Paso through the end of April.

Note: This is only an overview and not meant to be a comprehensive list of every single event in El Paso and Las Cruces. Dates and times are subject to change at the discretion of the event organizers.

JANUARY

Jan. 21, Lil' Wayne: The hip hop superstar kicks off his "Dedication Tour" at the El Paso County Coliseum. The tour is dedicated to all of his fans in cities he has never or rarely visited on his past tour runs. [Tickets + Info]

Jan. 28, A Chocolate Affair: The Camino Real Hotel transforms into a chocolate wonderland of sweet samples from 12 of the area’s finest specialty sweet shops. [Tickets + Info]

Jan. 30, Little River Band: The late ’70s/early ’80s hitmakers bring their playlist of musical memories and 40th Anniversary Tour to the Plaza Theatre. [Tickets + Info]

FEBRUARY

Feb. 5, Valentine's Super Love Jam: Valentine's Day will come early for fans of soul and R&B classics when Old School bands Malo, Heatwave, Rose Royce, and many more visit the Don Haskins Center. [Tickets + Info]

Feb. 6, Tuff Hedeman West Texas Shootout: Former three-time world champion bull rider and El Paso native Tuff Hedeman brings his annual World Championship bull riding event back to the El Paso County Coliseum. [Tickets + Info]

Feb. 20, Sun City on Tap: Craft beer festival and tasting event featuring over 100 brews from America’s best craft breweries at the Southwest University Event Center. [Tickets + Info]

MARCH

March 3-6, Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour: The international Irish dance phenomenon returns to the Plaza by popular demand. [Tickets + Info]

March 5-6, Monster Jam: Car crushing monster trucks race, soar, and rip up Sun Bowl Stadium. I'm told the ground is already shaking! [Tickets + Info]

March 7, Luke Bryan: The CMA & ACM Entertainer of the Year brings his “Kill the Lights” tour to the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch open [Tickets + Info]

March 8, Joe Satriani: The rock guitar god and World class shredder puts his six-string skills on display at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. [Tickets + Info]

March 16, Spring Fling 2016: Cage the Elephant, Bear Hands, FOALS, and Silversun Pickups at the Don. [Tickets + Info]

March 19, Insane Inflatable 5K: This 5K isn’t about the running, it’s about having fun! climb, weave and maneuver your way through giant inflated obstacles at Ascarate Park. [Tickets + Info]

March 23, Yanni: The composer, keyboardist, and pianist brings his world-renowned orchestra and eclectic fusion of jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to the Plaza Theatre. [Tickets + Info]

March 30, STOMP: The award winning Broadway show features an eight-member troupe that uses everything but conventional percussion instruments, including brooms, garbage cans, and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. [Tickets + Info]

APRIL

April 16, Carrie Underwood: The Grammy award winning former American Idol's “Storyteller Tour” makes a stop at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces. [Tickets + Info]

April 26, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber classic reimagines the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. [Tickets + Info]

April 29-May 1, Las Cruces Country Music Festival: The three day country music festival returns to Downtown Las Cruces. Lee Ann Womack headlines.  [Tickets + Info]