Minerpalooza will kick off it's 26th year of welcoming fans, students, and alumni back to the university for another football season on Friday, August 26th.

Sky (formerly of LMFAO); pop duo Nina Sky; local Spanish rock band SayVerse and the death-defying Motorcycle Globe of Death will be on hand to entertain the thousands expected at Minerpalooza. Local favorite Azucar will also perform, followed by the UTEP Pantastics steel drum ensemble.

More than 20,000 people were at last year's Minerpalooza, so get there early. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

For more information and updates, log on to minerpalooza.com.

What: UTEP’s Minerpalooza pep rally and party

When: 6 p.m. – midnight Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Where: Sun Bowl parking lot P-9, on the UTEP campus at the corner of Sun Bowl Drive and Glory Road