Concerts, festivals, and family fun. From Cool Canyon Nights to Gabriel Iglesias to Neon Desert Music Festival, May 2017 is loaded with great musical performances and entertaining events.

May 3-14, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’: Updated version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber original. 15 performances at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets + Information

May 5-26, Alfresco! Fridays: Free outdoor concerts featuring popular local bands every Friday beginning at 6 p.m. on the Convention Center Plaza. This month's lineup: Mariachi Los Arrieros, Fungi Mungle, Brown Betty, and La Sonora Blu. Information

May 5, Mariachi Loco Music Festival: Cinco de Mayo celebration in downtown El Paso at San Jacinto Plaza with mariachis and renowned corrido band Los Cuates do Sinaloa, plus all kinds of food and drink. Tickets + Information

May 6, Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival: World Class Tequilas, Mexican beers, and Tacos. That’s pretty much all you need for a Saturday. Oh, and Chihuahua Racing. Tickets + Information

May 6, At The Drive In: The post-hardcore legends and El Paso natives kick off their latest tour in their hometown, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets + Information

May 11-25, Cool Canyon Nights: Free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings in the cool shade of the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. All weekly performances feature popular local bands, food trucks, and local vendors. Prime ’80s Rock, El Paso Band, and Los 202 are this month's featured acts. Information

May 13, Let Freedom Sing Free Summer Concert Series: Brett Young headlines the first of three free concerts on the event lawn of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss. El Paso native and former Voice contestant Valerie Ponzio will open. Information

May 17-21, Disney On Ice presents Dream Big: High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends including Olaf, Cinderella, and Belle. At the El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets + Information

May 19, Gabriel Iglesias: El Paso’s favorite fluffy comedian is bringing his new comedy show,The FluffyMania World Tour, to the Don Haskins Center. Tickets + Information

May 27-28, Neon Desert Music Festival: Two day music festival featuring Hardwell, Foster the People and more than 30 other talented national and local acts, including El Paso's own Khalid. Downtown El Paso. Tickets + Information

Note: This is an overview and not meant to be a comprehensive list of every single event in El Paso and Southern New Mexico. Dates and times are subject to change or be cancelled at the discretion of the event organizers

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