Exciting news! Townsquare Media El Paso and El Paso Live are thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated return of the Cool Canyon Nights Music Series presented by West Star, taking place at the magnificent McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. Get ready for an evening of live music that you'll never forget! Thanks to the support of West Star, admission is free. However, seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early and secure your spot!

These FREE concerts begin at 6 pm on the EPCC Patio Sage, followed by the main act at 7 pm in the amphitheater.

What to expect for Cool Canyon Nights 2023 season

Brace yourself for an unforgettable music experience with over thirty incredible acts, bands, and performers! Kicking off the series on May 11th, Mariachi Los Arrieros and their stunning Folklorico dancers, set the stage for an incredible journey. And on July 27th, the series will conclude with the unforgettable performance of the fan favorite, Fungi Mungle, who will leave you begging for more. Don't miss a single moment of this incredible musical journey!

We are excited to announce some incredible surprises for you this season. Get ready to be blown away by our spectacular lineup. Taking the stage this year is The Rocketman Experience, a sensational tribute to the legendary Elton John, featuring Tom Cridland and his remarkable Elton tribute. We are also thrilled to introduce Kikimora, a sensational jazz-infused band based in El Paso before they embark on an exhilarating Argentinian music tour later this year. Sangre Gitana, an artist who draws inspiration from the Gypsy Kings, and Fire and Ice, is a stunning tribute show dedicated to the iconic Pat Benatar.

A major show takes place on June 22nd as four acts combine for a Cool Canyon Nights spectacular: Pie Sisters to open on the Patio Stage while Aaron Palacios performs the music of Juan Gabriel with Mariachi Aguilas followed by Radio Altivo performing the music of Selena!

What would Cool Canyon be without Prime Rocks, Ooh La La, playing the favorites everyone knows from classic hits to classic rock to everything you’ll want to dance to, and the ever-popular Windy City, who will be performing hits from Chicago as well as new music from favorites like Earth, Wind, and Fire. How about the music of Latin Reggae mix of Radio La Chusma, who will also be playing several songs from their new album Pura Razafari. Before they set on tour we bring you Feline Fox an El Paso-based blues and rock band preparing to release their first album “Sweet Emily”!

Starting the night on the El Paso Community College CTE Patio Stage and back by popular demand Dave Hamilton, Tony Ramirez, Ray Arreola, the Retro’z, and the Pie Sisters. New to our Patio lineup, are Abby Bellmer, Gabrielle Torres, David Villasenor, Brothers Inc., and Stellar.

Cool Canyon Nights VIP INFORMATION:

Elevate your experience with our VIP ticket for only $20 plus fees, available online at kisselpaso.com. This ticket guarantees you reserved seating in the VIP lounge and amphitheater, along with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a beverage to enjoy during the show. Don't wait too long to secure your VIP spot as tickets are selling fast!

UPDATE: VIP tickets for Mariachi Los Arrieros (May 11th), Rocketman Experience (May 25th) and the Juan Gabriel & Selena Tribute (June 22nd) and Fungi Mungle (July 27th) have sold out.


When you arrive at the canyon, you will be given a ticket for entry into the Amphitheater; make sure you hold on to the ticket to take advantage of the Pronto Body Shop offer on the back of the ticket. Then head over to the Huerta Law Group and register to win great prizes. And before taking your seat, grab a featured beer each week, thanks to L&F Distributing. There will be food trucks and artisan vendors on-site weekly, as well.

The concerts end at 9 PM, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Make your way to Twin Peaks for the Cool Canyon Nights the after party.

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