If you're ready to welcome the weekend back a day early with a dance party for the people by the people, then you’ll want to spend Thursday night at the coolest free music series in town. This Thursday, August 5, Cool Canyon Nights comes alive with the border sounds of El Paso favorites Radio La Chusma.

The Brown Sound from Chuco Town takes reggae to a whole new level by incorporating different sounds, styles, and beats and turning them into a high energy live show that's puro El Paso. One of the few bands that performs original music at Cool Canyon Nights, Radio La Chusma will be playing songs from their newest release as well as fan favorites from older material. Old or new, it’s going to be a world beat dance party.

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Franklin Mountains inside the McKelligon Amphitheatre, attendance to Cool Canyon Nights is free and seating is on a first-come basis.

But if you want guaranteed seating, you can upgrade to V.I.P. seating. For $15 a person (plus taxes and fees), you get access to the VIP area beginning at 6 p.m., plus front-of-the-line access and a guaranteed seat inside of the amphitheater. To lock down seating for this or one of the upcoming shows simply CLICK HERE.

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Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with live music from Ray Arreola on the El Paso Community College Patio Stage, and craft beer, cocktails and food trucks in the cool shade of the canyon. Radio La Chusma gets underway at approximately 7:15.

Cool Canyon Nights, 93.1 KISS-FM’s family-friendly summer concert series, will take place every Thursday in the canyon through September 2, weather permitting. All weekly performances feature popular local bands, and are free to see.

Here’s Who is Coming to Cool Canyon Nights In the Coming Weeks

• Aug 12 - Tribes
• Aug 19 - Ooh La La
• Aug 26 - Prime 80z Experience
• Sept 2 - Fungi Mungle

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