If you're a fan of Mariachi music and you also like rock ‘n roll then you're in luck because that’s the unique, blended sound you’re getting this week at the coolest free music series in town.

This Thursday, August 12, Cool Canyon Nights comes alive with Tribes, the “Rock Mariachi Band” from El Paso. Thursday's performance will be the first time on the CCN main stage for the versatile group.

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Attendees can expect a fusion of mariachi harmony and traditional mariachi instrumentation alongside swinging drums and rock ‘n roll dynamics from the hometown 11-piece ensemble that includes lead singer Gisselle Lopez, a two-time finalist on the Spanish TV talent show "Tengo Talento Mucho Talento."

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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.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with live music from RadioAltiva on the El Paso Community College Patio Stage, and craft beer, cocktails and food trucks in the cool shade of the canyon. Tribes 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 19 - Ooh La La
• Aug 26 - Prime 80z Experience
• Sept 2 - Fungi Mungle

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