Last week, Cool Canyon Nights returned to McKelligon Canyon, celebrating its 10th Anniversary with Mariachis, folklóric dancers, and a full house.


El Pasoans came out last Thursday to celebrate and continue the current decade-long tradition of the free summer music series Cool Canyon Nights.

On Thursday, El Pasoans lined up before the gates opened to ensure their spot in the amphitheater and were welcomed with a patio performance by local musician Tony Ramirez.

As the sun began to set behind the mountain, the temperature dropped, making for a cool evening at the canyon.

Kicking off the season was none other than Mariachi Los Arrieros featuring folklórico dancers as they serenaded El Pasoans all night long.


Established in 1996, the 10+ mariachi group consists of local teachers, a banker, and even an airplane mechanic. Not only has Mariachi Los Arrieros been entertaining El Pasoans for years, but they have also been thrilling audiences across America and have also appeared on HBO and Showtime.

The group has even shared the stage with Latin America’s biggest stars, including Vicente Fernandez, Lucero, Marco Antonio Solis, Pepe Aguilar, and many more artists.


If you missed out on the opening night - No worries, because this season will extend through September 2, closing out with local favorites Fungi Mungle.

While the event is free and open to the public, I suggest purchasing a VIP Ticket that guarantees you a seat in the amphitheater and includes patio food and much more.


  • Tickets are $15 a person plus taxes and fees
  • Seating in the VIP area on the patio
  • Patio Food
  • Access to the Front of the Line to enter the Amphitheater
  • 2 complimentary tickets for throws at RELAXE mobile unit
  • VIP seating in the canyon
  • Purchase tickets HERE

See you at the Canyon every Thursday this summer!

Cool Canyon Nights at McKelligon Amphitheatre Summer Schedule:

  • June 24 - Mainstreet
  • July 1 - Dusty Low
  • July 8 - Broken Dime Band
  • July 5 - Soul Sacrifice / Soul El Paso Band
  • July 22 - July Azucar
  • July 29 - Locomotion
  • August 5 - Radio La Chusma
  • August 12 - Tribes
  • August 19 - Ooh La La
  • August 26 - Prime 80z Experience
  • September 2 - Fungi Mungle

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