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Las Cruces New Mexico - The Summer Heats Up at Plaza de Las Cruces 24 May 2022 ( news )
Las Cruces , state New Mexico ( By Press Release office)
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Nearly 60 Events Scheduled Through the Summer
Plaza de Las Cruces , 100 N . Main St . , will be a very exciting place to be this summer as local organizations and City of Las Cruces departments have scheduled nearly 60 events , so far , through September .
Beginning Wednesday , May 25 , the staff of the Rio Grande Theatre will host Swing Dance on the Plaza , a weekly event at 7 p . m . every Wednesday through October . Swing dance lessons will be given from 7 p . m . to 8 p . m . , followed by open dancing until 10 p . m .
The Parks & Recreation Department will host the Mayor’s Jazz Fest at 6 p . m . Sunday , May 29 . The free - to - the - public event will feature Paula Atherton and The Windup .
June features an expanded First Fridays Downtown on June 3 . Additional vendors and live music throughout the summer will highlight the event . Other June events at the Plaza include the Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival , on June 18 and June 19 , hosted by The Branigan Cultural Center . Also , the Juneteenth celebration will include New Mexico Music Commissioner Derrick Lee , the Doña Ana County NAACP and Doña Ana Arts Council; and Make Music Day . featuring live music on the Plaza and at the Rio Grande Theatre . All events will be free to the public .
Thursday Night Music on the Plaza , hosted by the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department , will begin at 7 p . m . , July 14 , July 21 , August 4 and August 18 . The series includes an eclectic mix of performances from local , regional , and nationally recognized artists .
Featured performers for Thursday Night Music on the Plaza include the Border Jazz Orchestra; Mariachi Raices De America , featuring Antonio Reyna; Motley 2; Sloan Armitage; Claudio T Trio; and Austin Jimmy Murphy . All of those performances will be free to the public .
Other summer events include food truck taco Tuesdays every Tuesday through the summer beginning May 31; a food truck competition on June 24; Tequila , Tacos , & Cerveza Fest on July 16; LCPD National Night Out on August 2; Las Cruces Beer Fest on August 13; SalsaFest on September 24 , and the Southern New Mexico Pride Festival October 1 .
For a complete list of all plaza events , visit;
https://www . las - cruces . org/2508/Downtown - Events - Calendar
. For information about downtown , contact 575/541 - 2150 , or
downtown@las - cruces . org
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