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Last call for bands for Alfresco! Fridays

Due to an overwhelming response, city officials say they will stop taking band applications for Alfresco! Fridays on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:59PM.

The FREE concert series takes place Friday evenings on the Convention Center Plaza in Downtown El Paso during the summer months. According to officials the series has experienced impressive growth since 2002 when the vision was to attract downtown employees after their workday. At that time a few hundred patrons expressed interest, but more recently attendance amounts to more than 30,000 attendees annually.

Today’s patrons have an informal opportunity to enjoy the best regional talent on the Convention Center Plaza. Alfresco! Fridays features Salsa, Cumbia, Reggae, Classic Rock, Blues and other popular music genres.  Attendees are reminded that no outside food, beverages or pets are allowed.

Applications for Alfresco! Fridays are available at

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, January 31, 2016. Please call 915-534-0659 for further questions.