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Chalk the Block Announces Artist Line-Up, Headlining Band

On Sunday, the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) rolled out the artist line-up and headlining band for Chalk the Block 2018.

“When we started, there were 12 artists and 5,000 people attending. We have steadily grown to include more than 200 artists, vendors and musicians and installations from around the world,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Assistant Director Ben Fyffe.

“This year’s festival will bring new and exciting guest artists and continue the high quality entertainment we have come to expect from Chalk the Block.”

The art, music, and street vendor extravaganza takes place October 12 through 14 in downtown El Paso.

This year, the Tijuana Panthers will be the headlining band and will take the stage at 8 p.m. The trio from Long Beach, California, are known for dishing out a witty, lo-fi fusion on surf, garage rock and punk.

Festival visitors will be treated to live music throughout the day on Saturday from some of the area’s best local musicians. DJs will also be spinning throughout the weekend. In addition, the El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History will be open extended hours during Chalk the Block and visitors can take part in special programs or enjoy live music in the galleries.

The following is a schedule of music times:

11 a.m. to Noon – Jason Craig (DJ)

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Sleepspent

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribes

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Villains Kiss

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Flamel

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – A. Billi Free

Chalk the Block is a great time for artists to showcase their chalk masterpieces and will engage attendees with installations created by artists from around the nation.

  • Impulse: Creation and execution: Lateral Office and CS Design | Production: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal, Canada
  • Paradox Pyramid: Laura Turon, El Paso and Juarez
  • Chalk it Out: Angel Cabrales, El Paso
  • Mural Walk: Curated by Kalavera Culture Shop, featuring local, national and international artists – Vyal, It’s A Living, Glossblack, Voodoo, Martin “Blaster” Zubia, Beto “Dec” Hernández and Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado
  • 6 : Ricardo Chavarria, Anthony, NM

Chalk the Block is a collaborative event programmed by the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the El Paso Community Foundation. More information on the event is available on the Visit El Paso App, online or by calling (915) 212-0110.

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