While Summer may be months away, officials with Music Under the Stars are announcing updates and changes for the city’s free family musical entertainment program.
Music Under the Stars is a free outdoor concert series held in collaboration with the National Park Service at the Chamizal National Memorial.
With the redevelopment at Cohen Stadium and in response to the budgetary limitations of partners at the National Parks Service, Music Under the Stars officials announced that they will produce a four-concert season this year which will showcase local artists.
“Throughout our 36-year history of Music Under the Stars, we have seen changes in the audience as well as the program. This year, we have decided to use this free concert series as a way to spotlight talented musicians in El Paso,” said Ismael Acosta, MCAD’s Production and Marketing Coordinator.
Last year, the Museum and Cultural Affair Department (MCAD) was advised by the National Parks Service that, due to limitations in the federal budget, they would be unable to handle larger scale programming or larger crowds associated with touring acts.
MCAD is now accepting applications from local musicians for Music Under the Stars. The application period will be open March 11 through March 25.
The deadline to submit applications is at 6 p.m. MST March 25. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
All applications should be submitted via the online application process. Interested musicians will be able to complete their application and submit samples of their work at MCAD’s website.
For more information, please call, 212-1777.