Local musicians to serenade streetcar riders during Neon Desert Music Festival

To kick off this year’s Neon Desert Music Festival, local musicians will perform on El Paso’s Streetcars on Saturday and Sunday evening.

“Neon Desert Music Festival has always brought a wide range of musical talent to El Paso, and we are excited to partner with them to create new programming on the El Paso Streetcar,” said Tracey Jerome, Managing Director of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, Libraries and Tourism. “This is a fun way to introduce audiences to our talented local musicians as well as creating opportunities for a new performance venue.”

On Saturday a mariachi quartet will play from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Carla Riojas will play from 5 to 6 p.m.

The streetcar serenades will entertain festival goers as they ride from the Glory Road Transit Center to the festival located in Downtown El Paso.

“The Streetcar summer schedule caters to events along the downtown and uptown areas. This will help alleviate traffic jams during big events and encourage Park+Ride at Glory Road and Union Plaza Transit Centers,” said Jay Banasiak, Sun Metro Director.

Neon Desert will take place in Downtown El Paso on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26. Visitors attending Neon Desert are encouraged to park and ride the El Paso Streetcar to the event. Festival goers will be able to ride the Streetcar free with festival credentials.

The Streetcar will be in service from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. in order to accommodate festival hours.