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Gallery: Mr. Worldwide – Pitbull – takes over El Paso County Coliseum

International music star Pitbull made his stop in El Paso Saturday night, amid a stage show that featured all the excitement and fun that ‘Mr. Worldwide’ could fit inside the Coliseum.

Checkout the show via the views from Johnny Yturales and Ruben R Ramirez.










Gallery One by Johnny Yturales – El Paso Herald Post

Gallery Two by Ruben R. Ramirez – El Paso Herald Post

Jurassic Tour takes over El Paso County Coliseum this weekend

Tuesday morning, officials with the El Paso County Coliseum announced that Jurassic Tour would be making a stop this weekend in the Sun City.

According to promoters, Jurassic Tour is the “largest most realistic Dinosaur event ever seen in El Paso.”

“There will be a wide variety of fun and educational activities designed to engage all members of the entire family,” Jurassic Tour officials added.

“There’s a fossil dig where young paleontologists can dig up ancient bones, experience 9D Virtual Reality Rides designed to stimulate your child’s imagination, a Jurassic Themed Bounce area with dinosaur inflatable bounce houses and much more.”

The show takes audience members on a prehistoric journey from the Jurassic all the way through the Ice Age periods, where they’ll discover the dinosaurs and mammals that ruled the earth for more than 150 million years ago.

The main exhibit features over 50 life size ultrarealistic dinosaurs in their natural habitat.  Other exhibits include hands on interaction with the dinosaurs, a baby Dinosaur ride, and even opportunities to ride a 12 foot animatronic T Rex and Triceratops.

Tracey, a friendly young T-Rex greets guests periodically throughout the event and can be found walking and playing with the kids.

Tickets are on sale at the venue or online; general admission: Adults & Teens ages 13 and up: $24/person, Children 2 – 12: $29/child

Military discounts are $3 off with military ID and can only be applied when you buy in person.

Days & Hours: Saturday 10am – 9pm  |   Sunday 10am – 7pm

Cardi B headed to El Paso County Coliseum in May; Tickets on Sale Friday

On Wednesday, officials with the El Paso County Coliseum released details on award-winning rapper Cardi B’s concert in the Sun City.

The artist, who made history this year as the first female solo artist to win a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the El Paso County Coliseum located at 4100 E. Paisano, promoters announced.

Born Belacalis Marlenis Almánzar in the Bronx in 1992, Cardi B burst onto the entertainment scene in 2015 as a cast member of the reality TV series, “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” where she was considered the breakout star.

After two seasons, the 26-year-old rapper left to pursue a music career. In 2017, she released her smash debut single, “Bodak Yellow,” which reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, followed by “Money.”

In 2018, Cardi B released her debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” which featured hit songs such as “Bartier Cardi,” “Be Careful,” Ring” and the current chart-topper, “I Like It.” Her latest hit singles include “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5 and “Please Me” with Bruno Mars.

Cardi B has won and been nominated for several awards, including the MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, Lo Nuestro Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and so many more. She has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards, finally snagging the statue for “Invasion of Privacy” in February.

Tickets, which start at $80, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, and will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-7453000 and online.

Sun City Dance Classic competition set for Coliseum this Weekend

Hundreds of talented dancers from across the Southwest will step into the spotlight at the annual Sun City Dance Classic at the El Paso County Coliseum, located at 4100 East Paisano.

The Sun City Dance Classic has been showcasing the area’s best dancers since 2008. It was created to offer area performers an avenue to feature their talents.

That first year, 25 dancers participated. Last year, on its 10th anniversary, more than 600 dancers took part.

“The participation increases each year,” said Monica Perez, director and founder of the Sun City Dance Classic. “I am so proud that I have been able to establish a forum to showcase talent in El Paso and surrounding areas. It is a truly enjoyable event.”

The exciting, longtime dance competition will feature 18 dance categories, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, krumping, ballroom, folklórico, tap, contemporary and a variety of other styles.

Photo courtesy Sun City Dance Classic

There will be three age divisions – junior (5-12), senior (13-18) and adult (19 and above) and six dance divisions – solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups and production groups.

Dancers are vying for the chance to earn the prestigious title of Grand Champion and a cash award, as well as the highly sought-after championship banner.

Prizes also will be given to the first-, second- and third-place winners.

The event will get underway at 5 p.m. Friday, February 22, and will continue at 8 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, and 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 24.

Tickets are $10 each day and $25 for a three-day pass, and are available at the door.

Latin music icon Alejandra Guzmán to perform at Coliseum in June

Latin music powerhouse and Mexican pop diva Alejandra Guzmán is returning to the El Paso County Coliseum.

“La Rockera” will bring her La Guzmán Tour 2019 to the Coliseum, located at 4100 East Paisano, at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

Guzmán blazed her way onto the Latin music scene in the 1980s, breaking stereotypes with her unique music and performance style. Known around the world as the “Queen of Mexican Rock” and the “Bad Girl of Latin Pop,” the iconic Guzmán continues to attract a massive international following of fans who flock to see her exciting stage shows and to hear her powerful fierce, raspy voice deliver rock hits, pop ballads and dance club anthems throughout the nation’s and world’s top arenas.

Guzmán has performed several times at the Coliseum. Her most recent visit was in 2017 on a joint tour with singer Gloria Trevi after performing solo in 2016.

Guzmán has been nominated for eight Latin Grammy Awards, winning one, and has earned nominations for two Grammy Awards and two Billboard Latin Music Awards. She is currently a judge on “La Voz,” Mexico’s version of the award-winning reality TV show, “The Voice.”

Tickets, which cost $64.99, $79.99, $99.99 and $119.99, plus fees, will go on sale Friday, February 15. They will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

End of Summer Fest Set for Saturday at Coliseum

The El Paso County Coliseum will be celebrating the ‘End of Summer Fest’ with music, food, cars and more from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 15.

The outdoor fiesta will feature entertainment, mariachis, matachines, folklórico dancers, food trucks, a car show and a variety of vendors.

Musical artists will include Richard Bean, the original voice of Malo, along with bands Tierra and The Midniters.

Bean was an original member of Malo, the longtime American Latin-tinged rock group from Los Angeles. The band’s biggest hit, “Suavecito,” written and sung by Bean, climbed into the Top 20 in 1972.

The Latin R&B band Tierra is best known for the hit song “Together,” which peaked at No. 18 on the charts in 1980.

The Midniters, one of the first “Chicano rock” bands in music, reached the charts in 1965 with the hit “Land of a Thousand Dances.”

Tickets are $10, plus fees, in advance at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Tickets at will cost $15 at the gate on the day of the show. Ages 12 and under get in free.

Labor Day Concert at Coliseum Features Rapper Kevin Gates, friends

Multiplatinum rapper and hip-hop artist Kevin Gates will celebrate Labor Day with a special concert at the El Paso County Coliseum.

El Paso fans will be able to catch Gates in concert at the Coliseum before he kicks off the 24-city tour October 2 in Austin.

The popular performer and entrepreneur will take over the Coliseum, 4100 East Paisano, on Monday, September 3, with a cavalcade of up-and-coming rappers, including Yella Beezy, Kap G, Dub-T, Johnny Oz, Gank Gaank, Young L Da Lonegun, Party Boi, Yse Lil G, Nae 90, Slaughter Queen and Henney Hardaway.

Gates has been on the rap and hip-hop scene since 2007. The Louisiana native released his debut album, “Isiah,” in 2016 and has more than a dozen mixtapes under his belt.

Since being released from prison in January, Gates has dropped a three-song EP, “Chained to the City,” and has announced his nationwide “Luca Brasi 3 Tour” in support of his forthcoming project of the same name, the third mixtape in his popular “Luca Brasi” series.

Gates also started his own record label, BWA (Bread Winners’ Association), with his wife Dreka in 2010.

The concert gets underway at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45.50, $55.50, $75.50 and $150, plus fees, and are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Grammy-Winning Singer, Guitarist Jack White to Perform ‘Phone-Free’ Show at Coliseum

On Monday, promoters announced that twelve-time Grammy Award-winning alternative rock singer, guitarist and producer Jack White will be performing at the El Paso County Coliseum on September 19th.

White’s concert will be a phone-free show. Fans’ phones and other photo or video-capturing equipment and gizmos, including watches, won’t be taken away, but instead will be secured in a “locked” Yondr pouch, which fans keep with them, but can only be unlocked in designated areas.

An official tour photographer will capture the concert for fans, who are invited to share photos and videos that will be posted on online and @officialjackwhitelive on Instagram.

“I want people to live in the moment,” White said in a recent interview. “If your phone is that important to you that you can’t live without it for two hours then I don’t know.”

White hit the music scene with the White Stripes in 1997, but it was in 2003 when the duo’s release “Elephant” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year and a win for Best Alternative Music Album, as well as a win for Best Rock Song for the mega-hit “Seven Nation Army.”

White, nominated 33 times, won 12 Grammys for his work with the White Stripes, Raconteurs and as a solo artist. His win total also includes two awards for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for his art direction on the “The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records.”

He won his first Grammy as a producer in 2004 for Loretta Lynn’s Best Country Album-winning “Van Lear Rose.” In 2017, White was honored with the Grammys’ President’s Merit Award for his support for the art and craft of recorded music. His latest release, “Boarding House Reach,” reached the top of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.

White founded the independent record label Third Man Records in 2001.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online. A special presale will get underway Thursday, June 21.


Ex-Diablos President Returns, Joins El Paso Sports Commission

El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer and former El Paso Diablos leader Rick Parr is officially joining the El Paso Sports Commission team, taking the reins as president under CEO Brian Kennedy.

“We are very pleased to bring in someone of Rick’s caliber to join us in moving forward to help take El Paso and the El Paso Sports Commission to the forefront of entertainment and sports tourism,” Kennedy said. “His events and sports experience will add to a strong collaboration that will enhance our efforts, all in the best interest of making El Paso shine.”

The mission of the El Paso Sports Commission is to increase the influx of sports tourism dollars to the El Paso community through the creation of local tournaments, the enhancement of existing tournaments and by attracting regional, national and international events to the El Paso community.

The longtime non-profit organization, since 2003, also oversees the El Paso County Coliseum, which hosts close to 200 events yearly, and is considered the oldest and one of the most popular entertainment venues in the Southwest.

“I’m excited to be back in El Paso and joining the El Paso Sports Commission,” said Parr, who spent close to three decades in the Sun City at the beginning of his career. “Our focus is to make our community better and offer a great quality of life with exciting events, and I’m thankful that I can be part of it.”

Via a Wednesday news release, Sports Commission officials shared, “The highly-respected Parr brings with him an amazing résumé of experience, including his recent stint as president and national director of sales, as well as radio host, for America Matters Media in Reno, Nv. He also served as general manager for more than 30 years in Minor League Baseball in Triple-A with the Reno Aces in 2008-14 and the Tucson Sidewinders in 2001-08, and in Double-A with the El Paso Diablos in 1979-2001, taking over as president in 1996.”

Parr is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, where he was an Academic All-Western Athletic Conference football player and later a graduate assistant and assistant coach for the Miners.

Parr has earned numerous awards and honors, as well as several organization titles while with the El Paso Diablos, including the President’s Trophy (best overall operations), threetime McPhail Award (best promotions), Freitas Award (best overall operations and community commitment; Diablos were the first organization to receive the honor) and Organization of the Decade 1980-89 by Baseball America Magazine. Parr, alongside owner Jim Paul, set the standard in MiLB for many events, operations and promotions while with the Diablos.

Parr also was a member of the National Association/MiLB Licensing Committee, facilitated and helped implement the El Paso Professional Baseball Seminar, chairman of the Pacific Coast League Promotional Committee, hosted the International Baseball/Double-A All-Star Game and the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game, and facilitated and helped implement the Promotional/Marketing Baseball Seminar for more than 25 years for MiLB, soccer and college executives.

Parr was inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. He is married to Julie and the couple have two children: Lizzie, 15, and Joe, 13.

Texas Country Music Fest Returns to Coliseum in April

The Texas Country Music Fest returns for year number two at the El Paso County Coliseum. The festival, which features popular names in country music, will once again take over the Coliseum (4100 East Paisano) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

Singer-songwriter Tracy Byrd will open, while the award-winning Randy Rogers Band will headline the event, which is considered a key stop on the Texas country music circuit.

The Texas-based Randy Rogers Band has reached the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart with each of its last three studio releases, including 2016’s “Nothing Shines Like Neon.” The Texas Regional Radio Music Award-winning group, behind such hits as “Tequila Eyes,” “Tonight’s Not the Night” and “In My Arms Instead,” has five consecutive No. 1 albums on the iTunes Country Albums chart and has sold more than one million albums.

The Academy of Country Music Award-nominated band will release a new album this year. Byrd has charted more than 30 singles, including 11 Top 10 hits, in his career. The Texas native has released 10 studio albums, including 2016’s “All American Texan,” and two greatest hits albums, earning one double-platinum and four gold certifications.

The festival also will include the Patio Pre-Party, which starts at 5 p.m. and will feature some of the best food trucks in town, fun family-friendly activities and live music.

Tickets are $35, $45, $55 and $70, plus fees, and available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Popular Christian Music Group Miel San Marcos at Coliseum

Popular Spanish Christian music group Miel San Marcos will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 5th at the El Paso County Coliseum at 4100 E. Paisano.

Miel San Marcos – founded in 2000 by brothers Josh, Luis and Samy Morales from San Marcos, Guatemala – has recorded nine albums and has been traveling the world and performing to packed crowds.

In 2014, the brothers made history when the group sold out the Mexico City Arena, singing to 17 thousand fans while on tour promoting the hit album, “Come En El Cielo,” which took the trio to more than 20 countries.

Miel San Marcos won the 2015 Dove Award for top Spanish Language Album of the Year for “Come En El Cielo,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Latino chart and Billboard’s Latin Pop Album chart. Other hits include “Invencible,” “Agradecido,” “Yo Creo,” “Eres Dios,” “Proezas,” “Levántate Señor,” “El Gozo Del Señor,” “Tú Presencia” and “Grande y Fuerte, among many others.

Tickets are $20, plus fees, and are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.  For more information 915-533-9899


Longtime Latin Entertainer Miguel Bosé to Perform at Coliseum

Longtime popular Latin singer and entertainer Miguel Bosé will bring his Estaré Tour 2017 to the El Paso County Coliseum, at 8 p.m. September 27.

Born Luis Miguel González Bosé in Panama City, Panama, the Spanish pop and new wave musician and actor started his career in 1975, recording his first two singles and eventually signing with a major record label. Behind seven top 10 hits, he became a major teen idol in Italy, Spain and Europe. In the mid-1980s, he became an international superstar when his song “Amante Bandido” rose to the top of the charts throughout Latin America and Spain.

In 2002, he won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for “Sereno.”

In 2007, celebrating 30 years in the business, Bosé released the hugely popular “Papito,” an album that contains remakes of his past hits, featuring duets with major singers, such as Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Laura Pasini, Shakira and Ricky Martin, among others.

“Nena,” with Paulina Rubio, was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and was the best-selling download in Spain that year. Bosé released “Papitwo” in 2012, again featuring hit remakes with popular singers, including Juan Luis Guerra, Tiziana Ferro and Natalia Lafourcade.

Bosé has released close to 30 albums in his career. His most recent releases include “Amo” in 2014 and “Miguel Bosé MTV Unplugged” in 2106.

Tickets cost $55, $90, $110, $160 and $190, plus fees, and are on sale now. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Mexican Duo Sin Bandera to Return to Coliseum in September

Latin Grammy Award-winning duo Sin Bandera will once again bring its Latin pop sounds to the El Paso County Coliseum at 8 p.m. Friday, September 22nd, tour officials announced Tuesday.

Leonel García and Noel Schajris, who make up Sin Bandera, became hugely popular after releasing their award-winning self-titled debut album in 2002. The name, which means “Without a Flag,” was created to bring awareness to world unity.

Sin Bandera burst onto the music scene with the hit “Entra En Mi Vida” (“Come Into My Life”), the first single written by the duo that was later used as the theme song for the popular Mexican telenovela “Cuando Seas Mía” (“When You’re Mine”). “Kilómetros” (“Kilometers”) and “Sirena” (“Mermaid”) are also favorites of the group’s countless fans from across Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, Argentina, the United States and many other countries around the world.

Sin Bandera earned a 2017 Billboard Latin Music Award nomination for Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group. The duo also earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Song of the Year in 2016 for “En Ésta No” (“Not In This”), after winning Best Pop Album of the Year by a Duo or Group in 2002 for “De Viaje” (“Traveling”) and another in 2004 for “Sin Bandera.”

Tickets for the Una Última Vez Tour stop will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, and will cost $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125. They will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online. A special presale is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29.

El Paso County Coliseum Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On May 21, 2017, one of the most popular and oldest venues in El Paso will celebrate its 75th anniversary: El Paso County Coliseum.

Originally built to host rodeos (the first event held was the El Paso Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo in June 1942), the ”El Paso County Live Stock & Agricultural Exhibition Building” was established on May 21, 1942.

The El Paso County Commissioners Court approved a resolution Monday, May 15, honoring the El Paso County Coliseum and the historic anniversary.

The El Paso County Coliseum, now under the direction of the El Paso Sports Commission and its President and CEO Brian Kennedy, has entertained millions of fans and hosted thousands of performances and events throughout 75 years, all the while celebrating El Paso’s rich history and culture.

Considered the premier entertainment and sports venue in the Southwest, the El Paso County Coliseum hosts between 125 and 150 performances a year. A variety of entertainers and Grammy Award winners have taken the stage, including music legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, to Latin heavyweights Juan Gabriel and Selena, to pop music superstars Ariana Grande and Ricky Martin, to heavy metal icons Slayer and Slipknot, to Hall of Famers like Green Day and Van Halen.

In addition to the music, sporting events have made the Coliseum their home.  Yearly events such as the rodeo, circus, boxing, soccer, festivals, dances, roller derby, Disney On Ice, nationally televised Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding, Oktoberfest, the El Paso Coyotes arena soccer team, the El Paso Rhinos Thorne Cup winning hockey team, the state champion UTEP Miners hockey team, the UTEP Miners men’s basketball team in 1967, and so much more.

On May 21, 1942, County Judge Joseph McGill and Texas Lt. Gov. H.L. Winfield officially dedicated and opened the doors at a grand-opening celebration to a capacity crowd of 7,000.

The festivities featured Fort Bliss soldiers, the Texas College of Mines (now UTEP) band, high school dance groups, Boy Scout troops and a variety of performances. In a newspaper article, the arena, the first-of-its-kind in the Southwest, was said to be “practically the same size as the one in Madison Square Garden.”

The official cost for architect Percy McGhee and contractor R.E. McKee to build the “one-of- a-kind, exposition building” was $321,000 and approved by County Judge McGill and County Commissioners John L. Andreas, M. Scarborough, Ray Sherman and T.M. Risinger.

The El Paso County Coliseum, considered one of the area’s most popular venues, has undergone several changes throughout the years, including renovations to the façade and box office, the addition of a state-of-the-art heating and air-conditioning system, new seating, expanded hallways and upgraded concession stands and restrooms. However, the original look since 1942 has basically stayed intact.

For more photos, videos and additional historical facts, visit the Coliseum’s facebook page.


Popular Latin Singer Ricardo Arjona to Open Tour at Coliseum

Popular Latin sensation Ricardo Arjona is kicking off his United States tour in El Paso, officials announced.

Arjona opens the U.S. leg of his “Circo Soledad” tour at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the El Paso County Coliseum at 4100 East Paisano.

The Guatemalan singer and songwriter is considered one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 40 million albums sold. Arjona’s music range is vast, including ballads, rancheras, Latin pop, pop rock and tropical, as well as Cuban, Tejano and Latin sounds.

Arjona has won a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy Award, after earning a combined 21 nominations. He has won four Billboard Latin Music Awards (19 nominations), 13 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards, three Lo Nuestro Awards and is a member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Arjona is currently on the world leg of his tour before hitting the United States, starting inthe Sun City and landing in Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, among other cities.

The tour is named after his 15th album, “Circo Soledad,” which hit the top spot of Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart upon its release this year.

Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, will cost $76.50, $96.50, $116.50 and $156.50, plus fees, and will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.


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