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Sunland Park Hosts SoCal’s Duran Duran Tribute Band ‘Rio’ Saturday

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino continues their Summer of free concerts with a tribute to the neon-lit, high energy of the Big80’s via the Duran Duran tribute band Rio

Rio, the world’s premiere Duran Duran tribute band, is based in Southern California and composed of dynamic live performers who epitomize the look and sound of the quintessential mid-1980’s Duran Duran.

The members of Rio: Gil, Jake, Danny, Curt and Daniel deliver high-energy, note-for-note renditions of Duran Duran songs spanning the band’s catalog, from Planet Earth to (Reach Up For The) Sunrise.

According to their website, Rio has played top venues across North America and is currently the only high-profile, full-time working Duran Duran tribute band in the United States.

Rio joins the already strong line up of top-level tribute bands appearing at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Shows from Mana’ and Depeche Mode tribute bands packing the venue with music lovers from each genre.

Rio takes the stage Saturday, July 14 at 10PM in the Franklin’s Lounge.  As always, there’s no cover charge to attend, however concert-goers must be 21+ years of age to attend this event.



Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Owners Will Pursue New Racing License

The Fulton family, owners of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, officially announced their intent to submit a bid to the New Mexico Racing Commission seeking the state’s only remaining racing license.

“We look forward to working closely with the New Mexico Racing Commission, New Mexico Horseman’s Association, New Mexico Breeder’s Association and local communities to develop an entertainment facility that will enhance the New Mexico horse racing product, drive needed tourism dollars to the state and improve our local community,” said Liz Fulton Jones.

The Fulton family has owned and operated Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino since 2000 and built it into one of the premier horse racing facilities in the country.

Sunland Park is 1 of 26 tracks in the country to be accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) for safety and integrity and the only New Mexico horse track to host a Graded Thoroughbred Stakes Race.  The most recent 2018 $800,000 Grade III Sunland Derby set New Mexico state records for largest single day handle and the largest single race handle.

For nearly 18 years, Stan Fulton worked to build Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, now Stan’s sons and daughters, who operate Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, look to follow in their father’s footsteps.

Fulton was known not only for his investment in regional horse racing and entertainment, but also by his willingness to give back to the City of Sunland Park, New Mexico State University and Doña Ana County.

Rick Baugh, General Manager of Sunland Park Racetrack, made the announcement on Thursday, June 21, at the New Mexico Racing Commission meeting on behalf of the family.

Additional details about the project will be released in coming weeks and months.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino to Host Depeche Mode Tribute Band: Blasphemous Rumours

The Franklin Lounge was packed to the rafters last Friday night, all beating with one ‘Corazon’ as they rocked out to the best Mana Tribute band in the Western US – Corazón De Maná.

The rockers tore through Mana’s Grammy-winning catalog of hits all night long, while the crowd sang and roared their approval.

If you missed the hard-rocking CdM, you’ll love the next concert featuring another top-notch tribute band, this one an awesome homage to Depeche Mode by the name of Blasphemous Rumours.

It’s all set for Saturday, June 30 @ 9PM, 21 and over, and best of all FREE.

For more information, visit Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s Events Page for detail on this upcoming concert and future events.

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Announces Derby Gala to Benefit Local Alzheimer’s Awareness Groups

During a Thursday morning news conference, Sunland  Park  Racetrack  and  Casino announced  details on this  year’s  Derby  Gala taking  place  Friday,  March  24,  2017.

All  of  this  year’s  Derby  Gala  proceeds  will  benefit  the  Alzheimer’s  Association  in  West  Texas  and  Southern New  Mexico  as  well  as  the  Keep  Memory  Alive  Organization.

“The Derby Gala is intended to open minds and hearts to Alzheimer’s disease,” says Ethan Linder, Director of Marketing for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. “With this event, we also kick off the Derby Weekend which will offer a wide range of exciting events and entertainment for everyone.”

Scott-Conant-2xThe gala will feature  Celebrity  Chef, cookbook  author  and  regular  judge  on  Food Network’s “Chopped,” Scott  Conant  who  will  put together a  menu  specifically  crafted  for  the event.

Also attending and performing will be Las  Vegas  legend Bob  Anderson  will  also  be  performing at  the  Derby  Gala.

Anderson  is  regarded  by critics and peers alike as “the best singing impressionist of all time.” Both celebrities will be available to meet and greet Gala attendees.

Additionally, NBC’s “The  Voice”  contestant  singer  and  songwriter  Elia  Esparza  and  musical  group Amanecer will  also  be performing during the Sunland Derby Festival Weekend.

Keep Memory Alive Keep  Memory  Alive  is  a  501(c)(3)  nonprofit  organization  that  was  created  to  increase  awareness  and  raise funds  for  the  research,  management,  and  treatment  of  brain  disorders.

Both the Alzheimer’s Association of West Texas and Southern New Mexico serve with the mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s  disease  through  the  advancement  of  research;  to  provide  and  enhance  care  and  support  for  all affected;  and  to  reduce  the  risk  of  dementia  through  the  promotion  of  brain  health.

Derby  Gala  tickets  start  at  $100  per  seat  and sponsorship  starts  at  $1,500.  Every  ticket  purchase  includes:  complimentary  food  and  wine  tasting,  an opportunity to bid in silent and live auctions, celebrity meet and greet, and free valet parking.

For Derby Gala tickets and more information, click here.