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Selena, Beatles Tribute Artists Make for Musical Weekend at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino

Not one, but two popular tribute acts will fill Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino with hits and fans this weekend.

First up on Friday night, El Paso’s own  Si Una Vez takes to the stage in Franklin’s Lounge to pay tribute to the one and only Selena.

With three talented singers, Si Una Vez takes fans on a musical journey through the different stages of Selena’s careers, singing all the hits that made her the Queen of Tejano.

On Saturday night Southern California’s #1 Beatles tribute band, Hard Day’s Night, takes over Franklin’s Lounge and transports fans back to the heyday of the Fab Four.

Featuring custom-tailored costumes, using vintage instruments, and speaking (and singing in) Liverpudlian dialect  the four permanent members capture the unique personality, physicality and charm of the Beatle they portray, including the Fab Four’s familiar head bobs, toe taps and patter between songs.

As always, admission to either show is free, music starts at 8, bands take to the stage at 10 and everyone 21 and over is invited to attend.

For more information, visit Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s website or Facebook page.

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino Hosts Free Mariachi Festival This Saturday

The sweet tones of Mariachis will fill the evening air Saturday, September 22, with Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s Mariachi Festival at the Park.

The family-friendly, free festival runs from 5 to 9 p.m., and features four of the region’s top mariachi groups.

Regionally popular and award-winning groups Mariachi Los Toritos, Mariachi Los Pasajeros, Arturo Guerrero Y Su Mariachi Loco and Mariachi Aguilas de Las Cruces will perform all the favorite songs, from “Volver, Volver” to “El Rey.”

Two special guests, the children’s mariachi group Mariachi Los Potrillos and dancers from Ballet Folklorico Flor y Canto will also perform.

While enjoying the music, fans can also enjoy the delicious all-you-can-eat Mexican food buffet from 2 to 9 p.m. at Ventanas Bar & Grill, inside Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Food fans can enjoy all the traditional Mexican favorites for $13.99 (adult) and $10.99 (ages 3 to 10). Free for children under 3-years old.

In addition to the great food and music, attendees can also enjoy all the fun and games that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has to offer.

This is an all-ages event until 9 p.m., and parking is free.  For more information on Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, visit their facebook page or their website.

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino Hosts World-Renowned Tribute Band Hollywood U2

Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino continues their season-long streak of bringing the best tribute bands in the the world to the Borderland, as they welcome Los Angeles-based U2 tribute band Hollywood U2 to the Franklin Lounge.

Founded in 2003 in Los Angeles by lead singer Joe Hier – aka aka Hollywood Bono –  Hollywood U2 was founded by lead singer Joe Hier, the band has toured the world performing to sold out crowds in the United States, Singapore, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Mexico and Japan.

In addition to the adoring crowds, Hollywood U2 has gotten some top-notch attention themselves, with numerous awards and honors.

According to their website, in 2016 Hollywood U2 received the Hollywood FAME Producers Choice Award for Outstanding U2 Tribute and were nominated as “Best Tribute Band” at the LA Music Awards.

Bono invited the lead singer Joe Hier up on stage to sing “The Sweetest Thing” with him and U2 during their Innocence and Experience Tour and this performance made headlines around the world.

As Lead Singer Joe Hier points out in all of his live shows, “We’re very big U2 fans and the message we’re bringing to you is Love. The word love is in almost every U2 song. That’s really something. That’s the message”.

Hollywood U2’s performance is set for this Saturday, September 8th, from 10pm – 12am  at Franklin’s Lounge.  No Cover and attendees must be 21+ to attend the event.

Local Tequila Tasting Event Offers Largest Selection in El Paso Area

The newly expanded “Tequila & Margarita at The Park” event offers El Paso area residents a way to cool off and beat the summer heat next this weekend.

The festival, scheduled for Saturday, August 4 from 5-10 p.m., will take place indoors at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino and will feature the largest number of tequilas available for sampling anywhere in the region.

“People attending this event will have the chance to taste over 60 different tequilas, including a lot of top-shelf premium brands,” says Ethan Linder, director of marketing for Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. “For those that have always wanted to sample some of the pricier tequilas out there, this is your chance.”

Tequila & Margarita at The Park has grown so successful over the last few years that organizers have increased the floorspace to accommodate the expanding influx of visitors. Linder says, “The El Paso area has really gotten behind this event that celebrates Mexican culture with the best tequilas and margaritas available anywhere in the world.”

In addition to the enormous selection of tequilas and frozen margaritas, attendees will be able to enjoy live music performed by some of El Paso’s favorite local bands, including:

  • Arturo Guerrero y Su Mariachi Loco
  •  Mainstreet
  • Black Velvet
  • Los Chucanos

Unlike other tasting events in the area, admission is free for adults 21 and older. Parking is also free, however, guests are also encouraged to drink responsibly and to use taxi cabs or ride sharing services, or to have a designated driver.

Beverage sampling cost $20 for 10 tickets, which also includes a souvenir shot glass with every 10 tickets purchased. Sample tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, please visit the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino event page, or the Tequila & Margarita at The Park Facebook event page.

Video+Story: Sunland Park to Host Bon Jovi Tribute Band ‘Wanted’ Saturday Night

Sunland Park’s Summer Season of Music continues this Saturday as the venue hosts one of the hottest rock tribute bands out of the West Coast – Wanted: The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi.

According to the band’s website, lead vocalist Jerry March says the main goal of the tribute band is to replicate the fun atmosphere of a Bon Jovi concert for all to enjoy.

” We have always felt that the music of Bon Jovi has had a way of affecting people in an amazingly positive fashion, and the way that joy and happiness would virtually explode at a live Bon Jovi show was nothing short of amazing. It is, and always will be, our mission to do everything humanly possible to give that same experience to the concert goer and make them leave the venue that night feeling that they experienced a true “re-creation” of the Bon Jovi concert experience and that they absolutely got their money’s worth…even if the show is FREE!”

The band features the top professional musicians from around the Los Angeles area, each committed to re-creating the sound, the feel and the fun of Bon Jovi for fans around the country and around the world.

As with previous free concerts, it will start at 10 p.m. in Franklin’s Lounge, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

For more information, visit the Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s website.

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.