Downtown El Paso and Southwest University Park will play host to a country music festival – Way Out West Fest – this September.
Organizers announced the first-ever ‘Way Out West Fest’ Tuesday morning. According to officials the downtown party at the ballpark will feature spicy chili, frosty margaritas, cold beer, and live country music.
In a release, official added, “The unique sights, sounds, and flavors of three states and two nations will come together in the heart of downtown El Paso at the first-ever Way Out West Fest – where Texas begins and the party never ends.”
Set for Saturday, September 17th, officials say the day will be bursting with regional flair and talent, to include a chili cook-off, featuring the best Chili cooks in the region battling it out for top prizes and bragging rights; as well as the Way Out West Fest Margarita Shake-Off showcasing the area’s top mixologists.
Festival patrons are invited to sample the various recipes and cast a vote for their favorite. And for those that need more than a taste, “Shake-Off” margaritas will also be available for purchase in the margarita tent.
Way Out West will also feature a one-of-a-kind, outdoor dance floor. Attendees will be able to kick back and listen, two-step, or just sing along as some of the region’s hottest up-and-coming country artists as they perform live.
The day will culminate with a performance by one of country music’s top recording artists to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets to Way Out West Fest will go on sale in June and will be available through the Southwest University Park Box Office, www.southwestuniversitypark.