Las Cruces Weekly Calendar of Events (Oct 11th – 13th)

October 9, 2019 Carlos Arreola

Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces for the weekend of Oct. 11-13, 2019.

Friday, Oct. 11

Get ready for a boot-scootin’ good time as the seventh annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival returns to Hadley Sports Complex. Opening night — 5 p.m. to midnight Friday — will feature performances from Wild Horse, Frank Ray, Austin Van, Casey Donahew, Vince Alten Band and Big & Rich featuring Cowboy Troy, along with food, vendors, merch, a beer and wine garden, kids area and more. 

Advance tickets are $80 for a weekend pass, $40 for a Friday-only or Saturday-only pass, $10 for a Sunday-only pass or $150 for a VIP weekend pass. The fun continues through Sunday — visit for tickets and more.

A Guatemalan Import Sale, featuring imported Guatemalan clothing, jewelry, bags and more, is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Good Samaritan Society Social Center, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Admission is free; call 556-2119 for more. 

Friday’s live music schedule includes The Game and The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Daisy Blue and the MF Rhythm Section at Vintage Wines (8-10 p.m.); and Orlando Madrid Jazz Trio at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.).

Saturday, Oct. 12

Day two of the Las Cruces Country Music Festival, set for 4 p.m. to midnight at the Hadley Sports Complex, will feature performances from Eli James Band, Jessie G, Tylor Brandon, Saddle Brown, Ronnie Milsap and Gretchen Wilson. Visit for tickets and more. 

Celebrate National Fossil Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Museum of Nature and Science, 411 N. Main St., Las Cruces. Guests will unearth fossil facts with hands-on activities and view real fossils from Las Cruces and beyond; practice paleontology with hands-on activities for all ages presented by the museum and the Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces Office; and learn about New Mexico’s ancient past from the Paleozoic pelycosaurs to Cretaceous Tyrannosaurus rex. Admission is free; for more, call 522-3120.

The Doña Ana Arts Council will present Classical Drinking with Marcos Cavalcante on classical guitar, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the DAAC Arts & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Mesilla. 

This is the second of a new live music series that will feature regional musicians in a relaxed atmosphere. Dry Point Distillers will offer a cash bar with cocktails and nonalcoholic options.  

The show will be a solo guitar show with Marcos Cavalcante, as currently billed, along with special guests Hyerim Mapp on cello and Madelyn Moore on clarinet. The show will be mostly classical compositions with a little jazz and Brazilian music added. 

Cost is $15 in advance or at the door; visit or call 523-6403.

Saturday’s live music schedule includes Julio Ortiz at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 5:30 p.m.); The Game and The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Pecan Grill & Brewery (8 p.m.); Fanny Pack Bradas at Vintage Wines (8-10 p.m.); and High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.). 

Sunday, Oct. 13

The third and final day of the Las Cruces Country Music Festival, opening at 11 a.m., will feature a Giddyup Gallop, country music DJ and mariachi music along with performances from Abe Mac Band and Stephanie Urbina Jones. Single-day tickets for Sunday are just $10; visit 

Sunday’s live music schedule includes Edgar & Amy at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30-5:30 p.m.); Christopher Smith-Escarcega at Vintage Wines (3:30-5:30 p.m.); and Lawrence Montes at Little Toad Creek (5 p.m.).

Next Weekend: Oct. 17-20

Next weekend, local celebs strut their stuff alongside NMSU DanceSport team members of the 12th season of Look Who’s Dancing; Las Cruces artisans come together to craft bowls to support El Caldito Soup Kitchen for the annual Empty Bowls; the Las Cruces International Airport will host the 2019 Wings & Wheels Festival, full of aviation fun; and Fort Selden Historic Site hosts Voices from the Past Moonlight Tours through New Mexico’s history. 

Plan Ahead:Just two more weeks until Halloween — time to get those costumes ready for the City of Las Cruces and Las Cruces Downtown Partnership’s Spooky Downtown celebration Oct. 26, in preparation for the 2019 Zombie Walk that night.

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