NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL SCHEDULE, VENDOR LINEUP, ACTIVATIONS, NEW LAYOUT & MORE

May 22, 2019 Carlos Arreola

9TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL MUSIC CELEBRATION RETURNING TO EL PASO, TEXAS,FEAT. WIZ KHALIFA, REZZ, YOUNG THUG, MIGUEL, STEVE AOKI, TORY LANEZ, KALI UCHIS, DON OMAR, GUNNA, TYGA, DEORRO, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, TCHAMI & MOREMAY 25 & 26 OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH GA & VIP TICKETS ON SALE NOW

EL PASO, TX (May 21, 2019) – Neon Desert Music Festival is excited to unveil the full performance schedule for the ninth annual multi-genre festival returning this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, in the heart of downtown El Paso, Texas. GA, VIP, and Platinum VIP tickets are on sale now at www.neondesert.com.

NEW LOCATION & STREET CAR TRANSPORTATION:This year, Neon Desert will debut an updated footprint, which includes relocating a few blocks over to a new area of downtown El Paso. The new entrance is at the intersection of Campbell Street and Texas Avenue, and the updated location will provide more viewing space at our main stage while offering an overall better experience for fans throughout the festival grounds. Additionally, all festival-goers can ride to Neon Desert for FREE on loop 8 of the streetcar with either a wristband or ticket in hand. The streetcar will pick up on Glory Road and Oregon St. with drop off at the Official Neon Desert Streetcar stop at Kansas and Mills, near the entrance of the festival.

Travel time from Glory Road to Kansas and Mills is 12-13 minutes with average midday traffic.  There will be free parking in the Glory Road Transit Center located at 100 Glory Rd. El Paso, TX 79902 for the first 440 attendees taking the streetcar to the fest, with additional parking available north of Mesa. Service on both Saturday and Sunday will run until 3 a.m. More information surrounding parking, as well as riding public transportation, walking, or biking can be found at www.neondesertmusicfestival.com/getting-here

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE PER STAGE: Saturday, May 25, will be headlined by a variety of internationally-acclaimed artists, including Rezz, Miguel, Steve Aoki, and Tory Lanez. Additional artists to round out the Day 1 performances include the oft-labeled “King of Kings of Reggaetón Music,” Don Omar, as well as Tyga, Dashboard Confessional, Shoreline Mafia, A R I Z O N A, Ximena Sariñana, and many more. Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, and Kali Uchis are all set to headline and close out the fest on Sunday, May 26, with additional sets from Gunna, Deorro, Tchami, Chicano Batman, LovelyTheBand, Sales, and more all slated for Day 2. The 2019 full performance schedule is listed below by day and stage. All performances are subject to change. Festival gates open daily at 3 p.m. (MT). To view the complete schedule, please visit www.neondesert.com

**SATURDAY, MAY 25**FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STAGE:11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Miguel9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Steve Aoki7:15 – 8:00 p.m. Tyga5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Paul Wall 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Ribo Ruckus RIO BRAVO STAGE:12:30 – 1:30 a.m. Rezz10:30 – 11:30 p.m. Don Omar8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tory Lanez6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Shoreline Mafia4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Quin NFN PASO DEL NORTE:10:30 – 11:30 p.m. Dashboard Confessional8:00 – 9:00 p.m. A R I Z O N A6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Ximena Sariñana4:45 – 5:30 p.m. CID3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Pet People HOMEGROWN LIVE STAGE:8:50 – 9:20 p.m. Miijas8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Verse7:10 – 7:40 p.m. Roman Rouge6:20 – 6:50 p.m. The Anhedonians5:40 – 6:10 p.m. Dizz Brew4:50 – 5:20 p.m. Homerun Derby SILENT DISCO:4:00 – 5:00 p.m. DAX / BOUNCEKILLERS5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Phat Tony / FRISSON6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Swell Kids (DJ-SET) / Joe Nava7:00 – 8:00 p.m. FEEL GOOD DJ’s / DJ Zetroc8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Alex Nava / Jason Craig9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Johnny Kage / Boogie10:00 – 11:00 p.m. Freddy Towers / Chuy Vuitton11:00 – 12:00 a.m. Aguayo and Vee / PPAAXX 

**SUNDAY, MAY 26**FRANKLIN MOUNTAINS STAGE:11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Wiz Khalifa9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Deorro7:00 – 8:00 p.m. LovelyTheBand5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Diamante Eléctrico3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Midnight Generation RIO BRAVO STAGE:12:30 – 1:45 a.m. Tchami10:00 – 11:00 p.m. Young Thug8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Kali Uchis6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Gunna 4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Adrian Stresow PASO DEL NORTE:10:30 – 11:30 p.m. Chicano Batman8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Sales6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bane’s World4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Inner Wave3:15 – 4:00 p.m. The Murder Police HOMEGROWN LIVE STAGE:8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Holy Wave7:10 – 7:40 p.m. Lavell Jones6:20 – 6:50 p.m. Lunas5:40 – 6:10 p.m. Juice and the Suds4:50 – 5:20 p.m. Jordan Taylor SILENT DISCO:4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Ruben Aguayo / Pete Sol5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Chadwick / Gusso and Sydney6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Droppdeadd / Raul Facio7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Maci / Julian V8:00 – 9:00 p.m. FEEL GOOD DJ’s / TRILLO9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Johnathan Cervantes / MISFITS10:00 – 11:00 p.m. If You Serve / KEV11:00 – 12:00 a.m. Slight Work /AKO FOOD VENDORS & ONSITE ACTIVATIONS:The festival also unveiled today the full slate of food vendors, many of which are from the greater El Paso area, as well as several on-site activities and interactive activations.  

FOOD VENDORS:

  • Crave Taco Truck
  • Panini Bus Food Truck
  • Smoked Brisket Loaded Tater Tots
  • Shawarma Point
  • Clasico Kitchen
  • Tacos Chinampas
  • Delicious Mexican Eatery
  • The Baked Bear
  • Big Daddy’s Eats and Treats
  • Geske Concepts
  • Ladies Night Sushi
  • Būjē Bev
  • Crave Kitchen and Bar
  • Ron’s Hot Pizza
  • Farah’s Mediterranean
  • Wingstop

ACTIVITIES & ACTIVATIONS:

  • Skate Park
  • Professional luchador wrestling
  • Live art installations throughout the grounds, featuring:
    • Miguel Ibarra (@migastroni)
    • Oscar Ruiz (@oscartruiz)
    • Kenaim Al-Shatti (@kenaimx)
    • Aaron Lim (@prob-lim)
    • Christian Apodaca (@christin.m.a)
    • Thousand Grams Club (@thousandgramsclub)
    • Exist1981 (@exist1981)
    • Jellyfish Colectivo (@jellyfishcolectivo)
    • BLASTER (@blastersb)
    • CIMI (@elcimi)
    • Miguel Bonilla (@mwbonilla)
    • Los Visionaries (@losvisionaries)
  • Southwest University’s lounge & viewing deck for the Paso Del Norte Stage (*note – available first come, first served until capacity is met)
  • El Paso Electric Charging Stations and Photo Booths
  • Visit El Paso activation
  • Patron’s onsite tequila sampling (21+ only)
  • TFCU activation and live muralist
  • Wingstop’s food truck sampling various wings
  • Dos Equis activation
  • Clasico’s Food Truck selling clamato drinks
  • Taco’s Chinampas selling tacos and aguas frescas
  • J&K VIP and Platinum VIP
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka lounge with free swag in VIP

TICKET INFORMATION:Weekend passes are now on sale at www.neondesert.com. Single-day GA tickets are $89, while GA two-day tickets are priced at just $119. J&K VIP tickets are $250 and J&K Platinum VIP tickets cost $499.  J&K VIP ticket holders will receive a variety of perks, including all-day happy hour food and drink specials, access to an outdoor VIP lounge with dedicated bar and food trucks, free barber, free massages, free beauty bar, dedicated VIP-only entrance, private merch tent, and much more. J&K Platinum VIP passes, which sold out in the elevated ticket package’s debut last year, offer the highest experience available to ticket buyers. These lucky Platinum VIP attendees will receive all of the regular VIP perks in addition to exclusive access to an elevated main stage viewing area, complimentary drinks, and complimentary dinner each night provided by Crave.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:Neon Desert prides itself on being one of the first and most successful major multicultural music festivals in the country through a continued emphasis on booking mainstream American acts alongside acclaimed international and Latin performers. Now in its ninth year, Neon Desert has cumulatively hosted over 200,000 attendees, with over 30,000 music fans partaking in last year’s two-day celebration.

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