In celebration of graduation season, the City of Las Cruces will host two downtown concerts honoring some of world’s best-known performers. The concerts take place over two weekends and include a Selena Tribute by Karla Perez as “Selena the Show” on Friday, April 26, and a Queen and Prince Tribute “Purple Madness” and “Queen Nation” on Friday, May 10.
Get a special ticket package for admission to both plaza concerts for only $20 now through April 25. Plaza Concert Combo Tickets can be found by clicking “Tickets” on either concert Eventbrite page.
Selena Tribute | April 26
The Queen of Tejano Music | The Selena tribute Karla Perez as Selena the Show will begin at 8:00 p.m. following the opening band: Karlos y La Ley, a Tejano Music Regional Mexican Recording Artist. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Admission for children 12 years and under will be free for both concerts. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at both concerts.
Karla Perez as Selena the Show, is a singer and performer originally from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Perez’s music career began at the age of 12. When she was 18, she won first place in a Selena singing competition and her career exploded taking her to some of the biggest stages in Mexico and the United States.
Queen + Prince Tribute | May 10
The Greatest Concert That Never Was | On May 10 downtown Las Cruces will experience the ultimate celebration of two of the most widely beloved acts of all time: Queen + Prince.
The Queen + Prince tribute concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Purple Madness kicking off the show. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Admission for children 12 years and under will be free for both concerts. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at both concerts.
Purple Madness, a tribute to Prince, is the ultimate celebration of the most widely beloved entertainer and profoundly influential artist of all-time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance that can be best described as high energy and a “must see” performance. The Prince Purple Madness Tribute Show has all but perfected every nuance in recreating the sights and sounds of the artist Prince.
Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen, is a visual and musical tribute band show to Queen. It was formed in 2004 by David Hewitt of DMHE Music & Productions Agency. The band features members: Gregory Finsley on vocals and keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor, and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon. Queen Nation’s goal is to carry Queen’s musical torch, exposing the music to new and old fans by paying homage to the legendary rock band. In 2013, Queen Nation was recognized as “The World’s Greatest Queen Tribute” by Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest and AXS-TV. Queen Nation was even featured in a 1-hour live national broadcast from Hollywood to millions of viewers. AXS-TV also released a “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” compilation album that features two tracks by Queen Nation. The band has recently been selling out their last several Concert Hall Venues, small PACs and Casino engagements throughout the US, as well as recently completing a very successful Philippines tour. The image, sound, and stage persona of Queen Nation strives to emulate and recreate the aura of the original legendary rock band Queen. Queen fans are enthralled by the accuracy of Queen Nation’s live performance of classic songs such as; We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, and many more.