Here’s a quick look at events in Las Cruces from July 4-7, 2019.
Thursday, July 4
The City of Las Cruces’ annual Fourth of July Spectacular Concert and Fireworks is set for July 4 at Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive on the NMSU campus.
Gates open at 4 p.m., with food vendors on-site.
The evening’s entertainment include performances by Jake Shimabukuro, on ukulele, at 6 p.m., and Night Ranger — the 1980s rockers behind the quintessential power-ballad “Sister Christian,” along with hits “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “When You Close Your Eyes” — at 8 p.m., followed by the annual fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.
Admission is free. No grilling, personal fireworks, alcohol, RVs or overnight parking is allowed.
For more, call 541-2550.
Thursday’s live music includes David Huerta at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 5 p.m.).
Friday, July 5
The First Friday Downtown Art Ramble is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Featuring new shows and exhibitions at nearly 30 art galleries, shops and businesses throughout Downtown Las Cruces and the historic Mesquite District, along with live music and entertainment, refreshments and shuttle service, the Ramble is the perfect complement to the Las Cruces Arts Fair.
For a map of locations and more, visit downtownlascruces.org/art-ramble.
Opening Friday at the Branigan Cultural Center is “Preserving Our Stories: The Mesquite Historic District Exhibit.”
The Mesquite neighborhood, which is part of the original townsite of modern day Las Cruces, was once a section of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro and home to the Manso tribe. With time, Mesquite became a multicultural neighborhood, home to many leading figures in not only Las Cruces but the United States. The history is evident in the architecture, culture, and traditions. Residents will tell stories about Mesquite and what it was like living in the neighborhood; as the whole story is still untold, the museum encourages the public to stop by and share memories about the neighborhood.
“Preserving Our Stories” will remain on display through Oct. 9.
For more, call 541-2154 or visit bit.ly/2Yv6g63.
Friday’s live music schedule includes Alison Reynolds playing originals along with folk, pop and rock covers on cello and guitar at Amaro Winery (7 p.m.); Tequila Nights at The Game and Locomotion at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); La Maldita Union at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.) and Soulshine at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.).
Saturday, July 6
Saturday’s live music schedule includes Jessica Flores at Sombra Antigua Winery (2:30 to 6 p.m.); folk musician Amanda Munro at Amaro Winery (7 p.m.); Milagro at The Game and Cajon Brothers at The Game II (7 to 11 p.m.); Ricky & Emily at Vintage Wines (8 to 10 p.m.); Dead Like Disco at Little Toad Creek (8 to 11 p.m.); and solo guitar with Jeremiah at High Desert Brewing Co. (8 to 11 p.m.).
Sunday, July 7
Sunday’s live music schedule includes Alison Reynolds at Vintage Wines (noon to 5 p.m.).
Next Week: July 10-14
Next weekend, enjoy an evening of Swing on the Downtown Plaza; join the Las Cruces Museums to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing with a series of free family events around the city; and enjoy the return of the City of Las Cruces’ Music in the Park and Movies in the Park series.