In a related note, Homegrown El Paso is starting a music festival at Ascarate Park. According to this story in the El Paso Times:
The main stage will feature Los Rieleros del Norte, Tropicalisimo Apache, Mark Farner (former lead singer of Grand Funk Railroad), Maria Mulata, Rod Crosby & the Intruders, Chuco Soul Project, Joe Barron Band, Wildflower and Dusty Low.
On the second stage, dubbed the From Paris With Love Stage, will be Richard Vission, Johnny Kage, J Smoov, The Godfather, Rafa Velasquez, Alby Bocanegra, JC Favela, DJ Klymaxx, DJ R3tro and DJ Netro.
It’s kind of ironic that Howegrown El Paso, an organization formed to promote the local economy, chose to hire bands from out of town, isn’t it?