From Staff Reports, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 12:49 p.m. MT May 7, 2019 | Updated 10:02 a.m. MT May 9, 2019
Correction: The price of the concert has been corrected in this version of the story. The correct price is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
LAS CRUCES – Get ready to rock out at a Prince and Queen tribute concerts, “Purple Madness” and “Queen Nation” on Friday, May 10 at the Plaza de Las Cruces.
In celebration of graduation season, the city is hosting the downtown concert. The city hosted a Selena tribute concert by Karla Perez as “the Selena Show” April 26.
The Prince and Queen tribute 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. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at both concerts.
“We wanted everyone celebrating this graduation season to feel like royalty, so we brought in some world-class performers to kick off the celebration,” said Phil San Filippo, economic development director with the city of Las Cruces. “With so much growth happening downtown, we hope everyone will come out and experience all that downtown Las Cruces has to offer.”
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, was formed in 2004. Queen Nation consists of Joe Retta or 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. The mission of the show is to carry on the musical torch and preserve the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen.
For information, visit www.VisitLasCruces.com/Destination-Downtown/ or call 575-541-2361.
If you go
Time: Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.
Date: May 10
Place: Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.
Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Admission for children 12 years and under will be free.
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