25th Anniversary of Minerpalooza Scores Major Entertainers

EL PASO, Texas – The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has lined up some amazing entertainment for its biggest party of the year – Minerpalooza. (Watch the full lineup video at http://minerpalooza.com/entertainment/.)

The headliner will be Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas. Taboo will perform his signature blend of alternative hip-hop, which is marked by socially conscious lyrics and electronic dance beats.

Scott Melker aka The Melker Project will open for Taboo. The disc jockey combines his passion and talent to create mash-ups and remixes.

The co-headliner is rising country star Annie Bosko. The singer-songwriter’s boot-stomping, catchy song “Crooked Halo” is shooting up the charts.

Local talent performing during Minerpalooza are Ribo Flavin’, Mariachi Los Mineros and the Allegro Dance Team.

Ribo Flavin’ is a hometown group that fuses hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul and Latin influences to break boundaries and supersede genre and definability. Mariachi Los Mineros is comprised of UTEP students who bring mariachi music to as many people as possible. The Allegro Dance Company brings together dancers from the University so they can enhance their techniques through training and performances.

This year marks Minerpalooza’s 25th anniversary. Entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 28, 2015, at the stage in parking lot P-9 on the UTEP campus.

Minerpalooza is an exciting evening full of food, games, live music and a celebration of the start of the fall semester. It often attracts 30,000 people and is one of the largest annual fundraisers for UTEP’s student organizations.

For more information and updates, contact the Office of Student Life at 915-747-5648.

Order of performances – starting at 6 p.m. (subject to change):

Ribo Flavin’

Mariachi Los Mineros

Allegro Dance Company

Annie Bosko

Scott Melker aka The Melker Project