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THE FINALISTS

The top two groups from the Battle of the Bands competition have earned the right to perform at this year’s Minerpalooza on the same stage as Grammy-winning, award-nominated and top-selling performers – Petey Pablo, Ying Yang Twins and Coolio! The winner will walk away with an exciting cash prize and valuable recording time for a week at a professional studio. Voting will be open to the public during Minerpalooza on Friday, Aug. 27, from 6-9:30 PM.



COCO BUTTER BAND MEMBERS STANDING ON DESART

COCO BUTTER

Rivers Ventura Singer

RIVERS VENTURA


TOP 3 SEMIFINALISTS

Round 2 contestants have been selected based on your votes! Come support your favorite bands as they perform live at Texas Western Gold Rush on Monday, August 23. Voting will be open for 24 hours, starting on Monday, August 23, at 9PM, and ending on Tuesday, August 24, at 9PM. The top 2 bands will move on the finals at Minerpalooza



COCO BUTTER BAND MEMBERS STANDING ON DESART

COCO BUTTER

Le VoyagE bAND mEMBERS

LE VOYAGE

Rivers Ventura Singer

RIVERS VENTURA

BATTLE OF THE BANDS CONTESTANTS

Meet the five local bands competing for the title of “Best Band” at this year’s Minerpalooza! Watch their live performance videos below. Voting for Round 1 has ended.


COCO BUTTER

LE VOYAGE

RIVERS VENTURA

SOUL PARADE

TONY JUPITER

Movies on the Lawn

MOVIES ON THE LAWN

Friday, August 6

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Round 1: Meet the 5 contenders in person as we present their music videos before the featured movies.

Come watch the movie "School of Rock" at UTEP's Centennial Plaza. Free snacks to the first 100 guests.

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Texas Western Gold Rush

TEXAS WESTERN GOLD RUSH

Monday, August 23

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Round 2: Semi-finals show featuring the top 3 bands starts at 9:30 PM.

Celebrate Miner traditions and the first day of classes with live music, special guests, fireworks and more, all in honor of UTEP!

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Minerpalooza

MINERPALOOZA

Friday, August 27

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Round 3: Join us as the final 2 bands battle it out for the top spot at 6:00 PM!

Minerpalooza is UTEP’s biggest party of the year! This back to school bash features live performances, food trucks, and tons of fun activities and games hosted by UTEP’s student organizations.

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