Neon Desert Music Festival is returning for its eighth annual installment on Memorial Day weekend in the heart of downtown El Paso.

The beloved homegrown music festival will once again take place across two days; Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27. Last year’s event welcomed performances from a wide variety of acclaimed acts, including Hardwell, Foster the People, J Balvin, Alesso, Logic, Migos, Ghostland Observatory, Nelly, Mon Laferte, Baauer, Thomas Jack, Mija, and El Paso’s own Khalid, along with more than 40 other talented performers.


Now in its eighth year, Neon Desert has cumulatively hosted over 170,000 attendees, with over 40,000 music fans partaking in last year’s two-day celebration (a 25% increase from the year prior). Since its inception in 2011, the event has offered attendees an eclectic mix of mainstream American performers alongside acclaimed international acts, with past festival performers including the likes of Tiësto, Future, J. Cole, Kaskade, Daddy Yankee, Passion Pit, Zoé, Ximena Sariñana, Mala Rodríquez, G-Eazy, Zedd, Wiz Khalifa, MGMT, and Moby.

In addition to the music performances throughout the weekend, fans at the 2017 festival experienced an expanded footprint in historic downtown El Paso.  Other key features of the festival which regularly covers over 15 city blocks in the heart of downtown El Paso included a dedicated stage for local artists in the San Jacinto Square, as well as a skate ramp, pro wrestling, numerous live art installations, and more. Neon Desert also welcomed a full slate of local merchants, food vendors, and live visual artists at last year’s two-day event in a continued effort to provide ticket buyers with a festival experience unlike any other.


Early-bird weekend passes are now on sale at Early bird GA weekend tickets are $99, while J&K VIP tickets are $275 and J&K Platinum VIP tickets cost $550. Interested patrons are encouraged to act fast as these tickets are in short supply and will increase in price as the event date approaches. Neon Desert will be announcing the initial music lineup along with additional festival details in the weeks ahead.

J&K VIP ticket holders will receive a variety of perks, including re-entry to the festival, a dedicated VIP-only entrance and exit, complimentary drinks throughout the entirety of the festival, complimentary dinner each night, and official Neon Desert merch. J&K Platinum VIP passes, which sold out in its debut last year, offer the most elevated experience available to ticket buyers. These lucky attendees will receive all of the regular VIP perks in addition to exclusive access to a main stage viewing deck, special Platinum VIP area, and more.  


For more information on the festival, please visit to Follow Neon Desert Music Festival at, on Instagram at @ndmf, and on Twitter at @neondesert for updates and special promotions. The official hashtag of Neon Desert 2018 is #NDMF2018.