That hell-raising metal supergroup Hellyeah will make a return appearance with a free show March 2 at the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center.
The band, you may recall, had to postpone its appearance at last year's KLAQ Balloonfest when its tour vehicle broke down. They played a makeup date later last summer.
The group, fronted by Mudvayne's Chad Gray and featuring Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul, is touting its newest album, last year's "Band of Brothers."
The show is at 8 p.m.
In other concert news:
• An email blast from the Neon Desert Music Festival folks says that regular GA tickets for the third annual electronic/indie/Latin rock festival will be $55.
The lineup for this year's event, which will be May 25 in Downtown El Paso, will be revealed on March 6.
The announce will start at 8 a.m. with more acts revealed every 15 minutes via its Facebook page, facebook.com/neondesert.
Early bird tix are $45; VIP are $150, at neondesertmusicfestival.com.
• Speaking of KLAQ, the date for its KLAQ Downtown Street Fest this year are June 29-30, the weekend before July 4.
Station manager Brad Dubow said no bands have been confirmed yet, but they'll probably stick to the formula of booking a contemporary band one night and a classic act the other.
The Q's Balloonfest returns May 25-27, acts TBA.
The station's parent company, TownSquare Media, also will produce this year's free Cool Canyon Nights series, which starts in May at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater.
Dubow also said that its Mexican Chili-Cookoff, which moved to San Jacinto Plaza last year, probably will expand to two days. It will return in early August, around the beginning of the Plaza Classic Film Festival.
• Look for Elmo to make an appearance at this year's Downtown KidsPalooza.
Ruth Ellen Jacobson, exec director of the El Paso Symphony, which organizes the annual event, said the furry red guy will be the guest of honor at the March 16 kids event.
He'll be available for photos and meet-and-greets with the kids in the Arts Festival Plaza.
One of his co-stars, Cookie Monster, was a big hit at the festival a couple of years ago.
The sixth annual event, which includes free and inexpensive activities for kids and families, will include inflatables, music, "make-and-take" activities and more at about a dozen locations in the Downtown Arts District area, including the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History, El Paso Public Library, oLo Gallery/Creative Kids and more.
The EPSO's annual children's concerts will center around an "Enchanted Forest" theme and include excerpts from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," performed by El Paso's Eden Enterprises.