We're heading deep into the west Texas desert for the seventh annual Sun City Music Festival at Ascarate Park in El Paso. Rally your tribe to kick up some dust on September 2-3rd of Labor Day weekend, and blow out the summer season! Explore the diverse roster of talent showcased at SCMF '17 and hype your crew by streaming the Spotify playlist. To spread positive vibes and reward devoted attendees for bringing our core values past the festival walls, we've launched Celebrate Together(ness) where you can share inspiring stories that showcase how others possess the power of peace, love, unity, and respect.
This year we're excited to have headlining performances from Marshmello and Above & Beyond to close out Sun City each night! The mysterious hitmaker and trio of trance legends will ignite the main stage with carefully crafted DJ sets. Get to know our beloved headliners and come prepared to party!
The secretive, candy-coated producer first burst onto the scene remixing songs by Jack Ü and Zedd, later going on to collaborate with fellow Sun City comrades Ookay and Slushii. In 2017, Marshmello is best of class as he graduates to headliner status, topping off day one in a singular melting moment. Inspired by the larger than life personas of other masked DJs, his incognito ‘mello gang has become the new face of electronic music, taking the world by storm with a blissful blend of future bass.
Above & Beyond
The English who trio arguably need no introduction, Above & Beyond, have perfected their progressive sound for decades and continue to pave the way for other up-and-coming producers. Not only have Jono, Tony, and Paavo lent their talents to an inspired production catalog; the Grammy-nominated artists are co-owners of taste-making record labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, along with hosting their tastemaking weekly radio program Group Therapy.
In addition to the 45+ international artists slated to perform, we've got a special guest appearance by one of dance music’s most influential duos, Sasha and Digweed. The complete lineup boasts electronic talents ranging from house, techno, trance, bass - and everything in between. Explore the lineup to discover your new favorite artist, listen to music, and create your own festival schedule!
Three desert stages will be ablaze with today’s hottest talents, showcasing highly anticipated sets from a hand-selected pool of international artists. The complete schedule presents a diverse array of styles and genres, from the most seasoned veterans to the fastest rising stars, and mainstays of the underground. Soak up spectacular performances and enjoy hopping between shows at the main Sun City stage, dwelling in the Midnight Oasis, and thriving on Beatport.
Sun City Stage
Main stage artists know exactly how to work a crowd and gracing the Sun City stage this year expect some of the biggest acts around. Camp out for highly anticipated sets from top tier talent bringing the heat to fuel the dance floor fire.
Midnight Oasis Stage
Take a dip into the Midnight Oasis and be transported to another world by the eclectic lineup of DJs. With sounds ranging from the house and techno realms, to the rumbling wobbles of low-end bass lovers, don’t miss sweltering sets from today’s finest players.
Head to the Beatport stage featuring mainstays of the underground to discover your new favorite sound. Tap into cutting-edge producers with some of the freshest talents representing techno and tech house.
This year is ripe with talent with Sasha & John Digweed unleashing a journey of epic proportions alongside chart-topping acts, Tel Aviv's finest, and fellow industry trailblazers.
As you dance your heart out under the desert sky, take advantage of the places designed to relax and recharge from the non-stop action. Get the most out of your weekend in Sun City by finding time to enjoy its many features. Become part of the show and join our PixMob of dancers wearing LED wristbands that strobe and light up to the beat. Rest up at a designated Chill Zone and hide out in the shade, before creating new memories at the official photo booth!
Bud Light Cantina
Saddle up at the Bud Light Cantina for a nice place to cool down with a cold one. Decked out to lounge, this comfortable space features a photo booth to mess around in while you pick your poison. Sip on something from the beer menu and unwind between sets to get made in the shade.
From main stage talents at Sun City to the Midnight Oasis, the stage production at SCMF is a major focal point. We keep the visuals on the cutting edge, for a one-of-a-kind experience that dazzles viewers with lights and lasers. Top notch production value will bring the sounds of our lineup to life!
Dance like no one's watching with the Desert Stars troupe of stage performers you’ll be transported a world away to Sun City. To ignite our carefully curated experience, watch for the inspiring group of dancers flaunting moves that will wow the crowd across festival grounds.
Once night falls, the crowd's connection will be undeniable and our PixMob will be on full display. Become part of the light show, as each dancer is virtually mapped to a pixel that strobes in time with the music or your body's rhythm. Snag a high-tech LED wristband to join the PixMob!
Nominate your friends who embody the festival spirit 365 and enter to win a VIP prize pack to another fall fest' including stellar details like travel arrangements, dinner with Donnie, a backstage tour, and so much more!
Visit our festival-friendly food vendors to stay fueled up between sets. There's no excuse to skip a meal, rather than sample an array of local cuisines and satisfy your taste buds. Replenish your vitals as you stage hop with a pit stop for refreshments at some of Sun City's favorite food vendors!
From hearty meals including American staples and Tex-Mex favorites to crisp beverages and mocktails, the best eats of SCMF include: Fresh N Juicy, Desert Rustic Kitchen, Willy's Doggs, A&B Foods, Bahama Bucks, Clasico Kitchen & Bar, Off The Grill, and Gallery 3 Kitchen.
To help bring the Sun City experience to life, we've got a slew of hand-picked retailers to set up shop on the festival grounds with a variety of goods and gadgets available. Get in the proper party mood, by shopping the vendor village to find the items that suit your style. We've got all the essentials covered, and then some! Here you'll find the latest fashion trends and festive accessories, perfect for a day at the show.
Showcase your festival spirit with a cruise through We Rave Hard, Nite Lite Nite Life & The Fest Nest, Electric Family, Dumbo Lounge Sacks, Vibedration, Rolita Couture, and 360 The Colour Bar!
We work with partners and friends who share our values to create long-lasting memories and a remarkable experience. This year at Sun City we're grateful for our many partners who each bring something unique to the festival. Whether by giving back to the community, or establishing creative allies to make the most of our events, we couldn't do it all alone. Read on to learn more about the fruitful relationships we've established with our many partners.
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The Salvation Army
Doing the most good. These four words represent The Salvation Army's mission to feed, to clothe, to comfort, to care. Join us to help those in need and enhance our community by generously embracing the golden rule that it's always better to give than to receive.
Through our official charitable partnership with The Salvation Army, our tribe of festival goers can win big by giving back. On both days of the event, September 2-3rd, we invite you to donate non-perishable items to our food drive. After all, giving back does have its rewards. Do-gooders who contribute will gain express entry, plus a chance to win VIP upgrades and passes to next year's party! Permitted items for the food drive consists of non-perishables such as canned goods.