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Amador Dayz Super Fresco: ‘All the hosts, all the bands, all at once’


“It’s all about the experience.”

That’s what AmadorLive Eatery and Entertainment District Operations Manager Michael Padilla said about the Al Fresco events that have become a Thursday-night fixture at the Amador Patio, Bar & Grill, 302 S. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces – and about the upcoming Super Fresco.

Super Fresco will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, as part of Amador Dayz – seven major events in seven days on the main stage and event lawn at AmadorLive.

Super Fresco will bring together “all the hosts, all the bands, all at once,” said owner Max Bower.

Super Fresco will incorporate the talents of the Amador’s kitchen staff, bartenders and servers, as it pairs great musical entertainment with unique food and drink.

Bower said he and Al Fresco hosts Orlando Madrid and Chris Baker got together and came up with the idea for Super Fresco.

With “an open-mike feel,” it will include the music of at least five well-known local bands, combining rock, country, Jazz, Latin and funk music, plus an expanded menu of the Amador’s specialty cocktails (including Crown Peach Lemonade made from scratch; a Pisco Sour, which is the national cocktail of both Peru and Chile; and an Old Forester Mint Julep) and a wide range of menu items (past Al Frescos have featured everything from Indian and Cajun to an American menu that includes chicken pot pie, Salisbury steak, rarebit and bread putting – featured desserts are included). There also will be at least one unannounced guest, Bower said.

“It’s very collaborative, very spur of the moment,” he said. “It’s like magic.”

The variety of creative dishes, drinks, entertainment and surprises “all enjoyed outdoors keeps it fresh,” Bower said, and that’s why the name Fresco (Spanish for “fresh”) is so perfect.

Super Fresco is an event “with a lot of planning that has a spontaneous feel,” Bower said. “Everyone’s in on it.”

Table reservations are highly recommended for Super Fresco, Bower said.

Call 575-541-7417 for reservations.

Amador Dayz lineup

  • Friday, April 30: All Jazz’d Up, with special guest Latin Funktion, with music beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1: The Ghetto Blaster, “Celebrating Six Years of Rocking Las Cruces,” with music beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 4: Ultimate College Night/DJ Night, beginning at 7 p.m., and featuring DJ Alpha Prime, Cykloid, DJ Johnny Kage, Neokiddd, DJ Mischievous and DJ Rob-E.
  • Wednesday, May 5: Mega Trivia Night on the main stage, beginning at 7 p.m., with DJ Mike G and DJ Viyez celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
  • Thursday, May 6: Super Fresco, beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 7: Baby Bash Live with Brown Boy, hosted by STX Cheech, with Rob-E and DJ Suana also performing.
  • Saturday, May 8: Five-time Grammy winner Little Joe y La Familia, seating begins at 5 p.m., featuring local favorites UnLyshed and Satisfied with Karlos Saucedo.

There are table charges for Baby Bash (May 7) and Little Joe y La Familia (May 8) only. There are no cover charges for the other events. 

Amador Dayz is “a way to pull together and get us all back to some sense of normal,” Bower said. With its mix of events, “there is something here for everyone,” he said.

State public health orders will be followed during all events.

Visit www.amadorlive.com/events to find the latest on all upcoming events.