Welcome Back Bash

Western New Mexico University celebrates return to campus


What:  WNMU will be holding a Welcome Back Bash on Aug. 19. The event will include live music, food trucks, Q’s Bar, lawn games, and WNMU clubs. The opening act is the Latin Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luis Figueroa. Figueroa was nominated for his first two Premio Lo Nuestra awards in 20222 for “Tropical Artist of the Year” and for “Tropical Song of the Year.” His self-titled second album, “Luis Figueroa,” which was released in May 2022, is a collection of songs that represent the different phases of falling in love, complete with a tropical energy and full of percussion and trombones as well as Figueroa’s dynamic vocals.


Figueroa’s performance will be followed by an after-party with DJ Mischievous, who has gone from DJ’ing as a hobby to headlining for other artists, playing in Los Angeles, growing a platform on TikTok and having a Top 5 Radio show in Orange County, CA on Hits 101.


The first 100 high school students that attend will receive free BBQ, courtesy of WNMU. The event is free and open to the public.


Who:   The event is open to everyone: students, faculty, staff and community members.


When:  August 19, 2023. Gates open at 5:30; Miguel Figueroa performs at 7 p.m.; DJ Mischievous performs at 9 p.m..


Where:  WNMU campus, Regents Square