Center for the Arts, 122 W Broadway Street Hobbs, New Mexico 88240 US             575-397-ARTS (2787)​                                                 Hours of Operation:            Tues-Fri. 11-7pm, Sat. 10-4pm

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​​​Hobbs August Nites

Hobbs August Nites is back! Returning back to Downtown Hobbs on Saturday, August 19th, the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, Lea County Center for the Arts, Road Runner Car Club and Hobbs are partnering to present Hobbs August Nites! The event is an all-day extravaganza, featuring a 1979 and older antique car show from 8-3pm at Young Plaza just south of Broadway Street in Downtown Hobbs. Hobbs August Nites will also orchestrate a second car show for car models 1980 and younger as well as a motorcycles competition at the City of Hobbs employee parking, just east of City Hall in Downtown Hobbs. Shows will also be judged by various custom model car experts and members of the Roadrunner Antique Car Club. The cost for entry is $20 per car. Forms can be picked up at the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, Lea County Center for the Arts, Tall Man Customs and Roadrunner Antique Car Club.

In addition to the car competitions, several local businesses, organizations and food vendors will be on hand to provide information about their businesses, host various activities for both adults and children and take care of all your hunger needs! Other festivities include a food truck competition and car cruise for Hobbs August Nites competition vehicles that will also be held in Downtown Hobbs starting at 5:30pm. Security and a first-aid tent will be on location as well as a food court for event attendees.

As part of the 2017 Downtown Sounds Summer Concert Series, Hobbs August Nites will cap off its evening with a free live concert from 6-9pm on the Shipp Street Plaza, featuring the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s sounds of travelling Blues band, Greg O’ Brien & the Spoodoo Cadillacs. The winning band from the 2017 Battle of the Bands Competition will open for the Hobbs August Nites concert. The winner(s) from the 1979 and older antique car show will be presented with their trophy after the cruise, during an intermission period of the 2017 Downtown Sounds summer concert.
Hobbs August Nites is a family-friendly event is completely free and open to the public. Guests of all ages are welcome. The Hobbs Chamber of Commerce and Lea County Commission for the Arts are currently seeking volunteers, sponsors, and food vendors for Hobbs August Nites. Application forms for both car competitions, food vendors and booth sponsorships can be picked up at the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, 400 N. Marland, Hobbs, NM or Lea County Center for the Arts, 122 W. Broadway, Hobbs, NM. Forms can also be downloaded from the Center for the Arts website,
Discounted hotel rates and other amenities are also available for out-of-town guests at the Hilton Garden Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels when “Center for the Arts” is mentioned at the front desk.

For more information, please call the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, (575) 397-3202, Center for the Arts, (575) 397-ARTS or visit Like, follow and share the new Hobbs August Nites Facebook page for updates about day of activities and schedules. Also follow the Center for the Arts on Instagram and Snap Chat for event pictures and videos!


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