2022 4th Of July Spectacular At Overlook Park Features Chevel Shepherd

Chevel Shepherd will perform Monday, July 4 at Overlook Park. Courtesy photo


On Monday, July 4th, the 2022 4th of July Spectacular presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust at Overlook Park in White Rock, New Mexico, brings an all-New Mexican rising star lineup to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Chevel Shepherd headlines the music festival which kicks off at 4 p.m. and includes performances by Los Alamos Jazz Project, Northern New Mexico sensation, Gabriella Salazar, and Jemez Mountain favorite, Austin Van. In 2018 Chevel Shepherd won the national music talent competition, ‘The Voice’ and in 2019 she brought an astounding eight thousand-person audience to Ashley Pond Park for her first performance with the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series produced by Sancre Productions and Los Alamos Community Services Department. 

Raised in La Plata, New Mexico, a rural community about 30 minutes outside of Farmington, Chevel can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing.

“Gosh, I’ve been singin’ since I could talk,” she says. “My sister and my mom sing, and I always wanted to be like them.”

At four-years-old, she entered a local talent competition. One of her early favorites, Before He Cheats, was deemed “inappropriate” for a little girl to perform, so she went with A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes –– but never really left the music that made her behind.

“Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, Gretchen Wilson––I grew up being in love with that sound,” she says. For more information about Chevel Shepherd visit, www.ChevelShepherd.com 

This year, the 4th of July Spectacular will include diverse offerings from regional Food Trucks, a home and garden exhibit by Hacienda Home Center, a car, truck, and SUV showcase by Toyota of Santa Fe, and nonprofit exhibitors from the United Way of Northern New Mexico. The Los Alamos Fourth of July Craft Beer & Distillery Garden is presented by the Rolling Still Bros.  from Taos, New Mexico. For more information about the Rolling Still visit, www.rollingstill.com 

The Fourth of July Spectacular food vendors include: Smokin’ Bear BBQ, Chicken Scratch, Manko Native American Fusion, Senor Tortas, Dos Amigos Sport Mexican Restaurant, and Loteria Paleteria. The 2022 4th of July Spectacular is presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust and sponsors of the event include: Hacienda Home Center, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe, Toyota of Santa Fe, and Rio Grande Motorsports.

“Enterprise Bank & Trust is a committed community partner for the Los Alamos Fourth of July Celebrations and have been for several years,” says Liddie Martinez President- Los Alamos Region & Director of Community Engagement for Enterprise Bank & Trust “While we may not have fireworks this Fourth of July in Los Alamos, we are going to light up the night with a star-studded lineup of New Mexico rising stars.”