DJ Pauly D to headline at UTEP's Minerpoolza 2018

DJ Pauly D to headline at UTEP's Minerpoolza 2018 (Source: DJ Pauly D via Instagram)a

Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, who was on MTV's "Jersey Shore," will headline UTEP's Minerpalooza this year.

Also expected to perform is singer Drake Bell, who's best known for Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" and "Drake & Josh," as well as DJ Orange Calderon and local rockers Volta.

UTEP officials say they expect around 25,000 to 30,000 people this year.

DJ Pauly D has been named on Forbes Magazine's World Highest Paid DJs list for two consecutive years.

DJ Pauly D will also be part of MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” scheduled to debut Aug. 23, featuring the original “Jersey Shore” cast.

Bell, who is in the middle of his pop rock tour, will play a high energy special acoustic performance at Minerpalooza, according to UTEP officials.

DJ Orange Calderon has opened for megastar artists including Skrillex and Outkast.

“Minerpalooza is UTEP’s most highly anticipated tradition, and this year, it’s bigger and better than ever,” said Nicole Aguilar, the director of UTEP’s Student Engagement and Leadership Center. “Serving as the official kickoff to the new year, this event brings students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater El Paso community together for a night of fun and memories.”

This will be the 28th year of Minerpalooza.

Food trucks, an inflatable zip line, a climbing wall, Pete’s Playground and other attractions will be available.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit or call 915-747-5670.

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