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Fun Things to do in Phoenix

The editorial team shares some of the most noteworthy events in Phoenix over the next few weeks. Check them out below and let us know if there are any you feel we should add to the list.

 

Madison Beer

Madison Elle Beer is an American singer and actress. She gained media attention after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing.

When
August 13, Monday @ 05:30 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Between the Buried and Me

Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tommy Giles Rogers Jr., Paul Waggoner, Dustie Waring, Dan Briggs, and Blake Richardson.

Born Of Osiris

Born of Osiris is an American progressive metalcore band formed in 2003 in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago.

When
August 14, Tuesday @ 02:30 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Knox Hamilton

When
August 14, Tuesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
The Rebel Lounge
Phoenix, AZ

 

Ski Mask the Slump God

Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump God, is an American rapper and songwriter from Broward County, Florida.

When
August 14, Tuesday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Nahko and Medicine for the People

Nahko and Medicine for the People is an Alternative world music musical collective. The six member group is headed by frontman Nahko Bear.

When
August 15, Wednesday @ 08:30 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999.

Prophets of Rage

Prophets of Rage is an American rap rock supergroup. Formed in 2016, the group consists of three members of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, two members of Public Enemy, and rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill.

Three Days Grace

Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997. Based in Toronto, the band’s original line-up consisted of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

When
August 16, Thursday @ 05:30 PM 

Where
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

 

Jefferson Starship

Jefferson Starship is an American rock band from San Francisco, California that evolved out of the group Jefferson Airplane following the departure of bassist Jack Casady and guitarist Jorma Kaukonen.

When
August 16, Thursday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
BLK Live
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson.

A R I Z O N A

Arizona is a rock and electropop band from New Jersey currently signed to Atlantic Records. The band’s debut studio album GALLERY was released in May 2017, peaking at #4 on Top Heatseekers, #24 on U.S. Alternative, and #143 on the Billboard 200.

Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and director. Beginning dance lessons as a child, Kiyoko’s interest in entertaining led to her working as a child model and actress.

When
August 17, Friday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Gila River Arena
Glendale, AZ

 

The Last Podcast on the Left

The Last Podcast on the Left is a weekly podcast featuring comedian and podcast host Ben Kissel, podcast producer and researcher Marcus Parks, and comedian and actor Henry Zebrowski, all of whom are longtime friends.

When
August 17, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

O-Town

O-Town is an American boy band formed from the first season of the MTV-produced reality television series Making the Band in 2000. As of 2015 the group consists of Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, and Dan Miller.

When
August 17, Friday @ 09:00 PM 

Where
Pub Rock
Scottsdale, AZ

 

3LAU

Justin David Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer.

Elephante

Tim Wu, better known by his stage name Elephante, is an American DJ and progressive house producer based in Los Angeles. He gained recognition for remixing songs of artists such as Clean Bandit and Lorde.

When
August 18, Saturday @ 12:00 PM 

Where
The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne.

When
August  18, Saturday @ 06:15 PM 

Where
Club Red
Mesa, AZ

 

Katastro

When
August 18, Saturday @ 07:15 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Christian Nodal

Christian Jesus González Nodal, is a Mexican singer-songwriter of mariachi music. Nodal is best known for his debut single, “Adiós Amor”.

When
August 18, Saturday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

 

CKY

CKY is an American rock band from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1998 by lead vocalist and guitarist Deron Miller, guitarist and backing vocalist Chad I Ginsburg, and drummer Jess Margera, the group currently features Ginsburg, Margera and bassist Matt Deis.

Royal Thunder

Royal Thunder is a hard rock band from Atlanta, Georgia founded in 2004 by guitarist Josh Weaver. Their style of hard rock takes its primary influence from classic rock and 90s grunge with elements of progressive rock and psychedelic rock blended together to create a unique sound.

When
August 19, Sunday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Charlie Puth

Charles Otto Puth Jr. is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld is an American actress and singer. She made her breakthrough as Mattie Ross in True Grit, for which she was nominated for numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

When
August 21, Tuesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

 

J. Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early-2007.

Young Thug

Jeffery Lamar Williams, known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

When
August 21, Tuesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, AZ

 

Steel Pulse

Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England, which has a large number of Afro-Caribbean, Indian and other Asian migrants.

Tribal Seeds

Based in San Diego, reggae band Tribal Seeds was formed in 2005 by the Jacobo brothers, singer Steven and producer Tony-Ray. The group issued its debut album, Youth Rebellion, that same year.

When
August 22, Wednesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Jack White

John Anthony White is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist.

William Tyler

William Armistead Tyler is an American musician and guitarist who plays folk, indie folk, and pop rock. He is a member of Lambchop and Silver Jews. His debut studio album, Behold the Spirit, was released on November 22, 2010.

When
August 22, Wednesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

 

Faster Pussycat

Faster Pussycat is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1985. The group was most successful during the late 1980s with their self-titled debut album, their 1989 gold album Wake Me When It’s Over and the 80,000 selling Whipped! in 1992.

Don Jamieson

Don Jamieson is a stand-up comedian and television host, known as one of the hosts of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic. He is also a member of acoustic death metal band Gunfire-N-Sodomy.

When
August 23, Thursday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
BLK Live
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood.

Darius Rucker

Darius Carlos Rucker is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he founded in 1986 at the University of South Carolina along with Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, and Dean Felber.

Russell Dickerson

Russell Dickerson is an American country and pop music singer-songwriter from Union City, Tennessee. He earned a degree in music from Belmont University and signed with Creative Artists Agency in 2010.

When
August 23, Thursday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

 

Tyler Hilton

Tyler James Hilton is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Hilton began his professional career in music in 2000.

When
August 23, Thursday @ 09:00 PM 

Where
Pub Rock
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Rod Stewart

Sir Roderick David Stewart, CBE is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years.

When
August 24, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, AZ

 

Bad Bunny

Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, known by his stage name Bad Bunny, is a Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer.

When
August 24, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Tucson Arena
Tucson, AZ

 

Jacksepticeye

Seán William McLoughlin, better known by his online pseudonym Jacksepticeye, is an Irish YouTube personality, known primarily for his comedic Let’s Play series and vlogs.

When
August 24, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

 

Terry Fator

Terry Wayne Fator is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer from Dallas, Texas. Fator does ventriloquial impersonations, and uses 15 different puppets in his act.

When
August 24, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Talking Stick Resort
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Yuridia

Yuridia Francisca Gaxiola Flores is a Mexican singer.

When
August 24, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Otis Day and the Knights

Otis Day and the Knights was created as a fictional band to perform in the movie National Lampoon’s Animal House. They are best known for their version of “Shout” and “Shama Lama Ding Dong”.

When
August 25, Saturday @ 06:15 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie is an American musician, filmmaker and screenwriter. Zombie rose to fame as a founding member of the heavy metal band White Zombie, releasing four studio albums with the band.

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is an American rock band formed by namesake lead singer Marilyn Manson and guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989.

Deadly Apples

Deadly Apples is a Canadian rock act, founded in 2002 by Alex Martel in Montreal, Quebec. Martel is the only original member of Deadly Apples and serves as its frontman along with bandmates Antoine Lamothe, Daniel Pelletier and Raul.

When
August 26, Sunday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

 

Steve Martin

Stephen Glenn Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.

Martin Short

Martin Hayter Short CM is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, singer and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live.

When
August 26, Sunday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Tucson Arena
Tucson, AZ

 

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Mexican classical guitar duo whose music is influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal. The duo’s recordings consist largely of instrumental duets on the flamenco guitar.

When
August 26, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, AZ

 

Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, and dancer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities.

When
August 26, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, AZ

 

Yelawolf

Michael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American rapper from Gadsden, Alabama. In his early years, Yelawolf released his first independent album Creek Water, which was released in 2005.

When
August 26, Sunday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Jack Johnson

Jack Hody Johnson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and former professional surfer. Johnson is known primarily for his work in the soft rock and acoustic genres.

Bahamas

Afie Jurvanen, known by his stage name Bahamas, is a Canadian musician born in Toronto, and raised in Barrie, Ontario.

When
August 28, Tuesday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

 

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2007.

Evanescence

Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1995 by singer and pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

When
August 29, Wednesday @ 07:00 PM 

Where
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

 

Wiz Khalifa

Cameron Jibril Thomaz, known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007.

Rae Sremmurd

Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo originating from Tupelo, Mississippi formed by two brothers, Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee. In 2013, they signed a record deal with Mike Will Made It’s EarDrummers imprint.

Lil Skies

Kimetrius Foose, known professionally as Lil Skies, is an American rapper from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania currently signed to All We Got Entertainment through Atlantic Records.

O.T. Genasis

Odis Oliver Flores, better known by the stage name O.T. Genasis, is an American hip hop recording artist.

When
August 30, Thursday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ

 

Jeremih

Jeremih Felton, better known by his mononym Jeremih, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Def Jam Recordings.

When
August 30, Thursday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

A Flock Of Seagulls

A Flock of Seagulls are an English new wave and synth-pop band originally formed in 1980 in Liverpool by Michael “Mike” Score and his brother Alister “Ali” James Score, with their most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers along with Francis Lee “Frank” Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.

Wang Chung

Wang Chung are a British new wave musical group formed in 1980. The name Wang Chung means “yellow bell” in Chinese, and is the first note in the Chinese classical music scale.

Missing Persons

Missing Persons is an American rock band. The band was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, vocalist Dale Bozzio, and drummer Terry Bozzio. They later added bassist Patrick O’Hearn and keyboardist Chuck Wild.

Animotion

Animotion is an American synthpop band from Los Angeles, California, best known for the songs “Obsession”, “Let Him Go”, “I Engineer, and “Room to Move”.

Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow Wow are an English new wave band, created by manager Malcolm McLaren in 1980. McLaren recruited members of Adam and the Ants to form the band behind 13-year-old Annabella Lwin on vocals.

When In Rome

When in Rome are an English synth-pop/new wave group, which originally consisted of vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, and keyboardist Michael Floreale.

When
August 30, Thursday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ

 

AWOLNATION

Awolnation is an American rock band, formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under the Influence of Giants, Home Town Hero, and Insurgence.

When
August 30, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Van Buren
Phoenix, AZ

 

Pusha T

Terrence LeVarr Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha-T, is an American rapper and record executive.

When
August 30, Thursday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
The Pressroom
Phoenix, AZ

 

Warrant

Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.

When
August 31, Friday @ 06:00 PM 

Where
BLK Live
Scottsdale, AZ

 

The Wanted

The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.

When
August 31, Friday @ 07:30 PM 

Where
Showroom at Casino Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

 

Ben Harper

Benjamin Chase Harper is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances, and activism.

When
August 31, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Marquee Theatre
Tempe, AZ

 

Sam Smith

Samuel Frederick Smith is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.

When
August 31, Friday @ 08:00 PM 

Where
Gila River Arena
Glendale, AZ

2 Comments

  1. rock

    December 25, 2017 at 3:43 am

    some great concerts on your list, BUT many great shows coming out of BLK LIVE in N Scottsdale…

  2. Caleb R.

    May 7, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I love Creed Bratton! He was amazing on The Office!! I didn’t know he was from AZ.

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