The Phoenix-Scottsdale area is the place to be for entertainment. A frequent stopping place for all genres of artists, the valley is ready to play host for a summer of excitement and some of the best music you can find. If you’re looking for exciting things to do in Arizona, the upcoming concert selection will be on your list!
The Go-Go’s & The B-52s
Talking Stick Resort (21+ only), 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 12
Revisit when music was fun and playful with these two spirited groups. Playing the favorites you’ve loved for years plus a few surprises, both groups are ready to remind you of what music is really about — enjoying the experience and energy that good music provides. This show promises to be one of the most fun things to do in Arizona this summer!
Celebrity Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14
Get ready to hear Ted tear down the house with his absolutely fiery guitar playing. Ted has been a master of rock and roll for over half a century, has sold millions of albums, and performed at thousands of shows for millions of fans. Whether you’ve been a fan since his earliest shredding days or are a new follower, “The Nuge” will remind you what rock is all about!
Kid Rock, Kool and The Gang & Uncle Kracker
Desert Sky Pavilion, 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 24
Nothing can prepare you for this huge show, and if you are looking for memorable things to do in Arizona, you’ve found one. Kid Rock puts on a giant performance of rock that will get your blood pumping. Sizzling pyrotechnics, face-melting guitar, and energy like you’ve never experienced are just a few of the reasons that Kid Rock’s shows are consistently sold out and loved by fans. Add the legendary talent of Kool and the Gang and long time Kid Rock compatriot Uncle Kracker to the mix, and the result is a top-notch night.
US Airways Center, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31
An incredibly talented artist that has been a rising star over the last few years, Bruno Mars has been described as an old soul with an amazing range of vocal talent. His soulful voice is reminiscent of the crooners of yesteryear, with a modern twist. His live performances are very highly rated by fans, and you’re sure to enjoy the wonderful selection of songs as well as stellar choreography.
Train, The Script & Gavin DeGraw
Desert Sky Pavilion, 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 7
A fantastic array of artists specializing in music that tells a story, this line-up offers insightful and thought provoking songs that will leave you breathless. With a reputation for presenting a great show, Train is one of few groups reported to be better live than recorded, and the addition of other immensely talented musicians Gavin DeGraw and The Script will delight you.
Salt River Fields, 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 10
Tim McGraw is country music royalty and has risen to superstar status for very good reason. His hits are unforgettable and loved across the world. McGraw’s shows are about having a good time, and a powerful set list combined with a rowdy crowd makes this one of the most fun shows you might ever attend. Be prepared for a high-energy performance that caters to the audience.
This is a summer concert year like no other! If you are looking for unforgettable things to do in Arizona this year, be sure to check out any of the shows we’ve mentioned for an absolutely great time.