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True Music Festival - Salt River Fields - Saturday, December 14
It's been a long time coming. Music lovers across Phoenix have awaited an event that will truly encompass the diverse variety of today's most popular artists. On December 14, Salt River Fields will host the inaugural True Music Festival, marketed with the tagline "One day will change everything," as another contestant in the attempt to bring that intricate balance of musicians together for the first time.
"There is a complex market in Phoenix," says TMF founder and creator Jarid Dietrich, "with so much culture that is untapped because people don't dive into it. When you immerse yourself in it and understand what it is, you can design a festival to the market, rather than just bring it to the market.
"The best way is to take advantage of its valuable assets -- the local bands, the culture, the weather -- and put it in December, when no other music festivals are going on."
The idea of TMF begins with an unusually diverse class of performers: The lineup mashes together everything from electronic music to classic rock and hip-hop by featuring 16 different musical acts on stage for the event. -- Caleb Haley
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