New Times and Stateside Presents Announce Viva PHX -- A One-Day Music Festival in Downtown Phoenix on March 7
Music gormandizers of Phoenix, better make sure you've got an open schedule on Friday, March 7. Oh, and a comfortable pair of walking shoes as well. Both are going to come in handy if you want to make the most of Viva PHX, a one-day music festival that New Times is staging along with the cats of Stateside Presents that will full on takeover of downtown.
The Neighbourhood is coming to our hood, along with 50 other acts, for Viva PHX in March.
Glutted with talent, it promises to be a vast musical feast of bands and performers from across the country, around Arizona, and throughout the realms of alt-folk, lo-fi, dance pop, ratchet, EDM, hip-hop, avant-garde noise, and straight up rock 'n' roll. Plus, Sir Mix-A-Lot to boot.
Needless to say, it's nothing if not diverse -- and plenty ambitious.
And it's won't be contained to hotspots like the Crescent Ballroom (natch), Bar Smith, and Last Exit, however, as locales like Hotel San Carlos, Hard Rock Café, FilmBar, Civic Space Park, and the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center will each host a portion of the lineup.
In other words, its basically 13 different shows at once, all within walking distance of each other (for the most part). It's also similar in spirit to the old New Times Music Showcases of the past -- where slews of local bands and a few big-time touring acts would invade the bars of Mill Avenue for a one-night festival -- only with much bigger lineup.
So who's playing Viva PHX (other than Mr. Baby Got Back)? Plenty of major names that are likely have rocking your playlist.