New Times and Stateside Presents Announce Viva PHX -- A One-Day Music Festival in Downtown Phoenix on March 7

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The Neighbourhood is coming to our hood, along with 50 other acts, for Viva PHX in March.
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.

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.

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Sir Mix-A-Lot
That's because the acts hitting up Viva PHX (more than 50 in all) will take to the stages at not one, but a 13 different venues and sites scattered throughout downtown.

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.


Location Info

Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Last Exit Live

717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

CityScape

1 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Hotel San Carlos

202 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix

3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center

147 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

FilmBar

815 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

One Coffee Co.

1 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Downtown Civic Space Park

424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Sun Devil Auto

202 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General


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