Top 5 Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite are scheduled to perform on Sunday, March 30, at McDowell Mountain Music Festival.
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret. We've got the hook up on what shows you might be interested in attending over the next couple nights and days.

This weekend in particular will be a busy one, as big festivals like the International Pop Overthrow takes place in Tempe and the three-day McDowell Mountain Music Festival starts this afternoon at Margaret T. Hance Park. The Trunk Space will also kickoff its ambitious 10-night Indie 500 concert series this weekend and one of the biggest (and brightest) raves takes place on Saturday night.

And if those options don't suit your tastes, hit up our extensive online concert calendar for more choices. In the meantime, here are our picks for the top concerts in Metro Phoenix to see this weekend.

McDowell Mountain Music Festival - Friday, March 28, to Sunday, March 30 - Margaret T. Hance Park

One of the hallmarks of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival over its decade or so of existence has been the utter diversity of sounds its offered. Such is the case with the 2014 edition, which kicks off on Friday afternoon and features a buffet of sounds that cuts across a multitude of genres.

To wit: The lineup for this year's MMMF features the electro soul of Gramatik, the jazzy funk of Lettuce, and indie rock aplenty from Decker, as well as the bluesy Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special, alt-country artists Delta Fifths, and folk rock aplenty from Avery. And that's just on Friday, the first day of the three-day outdoor festival.

The rest of MMMF's offerings include soulful R&B singer Allen Stone, the always funky G. Love and Special Sauce, livetronica jam band Disco Biscuits, psychedelic reggae rockers Slightly Stoopid, country maverick Dwight Yoakam, the all-out blues-rock of West Water Outlaws, and the ultra-influential Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. As always, the festival will also star a grip of locals, such as Black Bottom Lighters, Travis James and The Wretched Ones, and the Black Bottom Lighters.

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