The Replacements to Headline Summer Ends Music Festival in September at Tempe Beach Park
Summer is only in its infancy and we're already more than eager for its end. Not only because we won't be sweating it out in a pizza oven writ large, but also because there are a few big outdoor concerts scheduled to take place, the most prominent of which was announced just this morning -- the Summer Ends Music Festival V.1.
Timothy Norris/LA Weekly Paul Westerberg performs with The Replacements at Coachella last month.
And it's definitely going to be a big event, if for no other reason than the fact its lineup is loaded up with legendary bands, including alt-rock vanguards The Replacements, as well as Violent Femmes, Foster the People, and the punk icons Descendents.
The three-day concert festival -- which will take over Tempe Beach Park from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28 -- will also feature performances from neo-soul act Fitz and The Tantrums, emo rockers Taking Back Sunday, indie poppers Capital Cities, Something Corporate/Jack's Mannequin singer Andrew McMahon, soul musician Allen Stone, and alt-rock bands Luscious Jackson and Switchfoot.
Local standouts Kongos, who have rocketed to national prominence in recent months, are also included.
While there are plenty of names scheduled to appear at Summer Ends Music Festival that are worth gushing over, The Replacements are arguably the crown jewel of the entire lineup. The groundbreaking Minneapolis band, which helped shape rock 'n' roll and influenced hundreds of other acts and musicians, reunited in 2013 after a 22-year absence.