5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

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Jim Louvau
Sara Robinson and the Midnight Special play Crescent Ballroom on Sunday.

We've checked out the calendar, and musically, it seems like summer is coming to end. Musically, at least. From here on out, there are a steady diet of great shows coming to town. Check out our picks below, and browse our comprehensive concert listings if you'd like more options.

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5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend, 8/22 to 8/24

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Dino Graniello
Phenomenauts

Locals shine this weekend. Wooden Indian, Playboy Manbaby, and Thin Bloods are all releasing albums, so there are plenty of ways to support local arts these next few days. We've sifted through the listings and selected five shows worthy of checking out this week. If you'd like to double-check our work, you can always browse our comprehensive concert listings for many more options.

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Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

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Sheryl Crow will join Rascal Flatts at Ak-Chin Pavilion tonight.

Sure, the pickings are a little slim this weekend for live music. But there's still some great stuff around town, so check out our selections if you need a little help choosing what to do. And if you want a more comprehensive list, be sure to visit our full concert listings.

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7 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

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Antemasque

Don't be fooled by the naysayers. Those who say Phoenix doesn't have live music options in the summer are either lying or basing their statements off of the dark days before engineers mastered central air conditioning. There's enough music going on this weekend to keep Bomont barn-dancing for years.

Here's a list of runners-up we could have easily picked for this weekend's recommendations: Dark Time Sunshine/Open Mike Eagle at Club Red, Sugar Thieves at Rhythm Room, Japhy's Descent/Ghetto Cowgirl/The Sundowners/Tiptoe Gloryhole at Yucca Tap Room, Air Traffic Controller at Electric Ballroom, Le Butcherettes at Crescent Ballroom, Tedeschi Trucks Band at Talking Stick Casino.

And there are tons more options in our comprehensive concert listings as well.

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5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend, 8/1 to 8/3

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Jay Brannan: Bring tissues

Plenty to do this weekend, from past-their-prime '80s rockers to up-and-coming locals. Check out our five recommendations, and browse our comprehensive listings for even more options.

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6 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix this Weekend

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Jesika von Rabit

Instead of bitching about the weather, like we usually do here, let's instead think of reasons why 113-degree temperatures are actually good. After all, if you live in Phoenix during the summer, the world is your sauna, am I right? And to think some folks like to be indoors when they need to have a good sweat. Suckers. And why use your stupid oven to bake cookies when you can just put a baking sheet on your dashboard? And where would the window tinting and black-out curtain industries be without Phoenix summers, I ask you? Nowhere, that's where.

So be thankful for the heat, as it is the source of luxury, food, and commerce.

Most of these concerts take place in venues with air conditioning and cold beer. So check these out, browse our comprehensive concert listings if you would like to see more options, and stay hydrated, Phoenix.

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7 Best Concerts to See This Weekend

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Jurassic 5

In summertime, when we put together this list of best shows to see in Phoenix on any given weekend, we don't have very many options. It can be slim pickings for live music around here when it hits triple digits. Not this week. There are more concerts than you could possibly hope to see this weekend, and many of them are good. So consider the following seven shows the cream of the crop, and the following as honorable mentions: The Game/E-40 at Celebrity Theatre, ETC!ETC! at the Pressroom, Motley Crue and Alice Cooper at Ak-Chin Pavilion, Flotsam and Jetsam at Club Red, Brubek Brothers at the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, and Burning Palms/Freaks of Nature/Cherie Cherie at Lost Leaf.

Don't believe us? Browse our comprehensive concert listings and see for yourself.

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6 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

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Black Carl

Summertime sucks. But you know doesn't suck? Air conditioned music venues, that's what. Check out these six shows this weekend, and peruse our comprehensive concert listings for many more options.

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7 Concerts To Check Out in Phoenix on the Fourth of July

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Jeremiah Toller
Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra

The smoky smell and haze in the night sky from a fireworks show is a typical way to end a Fourth of July celebration.

However, what leads to the fireworks at the end of the night is the fun part. Many choose to grill and have parties to celebrate or attend some of the events around the Valley.
If you're looking to celebrate with live music, here are some options. All events are on July 4 unless otherwise noted.


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5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

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Marjolein Hoornaert
EMA

What's that, you say? Summers in Phoenix suck for live music? Expand your tastes, philistine. We got everything from washed-up '90s alt-rock superstars to at least three significant local showcases and almost everything in between.

If you don't see anything that tickles your pickle, check out our comprehensive concert listings for more options.

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