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Copper Blues is a sleek rock bar downtown Phoenix. Featuring live music, an impressive selection of more than 60 tap beers, good food and an amazing outdoor patio on the second floor, this venue is one of the most popular destinations in the city.
This arts and cultural center is dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of the Latino culture in Arizona. The center features everything from art exhibits about issues important to the Latino community to presenting food fairs and traditional celebrations. The gift shop stocks many items from Latin America that make great gifts and souvenirs.
Home to the Arizona Rattlers, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, this arena is located in downtown Phoenix. This facility that accommodates thousands of spectators not only hosts sporting events, but also concerts and boxing matches. Epic artists such as Frank Sinatra and Lady Gaga have performed here in the past. Nearby landmarks and entertainment opportunities include the Chase Field Stadium and the Arizona Center.
Featuring multiple stages, the Herberger Theater Center is centrally located in downtown Phoenix. Center Stage contains a hydraulic orchestra pit and accommodates up to 802 patrons and the superb acoustics optimize every dramatic presentation. The smaller, more intimate Stage West theater seats 325 and this is where various dance troupes, plays and orchestras perform. This center is also home to Ballet Arizona, the Actors' Theater of Phoenix and the Arizona Theater Company.
The Arizona Federal Theatre is a state-of-the-art entertainment venue designed for concerts, Broadway shows, family stage shows, boxing and convention meetings. Seating can vary from 1900 to 5000 for concerts, and 5500 for sporting or corporate events. This theater combines a classic, fully rigged Broadway stage with the brilliance of modern arena technology. Past performers include Marc Anthony, Hilary Duff, The Killers and Al Green. Wrestling match-ups also take place on a frequent basis at this venue.
If you are a movie buff and want to watch movies in absolute comfort, then the IMAX Theatre at the Arizona Science Center is just for you. They can seat up to 280 and feature one of the best sound and picture quality screens. Scheduling two movies everyday, watch in either standard or the 3D format for an experience that takes you to another world. For ticket bookings and more information, check out their website.
Downtown Phoenix's hottest sports fixture is this immense masterpiece of engineering. Home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the facility seats more than 48,000 and features a retractable roof that exposes the natural turf to sunlight. During the intense heat of summers here, this air-conditioned ballpark cools down the heated competition. Other highlights of the building include a pool and spa that can be reserved for private parties. Tours are available year-round and last a little more than an hour.
For a look into the history of Arizona as it was in the late 19th Century, visit Historic Heritage Square and its environs. One of the highlights in downtown Phoenix, it is filled with other sites including the opulent Rosson House which dates back to 1895. This Queen Anne structure has been fully restored and today functions as a museum recreating the magic of a time long forgotten. For a bite to eat, the noted Pizzeria Bianco is just around the corner. Other sites in the square include the Arizona Doll & Toy Museum, and if you wish to escape even the 21st Century, right next door you'll find the Arizona Science Center.
After visiting the galleries of the Phoenix Art Museum, drop by the Phoenix Theatre, just next door, to enjoy various performing art events. Considered to be one of the oldest performing arts center in Arizona, Phoenix Theatre leaves no stone unturned in providing top-notch entertainment. The theater's main stage has been host to a plethora of performances like concerts, comedy shows, drama and dance shows bringing in a number of renowned artists and groups. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Rhythm Room was chosen as one of the Top Twenty Blues Venues in the USA by Blues Review Magazine and has won Best Blues Club by local Phoenix periodicals countless times. This musical hot spot has featured headline acts by greats such as Deke Dickerson and Bob Margolin. Legendary guitarist Guitar Shorty, the man who taught Jimi Hendrix to play the guitar with his teeth, is a frequent performer. Top names in rock circles, from Deerhoof to The Spinto Band, also make this place their stop when in Phoenix. Pictures framed Blues legends cover the walls but the main attraction is always the stage. Great seats everywhere with tiny tables big enough for a couple of cocktails and a light bite. Sunnyside Barbecue is served Friday and Saturday nights.
The Ak-Chin Pavilion (formerly Desert Sky Pavilion, Cricket Wireless Pavilion and Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion), is an open-air amphitheater which opened in 1990. This venue offers approximately 8000 reserved seats in the open-air pavilion and more than 11,000 seats on the lawn. The fan-cooled pavilion offers theater-style seats and high-tech acoustics, making this an enjoyable setting for a variety of events. Previous concerts held here include top names like Aerosmith, India Arie, the Dave Matthews Band and Britney Spears. Refreshments are available.
Home to the Arizona Cardinals NFL team, the stadium also serves as a multi-purpose complex thanks to its state of the art architectural design. With a retractable roof, the stadium is open for all events rain or shine. In addition, the field is made of roll-in natural grass. From conventions to concerts, the State Farm Stadium has seating for over 63,000.