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The Music Theater, located within the Musical Instrument Museum, is a venue that hosts concerts featuring artists from around the world. Performances here cover a variety of genres and include jazz, piano and even theater. Artists such as Led Zeppelin, John Mayall, Debashish Bhattacharya and Carlos Prieto are just a few names that have made up the eclectic schedule of events. The auditorium can comfortably seat 300, for bookings and details, check out their website.
The Phoenix Symphony Hall, a musical institution in Arizona, is home to the state's only full time professional orchestra. The orchestra entertains audiences with a variety of musical scores, from classical to pop. The Symphony Hall is also part of many community activities that put together educational programs for school children.
Housed in a building dating back to 1917, Crescent Ballroom is a wonderful venue located in Downtown Phoenix. Live gigs take place every night and the venue's relatively small size ensures that the crowd can get up close with the performing artists. If the music gets too loud for you, step out on the patio, drinks in tow.
Named in honor of Lewis Nash, a legendary jazz drummer, The Nash is an educational center, concert space and jazz club all rolled into one. Located in the center of downtown Phoenix on Roosevelt Row, it was established by Jazz in Arizona in 2012. From workshops, classes to jazz camps, performances by budding musicians, pros and touring artists, and jazz after hours, The Nash explores the classic and new of this genre of music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Built in the 1960s, this notable theater was originally a conference center. Currently the venue is used for concerts and comedy with many popular artists making this a stop while on tour. Popular entertainers who have performed here include Garth Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin and Diana Ross. It seats 1888 to 2650 depending on the stage conversion offering a theater-in-the-round style or as a proscenium stage, based on production needs. Ample secured parking is available. Call or visit the website for a current schedule of upcoming events, as well as ticketing information.
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.