Upcoming Live Music Concerts in Phoenix Arizona 2016

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Upcoming Live Music Concerts in Phoenix Arizona

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There sure are many cities that have large areas and are very populous in the United States. How about the state capital then? As for that, the most populous one in the United States is none other than Phoenix.

With the city being populous like that, you can expect that Phoenix citizens can offer great attractions for you who come as a tourist. You can always expect the same to its music.

Of course, there are many concerts in Phoenix this very year. There will even be series of events in the following years too. So, are you curious about the ones around 2015 till 2016?

The City of Phoenix in the State of Arizona

Let’s talk about the city of Phoenix AZ first here before we talk about the upcoming concerts this year.

So, what do you know about this city then? To tell you the truth, Phoenix was settled first as an agricultural community in 1867.

It settled near the confluence of the Salt River and Gila River. Then, in 1881 Phoenix was incorporated as a city.

Well, it is true that this city has a subtropical desert climate. Even so, there is a thriving farming community that produces crops like alfalfa, cotton, citrus, and hay that are important to the economy of this city.

Phoenix in the state of Arizona is known as the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Speaking about metro area, this city is 13th largest one in the United States by population.

If it is by land area, it still includes as one of the largest cities in U.S. Valley of the Sun is the nickname people use to call this city. So, what do you think about it then? Phoenix is indeed the largest city in the state of Arizona.

Being one of the state capitals in the United States, there must be many interesting and exciting attractions, including live music events to expect there.

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The Live Music and Musicians of Phoenix

Speaking about the music in the state of Arizona, Native American music was the one that influences it originally.

Around the 20th century, the music has then been influenced by the immigrant communities there. As the time goes on, many bands have been popping up here and there around the cities within the state.

The 1960s

In the city of Phoenix itself, rock and R&B bands appeared first in the 1960s and they were inspired by British Invasion groups. Alice Cooper and Bill Spooner were the musicians who became known at that time. Soon, the pop-rock group was formed as well.

The 1980s

Then, early in the 1980s, hardcore punk bands greatly influenced the grunge with their country influences. Those bands were like the Feederz, JFA, and Meat Puppets.

The 1990s

After that, exactly during the 1990s, there was formation and rise of pop punk/emo band, Jimmy Eat World as well.

The Early 2000s

Then, in the late 1990s toward early 2000s, rock scene made its appearance in Phoenix. Indie rock bands that appeared during that time were like Fine China and Peachcake. Other music genres have also appeared one after another since that time too.

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Upcoming Concerts Coming to Phoenix

Phoenix concerts have passed more than half way of a year in this very year. If you ask whose concerts are the top in Arizona, there are quite many of them.

Top Phoenix Arizona Concerts

Among them, there are Andrea Bocelli, Bill O’Reilly, Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Florence and the Machine, Florida Georgia Line, Garth Brooks, Jackson Browne, Janet Jackson in concert, Juan Gabriel, Marc Anthony, Madonna, Sam Smith, Motley Crue, Theresa Caputo, Shinedown, Twenty One Pilots, Van Halen, and also Zac Brown Band.

Of course, there is a possibility for them to appear in Phoenix concerts this year. If you want us to categorize them based on their genres, we will tell you some of them here.

Country and Folk Music

Country and folk concerts will start from October 2, 2015 to January 28, 2016. The events are Rascal Flatts with Scotty McCreery, Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, Dar Williams, Jimmy Webb, etc.


Rock concerts will start from September 28, 2015 to March 6, 2016. The events are Van Halen, David Cook, Joyce Manor, Don Henley, Calexico, etc.

Rap/Hip Hop

Rap/hip hop concerts will start from October 17, 2015 to November 21, 2015. The events are Lil Boosie, Jack and Jack, Flo Rida, etc.

Hard Rock

Hard rock concerts will start from November 1, 2015 to April 16, 2016. The events are For Today, Carnifex, Deafheaven, the Acacia Strain, and Of Mice and Man.

Music Festivals

Music festivals concerts will start from November 7, 2015 to March 11, 2016. The events are Az Hip Hop Festival; Not so Silent Night feat San Hunt, Chase Rice, and Jerrod Niemann; and 2016 McDowell Mountain Music Festival.

Concert Venues

For those concerts, the venues used are Ak-Chin Pavilion, Musical Instrument Museum, US Airways Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Arizona State Fair, etc.

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The Concerts Schedule and Tickets

For this week, there are Rascal Flatts with Scotty MacCreery, Joyce Manor, Don Henley, the Dear Hunter, and Calexico this weekend.

2015 Concert Calendar

Of course, there are still series of events just ahead of us. There will be more excitement to feel this year than how it was in 2014. As the time goes on, the Phoenix music must have made some development after all.

See our events calendar to see the one that meets your schedule of coming to the city of Phoenix this year. It would be good if you can find the one or two near the place where you will stay here.

We have all months covered throughout the year. Now, we have the ones from today till the next year. Even there is concert happening tonight. Don’t worry! We have the dates, the time, and the place included in our show list.

Grab Your Cheap Tickets

Of course, we do sell tickets for those concerts. Here, at Main Event Specials, we have special deals that you can take advantage to get the best offer you want the most for seeing Phoenix concerts.

So, buy one or two from us here! Don’t hesitate long and waste your time! Make sure not to miss your chance to hear the sounds of the Valley of the Sun this year!