Live Music & Concerts

Check out our live music scene

Check out our live music scene

Tempe has a history of hosting live music. Bands such as the Gin Blossoms, Jimmy Eat World and Meat Puppets got their start in and around Mill Avenue. From buskers on the streets to soloists in a pub to student performances at ASU to big name entertainers at the Marquee Theater, you will find the genre of music that fits your taste.

Oct 13 - Oct 15

Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park

October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023

The Tempe Oktoberfest combines beer gardens, live music, a polka stage, great food including German fare, a carnival, kids activities and much more fun. 

Loteria Nights

Oct 18 - Nov 15

Lotería Nights at Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden

October 18, 2023 - November 15, 2023

Gather your amigos and join the Desert Botanical Garden Oct. 18 and Nov. 15 for rounds of Lotería, prizes, tasty food, drinks, música y más.

AZ Sports & Music Fest

Oct 21

Arizona Sports & Music Festival

Tempe Sports Complex

October 21, 2023

Arizona Sports League presents the Arizona Sports & Music Festival, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, at Tempe Sports Complex on Oct. 21, 2023. Choose your sport, grab a drink and enjoy the best day of sports and music!

Pride Flag

Oct 21 - Oct 22

Phoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian Park

October 21, 2023 - October 22, 2023

This year’s Phoenix Pride Festival will continue to be a two-day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration at Indian Steele Park.

ASU Homecoming Parade

Oct 22 - Oct 28

ASU Homecoming Events

ASU Tempe Campus

October 22, 2023 - October 28, 2023

Return to your Sun Devil roots and connect with your favorite campus places, be a part of the traditions of Royalty Court, Lantern Walk, the Homecoming Parade and the Block Party, Oct. 22-28, 2023.

Dia de Los Muertos at Desert Botanical Garden

Nov 4 - Nov 5

Día de los Muertos Celebration

Desert Botanical Garden

November 4, 2023 - November 5, 2023

Join the community in celebrating the tradition of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, at the Desert Botanical Garden's weekend festival, Nov. 4 & 5, 2023.

Tempe Jam at Tempe Sports Complex

Nov 4

Tempe Jam

Tempe Sports Complex

November 4, 2023

Tempe Jam is a free annual music celebration to honor and highlight local bands and musicians who live, work or play in Tempe.


Nov 14 - Nov 19


ASU Gammage

November 14, 2023 - November 19, 2023

AIN’T TOO PROUD tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group's personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.

Fantasy of Lights Parade & Holiday Market

Nov 24

Fantasy of Lights Street Parade

Downtown Tempe

November 24, 2023

A holiday tradition enjoyed by generations — the Downtown Tempe Fantasy of Lights Street Parade features a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, Santa photos and so much more!

Las Noches de las Luminarias at DBG

Nov 24 - Dec 30

Las Noches de las Luminarias

Desert Botanical Garden

November 24, 2023 - December 30, 2023

Experience the beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias this holiday season with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the Desert Botanical Garden.

two couples walking on the streets at the Tempe Festival of the Arts

Dec 1 - Dec 3

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts

Downtown Tempe

December 1, 2023 - December 3, 2023

The Tempe Festival of the Arts offers visitors a distinct shopping experience each fall and spring in Downtown Tempe. More than 300 artist booths line Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork.


Dec 5 - Dec 10


ASU Gammage

December 5, 2023 - December 10, 2023

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES.

THE WIZ at ASU Gammage in Tempe, AZ

Jan 2 - Jan 7

THE WIZ at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage

January 2, 2024 - January 7, 2024

The highly anticipated Broadway revival of THE WIZ returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Pre-Broadway tour, the first one in 40 years.

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