Check out our live music scene

Live Music & Concerts

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.
 
Arizona Sports & Music Festival

Oct 19

Arizona Sports & Music Festival

Tempe Sports Complex

October 19, 2024

Arizona Sports League presents the Arizona Sports & Music Festival, sponsored by Hello Sugar, at Tempe Sports Complex on Oct. 19. Choose your sport, grab a drink and enjoy the best day of sports and music!

Fantasy of Lights Parade & Holiday Market

Nov 29

Fantasy of Lights Street Parade

Downtown Tempe

November 29, 2024

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!

Kimberly Akimbo at ASU Gammage

Dec 3 - Dec 8

ASU Gammage presents “Kimberly Akimbo”

ASU Gammage

December 3, 2024 - December 8, 2024

ASU Gammage presents a new musical about growing up and growing old (in no particular order). “Kimberly Akimbo” is the winner of 5 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL.

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

Dec 6 - Dec 8

Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts

Downtown Tempe

December 6, 2024 - December 8, 2024

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.

A group of runners cross the finish line

Jan 18 - Jan 19

Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona

Downtown Tempe

January 18, 2025 - January 19, 2025

Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona combines running, travel and entertainment, providing a world-class event atmosphere for participants and spectators alike.

SOME LIKE IT HOT at ASU Gammage

Feb 11 - Feb 16

ASU Gammage presents “Some Like it Hot”

ASU Gammage

February 11, 2025 - February 16, 2025

Set in Chicago when Prohibition has everyone thirsty for a little excitement, "Some Like it Hot" is the story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit.

WICKED at ASU Gammage

Mar 4 - Mar 30

ASU Gammage presents “Wicked”

ASU Gammage

March 4, 2025 - March 30, 2025

ASU Gammage presents “Wicked” — the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story.

Tempe Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe

Mar 7 - Mar 9

Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts

Downtown Tempe

March 7, 2025 - March 9, 2025

The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 20 Art Festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist and has received the Pinnacle Award from the International Festival and Events Association.

Mamma Mia at ASU Gammage

May 27 - Jun 1

ASU Gammage presents “Mamma Mia”

ASU Gammage

May 27, 2025 - June 1, 2025

ASU Gammage presents “Mamma Mia,” the feel-good show about a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Life of Pi at ASU Gammage

Jun 17 - Jun 22

ASU Gammage presents “Life of Pi”

ASU Gammage

June 17, 2025 - June 22, 2025

ASU Gammage presents “Life of Pi” the winner of three Tony Awards® and the Olivier Award for Best Play. Based on the novel that sold more than 15 million copies and became a worldwide phenomenon, “Life of Pi” is an epic story of perseverance and hope that speaks to every generation.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Jul 22 - Aug 3

ASU Gammage presents “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

ASU Gammage

July 22, 2025 - August 3, 2025

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to “Moulin Rouge! The Musical!”

 
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