Live Music in Tempe

There’s nothing like chillaxin’ with your friends while listening to live music. Whether it’s an ear-splitting rock concert or an easy listening acoustic performance by one or two musicians, live music just makes you feel more alive, energized and in the moment.

So where’s the best place to hear all kinds of live music? Tempe, of course! Tempe’s tradition of offering the best live music by local and nationally known bands has drawn music lovers for decades. (Read this article for a look at some of Tempe’s legendary venues that are gone, but not forgotten.)  Walk through Downtown Tempe along Mill Avenue most evenings and you’ll find music emanating from restaurants and bars.

Live music isn’t limited just to Tempe’s Downtown. Regardless of your preference, be it rock, hip hop, electronic, country, jazz, blues or classical, fusion or world, you’ll find your favorite performed throughout Tempe practically every night of the week. (Read this article for a glimpse into Tempe’s musical past.)


Check out these Tempe venues for great places to chill with  live music, good eats and beverages. Visit their website or call to confirm performances, as dates and times and are subject to change.

Downtown Tempe Venues:

C.A.S.A. Sunbá
5 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 557-8226
D.J – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 240-1601
Live music on Friday and Saturday.

Fat Tuesday
680 S. Mill Ave. #106, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-3917
Live music every Friday.

Loco Patron
222 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 699-0922
Live music on Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

Low Key Piano Bar
501 S Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 355-1705
Hi tech and highly interactive dueling piano bar.

The Marquee
730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 829-0607 – 
The Marquee presents a wide variety of live music, from local to nationally known acts, and is one of the Valley’s most popular music venues.

Rula Bula Irish Pub and Restaurant
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 929-9500
Live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Shady Park 
26 E University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 474-4222 
Live music on weekends.

Live music at Tempe Marketplace:

The District at Tempe Marketplace
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 966-9338
Live music on The District Stage on Friday and Saturday evenings.

More Tempe locations for live music:

Opa Life Greek Café
227 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283
(480) 292-8180
Live music every Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 794-1706
Live music throughout the week.

Time Out Lounge
3129 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 968-6491
Live music Friday and Saturday nights.

Tres Tempe
7192 S. Price Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283
(480) 897-5300
Live music every Friday, 6-9 p.m.

Vincitorio’s Restaurant
1835 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 820-2786
Live music Wednesday through Sunday.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 967-4777
Yucca Tap Room has showcased local and international musicians and artists performing original material in an intimate setting since the early 1970’s.

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