The Ak-Chin Pavilion is located in southwest Phoenix, owned by Live Nation Entertainment. It is a large concert venue, the largest open-air amphitheater in the Phoenix area. Although it is not located on Native American land, the Ak-Chin Indian Community sponsors and has the current naming rights for the venue. The Ak-Chin Community is comprised mostly of Tohono O'odham and Pima native Americans.
Concerts are held here year-round, even during hot summer nights.
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Ak-Chin Pavilion Address
2121 N. 83rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85035
This concert venue has been known by several different names since it opened in 1990:
Desert Sky Pavilion (1990 - 1996)
Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion (1996 - 2001)
Cricket Pavilion (2001 - 2006)
Cricket Wireless Pavilion (2006 - 2010)
Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion (2010 - 2013)
Desert Sky Pavilion (2013 - 2013)
Ak-Chin Pavilion (2013 - present)
The seating area is covered, and has a capacity of 8,000. Obviously, since Ak-Chin Pavilion is an open-air venue, there is no air-conditioning here but there are some fans that keep the air moving.
The General Admission lawn area is not covered. All events are rain or shine. Seating pads, blankets and low lawn chairs are permitted to be brought into the amphitheater.
Because this is an open-air amphitheater, you might think that it is not in use in the summer, when temperatures in the desert are consistently in the 100℉ neighborhood.
You'd be incorrect! Evening concerts are held here in the summer, and Phoenix is a popular stop on many summer band tours (check this year's schedule). While the temperature does not go down significantly at night, after sunset in the Phoenix area, it is much more comfortable than in the daytime. If you have lawn seats, you might consider bringing a spray bottle of water and a paper fan with you in case you need to cool down!
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