Summer Concerts 2017 — Music is Hot in Phoenix

When the Temperatures Rise the Hot Bands Come to Phoenix

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Summer is the prime season for big music festivals all over the country. Are there any summer concerts in the Phoenix area? An outdoor music festival in July or August would result in high demand for paramedics to take care of all the people who would suffer from heat exhaustion in 110°+ temperatures! Surprisingly, Phoenix is a popular summer destination for travelers (and locals) who want to see their favorite bands.

We have more than enough cool, indoor venues to support the hottest bands and tours in the country. Even though the temperatures soar in the summer in Phoenix, Ak-Chin Pavilian (formerly known as Desert Sky Pavilion, Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion, and Cricket Wireless Pavilion) is outdoors, with both reserved seats and grass. Be advised that it doesn't cool down much at night in Phoenix, but they use misters there. Occasionally the Mesa Amphitheater, a smaller venue, has outdoor summer concerts. At the other locations, you'll be inside in air-conditioned comfort. The disadvantage is that you can't sprawl out on the grass, and you'll have to wear a shirt and shoes!

Tickets for some of these bands sell out quickly. If you can't find the tickets you want through the venue's usual ticket seller, you can try a reputable ticket broker. Buying from another source? Beware of fake tickets!

Of course, we also have theatre and family entertainment around town.

You can check the JuneJulyAugust and September concert calendars to see what else is going on this summer.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Phoenix Summer Concerts 2017: June 1 through June 30

Tim Allen
​June 3 
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale

The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
June 7
Location and Tickets: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale

Average White Band
June 8
Location and Tickets: Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler

AC2 - Anderson Cooper with Andy Cohen
June 9
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Bill Engvall
​June 9
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale

Julianne and Derek Hough
June 10
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers
June 11
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Candy Dulfer
June​ 11
​​​​Location and Tickets: Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix

Roger Waters
June 14
Location: Gila River Arena, Glendale
Tickets: Ticketmaster.com

Rebelution
June 15
Location and Tickets: Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa

Katt Williams
June 16
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Brit Floyd
June 17
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Queen + Adam Lambert 
June 23
Location and Tickets: Gila River Arena, Glendale

Ted Nugent
June 27
Location and Tickets: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

Iron Maiden
June 28
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Future
June 28
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Carlos Santana
June 30
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Phoenix Summer Concerts 2017: July 1 through July 31

Kathy Mattea
July 2
​​​​Location and Tickets: Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix

J. Cole
July 6
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Deftones and Rise Against 
July 9
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Tony Bennett
July 11
Location and Tickets: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

Kendrick Lamar
July 12
Location and Tickets: Gila River Arena, Glendale

Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips
July 16
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Dirty Heads & Soja
July 16
Location and Tickets: Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa

Third Eye Blind
July 18
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Chris Isaak
July 19
Location and Tickets: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

Happy Together Tour
July 21
Location and Tickets: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

Cheech & Chong
​July 21
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale

I Love the 90’s Tour
July 22
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Sabrina Carpenter
July 22
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Donny & Marie
​July 22
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale

Los Angeles Azules
July 22
Location and Tickets: Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie 
July 25
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Dwight Yoakam
July 28
Location and Tickets: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

Phoenix Summer Concerts 2017: August 1 through August 31

John Mayer
August 1
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Matchbox 20 and Counting Crows
August 2
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Meek Mill & Yo Gotti
August 3
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Neil Diamond
August 4
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Metallica
August 4
Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale
​Tickets: Ticketmaster.com

Banda MS
August 4
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Ed Sheeran
August 5
Location and Tickets: Gila River Arena, Glendale

Postmodern Jukebox and Straight No Chaser
August 11
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Wynonna & The Big Noise
​August 12
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale

Dennis deYoung
August 11
Location and Tickets: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

Ha*Ash
August 12
Location and Tickets: Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler

Steve Martin & Martin Short
August 13
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Edgar Winter Band
August 15
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Herbie Hancock
August 17
Location and Tickets: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

Sam Hunt
August 19
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Slayer, Lamb of God, Behemoth
August 20
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Foreigner & Cheap Trick
August 24
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Australian Pink Floyd
​August 24
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale

Dierks Bentley
August 26
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Toto
August 29
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Linkin Park
August 30
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Phoenix Summer Concerts 2017: September 1 through September 30

Idina Menzel
September 3
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Ricardo Arjona
September 8
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Nickelback and Daughtry
September 9
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Florida Georgia Line
September 10
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

George Benson and Kenny G
September 15
Location and Tickets: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

The Beach Boys
September 17
Location and Tickets: Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

Janet Jackson
September 21
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Jesse Colin Young & Jethro Tull's Martin Barre
September 22
Location and Tickets: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix

truTV’s Impractical Jokers “The Tenderloins”
September 23
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Fleet Foxes w/ Beach House
September 24
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix

Imagine Dragons w/ Grouplove and K.Flay
September 26
Location and Tickets: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix

Depeche Mode
September 27
Location and Tickets: Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix

Paramore
September 27
Location and Tickets: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix