End of summer in Phoenix means longer nights, cooler days and the return of the city's busy festival season.
The four-day music festival brings some of the biggest stars in modern rock, pop and hip hop to the desert. And the lineup traditionally brings a blend of up-and-coming acts and major industry names, drawing thousands of music-lovers from around the country, as well as college students from nearby Arizona State University.
Kanye West will headline the 2015 Summer Ends Music Festival — Photo courtesy of Summer Ends Music Festival
In 2015, the festival lineup features major hit makers on the main stage, including Kanye West, Hozier, Chance the Rapper, Big Sean and Brandon Flowers. The festival also has a second, smaller stage that features exclusively local acts.
This year's Summer Ends Music Festival is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, to Sunday, Sept. 27. The event takes place along the banks of the Tempe Town Lake, where fans can stand or sprawl out on the green lawn to enjoy the music.
The musical extravaganza kicks off on Thursday, with performances from Hozier, Brandon Flowers and indie rock group Cold War Kids.
The festivities continue on Friday with performances from Brand New, Jimmy Eat World, Spoon, Thrice, Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine.
Weekend performances go on all day and include sets by J. Cole, Big Sean, Slightly Stoopid, G-Eazy, Rebelution, Pepper, The Green and Jez Dior. Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, Kaytranada and Vic Mensa are scheduled to perform on the final day of the festival.
There's no camping allowed during the festival, but Tempe area hotels are offering discounted room rates for festival-goers.
Food vendors will be on hand to feed concert-goers, offering water, soda, beer, alcoholic beverages and both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options. A free water station will be available for music fans, as well as several ATM stations.
Many of the musical artists on the line-up will also have booths selling music, T-shirts and other exclusive merchandise.
All tickets to the festival are general admission and standing room only. Currently, only single-day tickets are available, which can be purchased from the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
Tickets for Sept. 24 to Sept. 26 are $54.50 per ticket. Tickets for the final day of the festival on Sept. 27 go for $135.
The event will go on rain or shine, so bring your umbrella in case of a late-summer shower.