Whether you're a fan of blues, metal, or everything in between, Phoenix has a number of top-notch music venues where you can witness today's best performers do their magic on stage.
If you want to see some of the biggest names in pop, rock and hip hop, chances are you'll be heading to a show at the Comerica Theatre or the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. Although slightly fraying at the edges, the Celebrity's theatre-in-the-round presentation (with no seat more than 70 feet from the revolving stage) always makes for an interesting show.
Fans of authentic blues and jazz will want to head straight to the Rhythm Room or Char's Has the Blues, two long-standing Phoenix institutions where legendary blues artists take the stage in the intimacy of these small, respected venues.
In downtown Phoenix, the Crescent Ballroom and Valley Bar are newer venues that have injected a good dose of life to the local live music scene. The Crescent Ballroom even hosts free live music in the lounge several nights a week.
If a night of rock 'n roll is on your agenda, head to the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, where the music is always loud and good times are nearly guaranteed.
In a jazz mood? Head to the The Nash, Phoenix's only downtown jazz club, featuring an eclectic nightly line-up of local players and national luminaries.