For the seventh year in a row, El Paso rolls out the desert floor for the two-day Sun City Music Fest, featuring the best EDM on either side of the Rio Grande. One of the hottest helmeted DJs on the circuit, headliner Marshmello's summer has already taken him to Vegas, Ibiza, Paris and Spain. Besides his smash single "Alone," he's also charted with remixes of Zedd's "Beautiful Now" and Jack Ü's "Where Are Ü Now." British progressive trance trio Above & Beyond were nominated for a 2016 Best Dance Recording Grammy for their single "We're All We Need," and are known for their popular weekly radio shows. Their latest disc is Acoustic II. Among the 40 other DJs and acts set to perform at Ascarate Park are Sasha and Digweed, one of dance music's most influential duos. Spring for a VIP ticket and score express entry and access to viewing decks, separate restrooms, exclusive areas and more.
New Wave pop group Berlin broke through in a big way in the 1980s, particularly after the iconic appearance of their hit song "Take My Breath Away" in the movie Top Gun. Berlin's unforgettable melodies and cutting edge synth-pop sound also earned them huge hits like "No More Words," "Masquerade" and "The Metro." To this day, the band is led by its original sizzling vocalist Terri Nunn, who claimed the No. 11 spot on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Rock." They've been working on new material for a planned 2017 album release and are set to rock the house at BLK Live in Scottsdale.
One of the brightest Broadway stars of her generation, Idina Menzel (If/Then, Wicked, Rent) became a household name after hitting TV and film screens as the voice of Elsa in Frozen and as mom to Lea Michele's character on Glee, not to mention her starring role in Disney's Enchanted. In all of her roles, Menzel wows audiences with her strong, emotional performances and amazing voice. Her recently released, self-titled album is her most personal and introspective to date, and she recently starred in the Lifetime Television remake of Beaches. Now, you can catch her in person at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, where she'll perform a powerful mix of classic pop and musical theater favorites, backed by a live orchestra. In between numbers, expect some fun, often profanity-laced audience banter from this engaging and talented performer.
Clinton Fearon, who first gained fame as a member of the legendary roots reggae band The Gladiators, comes to BLK Live in Scottsdale for a night of acoustic grooves by the pool. Known as the lead singer of such Gladiators' hits as "Chatty Chatty Mouth," "Rich Man Poor Man," "Get Ready" and "Let Jah Be Praised," the Jamaican bassist and vocalist has released close to a dozen albums since going solo in the '80s, including two all-acoustic discs. You'll undoubtedly hear cuts from his latest, 2016's This Morning, at this gig, which also features opener Walt Richardson.
The answer to all your prog-rock questions is always Yes, and they're taking a special show on the road this summer -- dubbed the Yestival -- with Todd Rundgren and Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. This concert in the round at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix is led by the Grammy-winning group Yes, who were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2017, and who're promising to play tunes from each of their first nine studio discs up to 1980's Drama, including hits like "Roundabout," "I've Seen All Good People" and "Starship Troopers," among others. Also set to perform is innovative musician Todd Rundgren, who headed up bands Utopia and The Nazz, and found success as a solo artist with singles "Hello, It's Me" and "Bang the Drum All Day." Speaking of drums, legendary percussionist Carl Palmer brings his ELP Legacy to the stage as well, with Emerson, Lake & Palmer songs like "Lucky Man," "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "From the Beginning."
Great White, who enjoyed one of the biggest hits of the '80s with "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," celebrates almost four decades of rock at BLK Live in Scottsdale. Making its name on Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip, the band recorded a pair of platinum albums and were nominated for a Grammy in 1989. Still going strong with original lead singer Jack Russell, the band will perform hits from their deep catalog, including "Rock Me," "Save Your Love," "Call It Rock & Roll," "Hooked," "House of Broken Love" and more.
The Southern California hard rock juggernaut Autograph gave the world the ubiquitous hit "Turn Up the Radio," seminal albums such as Sign In Please, That's the Stuff and Loud and Clear as well as unforgettable sold out shows alongside everybody from Mötley Crüe and Ronnie James Dio to Van Halen and Aerosmith. Reunited and fortified by the hard-edged, bluesy voice of singer-guitarist Simon Daniels, they've taken their bombastic live performance to theaters, casinos and festivals throughout America, Canada and the UK. Their single "I Lost My Mind in America" made the Top 10 downloads on iTunes, and now you can witness their epic return at Scottsdale's BLK Live.
Sunday September 17, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Get ready to get the party started when Walshy Fire of the boundary-bursting, Diplo-founded group Major Lazer performs live at The Pressroom in Phoenix. A DJ, producer and rapper, Walshy Fire has been a key contributor in Major Lazer's success, helping to blend hip-hop and R&B with electronic and reggae sounds, serving as what he calls "the master of ceremonies" in the group. As Walshy Fire blasts his back-breaking, futuristic beats, you'll lose your mind while surrounded by breathtaking sound, state-of-the-art lighting and foam light sticks.