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.
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.
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.
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 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)
Chill out under the roof and cheer on your hometown D-backs as they face division rivals the San Diego Padres at Chase Field. This late-season match-up could definitely have playoff implications, so you'll want to be there as Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, David Peralta and the rest of the hard-hitting Arizona gang battle Wil Myers and the Padres' tough lineup. Plus, you can take advantage of the Phoenix ballpark's wide range of concessions, from hot dogs, peanuts, ice cream and other classics, to craft beer, tacos and tamales.
Friday September 8, 2017 / 6:40pmSunday September 10, 2017 / 1:10pm