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Tempe, AZ 85281
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Mon–Sat: 11am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 6pm

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Full Calendar

Stay on top of the happenings at Tempe Marketplace with our full calendar.

  • Thursday
    2

    Local Heroes CelebrationThursday, July 2
    District Stage, 7-9pm

    In honor of the Fourth of July, Valley residents are invited to a FREE, fun filled event to meet the heroes who help keep us safe on a daily basis. On-site for the event will be an armored vehicle, police horses, a firetruck, The Thing from Fantastic Four, Hawkeye, Captain America and Thor. Attendees can also enjoy complimentary ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery, drinks from Core Natural, prizes from Harkins Theatres, Dave & Buster’s and more!

  • Friday
    3

    InterfateDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Rock Band
    A hard hitting, three-piece band from Laveen, Arizona who plays for the sake to ensure rock lives through distorted guitars, loud drums and groovy bass. They popped up in the local scene around 2008 and started playing a few shows around town. The band started working on material that would later be on their first album which is self titled, Interfate. They enjoy what they do, while encouraging everyone to keep the spirit of rock 'n' roll alive. Enjoy Interfate, support them and the scene all around.

    For details, visit facebook.com/Interfate

  • Friday
    3

    Sydney SpragueB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Indie Singer/Songwriter
    Sydney Sprague’s captivating and engaging songs, voice, and personality bring a refreshing relate-ability to her audience and fans everywhere. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Sydney has honed her talent amongst the some of the best artists out there and brings a refreshing voice and uniqueness to the music world in a seemingly effortless manner.

    For details, visit sydneysprague.com

  • Saturday
    4

    RatioDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Funk, Soul, Jazz and R&B Band
    Ratio is one of Phoenix, Arizona’s premier bands specializing in Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Funk and Pop.

    Recognized as the “Best Jazz Band in Phoenix” by the Phoenix New Times Magazine and the “Best Blues Band” by the Arizona Republic, this versatile band led by founder Larry Rhymes is comprised of some of the best musicians in Phoenix. Their repertoire contains 60’s and 70’s Funk, 80’s Jams, Smooth Jazz, Classic Soul and Motown.

    For details, visit ratioband.com

  • Saturday
    4

    Fourth of July SpecialSaturday, July 4
    As You Wish Pottery, 10am-6pm

    Come celebrate the 4th from 10am – 6pm with $4 studio fees.

    Learn more at asyouwishpottery.com

  • Saturday
    4

    Tiger HeistB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Singer/Songwriter
    Tiger Heist is an indie/pop/reggae singer songwriter from Phoenix Arizona. His style is similar to artist such as Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and Passenger. HIs passionate vocals set him apart and give him a unique style all is own.

    For details, visit facebook.com/tigerheist

  • Friday
    10

    Matt KahlerB&N Fountain, 4-6pm

    Acoustic Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
    Matt Kahler is a local Phoenix, Arizona singer-songwriter. He’s been playing guitar for seven years, and began writing his own soft acoustic-rock-inspired songs in 2010, centered around guitar rhythms and catchy vocal hooks. Matt draws influences from nearly all types of music, but most prominently rock, blues, pop, and jazz. His dedication to putting everything into writing and performing, along with his smooth style and catchy songs are sure to capture and entertain any audience.

    For details, visit reverbnation.com/mattkahler

  • Friday
    10

    Modern Aztec Design - Beginning TechniqueFriday, July 10
    As You Wish Pottery, 7pm-9pm

    This mod design work is done almost entirely with funwriter and it looks great on just about any piece of pottery. Ages 12 to adult. $10 PLUS pottery of your choice.

    Sign up at asyouwishpottery.com

  • Friday
    10

    The Chris G. BandDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Alternative Indie Band
    “Whether it makes you want to dance, makes you want to sing, makes you want to cry, makes you smile, makes you love, or miss someone, let the music be food for your soul.” Chris Garcia was born and raised in the state of Arizona. Chris has been singing and writing since he was a child. Singing in his local church choir, he learned how to use his voice as an instrument. In 2008, Chris joined the local rock group No1else. The band did well, performing at local churches and charity events.

    In 2009, he decided to venture into the music world on his own, perusing his own style of music. Chris draws from influences such as Lifehouse, Michael Jackson, U2 and THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS. Chris’ unique vocals, along with his “fusion-esque” style of music, are sure to draw in listeners and fans of all ages. “I want to tell stories with my songs, but at the same time, be fun. The goal is for the song to draw you in to its world and envelop you. I want my fans and listeners to enjoy the music just like they would a good movie.” His first full length solo album is due out in 2014.

    For details, visit officialchrisg.com

  • Friday
    10

    Jocelyn ObermeyerB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Harpist Extraordinaire
    Jocelyn Obermeyer a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner, began her musical interests in 3rd grade with the organ and piano. Shortly thereafter she took up the clarinet and continued on to graduate from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Music in Clarinet. Also having studied flute and saxophone, specifically jazz, she had the opportunity to tour with jazz greats Louie Bellson, James Moody, and Phil Wilson just to name a few.

  • Saturday
    11

    ScorchedDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Alternative Indie Band
    Scorched is a hard-driving acoustic electric rock band hailing from Las Vegas and Phoenix. They deliver an original sound that is as hot as their name suggests. Highly experienced singer/songwriters Wade Eno and Kristopher Tuttle have joined with formally trained musician, Chris Holland on drums/percussion, creating a sound that has been called “addictive”. They have toured the East Coast extensively from Maine to Florida, and all over the West Coast, and plan to release an EP in late 2015. Their experience and talents combined make Scorched one of the most fun, original, and intriguing bands in the Southwest region.

  • Saturday
    11

    Pam MoritaB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Jazz Keyboardist
    A professional pianist/singer in Chicago since 1980, Pam played at the Drake Hotel, Park Hyatt Hotel, the Fairmont, the Palmer House as well as well known jazz clubs as Andy’s and the Green Mill.In 2000, Pam moved to Phoenix primarily because her parents lived there. Since moving to the Valley, Pam became a Nordstrom pianist for 5 years (as a soloist and with trios), and has played at the Top of the Rock Restaurant, Glendale Gaslight Inn, the Estate House, Cartwright’s, Chandler Jazz Festival, 98 South, the Phoenix Music Festival, the Borgata, the Phoenician, the Biltmore, West Valley Art Museum, Scottsdale Artwalk, and the Kerr Cultural Center.

    For details, visit pammorita.com

  • Wednesday
    15

    Wacky WednesdayWednesday, July 15
    As You Wish Pottery

    Free Studio Fees All Day!Not valid with any other offer or coupon.

    Learn more at asyouwishpottery.com

  • Thursday
    16

    Tempe Adventure Run Thursday, July 16
    Road Runner Sports, 7pm

    Every 3rd Thursday, meet new running friends at Road Runner Sports. Run to checkpoints for raffle tickets and enter to win fun giveaways. Registration starts at 6pm. Bring a light and wear reflective gear to participate.

    For details, visit adventurerun.com

  • Friday
    17

    Beretta SunDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Original Indie Alternative
    Formed in the spring of 2010, Beretta Sun has quickly climbed the ranks to captivate the hearts of the Southwest. Armed with honest lyrics and a driving musical force, this pop rock band has combined the unique ability to command the stage with both full band and acoustic performances.

    Beretta Sun has toured the Southwest U.S., sharing the stage with illustrious acts, such as The Maine, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Atomic Punks, ColdFusion, Kill Paradise, A Change Of Pace, Cardboard Stereo, Revive the Radio and 20 Days Gone to name a few!

    For details, visit facebook.com/berettasun

  • Friday
    17

    John CalvertB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Folk, Classical and World Music
    The words earthy and melodic best describe the fresh sound of accomplished fingerstyle guitarist John Calvert. Harnessing aural textures from folk, jazz, flamenco and classical music, Calvert’s genuine and unpretentious compositions resound with a calming yet adventurous spirit.

    Calvert attributes much of his success to his perennial experience at the world famous Berklee College of Music. His rich formal training artfully blends into an inspiring and original sound. Though his music is difficult to categorize, John likes to classify it as simply guitar music. He performs frequently at a variety of venues throughout the Phoenix area, both solo and in groups such as Radiant Sky.

    John’s down-to-earth attitude, combined with outstanding musical technique, continues to delight audiences. Whether performing for a small intimate group or for a large-capacity setting, John Calvert is guaranteed to deliver a most memorable listening experience!

    For details, visit southwestartsmusic.com

  • Saturday
    18

    Hello SwindonDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    High Energy Original Alternative Band
    Much like the fictional-and awesome-Spinal Tap, Hello Swindon has had its share of ups and downs. In ten years the band has had five different bass players and two sax players, but that’s the way it goes.

    Original members singer/guitarist Scott Semple and singer/percussionist John Vick form the center of the band, along with saxophone player Todd Sisk, who has been in the band since 2001, and bassist Matthew Schafman, who joined up in 2005.

    For details, visit helloswindon.com

  • Saturday
    18

    Grady SoinéB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Easy Listening Keyboardist
    Grady Soiné of Gradymusic has delighted fans worldwide with his unique style of piano/keyboard music. Gradymusic is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Grady is an accomplished composer/pianist who’s other passion is bringing ideas to life and helping others accomplish their dreams.

    For details, visit gradymusic.com

  • Friday
    24

    Spolvero Italian Workshop - Beginning TechniqueFriday, July 24
    As You Wish Pottery, 6:30pm-9pm

    We are so excited to introduce this new technique! This amazing plate is made with a new stencil technique and funwriters—that’s it—no brushes! Ages 12 to adult. $10 PLUS pottery of your choice.

    Sign up at asyouwishpottery.com

  • Friday
    24

    Casey Lee Smith BandDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Country Western Band
    Born and raised in Arizona, Casey is the middle son of Tammy and Ron Smith. Since an early age, Casey has been singing and playing instruments, from the guitar and piano to drums and banjo.

    Casey is the 2010 Grand Prize Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for his single “Chasin’ Tin Cans.” The song is dedicated to the determination of barrel racers and to Casey’s grandma who still runs barrels at 74 years old. His new CD - Chasin’ Tin Cans - will soon be released and available for purchase through his website.

    For details, visit caseyleesmith.com

  • Friday
    24

    Kristilyn Woods’ Flex DuoB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Unique Woodwind Duo
    Kristilyn Woods’ Flex Duo brings classical music out of the concert hall and into everyday life. This chamber music project is led by bassoonist Kristilyn Woods and features a rotating cast of some of the the Valley's most talented musicians. Flex Duo performs a mix of fun and sophisticated music, breathing new life into repertoire of the past and generating exposure for current pieces and arrangements.

    For details, visit kristilynwoods.com

  • Saturday
    25

    Donnie SandsDistrict Stage, 4-6pm

    Singer/Songwriter
    Donnie Sands is a singer/songwriter on tour from Houston, Texas. His wide vocal range creates a style that can be described as a place where the Goo Goo Dolls meets Dashboard Confessional, with plenty of room for anything in between. He is known best for providing an exceptional vocal performance at his live shows, and creating music that people find relatable and infectious. He also plays some of the hottest cover songs from the top 40 charts in his own style, which people just can’t seem to get enough of.

    For details, visit facebook.com/donniesandsmusic

  • Saturday
    25

    Knee Deep ExperienceDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Funk, Soul, Jazz and R&B Band
    The Knee Deep Experience is Arizona’s premiere Funk & Soul band. Known for their signature Llama mascot, Knee Deep is sure to bring the funk to Tempe Marketplace!

    Duane McClendon: Bass, Vocals – Ed Davis: Guitar, Vocals – Alex Holland: Saxophone, Vocals – Billy Webb: Guitar, Vocals – Chris Brown: Creative Force & Inspiration

    For details, visit kneedeepx.com

  • Saturday
    25

    Pete PancraziB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Jazz Guitarist/Vocalist
    Pete Pancrazi being named recently by Downbeat Magazine as “one to watch” and a guitar player “deserving greater attention” is no surprise to those who have heard him perform. Through the years, he has cultivated a large and loyal following.

    Audiences in Arizona voted him the “Jazz Guitar Player of the Year” in AZJazz Magazine’s 2000 Readers’ Poll.

    For details, visit petepancrazi.com

  • Friday
    31

    Alex Mullins BandDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Singer/Songwriter
    Alex Mullins is a solo recording artist and performer. He began in 2012 and released his first EP, “De La Ponche” in 2013. His influences range from Coldplay to Jay-Z to The Devil Wears Prada to Two Door Cinema Club.

    For details, visit reverbnation.com/alexmullins

  • Friday
    31

    David & Amy
    of Peppermint James
    B&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Indie Acoustic Guitar Duo
    David & Amy of Peppermint James perform as an Acoustic duo. Peppermint James was formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 2004 with strong influence from The Beatles, The Wailers, traditional jazz and blues artists, and many outstanding world musicians, the sound of Peppermint James continually evolves with a no limits attitude towards songwriting and arranging.

    For details, visit peppermintjames.com

  • Saturday
    1

    Vintage WednesdayDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Alternative Indie Band
    Vintage Wednesday is a rock band from Gilbert, AZ. The band is young, but their music is classic. Vintage Wednesday is highly influenced by rock music from the 60’s and 70’s through today, covering bands like The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Rolling Stones, Jefferson Airplane, Pat Benatar, U2 and David Guetta. Their originals have a very classic rock sound mixed with an Indie vibe. Vintage Wednesday were finalists in Alice Cooper’s Proof is in the Pudding 2013. The band has performed at Hard Rock Cafe, Alice Cooperstown, PF Chang’s KidsRock AZ, Harvey American, Susan G Komen Race for The Cure and many events across the East Valley.

    For details, visit facebook.com/vintagewednesdaymusic

  • Saturday
    1

    The Jesse James DuoB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Jazz Duo
    The Jesse James Duo is a Jazz duo featuring guitarist Jesse James Sumter on electric guitar and his special guest which could include a pianist, bass player or another guitarist. Full of high energy, this duo performs well known Jazz standards in a clean, crisp style that will delight audiences of all ages.

  • Friday
    7

    Matt KahlerB&N Fountain, 4-6pm

    Acoustic Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
    Matt Kahler is a local Phoenix, Arizona singer-songwriter. He’s been playing guitar for seven years, and began writing his own soft acoustic-rock-inspired songs in 2010, centered around guitar rhythms and catchy vocal hooks. Matt draws influences from nearly all types of music, but most prominently rock, blues, pop, and jazz. His dedication to putting everything into writing and performing, along with his smooth style and catchy songs are sure to capture and entertain any audience.

    For details, visit reverbnation.com/mattkahler

  • Friday
    7

    Trevor DouglasDistrict Stage, 7-7:45pm

    American Idol Top 12 Guy
    Trevor Douglas is a 17 year old singer/songwriter, actor, and science enthusiast from Fort Worth, TX. This season he was one of the Top 12 Guys on American Idol XIV. Trevor uses his guitar as both an acoustic and percussive instrument and creates live backing tracks with his loop pedal on stage. Because of this he likes to refer to himself “as a party in a box that brings his own band”. This summer he is touring several regions of the United States in the "TrevorD Summer 2015 Better Luck Next Time Tour!”

    For details, visit trevordouglasmusic.com

  • Friday
    7

    Los Guys featuring Mark ZubiaDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Original Alternative Band
    For more than a decade, Phoenix-based Los Guys have been making their signature brand of rock and roll, wowing audiences with vibrant live shows and serving up a sweet soundtrack to many a memorable night out. Led by singer/guitarist Mark Zubia, the four-piece has become one of the most beloved roots-rock outfits in Arizona.

    For details, visit markzubia.com

  • Friday
    7

    Jesse SnyderB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Acoustic Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
    Jesse Snyder was born in 1986 in Port Au Prince Haiti to a missionary family during the Haitian Revolution. When Jesse was six months old, the Snyder family moved to Yu Xi, China where Jesse learned to play the piano at a very young age. The family eventually moved to Jerusalem, Israel in January of 2000 where he became interested in electronic music and composition which led him eventually and inextricably to the guitar.

    Jesse studied the guitar works of Tommy Emmanuel, Doyle Dykes, Adrian Legg and many other players, eventually discovering his own style of playing. After graduating from college at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona, Jesse went on tour with Tommy Emmanuel where he apprenticed for two years and was given an opportunity to further develop his craft.

    After living in Nashville Tennessee for five years where he toured with many acts of various genres and working as a producer and solo artist, Jesse moved to Phoenix Arizona where he now spends his time between Phoenix and China, playing his original music and working as a motivational fitness model and bodybuilder.

    For details, visit jessesnydermusic.com

  • Saturday
    8

    Manufactured DefectsDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Original Indie Band
    Groove-junkie, lead singer and songwriter, Josh Foster, has been blending his band sound with his own style of pop adding hints of blues guitars, surf beats and rock bass lines while maintaining catchy, straightforward melody lines since 2006. Manufactured defects offer electric live shows that are as much about what happens between songs as the music itself.

    They exude a jovial and animated spirit, compelling the audience to let loose, have fun and get moving, as highlighted in the lyrics for fan-favorite song “Giddy Up and Dance” repeating “Come on dance / Come on dance / Come on, giddy up and dance”. Their infectious songs appeal to a wide demographic of young and old, and will have you singing along and believing what the lyrics to “Melody Harmony” proclaim—“You hate the bubblegum pop, but you never stop singing every word you know!”

    For details, visit joshua-isaac.com/music

  • Saturday
    8

    Sandy HathawayB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Indie Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
    Sandy Hathaway is from Chandler and has been performing and writing songs for over 14 years in Arizona, Michigan, California, Hawaii and Belize, Central America. Her songs are laced with colorful metaphors and her vocal style has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin and Dar Williams. Sandy writes songs from her heart and experiences growing up on a farm, with people and places that made lasting impressions in her life. Her descriptive writing transports the listener to places and times that she creates through music and lyrics. Sandy was in the top 10 for the Tucson Folk Festival songwriter contest in 2005. Sandy music has been in the top three on ReverbNation for over six months.

    For details, visit sandyhathaway.com

  • Friday
    14

    RatioDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Funk, Soul, Jazz and R&B Band
    Ratio is one of Phoenix, Arizona’s premier bands specializing in Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Funk and Pop.

    Recognized as the “Best Jazz Band in Phoenix” by the Phoenix New Times Magazine and the “Best Blues Band” by the Arizona Republic, this versatile band led by founder Larry Rhymes is comprised of some of the best musicians in Phoenix. Their repertoire contains 60’s and 70’s Funk, 80’s Jams, Smooth Jazz, Classic Soul and Motown.

    For details, visit ratioband.com

  • Friday
    14

    Eric RamseyB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Singer/Songwriter/Americana Folk Rock
    Eric has been active in the Valley music scene for many years, performing solo or as part of any number of bands. He is a founding member of the seminal Alt-Folk-Swamp-Country-Rock-Southern-Blues-Boogie Band Spiny Norman. With soaring vocals and organic arrangements, Eric’s original compositions reflect his musical influences, but live in a place where all his resources play well together. Cover material drawn from such wide-ranging stylists as Bruce Cockburn, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, John Hiatt, Lowell George, Jerry Garcia, Lyle Lovett and Townes Van Zandt are never bound by their original sources.

    For details, visit ericramsey.net

  • Saturday
    15

    Raquel Rodriguez BandDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Soul/Funk/R&B
    Backed by a young and versatile team of heavy hitters, Raquel Rodriguez and crew deliver music with a soulful, gritty groove that people want to dance and party to. Commanding the stage, Raquel’s live show is engaging and a crowd favorite at clubs and festivals.

    With a potent blend of femme and aggression, she serves up saucy, heartfelt vocals which caught the ears of FX Networks hit show Sons of Anarchy. This led to her song “Already Beat” being featured in the season 6 premier. The LA soul rebel has also received airplay and support from music and culture tastemaker Garth Trinidad, DJ at top ranking NPR station KCRW and music editor for LA Canvas. Grateful for the television, radio and festival love, Raquel is energized and ready for more. She’s currently in the studio working on a new single and video for late spring, and a new album to coincide with her 2015 summer tour.

    For details, visit rqlrod.com

  • Saturday
    15

    West Hills BrothersB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Acoustic Guitar Duo
    The West Hills Brothers are a unique duo of acoustic/electric guitars, vocals and percussion. Carson Smith is on lead vocals, guitar, and percussion and his twin brother Cole plays acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin.

    They are originally from West Hills, California but now live in Arizona and perform on a regular basis at art walks, festivals, private parties and special events throughout the state. Their music is a great mix of classic rock, pop, alternative and original tunes with their own unique style.

    For details, visit westhillsbrothers.com

  • Thursday
    20

    Tempe Adventure RunThursday, August 20
    Road Runner Sports, 7pm

    Every 3rd Thursday, meet new running friends at Road Runner Sports. Run to checkpoints for raffle tickets and enter to win fun giveaways. Registration starts at 6pm. Bring a light and wear reflective gear to participate.

    For details, visit adventurerun.com

  • Friday
    21

    Beer OlympicsFriday, August 21
    District Plaza, 8-11pm

    New Times and Tempe Marketplace will host its 2nd Annual Beer Olympics happening Friday, August 21st at Tempe Marketplace! Beer Olympics will give attendees the chance to compete in a bevy of activities from flip cup relay races and corn hole, to giant beer pong and jenga.

    For details and to purchase tickets visit phoenixnewtimes.com

  • Friday
    21

    Nina CurriB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Acoustic Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
    Nina Curri is an outstanding singer/songwriter based in Tempe, Arizona. Her musical styles and influences include roots blues, r&b, jazz, pop and country. After years of performing as a blues singer, Nina has developed the ability to meld songbird-like vocals with a powerhouse blues range. Her music is introspective and real while performing traditional roots blues and originally composed material.

    For details, visit ninacurri.com

  • Saturday
    22

    Laura Walsh BandDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    High Energy Country Rock Band
    Nashville recording artist and Arizona native, Laura Walsh, is actively involved in the Southwest music scene. Debuting her brand new album, Take Your Time, Laura has been featured as a pre-show opener for Miranda Lambert and Sugarland. As a local regular, she is making a name for herself at such venues as Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, Handlebar J, Hard Rock Café and Martini Ranch.

    Her first single, Hit and Run, released in spring 2011, gave listeners just a taste of the power of her voice and songwriting capabilities. Upon release of the full album, Take Your Time, in May 2012, Laura displays who she is: confident, positive, loving, and strong. Take Your Time represents a rite of passage for a young girl that is knocking on the door of greatness.

    “Laura is an incredible new talent! Not only does she sing great and have excellent command as a vocalist, but her lyric writing shows that she has learned the essence of what a good idea can bring to a song. She is a pleasure to work with!” says music industry veteran, Billy Smiley, producer and co-writer for Take Your Time.

    Laura is so grateful and excited about the response she has received from local television stations, venues and audiences of all kinds. Laura strives to be an example to young girls and women in the midst of an industry in need of positive messages.

    For details, visit laurawalshmusic.com

  • Saturday
    22

    Matt KahlerB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Acoustic Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter
    Matt Kahler is a local Phoenix, Arizona singer-songwriter. He’s been playing guitar for seven years, and began writing his own soft acoustic-rock-inspired songs in 2010, centered around guitar rhythms and catchy vocal hooks. Matt draws influences from nearly all types of music, but most prominently rock, blues, pop, and jazz. His dedication to putting everything into writing and performing, along with his smooth style and catchy songs are sure to capture and entertain any audience.

    For details, visit reverbnation.com/mattkahler

  • Friday
    28

    New Wave OrderDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band
    New Wave Order is an ultimate tribute to 80’s New Wave music. They faithfully play the top hits of bands such as Duran Duran, Blondie, Yaz, Depeche Mode, INXS, Tears for Fears and more. A five-piece band featuring both male and female lead vocals, they bring a sonic flashback that will have you dancing and singing along to the classics of the New Wave era.

    For details, visit facebook.com/newwaveorderlive

  • Friday
    28

    Jazz Con AlmaB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Easy Listening Jazz Duo
    Beth Lederman is well-known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area, but throughout the Western U.S. from Canada to Mexico. She has been playing professionally for more than twenty years, leading several bands and playing with such well-known names as The Diamonds and Bobbie Vinton and the Drifters, as well as with local artists such as Dave Cook, Pete Pancrazi, Alice Tatum, Paul McDermand, and her own groups, Novo Mundo and Jazz Con Alma.

    Beth’s music is melodic, fun, fluid, honest, passionate, innovative, heartfelt, rhythmic, eclectic, artistic, humorous, spontaneous…and great!

    For details, visit bethlederman.com

  • Saturday
    29

    Darkness Dear BoyDistrict Stage, 7-10pm

    Indie Alternative Band
    Darkness Dear Boy is an original indie band that combines rock, alternative, punk, honky tonk and reggae. They are big on dynamics, hooks, harmonies and they incorporate interesting lyrics with infectious melodies. The band puts on a high energy, interactive live show which captures and engages the audience.

    For details, visit ddbtunes.com

  • Saturday
    29

    Adam & IB&N Fountain, 7-9pm

    Acoustic Indie Duo
    Adam & I are Adam & Andrea Melia, a compellingly fresh young duo from Nashville, TN. Capturing the unique energy of current americana styles, while giving a joyful nod to the sounds of the 50s and 60s, Adam & I make a music all their own. They weave with ease universally heartfelt lyrics through catchy and beautiful melodies, reminding us that “the song” is alive and well. “We’re songwriters,” says the duo. “We work really hard on our craft, and we love to challenge ourselves. We’re constantly trying to improve.” Their first EP, Amelia’s Living Room Volume 1 spent a week in the top 10 of NoiseTrade’s “Top Downloads” list in September 2012, and Adam & I quickly gained a reputation around Music City as “the best band you’ve never heard of.”

    Adam & I’s debut record is out now, featuring “We Have Love”, “If I’m Taken”, and “Honey I’ll Take the Fall for Loving You”. The tunes are spirited and liberating while maintaining a simple, strait-up quality, as their “We make music . You might like it” slogan suggests. Adam explains, “Make no mistake. We want people to dig our music. We want people to love it! Still, the courage to be yourself, to be honest… that’s what we’ve poured into our music. It feels like a huge risk sometimes, but it’s worth it.” “I’m not sure I can tell you what to expect,” says Andrea. “Who do we sound like? We sound like us.”

    For details, visit adamandimakemusic.com

  • Thursday
    17

    Tempe Adventure RunThursday, September 17
    Road Runner Sports, 7pm

    Every 3rd Thursday, meet new running friends at Road Runner Sports. Run to checkpoints for raffle tickets and enter to win fun giveaways. Registration starts at 6pm. Bring a light and wear reflective gear to participate.

    For details, visit adventurerun.com

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