As we approach fall and much cooler weather, many outdoor events pop up across the valley. Regardless of what genre of music you like, something is happening to everyone. We breathe Phoenix music and couldn’t be more excited about the potential fall lineups! So today, we wanted to give you a rundown on some upcoming events in Phoenix. We cover everything from small events to multiday festivals, which have only recently released details about the festivities.
Throughout the fall, three different block parties occur in Phoenix and Tempe. In just a couple of weeks, Downtown Tempe will host two block parties on the same weekend.
Jauz, a prominent bass house artist, will bring his Bite This! Block Party to Mill Ave on September 24th. This block party will be bumping bass house late into the night, featuring a lineup of Jauz, Habstrakt, Moore Kismet, BRODY, and Seppi. Bite This! is a record label founded by Jauz that he describes as “A group of creative people, doing and making what they want to, how they want to, with absolutely zero fucks given. Pushing boundaries, making magic happen, discovering new horizons, and creating truly unique, fresh music and art on all platforms”.
Founded to release music how he chooses, many other artists are opting to start their label for the same reason. The following day, September 25th, tech house superstar John Summit is hosting his record label Off the Grid Recs for another block party. The lineup features John Summit, Deeper Purpose, and Ducati, all tech house artists, with releases on Off the Grid Recs. Off the Grid is a new record label founded by John Summit aimed at lifting the smaller house and techno artists into the spotlight through strategic online branding if you want to learn more about music marketing and how record labels work.
Renaissance Square in Downtown Phoenix is hosting a two-day Halloween-themed block party. The Body Language Halloween Weekender takes place October 28th & 29th courtesy of Relentless Beats, Chico Malo, and Wren & Wolf. Following up on Cinco in the City block parties, expect gourmet eats.
Next week, September 23rd, the first-ever Hearts on Fire Music Festival is at the Phoenix Raceway. A single-day punk rock/emo festival featuring The All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Mayday Parade, Cray, Set it Off, and Young Misery. This new festival is a collaboration between Relentless Beats and Psycho Steve Presents, two big promoting companies out of Phoenix. Relive your emo phase and scream the words to all your favorite punk rock songs from the early 2000s.
We’re just a little under a month away from the 5th inaugural Goldrush Music Festival, which has a theme of Neon Dreams this year and will be taking place at the Phoenix Raceway for the first year ever. The show will be huge, Featuring three days of non-stop dance music on five different stages with a wide range of artists! This festival is always a good time and transports you to the wild west. This year’s headliners include AC Slater, Excision, Chris Lake, Kaskade, Rezz, and many more. Goldrush has a DJ competition every year where you can open the festival’s main stage! If you are a producer or want to learn more about producing, read our blog post. To check out the full lineup or purchase tickets, you can visit https://goldrushfestaz.com. but there are even bigger upcoming events in Phoenix!
Zona and Decadence
The first-ever Zona Music Festival is heading to Downtown Phoenix on December 3rd & 4th. This one is for all the indie and alternative lovers with headliners Beach House, Portugal. The Man and Bleachers. We did a complete write-up of this festival on our blog; you can check it out here.
Decadence Arizona returns with a new home at the Phoenix Raceway on December 30th & 31st. Ring in the new year with the biggest party in Arizona, as this festival’s lineup is stacked. So far, Fisher, Louis The Child, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, and others have all signed on to the lineup. As we get closer to the event, you can expect to learn more about its lineup.
Tucson Events and Shows
World-renowned producer and DJ Bonobo are heading to Rialto Theater on October 12th. After releasing his 7th studio album, “Fragments,” Bonobo is headlining a live tour that is a must-see! A month later, Downtown Tucson is hosting the Dusk Music and Arts Festival at Jacome Plaza. Dusk has always focused on the local arts scene in Tucson and always incorporates local artists into the multiday festival. Griz, Young The Giant, and Alison Wonderland are headlining this year’s festival. This multi-genre music festival is fun for all ages. Check out our other blogs for recaps of these upcoming events in Phoenix!