A compilation of the most exciting concerts, bands and performances to look out for in the coming weeks.
PHOENIX, Arizona — Super Bowl LVII and WM Open will undoubtedly bring some of the Valley’s favorite things together: cool weather, sports, great food and music. What more could Arizonans ask for?
With all of the big events happening in the Valley, it’s a great opportunity to see some of the biggest chart-topping hit makers right here in the desert. From alternative rock to nostalgic pop and hip-hop, Arizona is sure to be anything but boring this February.
>> SBHQ: Check out the 12News Super Bowl guide
Here’s how you can find the best tunes, festivals and concerts across the Valley leading up to the biggest sporting events.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
As tradition would have it, the week-long concert season kicks off with a soulful celebration in Mesa. Since 1999, the Super Bowl Host Committee has designated this annual event to commemorate a joyful start to the football festivities. The concert will feature familiar voices in gospel and soul, including the NFL’s own choir.
24th Annual Super Bowl Soulful Celebration with Patti Labelle, Israel Houghton, NFL Player’s Choir
Any country fans in the Valley? Well, this one’s for you. These three country stars kick off a very special 4-night festival in Scottsdale on Wednesday evening. You might think about getting those tickets fast though, as tickets for other shows in this festival have sold out.
2023 Coors Light Birds Nest music festival feat. Dustin Lynch, Lainey Wilson and Chris Lane
Suits & Sneakers in collaboration with Elevee Lifestyle present: Rick Ro$$
Tailgate Time Machine: Apprentice, Johnny Heartless and Adrian Diaz
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Thursday, Feb. 9
Electronic music icon Steve Aoki returns to the Valley on Thursday, February 9 for a special poolside party, Superzona.
Superzona Kick-off: Steve Aoki
Maya X E11EVEN present: Tyga
On Thursday, W Scottsdale will host rapper, songwriter and record producer G-Eazy, sponsored by Pepsi.
Pepsi & E11EVEN Brand Present: G-Eazy
One of Arizona’s own beloved bands, Jimmy Eat World will also be performing live during the festivities, for free! The rock band, which formed in 1993 in Mesa is set to perform a combination of their new and older hits at Margaret T. Hance park. 12News got to interview the band briefly, who said they were looking forward to playing back in Arizona for some long-time fans.
Super Bowl LVII Experience: Jimmy Eat World
Tailgate Time Machine: Slim Thug, Baby Bash, Paul Wall
SiriusXM and Pandora present Luke Combs
Budlight Super Bowl Music Fest: Paramore with special guest
Big Game Weekend: Dillon Francis
2023 Coors Light Birds Nest music festival: Jason Aldean with special guest Mackenzie Porter (SOLD OUT)
Friday, Feb. 10
W Scottsdale presents: Cardi B
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The FanDuel Party with a live performance by The Killers
Maya X E11EVEN present: Alesso
Tailgate Time Machine: T-Pain
Budlight Super Bowl Music Fest: Dave Matthews Band w/ DJ Pee.Wee (Anderson .Paak)
2023 Coors Light Birds Nest music festival: Machine Gun Kelly with special guest JXDN (SOLD OUT)
Shaq’s Fun House: Presented by Netspend feat. Snoop Dogg, Diplo, DJ Diesel, Myles O’Neal
Snoop also performed at the Super Bowl Halftime show last year alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.
Drake presented by h.wood Group and Uncommon Entertainment
- Friday, Feb. 10, 2023
- 9 p.m.
- Scottsdale Hangar One, Scottsdale
- Invitation only
Planters Legends Party feat. Nelly
Rolling Stone Live presents The Kid LAROI, Travis Scott, Ludacris, Migos, Big Sean, Steven Tyler, Charlie XCX, Elle King, T Pain and 21 Savage
Flat 9 Entertainment and Powerhouse Innovative Strategies Corp presents: Dru Hill – 25th Anniversary
Saturday, Feb. 11
Gronk Beach 2023 presented by The Beast featuring 21 Savage, Diplo, Lil Jon, Bijou, DJ Irie, Sommer Ray
- Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
- 12 p.m.
- Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale
- Tickets and info: gronkbeach.com
Cardi B and Offset: 2023 Hall of Fame Party
Zedd presented by TAO x MAXIM Big Game Party: Catch Me If You Can
Maya X E11EVEN present: Alesso
Tailgate Time Machine: Fashen and Vice
Brunchish feat. DJ Paul of Three6Mafia, Roya, Rich Cole, Walt and DJ Pest presented by Greater Phoenix Urban League
Budlight Super Bowl Music Fest: Kane Brown and Imagine Dragons
One of the bigger names in this year’s lineup is country music phenom Tim McGraw. The Louisiana native and husband to singer Faith Hill will headline a very special Super Bowl-eve event in Glendale ahead of Sunday’s game.
BetMGM West Fest: Tim McGraw and Bailey Zimmerman
2023 Coors Light Birds Nest music festival: The Chainsmokers with special guest GRYFFIN (SOLD OUT)
Leigh Steinber Super Bowl Party 2023 feat. Kim Cruse
Sports Illustrated: The Party presented by Captain Morgan feat. The Chainsmokers, Machine Gun Kelly, DJ Irie and Chantel Jeffries
Sunday, Feb. 12
Maya X E11EVEN present: TBA
Ashanti and Ja Rule: The Game Viewing Party
Tailgate Time Machine: Smashed and Slippe
Super Bowl Pregame Performances: Babyface, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Chris Stapleton
Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show featuring Rihanna
The Navy (Rihanna’s fan-base) can finally rejoice! The pop-star and entrepreneur will return to the stage for the first time since 2018. It’s safe to say many of her fans are more excited about the halftime show than the football game, though. Not much is known about the halftime show, as the singer has been tight-lipped since announcing the performance back in September 2022. In January, she launched the ‘Game Day’ collection from Savage X Fenty, where several pieces sold out in just one day.
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For a full list of Super Bowl LVII events, see the Host Committee website here.
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