September’s best upcoming shows

Live Music PhoenixIf you’re learning how to play guitar in Scottsdale, then you should probably attend some live concerts to see music in action! Now that summer is fading away, it’s a great time to see music in the greater Phoenix metro area.

After Labor Day in the Phoenix./Scottsdale Valley of the Sun, the autumn concert calendar really heats up. Local bands that have been recording during the summer or touring out of state to escape the heat are all starting are ready to put their guitar lessons to work to play shows in September. Add in the national touring bands to the mix and you get a full-on concert calendar for our region over the next month.


Let’s take a look at some of the must-see concerts in our area for this month!



Sept. 8th – If it’s pop-friendly R & B you’re looking for, then it’s time for singing group Fifth Harmony. The all-female group is all the rage with teen girls and the group will be in Phoenix this week! They are supporting their new LP “7/27” (named after the 2012 date when reality TV king Simon Cowell put the girls together on the X Factor). Thursday, Sept 8. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix. $29.95-$79.95.


Sept. 10 – The band Analog Outlaws headlines an all-ages matinee show with young Valley classic rockers Don’t Tell Mom and Good Boy Daisy on Saturday Sept. 10. Analog Outlaws won Alice Cooper’s “Proof is in the Pudding” contest last year, and their young alt-rock sound is winning new fans every month. Saturday, Sept. 10. Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. $10; $8 advance.


Sept. 10 – Guitars are the norm for popular Australian teen band 5 Seconds of Summer, and you’ll hear a lot of them on the band’s Phoenix stop this week. Not only is 5 Seconds of Summer popular with teens, but they are also getting raves from the serious music critics for their catchy songs and energetic concerts – Watch them here if you can’t make the show. Saturday, Sept. 10. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix. $25-$


Sept. 15 – The Mesa Arts Center host the return of The Monkees, who are riding high on classic rock fans’ love of their bubblegum garage rock from the 1960s, as heard on their new LP “Good Times’. The group is celebrating their 50 years of existence this year, and shows have sold out all over the country. The show will feature a multi-media production and all the hits your mom and dad like to sing. Thursday, Sept. 15. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. $37-$100.


Sept. 17 – Local AZ favorites Jared & the Mill play a big show in Scottsdale on Sept. 17. The 5-member band will be releasing celebrate the release of their new EP “Orme Dugas,” and will highlight their Southwest desert folk music. Saturday, Sept. 17, Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $20; $17 advance.


If you want to learn how to play music, reach out to us at Scottsdale Music Academy. Your first lesson is free and we’ll show you how to play your desired instrument! Call us at (602) 751-3537 and let’s make music!


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