Arts & Culture Bars & Nightlife Music & Events Spotlight Fara Illich January 30, 2014

Viva PHX
Just two weeks ago, Phoenix New Times and Stateside Presents announced a new downtown music festival, Viva PHX, on social media—and it went viral.
Just four hours after tickets went on sale, the limited edition $12 pre-sale tickets sold out leaving the rest of us to grapple over the remaining passes, which are still only $15. Tickets include access to each of the 13 venues that will be scattered around Downtown Phoenix as well as the opportunity to see more than 50 bands and performers.
Each venue is (for the most part) within walking distance from each other, although the ambitious festival goer may want to consider investing in a bike to make the most of the experience.
Boasting both indoor and outdoor stages, the one-day festival will feature popular music venues Crescent Ballroom and Last Exit Live, while other Downtown sites like Film Bar, Hotel San Carlos and CityScape, to name a few, will host several performances as well.
Speaking of performances, the lineup is eclectic to say the least, including an array of musicians and groups from around the country, state, city of Phoenix, and range of genres. You can view the full lineup here.
“Viva PHX is so exciting because it highlights the amazing music scene happening Downtown and the vibrancy it brings to our city,” said Sara Anderson, events manager for the Downtown Phoenix Partnership. “There’s a concert every night of the week Downtown, and now we’ll have 50 bands playing at these amazing venues all in one night.”
The full schedule and map of who’s playing where will be available on February 7, so make sure to check back soon for updates.