Arts & Culture Music & Events Sports Spotlight Fara Illich June 12, 2014

Downtown Phoenix is growing as a vibrant music destination, with so many venues ranging in sizes that accommodate international artists to up-in-coming local bands. With old gems and new additions the music scene is first class, eclectic, and inviting.
Check your doubts at the door and dive into Downtown Phoenix music; explore the scene and map out your live music adventure. Here are some examples of regulars on the scene and ideas of how to catch them all.

1. Warehouse Wanderlust
Start off your night of music exploration in the historic Warehouse District of Downtown Phoenix with Last Exit Live and The Pressroom. These venues are the latest to rock this area, both regularly featuring national touring acts and opportunities to get to know the latest small local band. Both venues offer up a new vibe and reason to explore the historic neighborhood around. From there it’s an easy jaunt on over to Crescent Ballroom where you can catch a late show or just dig into the best nachos around.
2. High-Roller Route
Getting ready to see your favorite headliner at US Airways Center? Stop into Hard Rock Cafe first for some onion rings and kick back with the sounds of their live band before hitting the big show.  If your destination is Comerica Theatre, start your night with some live music while sipping a local brew at Copper Blues before the easy walk over to catch the big band.
3. Soak in the History
Get ready for a night at the historic Orpheum Theatre by starting out at Seamus McCaffrey’s for a live music appetizer then, after your show, perhaps end your night dancing to the DJ at Hanny’s.
4. Feeling Artsy?
Start your night off classy and visit The Nash on Roosevelt Row for some live jazz music. Then maybe circle back around on your trusty bike to end this night of culture and catch some tunes at The Lost Leaf.
Phoenix has it all and is willing to hand you the music keys to the city. Over a dozen venues within walking or bike riding distance are just waiting to lure you in and enchant you in that special way only music can. Have your own favorite music map? We would love to hear from you!
Check out the more interactive Music Map here.