Through August 11
Performers at The Nash
www.thenash.org
The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble, August 9; Matt Lennex & The Giants of Jazz, August 10; Jazz Matinee: Josiel Perez An Afternoon in Old Havana, August 11.

Through August 11
Marie Antoinette
www.mesaartscenter.com
Rogue Dance Theater presents the story of the last Queen of France. Privileged birthright, complicated family relations and a scandal that detonated a nation are all part of this local troupe’s dramatic interpretation surrounding this legendary individual.

August 9
Justin Furstenfeld
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Experience an intimate evening at The Van Buren as songwriter and lead singer Furstenfeld, of the band Blue October, shares stories and music that reflect his personal and professional journey.

August 9
Mary J. Blige & Nas
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R&B legend Mary J. Blige, along with rap superstar Nas, bring their powerful music to Ak-Chin Pavilion. Both artists are known for music that explores the urban American culture through their gritty, yet honest lyrics, examination of relevant issues and masterful storytelling.

August 9
Thaikkudam Bridge
https://scottsdalearts.org
This 15-member rock band layers elements of Indian classical and folk sounds with progressive, pop, ambient and electronic textures. Each musician brings diverse musical, linguistic and cultural influences, creating a unique global experience.

August 9
Wynchester
https://www.chandlercenter.org
Head on down to Chandler for a boot-tappin’ evening of country music and classic rock. The talented vocalist Mike Bray from Kyle Gass Band and John Konesky of Tenacious D offer a fun evening filled with humor and great music.

August 10
311 & Dirty Heads
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Influenced by reggae and hip hop, alternative rock bands 311 and Dirty Heads bring a progressive vibe to Ak-Chin Pavilion. Special guests include The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill.

August 11
Young the Giant & Fitz and the Tantrums
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Transporting vocals and an extravagant light show set the stage for this double header at Comerica Theatre. Special guest Sahl will also perform.

August 11-15
Performers at MIM
www.mim.org
Hans Olson: The 50th Anniversary Show, August 11; Tia Fuller: Diamond Cut, August 12; New York Voices, August 15.

August 12-13
The Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper Band Tribute Concert
https://www.haletheatrearizona.com
Three promising young musical stars met a tragic death on February 3, 1959. In tribute, join Todd Meredith as Buddy Holly, Ryan Jagru as Ritchie Valens and Jeff March as The Big Bopper as they perform hits like “Peggy Sue” and “La Bamba.”

 

August 13
Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms
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New music and classic hits are the theme of Now’s the Time tour as both of these alternative rock bands perform their recently released albums at Comerica Theatre.

August 14
The B-52s
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The B-52s bring their 40th Anniversary World Tour and dance party atmosphere to downtown Phoenix with special guests OMD and Berlin.