Blink-182 with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep
Take time to appreciate “all the small things” as Blink-182 stops in Phoenix on its North American summer tour. Lil’ Wayne and the band Neck Deep have been touring with the trio all summer, and will be with them when they come to Phoenix. This year, Blink-182 is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its “Enema of the State” album, so fans can enjoy the album in its entirety, along with other hits.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, livenation.com, 7 p.m., $36-$259.
“The Book of Mormon”
AUGUST 6 TO AUGUST 11
The musical comedy and international sensation “The Book of Mormon” comes to Tempe. Winner of the Tony Award for “Best Musical,” this play follows two missionaries as they travel across the world to spread the “good word.” Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of “South Park” fame, “The Book of Mormon” is sure to leave audience members in tears of laughter.
ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Avenue, Tempe, 480.965.3434, asugammage.com, $40-$160
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals
From first downs to touchdowns—Join the Arizona Cardinals in their preseason as they take on the Los Angeles Chargers at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 623.433.7101, 7 p.m., statefarmstadium.com, $28-78.
Devin the Dude
Houston’s very own Devin the Dude is headed to Tempe for his summer tour after the release of his latest album “Still Rollin’ Up: Somethin’ to Ride With.” Hip-hop heads will be able to hear songs from the new album, as well as some old favorites like “What a Job.”
Aura, 411 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.210.2872, auratempe.com, 9 p.m., $15-$45.
Mary J. Blige and Nas
It’s a family affair! For the first time, hip-hop and R&B icons Nas and Mary J. Blige will join forces for a North American summer tour. The two will stop by the Ak-Chin Pavilion to delight fans with some of their old and new tracks.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, livenation.com. 8 p.m., $30-$460.
Following the release of its 13th studio album “Voyager,” 311 will be in Phoenix for a stop on its summer tour. The rock band will jam its reggae-rock-metal amalgamation to give fans a night they won’t forget.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, livenation.com, $25-$95.50.
Two years after the release of his “Radio Silence” album, rapper Talib Kweli heads to Tempe for his “Summer Soulstice Tour.” The hip-hop phenomenon will be accompanied by artists Niko Is and Chazmere, while DJ Spintelect kicks out tunes throughout the night.
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.829.1300, luckymanonline.com, 6:30 p.m., $25-$45.
Musical Icon: Elvis
AUGUST 10 AND AUGUST 11
Long live the king! Celebrate the life and legacy of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley at the Musical Instrument Museum. Visitors can check out the Elvis exhibit in the museum’s artist gallery, listen to talks about Elvis’ music, and even enjoy a movie starring the “King” himself.
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, 480.478.6000, mim.org, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., included with paid museum admission.
Margarita Crawl in Tempe
Bar Crawl Unlimited is hosting a margarita crawl in Tempe. The crawl starts at Rula Bula Tempe Irish Pub and Restaurant and will move through at least five other venues. Drinks will be discounted at each venue and there will be free goodies to take home. Who doesn’t love free stuff?
Rula Bula Tempe Irish Pub and Restaurant, 401 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.929.9500, 2 to 8 p.m., $20-$45, 21 and older.
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
AUGUST 15 TO AUGUST 18
Enjoy peanuts and crackerjacks as the Diamondbacks face the San Francisco Giants in a weekend series the family can enjoy. With the purchase of a special ticket, fans can receive a free Diamondbacks construction industry hat throughout the weekend. On Saturday August 17, the first 15,000 fans will receive a free tumbler cup, courtesy of Dutch Bros.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, dbacks.com, 6:40 p.m. August 15 and August 16, 5:10 p.m. August 17, 1:10 p.m. August 18, tickets start at $15.
New York Voices
Right before the release of its latest album, the jazz vocal ensemble New York Voices will grace audience members with unique melodies and harmonies as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, 480.478.6000, mim.org, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $33.50-$48.50.
Reno 1868 vs. Phoenix Rising FC
Be a part of the uprising as the Phoenix Rising FC faces the Reno 1868 FC during the team’s Copper State Fridays. During Copper State Fridays, fans can enjoy Bud Lights for $1 and take advantage of happy-hour prices on all alcohol selections all game long.
Casino Arizona Field, 751 N. McClintock Drive, Scottsdale, 623.594.9606, phxrisingfc.com, 7:30 p.m., $20-$43.
Get ready for the hottest marathon of the summer! This untimed 5K marathon includes everything runners need to keep cool, including six super-sized slip and slides, water trucks and post-race refreshments. Volunteers on the sidelines will spray runners with water guns. Participants will also receive race shirts and a commemorative finisher towel.
Kiwanis Recreation Center, 611 S. All-American Way, Tempe, 4peaksracing.com, registration begins at 6:30 a.m., $30-$35.
New Orleans-born R&B artist August Alsina will perform songs from his latest album “Forever and a Day.”
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.829.1300, luckymanonline.com, 8 p.m., $35-$65.
AUGUST 23 AND AUGUST 24
Prepare to be amazed by the record-breaking athleticism of the Harlem Globetrotters. The team will stop at Gila River Arena on August 23 Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix on August 24 on their “2019 Fan-Powered World Tour.” There will also be opportunities for audience members to interact with the team before, during and even after the game.
Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, 623.772.3800, gilariverarena.com, 7 p.m. August 23, $20.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, talkingstickresortarena.com, noon and 5 p.m. August 24, $15-$145.
Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury
Come out and be heard! Watch as Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury take on the ladies of the Chicago Sky.
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2000, talkingstickresortarena.com, 3 p.m., $9-$216.
Prepare to show off your Jagger-like dance moves. After postponing their U.S. tour, the Rolling Stones are back on the road and headed to Glendale. The “No Filter Tour” will make a stop at the State Farm Stadium.
State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, 623.433.7101, 8 p.m., statefarmstadium.com, $65-$1,200.
Get off your “High Horse” and head down to Comerica Theatre to see Kacey Musgraves in concert. The Country Music Award winner will be in Phoenix for the second part of her “Oh What a World Tour.” The opening act is Poolside.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2800, comericatheatre.com, 8 p.m., sold out.
Calling all Heart Mongers! For the first time in three years, Heart is traveling the country for its “Love Alive” summer tour. The classic rock band will be joined by rockers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and alt-rocker Elle King.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, livenation.com, 7 p.m., $22-$350.
After the release of its 20th studio album, “For the Many,” UB40 is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a North American Summer Tour. The “40th Anniversary: A Real Labour of Love Tour” will feature the classics like “Kingston Town” and “Red Red Wine.”
Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480.829.1300, luckymanonline.com, 7 p.m., $32-$62.
To celebrate the anniversary of its first studio album, “ZZ Top’s First Album,” the band with beards has embarked on a 34-date tour across the United States.
Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, 602.379.2800, comericatheatre.com, 7 p.m., $48-$184.
Comedic legend Jeff Foxworthy is headed to Scottsdale! Prepare to be tickled pink as the former “Are Your Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” host blows audiences away with his jokes that bring out the humor in all of us.
Salt River Grand Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, 480.850.7777, talkingstickresort.com, 8 p.m., $101-$217.
Following the release of his second studio album, Canadian singer-songwriter Daniel Caesar is on the road for his “Case Study 01” tour. The “Best Part” singer will be at the Van Buren in Phoenix.
The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, 480.659.1641, thevanburenphx.com, 8 p.m., $39.50-$45.
Korn with Alice in Chains
In anticipation of its upcoming album, “The Nothing,” Korn is on tour with Alice in Chains and Underoath to give fans a sneak preview of the collection.
Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix, 602.254.7200, livenation.com, 7 p.m., $29-$135.
Diamondbacks Bar Crawl
Join the Diamondbacks for a bar crawl inside of Chase Field! The crawl will begin at Game Seven Grill, then participants can head inside Chase Field and hop from bar to bar. The event includes beer and wine sampling, a ticket to watch the Diamondbacks take on the Dodgers and raffle prizes.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, dbacks.com, noon to 8 p.m., tickets start at $20.