There are plenty of big concerts happening in the Valley in July, to say the least.
As we’re sure you’ve already heard, Kendrick Lamar will be at Gila River Arena in Glendale a couple of weeks for what’s likely to be the biggest show of the summer, if not the entire year.
But if you can’t score tickets to the gig (and they’re going fast) there are tons of other superstars and living legends headed our way over the next few weeks.
Velvet-voiced crooner Tony Bennett, for instance, as well as Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, power-pop favorites Hall & Oates, power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, R&B/soul pioneers Earth, Wind & Fire, Arizona native Michelle Branch, and country star Dwight Yoakam.
If those aren’t enough high-profile shows, there are also upcoming gigs by Bruce Hornsby, J. Cole, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Guitar Wolf, Deftones, Rise Against, and the Goo Goo Dolls.
We’ve included all these shows, and many others, in our list of the biggest and best concerts happening in Phoenix during July.
(As always, for even more music events, you can take a gander at our online listings.)
The musicians of Las Cafeteras.
Saturday, July 1
Musical Instrument Museum
Las Cafeteras stir up a swirling, mesmerizing sound with just their voices and such traditional acoustic instruments as jarana jarocha, marímbula and requinto jarocho. Singers Daniel French and Denise Carlos and requinto jarocho stylist David Flores weave together circular riffs on their guitarlike axes and nearly all the members do zapateado, a percussive style of dance. On their 2012 album, It’s Time, the East L.A. septet segue easily from uptempo,…
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