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About Experience AZ

Experience AZ Magazine is the ultimate guide for both Arizona residents and tourists to see, feel, taste and experience the best that Arizona offers. We’ve chronicled and presented Arizona’s Top 5 in each category including tourist destinations, night life, dining, sports, music, theater, festivals and outdoor adventure. Enjoy and experience Arizona’s ultimate “bucket list” of things to do in Arizona.

Jason Bonham brings Led Zeppelin Experience

Top 5 Arizona Music Festivals (Spring-Summer 2012)
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If you’ve been itching to hear Led Zeppelin tracks played live, then you’ll be pleased to hear Jason Bonham: Led Zeppelin Experience is coming to the Celebrity Theatre on Friday, May 13th. Tickets go on sale next Friday, February 12th at Celebrity Theatre, and will be available through its site. Since the death of the… Read More →

Artist and chef lineup announced for Palette to Palate

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The complete artist and chef lineup has been announced for Palette to Palate, presented by Devour Phoenix and Local First Arizona as part of the Devoured Culinary Classic week of events. Hosted by the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel on Thursday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m., Palette to Palate is an event that blends the visual… Read More →

Finalists to compete in Phoenix Bartending Competition

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The nine finalists have been chosen for the second round of the Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition, presented by Devour Phoenix and Local First Arizona as part of the Devoured Culinary Classic week of events. The competition will take place on Sunday, February 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the DeSoto Central Market, near Roosevelt Street and… Read More →

Photos: What you missed at Russo and Steele

Russo and Steele
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If you missed the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction in Scottsdale last weekend, then you’re in luck. Photographer Mike Mertes was at this year’s event to take photos of some of the cool cars that were up for auction.   Photos: Mike Mertes   Photos: What you missed at Russo and Steele was last… Read More →

All American Modern Sports Grill comes to Scottsdale

All American Modern Sports Grill
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Scottsdale has a new eatery, the All American Modern Sports Grill recently opened on Market Street at DC Ranch in North Scottsdale. The grill provides a modern twist on a traditional sports bar, featuring 50 large screen TVs, architecture by Swaback Partners and a Bourbon Bar with more than 60 varieties of bourbon, scotch and… Read More →

Tilt Gallery gears up for 11th Anniversary

Arizona Citizens for the Arts
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March 2016 will be Tilt Gallery’s 11th anniversary, and it is hosting special events to celebrate more than a decade of dedication to art and the education of the artists’ photographic processes. A Tale of a Decade, curated by Ellee Bokharachi, Tilt’s new assistant director & art critic, will showcase a variety of work by… Read More →

Sedona Open Studios Tour set for April

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Working artists in the Verde Valley will be opening their private studios to the public at the end of April for the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition’s (SVAC) 13th annual Open Studios Tour. The festive event is free, self-guided and runs daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1, 2016.… Read More →

Topgolf expands digital footprint with acquisition

Top Golf
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Topgolf acquired sports gaming company World Golf Tour (WGT), creating the world’s largest digital golf audience. Topgolf also added two new divisions and is reorganizing its corporate structure with a holding company to support the organization’s rapid growth. The deal represents a convergence of the offline and online golf experience. WGT is the leading web… Read More →

Grand Canyon Railway fires up 1923 steam engine

Grand Canyon Railway
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The fabled Grand Canyon Railway will fire up its 1923 steam engine for a total of 16 scheduled runs from Williams, Arizona, to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in 2016 (total of 65 miles each way). It is estimated that less than 100 steam engines still regularly run in the U.S., thus making… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival boosts lineup

Top 5 Arizona Music Festivals (Spring-Summer 2012)
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McDowell Mountain Music Festival announces additions to the festival’s lineup including the indie-pop duo MS MR, and folk group The Oh Hellos among others. Local band additions include, Luna Aura, Taylor Upsahl, and Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold. Beck, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers and Animal Collective are already playing at this year’s festival. The… Read More →

LPGA Tour brings star power to Scottsdale in March

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The biggest names in women’s professional golf are set to tee off in the Valley this March for the 6th annual JTBC Founders Cup. This LPGA event is set for March 15-20, 2016 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Wildfire Golf Club. The premiere stop on the LPGA tour has a $1.5 million purse up… Read More →

5 Things to do this weekend: Jan. 30-31

Things to do
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Once again the weekend is finally here. Everyone needs something to do besides chores, so here are upcoming weekend events for you to check out. The weather forecast is calling for snow in Glendale and there are more fun events to go to such as car auctions and an interview to become a Legoland master… Read More →

The Boulders Resort & Spa named to ‘Best Hotels’

The Boulders Resort & Spa
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Boulders Resort & Spa was named one of the “Best Hotels in Arizona,” according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual evaluation of hotels offering high-quality amenities and experiences. The Boulders received the award based on its reputation and high marks given to it by hotel guests and travel writers applauding the resort’s unpretentious ambiance… Read More →

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Fan Fest is Feb. 20

Fan Fest
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The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 12th annual Subway D-backs Fan Fest on Saturday, February 20. The event will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Chase Field, with early entry at 11:00 a.m. for D-backs Season Ticket Holders and D-backs Give Back Jersey program participants. The free event will offer fans unprecedented access… Read More →

Scorpius Dance Theatre presents ‘Catwalk’

Scorpius Dance Theatre
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Back by popular demand, Scorpius Dance Theatre presents CATWALK, February 25-27 at Phoenix Theatre’s Hardes Theatre. Fashion meets dance on the runway in this high-energy, original contemporary dance production that fuses funky fashions by local designers, the sexy athleticism of Scorpius’ dancers and the distinct choreography of Lisa Starry. This year’s CATWALK also features guest choreography and performances by Angel Castro… Read More →