Tag Archives: crescent ballroom

Mickey Avalon press image

In the Mix: Mickey Avalon returns to Phoenix

Theory of a Deadman, Fozzy, and 3 Pill Morning @ The Marquee
Canadian alternative rock band Theory of a Deadman formed in 2001 and has recorded seven top ten hits on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. With help from Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger, Theory of a Deadman slipped Kroeger a demo and was the first signed to his record label, 604 Records. The four-man band has recorded five albums and “Bad Girlfriend” and “Lowlife” have been the all-time fan favorites.. Heavy metal bands Fozzy and 3 Pill Morning will be opening up for Theory of a Deadman at The Marquee Theatre.
The Marquee, 730 N Mill Ave., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., $32, Buy tickets here

Mickey Avalon @ Crescent Ballroom
Raised by a heroin-addicted father and drug-dealing mother, Mickey Avalon turned his life struggles into hip-hop singles. Avalon lost his father at a young age from a drunk-driving accident and his sister from a heroin overdose. In his early 20s, he was divorced with a daughter and was falling victim to the ways of his parents as he lived in poverty. At rock bottom, Avalon knew he wanted a more fulfilling life and moved to Los Angeles. Ex-MTV VJ, Simon Rex, acted as a mentor to Avalon and collaborated on some of his own tracks. Avalon’s tapes were passed out to numerous Los Angeles nightclubs by his friend Dirt Nasty. His raw talent and honest lyrics appealed to a large audience and clubs sold out across California for his live show. Interscope Records immediately signed him and a self-titled album hit the stands. “Jane Fonda,” “Mr.Right,” and “My Dick” became favorites among his fans and spread quickly through the internet. Recently, Avalon has released a new album, titled “Loaded,” revealing his dark times on the streets in Hollywood and trapped in his own destructive self. Avalon sings from experience and sincerity that makes rock-n-roll come to life.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Friday, Sept. 19, 11 p.m., $21 to $25, Buy tickets here

Oliver Heldens @ Maya Day and Nightclub
Born in the Netherlands, Oliver Heldens is a new breakthrough artist in the industry. Heldens’ single “Gecko” was released on DJ Tiesto’s Musical Freedom record label and climbed the charts quickly. Hitting number one on the DMC Magazine Buzz Chart at the end of 2013, he has been signed to Tiesto’s label and will be making appearances at EDC, Tomorrowland, and Amnesia Ibiza. His success continues to grow with investing in his own radio show, Heldeep, and releasing his Heldeep Mixtape. Don’t miss out on this dance party Saturday night; it is only the beginning.
Maya Day and Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 p.m., $15, Buy tickets here

Gareth Emery

In the Mix: Gareth Emery + Sunday Football Frenzy

9/5: Gareth Emery @ Maya Day and Nightclub
Gareth Emery, one of the hottest trance and progressive house DJs on tour, is set to perform at Maya Day and Nightclub this Friday. The England native was ranked No. 9 in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 poll in 2009 and has continually proven why since his first vinyl release, a remix of “Nervous Breakdown” by The Shrink, broadcasted on BBC Radio 1. Emery has consistently composed, produced and engineered his records and played them all over the world at hundreds of high-end clubs and festivals. This young Brit has gone international and will be stationed right here in Arizona lighting up the dance floor and giving a performance you won’t want to miss!
Maya Day and Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, Friday, Sept. 5, 9 p.m., 21+


Bob Log III @ The Crescent Ballroom
Who wears a full cannonball suit, motorcycle helmet and plays the guitar and drums? Bob Log III. Kick off your weekend at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, featuring Bob Log III playing his one-man show. Log began his career in Tucson, Arizona by joining Doo Rag, Delta blues rock duo. After six years, he disbanded from the duo and started a solo career playing his slide guitar, drums and singing to the Delta blues rock genre he knows. Log released his first two albums, School Bus and Trike, in 1998 under indie label, Epitaph Records. In 2003, Log released his latest record, Log Bomb, under Fat Possum, whom he is still signed with today. Bob Log III has toured in more than 30 countries and plays more than 150 shows a year. This one-man show will rock the stage this Friday in Phoenix.
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, Friday, Sept. 5, 8 p.m., $12 to $14 

Sunday Football Frenzy @ The Talking Stick Resort
Sip the fizz off of that overflowing beer, devour the restaurant-style food and enjoy the game with your friends in “front-row” seating at the Talking Stick Resort this Sunday. Every Sunday morning during football season, the Showroom at Talking stick fires up giant HD screens and a surround sound that will keep you on your toes. During half time, take a break from the action and test your luck on a table of Blackjack or on the slots. Parking is free and there is no cover charge. Get your crew out of the house and off the couches to enjoy this football season in style. Don’t forget to arrive at least an hour before kick-off to claim your seats.
Showroom at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, Sunday, Sept. 7, (though January 18), 10 a.m., more info

 

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ + more to do this weekend

9/5: Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dan + Shay, and Neal McCoy

Country superstar Blake Shelton is stopping by Phoenix on his Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014 joined by The Band Perry, Dan + Shay, and Neal McCoy.

Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, Friday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., $50 to $353

 

 

9/6: 5th Annual Brazilian Day Festival 

Step out of Arizona and into Brazil for an afternoon of food, dancing and drinks to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day. The event will feature live Brazilian music, dance, performers and authentic food and drink as part of the 5th annual festival to celebrate the South American culture in Arizona.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, Saturday, Sept. 6, 12 to 6 p.m., $12 for adults, $5 for children age 10 and under

 

 

9/6: 9/11 Heroes Run Tempe

Heroes Run events take place all over the world on or near 9/11 to commemorate the tragedy and honor those who died and show support for their families and those who volunteered their help in the aftermath. The 5k is open to all ages for those who want to participate in the fun run/walk.

Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, Saturday, Sept. 6, 8 a.m., $30

 

 

9/6-9/7: Experience Italy at the Musical Instrument Museum

The MIM is celebrating all things Italian with a two-day event beginning Saturday. With everything from an Italian-inspired menu at Café Allegro to musical performances to learning about Italian artwork and crafting sessions, the MIM is offering the Italian experience included with general admission prices for this weekend only.

Musical Instrument Museum- MIM, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, $18 general, $14 for ages 13 to 19, $10 for ages 4 to 12

 

 

9/7: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The internationally ignored song stylist Neil Patrick Harris recently revived will get the local treatment this weekend. Legendary local drag phenoms such as Pandora DeStrange, Tracy Payne Black, Terre Steed and a merry band of local artists who will help bring this cult sensation of musical theater to life on the Crescent Ballroom stage.

Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, Sunday, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $10 to $12, 21+ 

crescent ballroom

Blues-Soul Singer ZZ Ward to Perform at Crescent Ballroom

Alternative blues-soul singer ZZ Ward continues her trek across North America behind her acclaimed full-length debut, Til The Casket Drops, with her newly announced The Down and Dirty Shine Tour. This fall run of dates follows her coast-to-coast summer tour, which has included performances at some of the most anticipated music festivals this summer, including Sasquatch and Firefly, where she’s shared the stage with the likes of The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend and more.

zz wardAn eclectic and innovative performer, Ward’s mix of backporch blues and gritty hip-hop beats has been resonating with both fans and critics alike. Said The New York Times recently, “[ZZ Ward's] energy evokes Tina Turner’s, her chops Aretha Franklin’s, and her soul Etta James’s,” with Interview Magazine adding that she was “born with a voice as big as her name.”

The tour makes a stop at Crescent Ballroom on Wednesday, September 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m.

Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com and ticketfly.com. Or you can call 877-987-6487.

Ward is set to make her Jimmy Kimmel Live! debut on July 3, with a rousing performance of her new single, ’365 Days.’ In addition, Ward recently released her ’365 Days’ EP, which features alternate versions of her songs ‘Blue Eyes Blind’ and ‘Move Like You Stole It,’ along with a Son House cover of ‘Grinnin’ In Your Face’ (Live at the Troubadour), which was part of an exclusive 7″ for Record Store Day.

Commanding the stage, whether in front of a festival crowd or in a more intimate club setting, Ward at once brings the soulfulness of the blues, the sexiness of a back porch chanteuse and the passion of the hip-hop artists she grew up on. Rounded out by a wall of sound supplied by her backing band of unparalleled talents, the synergy of these performances helps bring this unique blend of music to life.

crescent ballroom

Blues-Soul Singer ZZ Ward to Perform at Crescent Ballroom

Alternative blues-soul singer ZZ Ward continues her trek across North America behind her acclaimed full-length debut, Til The Casket Drops, with her newly announced The Down and Dirty Shine Tour. This fall run of dates follows her coast-to-coast summer tour, which has included performances at some of the most anticipated music festivals this summer, including Sasquatch and Firefly, where she’s shared the stage with the likes of The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend and more.

zz wardAn eclectic and innovative performer, Ward’s mix of backporch blues and gritty hip-hop beats has been resonating with both fans and critics alike. Said The New York Times recently, “[ZZ Ward's] energy evokes Tina Turner’s, her chops Aretha Franklin’s, and her soul Etta James’s,” with Interview Magazine adding that she was “born with a voice as big as her name.”

The tour makes a stop at Crescent Ballroom on Wednesday, September 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m.

Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com and ticketfly.com. Or you can call 877-987-6487.

Ward is set to make her Jimmy Kimmel Live! debut on July 3, with a rousing performance of her new single, ’365 Days.’ In addition, Ward recently released her ’365 Days’ EP, which features alternate versions of her songs ‘Blue Eyes Blind’ and ‘Move Like You Stole It,’ along with a Son House cover of ‘Grinnin’ In Your Face’ (Live at the Troubadour), which was part of an exclusive 7″ for Record Store Day.

Commanding the stage, whether in front of a festival crowd or in a more intimate club setting, Ward at once brings the soulfulness of the blues, the sexiness of a back porch chanteuse and the passion of the hip-hop artists she grew up on. Rounded out by a wall of sound supplied by her backing band of unparalleled talents, the synergy of these performances helps bring this unique blend of music to life.

crescent ballroom

Crescent Ballroom – More Than Just Music And Munchies

Crescent Ballroom extends its hours to accommodate the downtown lunch-hour crowd

Don’t let the size of this venue fool you. It’s a triple-threat host to seven nights of live music and a full-service bar, as well as two well-known chefs in its kitchen. And — it’s no longer limiting itself as a Downtown Phoenix happy hour hot spot and music joint. Crescent Ballroom is extending its hours and its demographic — opening up for lunch.

Opened in October 2011, owner Charlie Levy transformed the F.L. Hart Garage into the live music venue it is today, hosting a wide range of local and national musicians and artists. But it isn’t just the music that customers are walking, biking and light railing to experience; the food has become quite the headliner, too.

Levy joined forces with Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco, and Doug Robson of Gallo Blanco, to create Cocina 10 with its locally-sourced menu comprised of what they call “Mexican-accented road food,” featuring common finger foods with a border-inspired twist.

“Even if they don’t come for a show or they’re taking a chance on a band, I always hope they enjoy the experience and the food,” Levy says. “I want them to enjoy their meal and think it’s exceptional and at a fair price, and that they enjoy the atmosphere.”

And they have, and they do.

“We kept getting feedback from customers who kept asking why the hours were so limited and why we were only open at night,” Levy says.

In April, Crescent Ballroom opened its doors during the lunch hour, starting at 11 a.m., appealing especially to the business crowd on their lunch break, Levy adds. Cocina 10 will continue to have the same menu operated by Bianco and Robson.

Crescent Ballroom is open daily with a diverse range of live music in the lounge — always free. For more information about Crescent, to view its menu or its events calendar, visit crescentphx.com.

Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 716-2222

Crescent Ballroom

Musicians Begin Howling At The Crescent Ballroom

For those looking to drink and dance rather than drink and drive, consider the Crescent Ballroom, located off the Van Buren and Central Ave. light rail stop in downtown Phoenix — also walking distance from Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus.

Owner Charlie Levy considers the location ideal himself. “Opening up my own music venue is something I’ve always wanted to do, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon this place that I thought ‘this is it.’ ”

Along with the crowd-friendly location, the ballroom, which can accommodate about 500 people, has historical significance that ultimately hooked Levy. The 7,000 sq. foot space, built in 1917, was once the F.L Hart Garage for cars along the Dixie Overland Highway, America’s only coast-to-coast highway, now known as U.S. Highway 80. This building has been here to watch Phoenix transform from a farm-heavy community to a pavement-heavy metropolis.

Although Levy is originally from Louisiana, he himself has watched Phoenix transform before his very eyes; he says it’s “unbelievable” how exponentially Phoenix is growing.

While attending ASU, Levy started his work in the field as a concert director for the student government and then briefly left school to work as a production assistant and talent buyer for a local production company, the Evening Star. He left the Evening Star to go back to school, and has since ventured on his own, leading to the creation of the Crescent.Crescent Ballroom

Crescent hosts local favorites such as Black Carl and Courtney Marie Andrews, as well as a variety of nationally known singers/songwriters in every genre, including Deer Tick (indie-folk), Rachael Yamagata (blues-rock) and Das Racist (alt. hip-hop). And Crescent Ballroom doesn’t have a booking policy.

“We love good music and host a wide range of singers and songwriters, from R&B to pop — there’s something for everyone,” Levy says.

The concert hall does not stand alone, however. There is also a lounge with full-bar service and free, live music everyday, as well as the option to order food from its restaurant, Cocina 10.

Cocina 10 is located within the ballroom, and while the menu is still in progress, the cuisine will be “Mexican-accented road food,” Levy says. He assembled his two favorite chefs from the Valley, Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco and Doug Robson of Gallo Blanco, and he also teamed up with Tucker Woodbury, owner of the Rocking Horse and the Vig in Arcadia, to make the Crescent all it could be. Woodbury has had a long-time background in night life and eateries, especially in the Phoenix area.

Levy’s goal? “To have a place for people to come and enjoy live music, and for the artists to also have a great night and experience.”

For more information and for a calendar of upcoming concerts, visit the Crescent Ballroom’s website.

[stextbox id="grey"]

If  You Go: Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
crescentphx.com
Parking is $5; exact change is a must.
[/stextbox]