Tag Archives: jared & the mill

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Westgate hosts free concerts leading up to Super Bowl

You don’t need a ticket to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 or a VIP party pass to get in on all of the excitement and activities surrounding the big game. Just steps from the stadium, Westgate Entertainment District will be the hub of activity in Glendale with a Super Music Series presented by Bud Light, a five-day free concert series that is open to the public.

Beginning Weds. Jan. 28 through Super Bowl Sunday, Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza will transform into an outdoor concert venue with local and national bands hitting the stage. On Wednesday through Saturday festivities will run from 6pm – 10pm and on Sunday from 11am – 4pm. Each day will feature a different music genre, from classic rock and electronic dance music to country and 80’s hits. No tickets are required to take part in the fun and groove alongside fellow football fans.

Attendees can enjoy Westgate’s more than 20 restaurants, bars and retailers in addition to an open-air beer garden around the stage and other fan activities. Westgate will be making a donation to the 100 Club of Arizona from a portion of the beer garden sales. During the Super Music Series, with the exception of Super Bowl Sunday, parking is free at all of Westgate’s lots surrounding the Entertainment District.

“We are pleased to present a fantastic music lineup that is completely free and open to the public,” said Jeff Teetsel, development manager for Westgate Entertainment District. “With many of the events around the big game being private or expensive, we wanted to differentiate Westgate’s activities and provide a free opportunity for both locals and visiting fans to participate in the excitement surrounding the Super Bowl. No ticket is required to attend, and Westgate’s WaterDance Event Plaza is a spectacular open-air environment. We and our tenants look forward to welcoming thousands of fans each day.”

Weds. Jan. 28: Los Lobos (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Thurs. Jan. 29: Chainsmokers (6pm – 10pm, local DJ opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Fri. Jan. 30: Eli Young Band (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Sat. Jan. 31: Dramarama, Bow Wow Wow, Gene Loves Jezebel and Naked Eyes (6pm – 10pm, local band opens at 6pm, headliner takes the stage at 8:30pm)

Sun. Feb 1: SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. All festivities and live music run from 11am – 4pm. Local bands include Kianna Martinez, Jared & The Mill and Chad Freeman & Redline.

For more information about Westgate Entertainment District, visit www.westgateaz.com.

48 West logo

48 West Celebrates Tech, Food And Music In Chandler Feb. 15-16

48 West Food, Music and Tech Festival is set to kick off President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 15-16, in Chandler, Ariz., with speakers discussing entrepreneurship, downtown restaurants bringing their best dishes, and local bands lighting up the night.

As an attempt to put the Valley on the technology map that Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas are so prominently featured, 48 West brings together some of the brightest minds in technology to share techniques and practices for entrepreneurship, commerce, technology innovation and interactive media. Attendees can expect to see Jaime Casap, senior education evangelist at Google Inc., and Bob Worsley, founder of Arizona-based SkyMall, among others.

“We put together speakers and panel sessions that we think will help people frame the conversation of, ‘What are the great things that are going on in Arizona for entrepreneurship or technology?’ and ‘How do all the people operating in a tech ecosystem work together?’ ” said Leigh Dow, president and CEO of Dow Media Group and founder of 48 West.

The panels on Feb. 15 will focus on entrepreneurship, business development, partnership and new media, and the focal points of discussions on Feb. 16 are workshop and building tech-ready workforce. There will also be startup camps.

On top of technology, the event also plays host to two concert nights with performances from Arizona-based bands Mogollon, Jared & The Mill, Banana Gun, The Wiley One, Doctor Bones and the Veragroove, and Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Micah Brown from California.

In addition, 48 West is partnering with FIRST to host the “Duel in The Desert” Robotics Competition for high school students.

“The robots this year are required to be able to throw a Frisbee through a slot at the end of a playing field, and they get extra points for being able to climb a pyramid,” Dow said.

To top it off, several restaurants, including The Sushi Room and the Living Room, will be offering their best dishes at the events.

The concerts are free to attendees of all ages. The technology panels will net attendees $30 for each day and $50 for both days.

To purchase tickets or for more information about 48 West, please visit 48-west.com.

48 West Food, Music and Tech Festival

When: Friday and Saturday, February 15-16, 2013, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Friday:
Startup Camp, Gangplank Chandler, 260 S. Arizona Ave.
Main Event, Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave.
Concert, Dr. A. J. Chandler Part, 3 S. Arizona Ave.
Saturday:
Startup Camp, Gangplank Chandler, 260 S. Arizona Ave.
“Duel in The Desert,” Continuum Science and Technology Park, 2501 S. Price Rd.
Main Event, Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave.
Concert, Downtown Ocotillo, 2475 W. Queen Creed Rd.
Cost: Panels $30 per person per day, $50 per person both days; concerts are free
Online: 48-west.com