A Look Ahead

A LOOK AHEAD

Group Free

July 4
Fabulous Phoenix 4th (FREE)
Live entertainment, a classic car show, interactive exhibits, children’s activities including a water spray zone, and a choreographed fireworks display highlight this patriotic festival. 6-10 p.m. Steele Indian School Park, 301 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, phoenix.gov/parks, 602-534-FEST.

July 4
Tempe Town Lake Festival  
Celebrate Independence Day with live entertainment, children’s activities, and a huge fireworks show choreographed to patriotic and classical music. Produced by the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, the event benefits charities, projects and nonprofit organizations serving Tempe. Gates open at 5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Tempe Beach Park, 620 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, tempe4th.com, 480-350-5189.

July 12
Scottsdale ArtWalk (FREE)
Artist demonstrations, gallery show openings, cool refreshments, misters and Caribbean and island music highlight the annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk, which is presented by Scottsdale Gallery Association. 6:30-9 p.m. Downtown Scottsdale, scottsdalegalleries.com.

July 13
Happy Together Tour
Sing along to the biggest hits of the ’60s and ’70s with headline artists from such bands as The Turtles, Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, Paul Revere & the Raiders and The Cowsills. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.

July 14
Jackson Browne
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musician has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music, defining a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. Hits include “Running on Empty,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Stay,” “The Pretender” and “Tender Is the Night.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, ticketforce.com, 877-840-0457.

July 20
Chris Isaak
The rockabilly crooner and his longtime band, Silvertone, perform such standout hits as “Wicked Games,” “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing,” “San Francisco Days” and “Somebody’s Crying.” 8 p.m. $65-$100. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

July 20
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Country music’s ultimate power couple extend their Soul2Soul The World Tour with a return trip to the Valley, performing hits from their respective careers, along with such popular duets as “Speak to a Girl,” “Break First,” “Keep Your Eyes on Me” and “It’s Your Love.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

July 21
Christopher Cross
The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and radio icon shares his plethora of hits, including “Sailing,” “Ride Like the Wind,” “Arthur’s Theme,” “All Right” and “Never Be the Same.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.

July 25-September 9
Avenue Q  
There’s more fuzz to love when these badly behaved puppet friends return to the stage in this R-rated, laugh-out-loud look at life after college. Call for times and ticket prices. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, phoenixtheatre.com, 602-254-2151.

July 30
Shania Twain
Fans will be singing along to such hits as “Let’s Go Girls,” “Honey, I’m Home,” “Any Man of Mine,” “You’re Still the One,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Swingin’ with My Eyes Closed” as the queen of country pop takes the stage. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.