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Through July 2 (FREE)
Bring a blanket or chair, relax and enjoy as a variety of popular local bands performs. Su, 7:30-9 p.m. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, therailroadpark.com, 480-312-2312.
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Lizz Wright, May 1; Zakir Hussain with Rahul Sharma, May 2; Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro, May 7; Tift Merritt, May 8; Marcia Ball, May 10; John Pizzarelli Trio, May 12; René Marie, May 17; Trace Bundy, May 19; The Sweet Remains, May 21; Acoustic Hot Tuna, May 23-24; and Lisa Fischer, May 25. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, brings his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour to Phoenix. The Grammy Award-winning alternative R&B artist is known for such hits as “Starboy,” “Can’t Feel My Face” and “Acquainted.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The Zombies in America
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Atlas Genius and Night Riots share the stage. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, livewireaz.com, 480-970-1112.
May 2, 7
Timeless Tunes and Composers
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix celebrates great composers, as well as popular songs that have stood the test of time. Tu, 7:30 p.m., Velda Rose United Methodist Church, 5540 E. Main St., Mesa; and Su, 3 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley. $15-$25, orpheus.org, 602-271-9396.
May 4 (FREE)
Sips & Sounds
Rock Lobster takes the stage, performing ’80s retro music. 6-8 p.m. The Shops at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, theshopsgaineyvillage.com.
Zac Brown Band
With a winning combination of country, bluegrass, reggae and a summery beach-bum touch, the band delivers escapist themes of toes in the sand, beers in the hand and the innate value of life’s simple pleasures. Hits include “Keep Me in Mind,” “Toes,” “Chicken Fried,” “Jump Right In” and “Highway 20 Ride.” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, gilariverarena.com, 800-745-3000.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the band’s inception and continued success, the rock icons are sure to play such fan favorites as “Keep On Loving You,” “Take It On the Run,” “Time for Me to Fly,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” Roll With the Changes” and “Ridin’ the Storm Out.” 8 p.m. $45-$85. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Magic Music of Broadway
The Phoenix Symphony takes guests to “a whole new world” with special guest Lea Salonga. The Tony Award-winning Broadway legend was the original star of Miss Saigon and later, Les Misérables and the singing voice of Disney’s Princess Jasmine and Mulan. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St, Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Music in the Garden
This outdoor concert series continues with Carmela y Mas, May 5; Grupo Liberdade, May 12; Bluesman Mike and the Blues Review Band, May 19; and Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band, May 26. F, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $30. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus presents this concert of contemporary selections and Western songs. The show includes performances by the Cadet Choir, Touring Chorus, TowneSingers and Training Chorus, plus an appearance by the Alumni Chorus. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $15-$20, adults; $8, children 11 and younger. Catalina Foothills High School, 4300 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, boyschorus.org, 520-296-6277.
Passage to the British Isles
Prior to its tour to Ireland and Scotland, Sonoran Desert Chorale provides a preview performance featuring American folk hymns and spirituals, as well as the melodies of Galway, Dublin and Edinburgh. Sa, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Ave., Mesa; and Su, 3 p.m., La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale. $18, adults; $15, seniors and students, sonorandesertchorale.org, 480-305-4538.
May 7 (FREE)
Scottsdale Concert Band
Featuring musicians from all walks of life, the 75-member band presents On the Shoulders of Giants. 3:30 p.m., with a trombone choir performing at 3 p.m. Chaparral High School, 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave., Scottsdale, scottsdaleconcertband.org, 602-327-3168.
Ib Andersen, artistic director of Ballet Arizona, brings together two works by choreographer George Balanchine — “Western Symphony” and “Square Dance.” Th, 7 p.m.; F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m. $25-$159. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.
The alternative rock band is known for its shimmering melodies, heartstring-pulling lyrics and powerful lineup of players, including front man Justin Furstenfeld. 8 p.m. $35-$55. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Music of John Williams
The Phoenix Symphony performs selections from more than 60 years of John Williams scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Jaws, Schindler’s List and Born on the Fourth of July. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St, Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
The Grammy Award-winning singer brings The Party Tour to Phoenix, with 50 Cent, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G among the featured guests. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The San Francisco natives perform their newest single, “Play That Song,” as well as such signature hits as “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “Marry Me” and “Drive By.” Natasha Bedingfield opens the show, with O.A.R. as special guests. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Los Lonely Boys
Known for its Grammy Award-winning single “Heaven,” the American-Chicano power trio draws musical inspiration from and performs in equal parts rock, blues, Tex-Mex, conjunto and tejano. 8 p.m. $32-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Scorpius Dance Theatre presents this lighthearted and entertaining new show, which explores the relationship that people have with animals, as well as the social interactions, physicality and movement of animals. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.
After writing country hits for Kenny Chesney and George Strait, the burly, bearded son of a Kentucky coal miner enjoyed a breakout 2015 as the first artist to win the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards show. Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas are special guests. 7 p.m. $30.75-$70.75. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
The Phoenix Symphony and Phoenix Theatre team up for this collaborative semi-staged production featuring hits from Cinderella, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and more. F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Billy Childs Quartet
The Grammy Award-winning pianist and his ensemble share the stage as part of the Lakeshore Music Series. 7:30 p.m. $40. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.
Young Artist Concert
MusicaNova welcomes Allen Pan, a 14-year-old violinist from Desert Vista High School, and Alex Tam, a 14-year-old pianist from Phoenix Country Day School. 4 p.m. $10-$15. Arizona Piano Co., 4134 E. Wood St., Phoenix, musicanovaaz.com, 480-585-4485.
May 21 (FREE)
Arizona Winds presents this tribute to the armed forces, featuring the music of John Williams, John Philip Sousa, Sammy Nestico, Julie Giroux and Bruce Broughton. 3 p.m. Cactus High School, 6330 W. Greenway Rd., Glendale, azwinds.com.
May 21 (FREE)
With a mission of making classical music available to audiences of all ages, the nonprofit orchestra performs works by Offenbach, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Suppé, Bach and Bruch. 4 p.m. VIP seating available for $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-951-6077.
The music legend is joined by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin for a live performance of the iconic album Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist. 7:30 p.m. $56-$126. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Ann Wilson of Heart
The pioneering Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend known for her powerful vocals performs hits from Heart, as well as her solo recordings and influences. 8 p.m. $40-$65. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Ireland’s dynamic all-female ensemble shares timeless Irish songs, ranging from traditional to up-tempo contemporary standards, in Voices of Angels. 7:30 p.m. $43.82-$112.97. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
May 23-June 10
Ballet Arizona continues its series in the garden with this presentation of movement, sound and multimedia on a stage that embraces the desert as a stunning backdrop for the enchanting choreography of Ib Andersen. Tu-Sa, 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.
Best-known for his smash hit “All of Me,” the Grammy Award-winning superstar brings his Darkness and Light Tour to the Valley. Singer/songwriter Gallant opens the show. 7:30 p.m. $62.50-$129. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
May 24 (FREE)
Swing Is Here
Lenny King leads the AZ Swing Kings Orchestra, an ensemble of 19 musicians professionally experienced in the big band swing/jazz style of music. 7-8:30 p.m. Sun City Grand, 19753 N. Remington Dr., Surprise, azswingkings.com, 623-974-5637.
Fans of old-school music are in for a treat as Cameo, Lakeside, Dazz Band, Brick and ConFunkShun share the stage. 7:30 p.m. $55-$75. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
New Kids on the Block
The boys from Boston bring The Total Package tour to Phoenix, with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul as special guests. NKOTB is known for such No. 1 hits as “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” and “Step By Step.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The Phoenix Symphony
Tito Muñoz conducts The Phoenix Symphony in a program of Haydn and Mahler masterworks. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.
Eli Young Band
Fans will be singing along to such favorites as “Crazy Girl,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” “Drunk Last Night” and “Saltwater Gospel” as the country band takes the stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, livewireaz.com, 480-970-1112.
Spring Performance 2017
The next generation of Ballet Arizona dancers performs works choreographed for professional companies and ballets specially created for them. The program showcases the dancers’ progression in ballet training, from beginners to advanced-level students on the verge of professional careers. Sa, 7 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.
Dead & Company
Featuring Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir; singer/guitarist John Mayer; Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge; and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, the band performs two sets of music drawing from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Voices Across the Canyon
Guests enjoy an intimate performance by William Eaton. The musician is internationally known for his one-of-a-kind stringed instruments, which he designs and builds. 2 p.m. $10, advance; $12, at the door; free, children 5 and younger. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.