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October 1-30
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include The Lone Bellow, Oct. 1-2; Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa, Oct. 6; Billy Strings, Oct. 19; John Scofield’s Combo 66, Oct. 20; Skerryvore, Oct. 21; Jesse Colin Young, Oct. 23; and Karrin Allyson, Oct. 30. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

October 2-5
Sun Devil Stadium Concerts
ASU 365 Community Union presents a diverse mix of live music featuring Amara La Negra, Oct. 2; Old 97’s, Oct. 3; Ella Vos, Oct. 4; and Best Coast, Oct. 5. 8 p.m. $29.50. ASU Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 3
Old Friends Meet Again
Violinist Albor Rosenfeld and pianist Caio Pagano, longtime friends and winners of the Beethoven International Competition 1970 in Lisbon, meet again to perform Debussy, Brahms and Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. $9, adults; $5, students. ASU Katzin Concert Hall, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy, Tempe, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447.

October 4
Bob Dylan
“The Times They Are A Changin’” for the legendary artist and master of reinvention whose work shaped generations. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 4
Get the Led Out
This is not an impersonator act but rather a group of professional musicians who were fans first, and passionate about their love of Led Zeppelin music and bringing “the mighty Zep” to life on stage. 7:30 p.m. $26-$40. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

October 4
Keith Urban
Fans can expect to hear such perennial favorites as “Raise ’em Up,” “Female,” “Long Hot Summer” and “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” as the country artist with the Down Under twang performs. Kelsea Ballerini is special guest. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 W. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 4
Spaces
This Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis production combines modern dance with big band jazz in a playful and entertaining exploration of the animal kingdom. Marsalis and the orchestra are joined by two singular dance geniuses – Lil Buck and Jared Grimes – leaping, sliding, flipping and tap dancing across the stage. 7:30 p.m. $51-$79. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

October 4-13
A Vampire Tale
Scorpius Dance Theatre stages this ever-evolving, original dance production created by Lisa Starry. Celebrating its 15th year, the requisite haunt of the fall season is filled with passion, lust and jealousy. Call for times. Tickets start at $25. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, scorpiusdance.com, 602-254-2151.

October 5
Childish Gambino
“Summertime Magic,” “Saturday” and “Feels Like Summer” are sure to be on the set list as actor, comedian, writer, director, rapper and DJ Donald Glover performs under his musical moniker. Vince Staples is special guest. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 5
Sound in the Ground: Nash Nights
This new concert series features jazz musicians from The Nash in celebration of the ongoing jazz-themed contemporary art exhibitions atMesa Contemporary Arts Museum. 8:30-11 p.m. $20. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

October 5-7
Titanic Scores: The Music of James Horner
Experience powerful and inspiring film scores live – think Braveheart, Cocoon, Aliens, The Mask of Zorro, Apollo 13, Titanic and more – as The Phoenix Symphony presents a moving tribute to one of Hollywood’s most legendary composers. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

October 6
Cody Johnson
The country singer-songwriter with the smoky baritone voice brings his Texas-proud swagger to the Valley. 6 p.m. $27.50-$78. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, measamp.com, 480-644-2560.

October 6
Mariachi and Folklorico Festival
Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez Jr. performs along with Mariachi Sonido de Mexico, soloist Sandra Guevara and an array of folklorico dancers. 7 p.m. $35-$55; $85 VIP. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

October 6-7
Sonoran Desert Chorale
Choral fans vote on their favorite songs from the ensemble’s past 24 seasons as Jeff Harris leads the choir in Audience Choice – Encore! 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-$20, adults; $15-$18, seniors and students, sonorandesertchorale.org, 480-305-4538.

October 6-November 28
Flamenco Intimo
Fiery footwork, spiraling arms and dynamic costumes are complemented by expressive vocals, soul-stirring music and intricate guitar techniques as Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre takes the stage for distinct weekly performances peppered with guest artists. Sa, 8 p.m. $18-$22. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

October 7
Pure Classics (FREE)
Chandler Symphony Orchestra performs, with Vanja Gjumar Nikolovski as guest conductor. 3 p.m. Donations requested. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlersymphony.net, 480-899-3447.

October 7-21
Music in the Garden  
Domingo DeGrazia Band takes the stage Oct. 7; Marmalade Skies, Oct. 14; and The Sugar Thieves, Oct. 21. Su, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $29.95. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8188.  

October 8
Drake
The Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter has tapped Atlanta rap trio Migos as special guest for what he has dubbed the Aubrey & The Three Amigos Live tour. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 8
Foo Fighters
Mixing melodic hard rock with punk and blues elements, the band is recognized for such hits as “My Hero,” “All My Life,” “Best of You,” “Everlong,” “Monkey Wrench” and “Bridges Burning.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 11
Boney James
The saxophonist brings his genre-bending style to the Valley for a night of smooth jazz. 7:30 p.m. $38-$58. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

October 11
5 Seconds of Summer
The chart-topping Australian pop rock band brings its Meet You There Tour to Phoenix, singing such hits as “Want You Back,” “Long Way Home,” “She Looks So Perfect,” “Youngblood” and “Don’t Stop.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 12
David Bromberg Quintet
The legendary folk musician and singer-songwriter has 50-plus years of worldwide performing experience on banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin. John McEuen, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, is special guest. 7:30 p.m. $30-$65. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

October 12-14
Ballet Tucson (pictured)
The company opens the season with a triple bill of works: Spirit Garden, Boler-O and I’ll See You in My Dreams. Call for times and ticket prices. Pima Community College Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, ballettucson.org, 520-903-1445.

October 12-14
The Phoenix Symphony
Rachel Barton Pine is featured on violin as Tito Muñoz conducts the orchestra in Paganini’s one and only violin concerto. The program also includes Gabriel Kahane’s “Nocturama” and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

October 13
Ballet Folklórico
Dancing in costumes that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico City, Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández has been instrumental in popularizing the proud musical traditions of their homeland with international audiences. 8 p.m. $25-$45. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

October 13
Calling all Parrotheads
Fans may blow out a flip-flop as they soak in the Margaritaville experience with Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band. Expect a rich set list that includes such favorites as “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Fins,” “Son of a Son of a Sailor” and “Come Monday.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 13
Danny Gokey
The contemporary Christian singer, who rose to fame as a Top 3 finalist on American Idol, brings The Hope Encounter tour to the Valley, performing such uplifting songs as “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” and “Hope in Front of Me.” Tauren Wells and Riley Clemmons are special guests. 7 p.m. $27.80-$84.25. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

October 13
Intocable
The group from Zapata, Texas, fuses Tejano’s robust conjunto and norteño folk rhythms with a pop balladry. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 13
Mandy Harvey
The award-winning singer, songwriter and inspirational speaker who lost her hearing when she was 19 reached the final four in the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. Lelea Fonua is special guest. 7:30 p.m. $18-$26. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

October 14
Don Felder
Known for his lyrical, signature guitar work on such legendary songs as “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights” and “New Kid in Town,” the former lead guitarist of the Eagles brings his Road to Forever tour to the Valley. 7 p.m. $38-$58. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

October 14
Hanson
Bursting onto the pop scene with the hit “MMMBop” in 1997, the band of brothers from Tulsa, Okla., brings its String Theory tour to the Valley. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 14
I’m With Her
Bound by a love for bluegrass, chamber music, jazz, storytelling and singing, the acoustic trio – Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan – is known for its unique blend of instrumental interplay and indelible harmonies. The Brother Brothers is special guest. 7:30 p.m. $38. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

October 14
Scottsdale Philharmonic (FREE)
With a mission of making classical music available to audiences of all ages, the nonprofit orchestra performs works by Liszt, Sibelius and Beethoven. 4-6 p.m. VIP seating available for $15. Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, scottsdalephilharmonic.com, 480-951-6077.

October 15
Graham Nash
A two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee – with Crosby, Stills & Nash and also with The Hollies – the legendary artist penned such hits as “Teach Your Children,” “Southbound Train,” “Marrakesh Express” and “Stop Stop Stop.” 7:30 p.m. $45-$75. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

October 18-21
A Haunting We Will Go
Just in time for Halloween, Center Dance Ensemble presents this modern dance performance full of mystery and suspense. The centerpiece of the spooky program is The Return of Dracula. Call for times and ticket prices. Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, centerdance.com, 602-252-8497.

October 19
Billy Strings
The flat-picking phenom redefines bluegrass with his fiery intensity. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

October 19-21
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s spooky classic roars to life in the hands of The Phoenix Symphony as guests follow Jack the Pumpkin King’s quest to seize Christmas on a huge screen above the orchestra. F, 7:30 p.m.; Sa, 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

October 20
Ensemble Mik Nawooj
Twisting genres and smashing stereotypes, the ensemble merges classical, jazz and hip-hop styles. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempecenterforthearts.com, 480-350-2822.

October 20
Jazz Royalty
ASU Concert Jazz Band, conducted by guest Jeffrey Lindberg, performs alongside vocalist Dee Alexander to present the big-band music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, with transcriptions by Lindberg of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. The concert, Jazz Royalty Transcriptions: The Duke and the Count, is part of the Lakeshore Music series. 7:30 p.m. $30. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.

October 20
Lucia Micarelli
The violin virtuoso and sultry vocalist is best known for her collaborations with Josh Groban, Chris Botti and Jethro Tull. 7:30 p.m. $32-$56. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlerarts.org, 480-782-2680.

October 20-21
Frankenstein!
Jeffrey Meyer conducts the ASU Chamber Orchestra in H.K. Gruber’s postmodern piece, plus a showing of the 1931 black-and-white film accompanied by a live orchestral score written by Michael Shapiro. Sa, 7:30 p.m., $12, ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asuevents.asu.edu, 480-965-6447; and Su, 3 p.m., $15, Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

October 21
Arizona Winds (FREE)
Led by Lt. Col. Rich Shelton, the 85-member concert band presents Music for a Darkened Theatre featuring thrillers and chillers just in time for Halloween. 3 p.m. Cactus High School, 6330 W. Greenway Rd., Glendale, azwinds.com.

October 21
Cello Sonatas
The Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series gets underway with this performance by cellist Suren Bagratuni and pianist George Vatchnadze. 2:30 p.m. $30, includes concert and wine reception with the artists; $10, students. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, haydensferrychambermusicseries.org, 480-350-2822.

October 21
Dueling Divas (FREE)
Andria Fennig and Ashley Snavely present Around the World in 88 Keys, performing pieces by Ravel, Moskowski and Bernstein. 4 p.m. Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, trinitymusicaz.org, 602-254-7126.

October 22
ASU Concerts @ the Center
Musicians from the ASU School of Music present an evening of chamber music. 7:30 p.m. $10. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

October 22
Boz Scaggs
The Grammy Award winner’s career dates back to the late 1960s with the Steve Miller Band and solo triumphs that include “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown.” Guest comedian Mark Cordes opens the show. 7:30 p.m. $35-$85. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

October 23
Jesse Colin Young
The solo artist and lead singer of the legendary classic rock band The Youngbloods has influenced and shaped the character of American music for more than 50 years. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

October 23
Koresh Dance Company (FREE)
Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen “Roni” Koresh, the contemporary company performs highlights from its vast repertoire. 7:30 p.m. Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg, dewpac.org, 928-684-6624.    

October 24
Arizona Wind Symphony
The 95-piece concert band presents Celebrating Bernstein at 100. 7 p.m. $10, adults; $7, seniors and students. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, arizonawindsymphony.org, 480-350-2822.

October 24
Troye Sivan
The young Australian singer with the sultry voice is a YouTube sensation turned pop star thanks to such hits as “Wild,” “Youth,” “Bloom” and “My My My!” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 25-28
The Sleeping Beauty
Set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score, this treasured fairytale full of curses, fairies and fantasy is presented by Ballet Arizona. Call for times and ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-1096.

October 26
Josh Groban
The classically influenced global superstar brings his Bridges tour to Phoenix, with Idina Menzel as special guest. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 26-28
Midcentury Modern
Phoenix Chorale takes guests back in time with music by composers born in the middle of the 20th century and music from the middle 19th century. F, 7:30 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City; Sa, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix; and Su, 3 p.m., Camelback Bible Church, 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley. Tickets start at $35, phoenixchorale.org, 602-253-2224.

October 27
Changüí Majadero
With an innovative combination of raw Cuban roots and East L.A. grit, the band’s music has an intensity and energy that appeals to fans of folk, jazz and world music. 7:30 p.m. $35-$45. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempecenterforthearts.com, 480-350-2822.

October 27
Joan Baez
The folk music icon, pioneering activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee performs in support of her new album, Whistle Down the Wind. 8 p.m. $45-$125. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

October 27
Phantom of the Organ (FREE)
Enter the closed opera house and experience it come alive with organ music, audience participation and sightings of the phantom as Kristen Hertzenberg, who portrayed Christine in the Las Vegas production of Phantom of the Opera, performs with Pinnacle soloists. 6:30 p.m. Donations requested. Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, pinnacleconcerts.com, 480-303-2474.  

October 27
Run Boy Run
The Tucson bluegrass band shares music from a simpler time featuring heartfelt stories and turn-of-the-century folk music. 7:30 p.m. $36-$42. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2680.

October 28
Big Band Jazz and Swing
Lenny King leads the AZ Swing Kings Orchestra, with vocalist Vito Maynes. 3-4:15 p.m. $5. Willowbrook United Methodist Church, 19390 N. 99th Ave., Sun City, azswingkings.com, 602-388-4858.

October 28
Lord of the Dance
Featuring cutting-edge technology, special effects lighting, dancing robots and world-champion acrobats, this Irish production fuses the traditional with the contemporary in an intoxicating mix of music and dance. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$69.50. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

October 28
MusicaNova Orchestra
Works by Debussy, Prokofiev and Parry are featured as the ensemble opens its season with 1918: An Armistice Without a Peace. 2 p.m. $33-$38. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, musicanovaaz.com, 480-750-9466.

October 28
World of Dance Tour
Top dancers from the NBC show, leading YouTube sensations and dance icons from across the globe share the stage, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together through the universal language of dance. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

October 28
Yekwon Sunwoo
The pianist is the first Korean to capture the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 3 p.m. $29-$59. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdalearts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

October 29
Christina Aguilera
The vocal powerhouse appeared on Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years and went on to become a Grammy Award-winning pop icon with such hits as “What a Girl Wants,” “Beautiful” and “Candyman.” Her first tour in more than a decade celebrates her newest album Liberation. 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.