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Maks & Val: Our Way
Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy present a narrative of their life story combined with the world-class dancing, creativity and passion they are known for on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. 7:30 p.m. $38-$68. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Weezer & Panic at the Disco
The rock bands share the spotlight in a co-headlining tour. Indie-alternative artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is special guest. 7 p.m. $25-$75. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Touring in support of its latest album, Paper Gods, the 1980s pop band is sure to tap into its unending string of hits, including “Rio,” “Girls on Film,” “The Wild Boys,” “Ordinary World” and “Hungry Like a Wolf.” Chic, led by guitarist Nile Rodgers, is special guest. 7:30 p.m. $23.45-$128.45. Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
“Weird Al” Yankovic
The Grammy Award-winning artist is known for his parodies and original songs, including “Word Crimes,” “Like a Surgeon,” “I Lost on Jeopardy” and “Party in the CIA.” 7:30 p.m. $39.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Decked in crushed velvet, platform shoes and lace pants, this four-piece Prince tribute band delivers classic songs by “His Purple Majesty.” 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, livewireaz.com, 480-970-1112.
The progressive rock band gained popularity in the ’70s with such hit singles as “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry on My Wayward Son” and “Point of No Return.” 8 p.m. $36-$76. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, wingilariver.com, 800-WIN-GILA.
Known for its work with the late Bob Marley, the group continues to make music and tour, staying true to its reggae sound. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, livewireaz.com, 480-970-1112.
Power anthems are in the spotlight as true-to-life tribute artists take on Chicago, KISS and Fleetwood Mac. The nostalgic journey features Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience, Aug. 5-6; Rock and Roll Over — A Tribute to KISS, Aug. 19-20; and Mirage — A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Aug. 26-27. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Casino Arizona, Loop 101 and McKellips Road, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, casinoarizona.com, 480-830-7777.
Live & Local Fridays
The Sugar Thieves takes the stage, Aug. 5; Robby Roberson Band, Aug. 12; Jay Allan & the Uncommon Good, Aug. 19; and Inspiración Flamenca, Aug. 26. Arrive early for happy hour drink specials and food from Boss Pizza Bar. F, 6 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m. $12 in advance; $15, day of show. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.
The Grammy Award-winning blues rock band has produced such hits as “Sound & Color,” “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love.” 7:30 p.m. $38-$58. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Dancing with the Bars
Contestants, who were paired with professional ballroom dancers for 10 one-hour training sessions, compete in a live competition as this fundraiser benefits the nonprofit LGBTQ youth organization, one•n•ten. 7 p.m. $38-$100. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, onenten.org/dwtb.
Catch a Rising Star
Bassist Vincent Thiefain, drummer Matt McClintock, guitarist John Meier and pianist Michael Kocour perform as part of this summer concert series, which features jazz artists ages 18-24, who are based or were raised in Arizona. 7:30 p.m. $15, adults; $8, students. The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix, thenash.org, 602-795-0464.
Brent Barrett, Franc D’Ambrosio, Davis Gaines and Marcus Lovett, iconic stars from The Phantom of the Opera, perform memorable songs from Broadway shows, including The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, The Woman in White, Aspects of Love, Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar. 8 p.m. $50-$200. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com, 480-850-7734.
Concerts at MIM
Terry Bozzio, a world-renowned drummer best-known for his work with Frank Zappa and Missing Persons, takes the stage Aug. 14; and King Sunny Adé, a Nigerian artist and pioneer of modern world music, Aug. 15. 7 p.m. $30.50-$$63.50. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Guns N’ Roses
Fans will be singing along to such hits as “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and “Welcome to the Jungle” as founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan reunite for the Not in This Lifetime Tour. 8 p.m. $45.50-$250. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Double Dose of Music
Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile and high-energy old-time string band Old Crow Medicine Show share the stage in a co-headlining tour. Each performs separate sets, as well as collaborating on a handful of songs. 7 p.m. $40.50-$46. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Featuring a mix of flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop, the Grammy Award-winning band takes audiences to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. 7:30 p.m. $44-$79. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined 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. $55-$135. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
The Grammy Award-winning hard rock group shares the stage with Marilyn Manson. 6:30 p.m. $30-$70. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Boy George & Culture Club
The iconic band and its flamboyant frontman dominated the charts worldwide with such classic hits as “Karma Chameleon,” “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Miss Me Blind,” “White Boy” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.” 7:30 p.m. $55-$125. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa co-headline The High Road Summer Tour. Kevin Gates, Jhené Aiko, Casey Veggies and DJ Drama are special guests. 7 p.m. $25-$70.75. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
Outcry Summer Tour
The concert represents and promotes the local church with a unique combination of artists and worship leaders, including Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Housefires, Urban Rescue and Chad Veach. 6:30 p.m. $25-$95.20. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
The legendary rock group — which made history as the first, and to date only, all-female band that both wrote its own songs and played its own instruments to ever top the Billboard charts — performs its timeless catalog, including “We Got the Beat,” “Head Over Heels” and “Vacation.” 7:30 p.m. $38.50-$68.50. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
August 25-September 10
Grand Canyon Music Festival
This nationally renowned event celebrates its 33rd season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyonmusicfest.org, 928-638-9215.
African Children’s Choir
Children ages 7 to 10 from several African nations share a message of hope and faith through song complemented by ethnic instruments. 7 p.m. Freewill offering. La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, lacasadecristo.com, 480-948-1234.
Nineties kids rejoice as 98 Degrees headlines this nostalgia-fueled tour of infectious music. The lineup also features Ryan Carbrera, O-Town and Dream. 7 p.m. $35-$65. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.
August 26-September 2
Red Rocks Music Festival
This annual festival attracts world-acclaimed musicians, performing music that spans five centuries, including works by Bach and Mozart, a U.S. premiere by Stephen Brown and four Arizona premieres. Aug. 26 and Sept. 1-2, 7:30 p.m. $28; $75 for all three. Arizona Jewish Historical Society Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, redrocksmusicfestival.com, 602-402-4551.
The alternative-rock band celebrates the release of its new album, Gore. Yelawolf and Sister Canyon open the show. 6:30 p.m. $47.50. Mesa Amphitheatre, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, mesaamp.com, 480-644-2560.