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Lenny Kravitz, September 18; Photo by Mathieu Bitton
Lenny Kravitz, September 18; Photo by Mathieu Bitton

September 1 – 7

Grand Canyon Music Festival

This nationally renowned event celebrates its 36th season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Highlights include performances by The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Manhattan Chamber Players, Catalyst Quartet and Bonfiglio Group. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim,, 928-638-9215.

Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon Village, AZ

September 1 – 22

Red Rocks Music Festival

This annual festival attracts world-acclaimed musicians for eight concerts in metro Phoenix and Sedona. $36, adults; $14, children 13 and younger. Call for times and venues,, 602-402-4551.

September 1

Singing the Blues

The nonprofit Phoenix Blues Society hosts a day of music featuring a variety of the Valley’s best local bands. Proceeds support the group’s annual Blues Showdown band competition and Blues Blast festival. Noon-6 p.m. $10. The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix,

The Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ

September 2 – 27

Concerts at MIM

This month’s concerts include Ottmar Liebert, Sept. 2-3; Greg Laswell, Sept. 9; The Allman Betts Band, Sept. 10-11; Jeff Peterson, Greg Sardinha and Tsun-Hui Hung: Across the Sea, Sept. 12; Lucibela, Sept. 21; David Bromberg, Sept. 22; Pokey LaFarge, Sept. 26; and Bob James, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller: Double Vision Revisited, Sept. 27. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, 480-478-6000.

Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, Phoenix, AZ, 85050

September 3

The National

Performing in support of its new album I Am Easy to Find, the Ohio-raised, Brooklyn-based band consists of vocalist Matt Berninger plus two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, 85003

September 7


The heavy metal band delivers such timeless rock classics as “Heaven,” “Sometimes She Cries,” “Down Boys” and “Cherry Pie.” 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale,, 480-850-7734.

Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

September 8

Elvis Impersonator

Fans will be “All Shook Up” when Justin Shandor takes the stage. Named the “World’s Ultimate Elvis” by Graceland, the entertainer is renowned worldwide for his voice, moves and gestures that so closely resemble the King. 3 p.m. $25. Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler,, 800-946-4452.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Chandler, AZ

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