Music Notes: Tent Revival

Niki D'AndreaJanuary 22, 2020
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This year’s Birds Nest Concert Series at the Waste Management Phoenix Open looks a little like an eclectic European summer music festival – American rappers scheduled between country superstars before a Norwegian DJ headliner. But the sonic variety is part of the appeal for the four-day fête, which draws fans from all over the world to the big tent at TPC Scottsdale. Here’s the word on the Birds.

Miranda Lambert
The country chanteuse kicks off the series on Wednesday, January 29, with her hit songs including “The House that Built Me,” “Over You” and “Somethin’ Bad.” Cody Johnson is special guest.

Oakland rapper G-Eazy brings his intimate lyrical flows, simple trap percussion and slow synth effects to the stage on Thursday, January 30. He’s landed two Top 10 Billboard singles, “Me, Myself & I” and “No Limit.”

Dierks Bentley
This Phoenix-born country superstar’s homecoming party is fully booked. All tickets to see the platinum-selling, multiple Grammy-nominated artist with Austin Burke on Friday, January 31, are sold out.

Norwegian music producer and emerging EDM sensation Kygo closes out the series on Saturday, February 1, and he knows how to turn tracks to gold. Exhibit A: his summer 2019 remix of Whitney Houston’s cover of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.

The Birds Nest Concert Series takes place at 8:30 p.m. January 29 through February 1 at TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. $75-$115, general admission; $285-$300, VIP.

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