Music Notes: 5 Music Venues We Can’t Wait to Return To

Niki D'AndreaDecember 10, 2020
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Sticky floors. Body odor. Buzzing eardrums. We miss live music. Luckily, local venues have resumed booking shows for next year – even if owners aren’t sure yet what safety protocols might need to be put in place (most plan to post safety measures online closer to reopening). However it looks, we’ll be hitting up these venues ASAP.

Crescent Ballroom
This former garage in Central Phoenix will host live shows again on January 25, with a performance by electronica producer Tokimonsta. Other shows scheduled for 2021 include Stephen Malkmus (April 17) and Andrew Jackson Jihad (June 12). 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix, 602-716-2222,

The Nash
Phoenix’s premier intimate jazz venue hasn’t scheduled any shows for 2021 as of press time, but its annual “Bash for the Nash” gala has been rescheduled for April 17 at Heard Museum. 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 602-795-0464,

Rebel Lounge
Rebel Lounge rescheduled several shows from 2020, including rock band Weathers (February 7) and stoner rockers Fu Manchu (March 8). 2303 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-296-7013,

The Rhythm Room
The Valley’s venerable blues joint had no shows scheduled for 2021 as of October 2020. But there have been live shows streamed on the club’s Facebook page, so we hope to see some blues legends back on its stage soon. 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-265-4842,

Yucca Tap Room
Punk rock, potent drinks, pinball – there’s a lot to miss about this popular East Valley venue. No 2021 shows were scheduled at press time; however, Yucca’s kitchen remains open and the venue’s annual Punk Rock Halloween Bash will likely happen early next year. 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-967-4777,


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