5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (August 23-29)

Niki D'AndreaAugust 23, 2021
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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week, we’ve got everything from monster heavy metal bands to smooth blues to Southwest folk.

The Senators
Friday, August 27 at Crescent Ballroom
Arizona folk band The Senators play songs from their latest album, Wild Wide Open, with support from Riso and Adam Bruce. 8 p.m. Friday, August 27 at Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave,, Phoenix, crescentphx.com. Tickets cost $13 plus a $4.36 service fee.

Big Finish
Friday, August 27 at Yucca Tap Room
Tempe group Big Finish brings its brand of hard rock to the stage. Doug Preston & The Soul Searchers and Ghetto Cowgirl are also on the bill. 9 p.m. Friday, August 27 at Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, yuccatap.com. Admission is free.

The Atomic 445
Friday, August 27 at the Rhythm Room
Central Phoenix’s longtime blues joint, The Rhythm Room, reopens after a long COVID closure with a CD release party for The Atomic 445. 8 p.m. Friday, August 27 at The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, rhythmroom.com. Tickets cost $15 plus a $2.53 service fee.

3 Doors Down
Saturday, August 28 at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
Expect to hear 3 Doors Down rock hits like “Kryptonite” and “When I’m Gone” at this concert. Theory of a Deadman opens the show. 8 p.m. Saturday, August 28 at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Rd., Maricopa, caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin. Tickets cost $49.50-$99.50.

Megadeth and Lamb of God
Sunday, August 29 at Arizona Federal Theatre
Heavy metal heroes Megadeth and Lamb of God bring the audio anvil down. 6 p.m. Sunday, August 29 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, arizonafederaltheatre.com. Tickets cost $22-$109.

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