5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (August 30-September 5)

Niki D'AndreaAugust 30, 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. Some huge music stars are coming this week, led by Guns ‘N Roses and capped off with Latin Grammy award-winner Pepe Aguilar.

Guns ‘N Roses
Monday, August 30 at Footprint Center
The legendary rock band returns for a tour featuring a set list of hits, from “Welcome to the Jungle” to “November Rain.” Special guest Mammoth WVH (featuring Wolfgang Van Halen) opens the show. 7 p.m. Monday, August 30 at Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, footprintcenter.com. Tickets cost $24.50-$650.

Tuesday, August 31 at The Rebel Lounge
Brooklyn-based rapper 22GZ hits the stage to promote his latest album on Atlantic Records, Growth & Development. PNV Jay, King Tut King Shad, Tullis and BXMMY are also on the bill. 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 31 at The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, therebellounge.com. Tickets cost $18 plus a $5.71 service fee.

Lindsey Stirling
Wednesday, September 1 at Arizona Federal Theatre
Crossover classical-pop-rock violinist Lindsey Stirling (who grew up in Gilbert, Arizona) performs stringed electro-dance tunes on her “Artemis Tour.” 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 1 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, arizonafederaltheatre.com. Tickets cost $29-$650.58.

Morris Day & The Time
Saturday, September 4 at Celebrity Theatre
Funk star Morris Day leads the band created by Prince in 1981. Fans can expect to hear plenty of danceable R&B jams. 8 p.m. Saturday, September 4 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St. Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com. Tickets cost $40-$80.

Pepe Aguilar
Saturday, September 4 at Gila River Arena
Mexican-American music superstar Pepe Aguilar kicks off his “Jaripeo: Sin Fronteras 2021” tour, with special guests Angela Aguilar, Leonardo Aguilar, Antonio Aguilar Hijo, Mariachi Zacatecano, Banda Azul Tequila and Jineteo de Toros. 8 p.m. Saturday, September 4 at Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, gilariverarena.com. Tickets cost $35-$700.

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