5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (October 11-17)

Niki D'AndreaOctober 11, 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. Everything from a country music fest headlined by Willie Nelson to R&B legend Gladys Knight to U.K. house music producer Eli Brown is on audio tap this week.

Outlaw Music Festival
Friday, October 15 at Ak-Chin Pavilion
Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Lucinda Williams and IDA MAE pack this festival bill of country music greats. 4:25 p.m. Friday, October 15 at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, livenation.com. Tickets cost $25-$1,057.

Doobie Brothers
Saturday, October 16 at Ak-Chin Pavilion
The Doobie Brothers – with Michael McDonald in the lineup – bring their 50th anniversary tour to the Valley, performing their hits including “What a Fool Believes” and “Listen to the Music.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 16 at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, livenation.com. Tickets cost $22-$425.

Gladys Knight
Sunday, October 17 at Celebrity Theatre
Legendary R&B and soul singer Gladys Knight has won seven Grammy Awards and has a catalog of top tunes including “That’s What Friends Are For” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” 8 p.m. Sunday, October 17 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com. Tickets cost $45-$130.

Eli Brown
Sunday, October 17 at Shady Park
British house music producer Eli Brown makes a Tempe stop on his “Unlocked World Tour.” 3 p.m. Sunday, October 17 at Shady Park, 26 E. University Drive, Tempe, shadyparktempe.com. Tickets cost $24 plus service fees.

J. Cole
Sunday, October 17 at Footprint Center
Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist J. Cole brings his “The Off-Season Tour” to the Valley, with support from 21 Savage. 8 p.m. Sunday, October 17 at Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, footprintcenter.com. Tickets cost $84-$1,406.