5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (October 18-24)

Niki D'AndreaOctober 18, 2021
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Erykah Badu | Photo by Patrik Hamberg

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week is chock full of classic rock, but also with a touch of neo-soul and a side of jam band. And a Mexican music legend.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
Tuesday, October 19 at Celebrity Theatre
Drummer Jason Bonham, son of legendary rock drummer John Bonham, performs a tribute to the music of his father’s famous band, Led Zeppelin. The set list could include such iconic tunes as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Kashmir,” “Black Dog” and “Stairway to Heaven.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 19 at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com. Tickets cost $52-$102.

Erykah Badu
Wednesday, October 20 at Arizona Federal Theatre
Neo-soul guru Erykah Badu brings her renowned live show to the Valley, singing such hits as “Bag Lady,” “On and On” and “Tyrone.” 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 20 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, arizonafederaltheatre.com. Tickets cost $49.50-$1,000.

Phish
Friday, October 22 at Ak-Chin Pavilion
The jam band heir apparent to the Grateful Dead’s traveling fan base, Phish is known for its long, entertaining concerts with seemingly endless set lists and interesting cover songs. 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 22 at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, livenation.com. Tickets cost $45-$141.

Alejandro Fernandez
Sunday, October 24 at Arizona Federal Theatre
Alejandro Fernandez, son of legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez, has sold more than 20 million records worldwide. His “Heche en Mexico Tour 2021” is in support of the titular album, his first new record since 2017. 8 p.m. Sunday, October 24 at Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, arizonafederaltheatre.com. Tickets cost $25-$1,279.

John Fogerty
Sunday, October 24 at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort
As one of the founders of Creedence Clearwater Revival and a successful solo artist, John Fogerty brings a slew of classic rock hits to the stage, including “Bad Moon Rising,” “Run through the Jungle,” “Centerfield,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” 8 p.m. Sunday, October 24 at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, talkingstickresort.com. Tickets cost $30-$400.

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