Dua Lipa | Photo by Hugo Comte
Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we focus on arena bands past and present.
Music fans hate to love the Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons. But since superstar producer Rick Rubin stepped behind the boards of their latest record, is it only a matter of time until we all embrace the “Radioactive” group? 7 p.m., $34.50-$219.50, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com.
Judas Priest with Queensryche
Rob Halford, the legendary lead singer of the heavy metal band Judas Priest, is a Paradise Valley resident, so can we call this concert a homecoming show? $48.50-$100, 7:30 p.m., Arizona Federal Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, azfederaltheatre.com.
Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival
The 32nd edition of the East Valley community’s celebration enters its second weekend with performances by Nelly, The Temptations, and The Four Tops. Check website for scheduling information. $15-$20, Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, 480-588-8497, ostrichfestival.com.
Shea Homes Good Life Festival Presented by Subaru
Classic rockers Grand Funk Railroad take the stage along with Jefferson Starship, Fran and Anton Cosmo of Boston, and regional band Nate Nathan & the Mac Daddy-O’s. There will also be plenty of local food and wine, beer, and bourbon tastings. 2-9:30 p.m., $75-$120, Schnepf Farms, 24810 E. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek, 480-538-8292, r-entertainment.com.
Dua Lipa with Megan Thee Stallion
You may have noticed that pop star Dua Lipa and rapper Megan Thee Stallion have brought back hair stamps. If you’re eager to show off the hearts or flowers you painted on your locks, then head downtown to see this power duo perform. 7:30 p.m., $40-$124.50, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com.