Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we’re featuring concerts to see if you weren’t lucky enough to get Taylor Swift tickets.
Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival
The 33rd edition of the East Valley community’s celebration of its flightless bird ranching history will have plenty of food and carnival fun. Music performers include Sublime with Rome, Train, Mackenzie Porter, and The Commodores. Check website for scheduling information. $15-$150, Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd., Chandler, 480-588-8497, ostrichfestival.com
For over a decade, the six-piece has been popular in the Texas/Red Dirt country genre, which gets its name from the color of the Oklahoma soil. But it wasn’t until the band headed to Montana to appear in four episodes of the hit series Yellowstone that Whiskey Meyers became a nationwide sensation. They’ll head to the Valley to perform songs from their new album Tornillo. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$55, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com
The rumor going around the citizens of Taylor Nation is that after the debacle that occurred when tickets to the songwriter’s The Eras Tour initially went on sale in November, Swifties will get a second chance to score a seat through Ticketmaster. So be on the ready or try to snag one on the resale market. Check website for ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, 602-379-0102, taylorswift.com
If you aren’t going to State Farm Stadium this weekend, the next best thing is performing in downtown Phoenix. Vance Joy’s and Taylor Swift’s musical paths have crossed several times, with the Australian singer/songwriter opening for the superstar on her 1989 tour, while Swift covered Joy’s “Riptide” for a live BBC performance in 2014. 8 p.m., $45-$65, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com
Remembering David Denogean
When David Denogean wasn’t substitute teaching or coaching track and field at Camelback High School, music fans often saw him working security at The Rebel Lounge. He was fatally shot while walking his dog on November 25, 2022, and the suspect is still at large. The non-profit Silent Witness has been instrumental in bringing attention to the investigation by allowing citizens to give anonymous tips on the case to local police. This concert in Denogean’s honor will benefit the organization. Local rockers Sundressed are scheduled to perform. 5 p.m., $10-$100 donation to the Silent Witness Fund, The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, therebellounge.com