2024 WM Phoenix Open Concert Preview

Jason KeilJanuary 20, 2024
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The WM Phoenix Open keeps the party going long into the night. In addition to the 2024 Coors Light Birds Nest (February 7-10) at its usual location across the street, the Concert in the Coliseum returns to the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale with a pre-tournament Saturday show. Five nights  of music in all, comprising arguably the gaudiest group of chart-topping artists in the history of the tournament. Here’s a brief breakdown. 

If You Go

  • Where: TPC 16th hole (Saturday) and Coors Light Birds Nest tent near the main entrance (Thursday-Saturday)
  • When: February 7-10. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
  • How much: GA, $140 and up; VIP, $325 and up
  • Info: wmphoenixopen.com 

Dos & Don’ts

  • DO double-check the schedule. You don’t want to be a Duran Duran fan and show up the night HARDY is headlining.
  • DO consider buying a VIP ticket if you covet a spot in the pit in front of the stage. Costly? Yes ($285+), but it includes free food and drinks… and room for line-dancing to Dierks Bentley.
  • DO have patience when you head in there – you’ll be joined by up to 10,000 of your closest friends.
  • DON’T forget your ID. You won’t get in without one. No matter how old you are. Seriously.
  • DON’T drive home. Uber and Lyft pickup points are located right behind the Birds Nest.
  • DON’T ask your Thunderbird friend for free tickets. They have to pay for their tickets like everyone else, and are not issued freebies.

Photo courtesy instagram @PostMalone
Photo courtesy instagram @PostMalone

Concert in the Coliseum on Saturday, February 3

Post Malone

The heavily tattooed “Sunflower” rapper recently encouraged fans to come out to help him “put a baby through college” and see “a very, very handsome man up on stage.” Consider our ticket purchased.

You Might Like If: You’ve seen PGA pro Rickie Fowler’s tattoos, which appear on his hands and arms if you look closely. His “G” tattoo is to honor his friend’s daughter, who was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder when she was four months old.

Wednesday

The Party Is Just Getting Started

HARDY and Bailey Zimmerman

Nashville artist HARDY is best known for “One Beer,” the story of how a Bud Light led to an unplanned pregnancy and shotgun wedding. Bailey Zimmerman covered “Signed, Sober You,” another HARDY hit, last year at the Academy of Country Music Honors.

You Might Like If: You love wild man John Daly, who used a lot of puns and dad jokes to melodically describe his unorthodox golf career for his country song “Hit It Hard” in 2010.

Photos courtesy instagram @hardy; @bailey.zimmerman
Photos courtesy instagram @hardy; @bailey.zimmerman

Thursday

Whiskey Row

Dierks Bentley

If you haven’t noticed, country superstar Bentley, born in Phoenix and well-known for his chart-topping odes to partying, has his name plastered on several whiskey bars in the Valley. He’ll be joined by Nashville-based artists (and husband and wife) Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick.

You Might Like If: You follow Joel Dahmen, who recently partnered with Bushmills Irish Whiskey to create his own cocktail called Joel’s Juicy Lie.

Photos courtesy UMG Nashville
Photos courtesy UMG Nashville

Friday

Dancing On the Sand

Duran Duran

The members of the ’80s new wave group took their place as pop music elder statesmen when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. Their influence continues today, attracting collaborators of all stripes for their recent work, from Janelle Monáe to Måneskin’s Victoria De Angelis.

You Might Like If: You fancy English golfer Justin Rose, who staged his own “British Invasion” when he won the 2013 U.S. Open. 

Photos courtesy DuranDuran.com
Photos courtesy DuranDuran.com

Saturday

Welcome Backspin

Kygo

The Norwegian dance-pop DJ and rave fixture, known for his hit remixes of Tina Turner, Donna Summer and Whitney Houston, is returning to the Coors Light Birds Nest after closing out the festival two years ago.

You Might Like If: Those countless hours of practice drives and golf-swing rotation drills have afforded you Beyoncé-level hip control and thrusting power. If you got it, flaunt it.

Photos courtesy Kygomusic.com
Photos courtesy Kygomusic.com