Viva PHX 2017: Rocking the Blocks of Downtown

“100 bands, 20 venues, 1 night in downtown Phoenix.”

As the tagline suggests, downtown Phoenix will be buzzing with bodies, energy and music on Saturday, March 11 for the fourth annual Viva PHX music festival.

Unlike the traditional two-stage music festivals, Viva PHX has 20 stages spread throughout downtown Phoenix, drawing thousands of people for a night filled with music.

This will be the largest band and venue participation in the event’s history, topping the 70 bands and 17 venues that participated last year.

Local alternative band The Maine, who is set to release their sixth studio album in April, will be playing at Comerica Theatre while at the same time, Phoenix post-funk band Playboy Manbaby will be rocking out in Punk Rock Alley. Mothers, a folk/indie rock band from Athens, Georgia will be playing at The Orpheum Theatre at the same time California rock bank Joyce Manor plays on the Central Ave Stage at CityScape. And this only a small fraction of the lineup.

Read the rest of the story here!

Published: 3.2.17

Photo By: ville de Barcarès (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

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