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25 Favorite Photos From Viva PHX

Sir Mix-A-Lot onstage with Z-Trip during Viva PHX.
Sir Mix-A-Lot onstage with Z-Trip during Viva PHX.
Jeff Moses

Up On the Sun's resident photographers were plenty busy during Viva PHX this past weekend, as were their camera. While everyone else in attendance at the downtown Phoenix music festival was busy witnessing the performances of the 70 or so bands and artists, our shutterbug staff -- including Jim Louvau, Melissa Fossum, Jeff Moses, Jessica Obert, and Benjamin Leatherman - were watching the action through their respective viewfinders and snapping away.

See also: Viva PHX -- A Look Back at the Downtown Phoenix Music Festival

Much of what they shot was awash with color, encapsulated the energy of a particular artist, or simply captured a moment in time. Here are 25 of our favorite Viva PHX photographs that they produced.

John Schmersal of Vertical Scratchers at Hard Rock Cafe.
John Schmersal of Vertical Scratchers at Hard Rock Cafe.
Benjamin Leatherman
The Bad Cactus Brass Band outside of Hotel San Carlos.
The Bad Cactus Brass Band outside of Hotel San Carlos.
Jeff Moses
Rob Crow of Pinback.
Rob Crow of Pinback.
Melissa Fossum
Jesse Rutherford of The Neightbourhood at the Central Avenue Stage.
Jesse Rutherford of The Neightbourhood at the Central Avenue Stage.
Melissa Fossum

 

Z-Trip at the Crescent Ballroom's outdoor stage.
Z-Trip at the Crescent Ballroom's outdoor stage.
Jim Louvau
Becca Kauffman of Ava Luna at Hard Rock Cafe during Viva PHX.
Becca Kauffman of Ava Luna at Hard Rock Cafe during Viva PHX.
Benjamin Leatherman
Chicano Batman at FilmBar.
Chicano Batman at FilmBar.
Jessica Obert
Claire L. Evans of YACHT at Crescent Ballroom.
Claire L. Evans of YACHT at Crescent Ballroom.
Jim Louvau
Armistead Burwell Smith IV of Pinback at the Central Avenue Stage.
Armistead Burwell Smith IV of Pinback at the Central Avenue Stage.
Melissa Fossum

 

Gift of Gab performs outside of Crescent Ballroom.
Gift of Gab performs outside of Crescent Ballroom.
Jim Louvau
Playboy Manbaby performs at the PHX Alley Stage.
Playboy Manbaby performs at the PHX Alley Stage.
Jeff Moses
Chicano Batman at FilmBar.
Chicano Batman at FilmBar.
Jessica Obert
The rooftop at Bar Smith.
The rooftop at Bar Smith.
Melissa Fossum
The outdoor stage at the Crescent Ballroom.
The outdoor stage at the Crescent Ballroom.
Jeff Moses

 

Blake Miller of Moving Units at Bar Smith.
Blake Miller of Moving Units at Bar Smith.
Melissa Fossum
Sir Mix-A-Lot on his own...
Sir Mix-A-Lot on his own...
Jim Louvau
...and with some friends.
...and with some friends.
Jim Louvau
Jesse Rutherford of The Neighbourhood.
Jesse Rutherford of The Neighbourhood.
Melissa Fossum
The Central Avenue Stage at CityScape.
The Central Avenue Stage at CityScape.
Melissa Fossum

 

GRMLN performs at the PHX Alley Stage.
GRMLN performs at the PHX Alley Stage.
Jeff Moses
Z-Trip
Z-Trip
Jim Louvau
25 Favorite Photos From Viva PHX
Moving Units
Moving Units
Benjamin Leatherman
Nite Jewel at Crescent Ballroom.
Nite Jewel at Crescent Ballroom.

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CityScape

1 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

480-947-7772

www.cityscapephoenix.com

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Crescent Ballroom

308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

602-716-2222

www.crescentphx.com

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Hotel San Carlos

202 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-253-4121

www.hotelsancarlos.com

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Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-229-1265

www.barsmithphoenix.com


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