A 21st birthday is always a big deal. And if it happens to be for a five-day motorcycle event at WestWorld, then it’s bound to be an even bigger party. Arizona Bike Week 2017 takes place April 5 to 9, and beyond the bike races, stunt shows, and vendor booths, headliners like Creedence Clearwater Revisited and shows featuring Arizona country songwriters are ramping up for a week in Scottsdale.
Tickets are $28 per day, and include entry to the shows and concerts. It's $63 for a five-day event pass. Call 480-644-8191, or see the Arizona Bike Week website for tickets.
Here’s a rundown of all the musical acts you can see and hear during the 21st annual Arizona Bike Week.
Wednesday, April 5
Arizona singer and songwriter Rob West will perform his all-ages country music in the HandleBar Saloon at 2:30 p.m. West has been in the country music scene for more than a
A group of friends turned cover band, Broken Toys delivers everything from classic rock, Southern, and outlaw country favorites to originals. The band is set to play at 5:30 p.m. in the RockYard.
School of Rock Sugar Skulls
The cream of the crop skimmed from three Phoenix locations of the School of Rock, the School of Rock Sugar Skulls is a 15-member group with members ranging in age from 2 to 18. The Skulls are set to perform at 6 p.m.
Alice Cooper holds an annual "Proof Is In the Pudding" competition for local bands, and Analog Outlaws hold the 2015 title. This Phoenix classic and Southern rock outfit is scheduled to close opening day of Arizona Bike Week 2017 at 11 p.m. in the HandleBar Saloon.
Thursday, April 6
Day two brings the
Pete Cummings Band
Classic rock station KSLX’s own DJ Pete Cummings has teamed up with local musicians Bill Dutcher, Neal Williams, and Shane Martinez to form the Pete Cummings Band. The rock cover quartet is scheduled to play the RockYard at 5:30 p.m.
For a contemporary spin on classic Southern and blues-influenced rock, Christopher Shayne and his band have been arranged to liven up the HandleBar Saloon starting at 6 p.m.
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
The famous and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted rhythm section of the late, great Creedence Clearwater Revisited is taking to the RockYard for a concert starting at 9 p.m. You’ll hear “Bad Moon Rising,” “Born on the Bayou,” and more from these fortunate sons … oh, and you’ll hear “Fortunate Son.”
Rock band Broken Toys are back to close out day two in the HandleBar Saloon at 11 p.m.
Friday, April 7
Brea Burns and the Boleros
If you’re into the sounds of Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson, and Hank Williams, then the woman-fronted Brea Burns and the Boleros may be up your alley. This classic country band takes to the HandleBar Saloon with their list of originals at 11:30 a.m.
The name here has it all. The Phoenix-based “aggressive hillbilly
The Valley-based, high-energy rock outfit
Valley-based Dierdre is both woman and band – well, a woman-fronted band – set to fill the HandleBar Saloon with rock 'n' roll originals at 6:15 p.m.
Day three’s concert in the RockYard brings turn-of-the-century rock powerhouse Korn to the Valley for the big fans and the bystanders who’ll recognize hits like “Falling Away From Me” and old favorites like “Blind.” Korn takes the stage at 9 p.m.
Unwind to the hard rock cover songs of Drop Diezel in the HandleBar Saloon at 11 p.m. The four-man band consists of the aforementioned Pete Cummings of KSLX, and three former members of the local rock band Souldriver.
Saturday, April 8
School of Rock Sugar Skulls
The 15-member School of Rock Sugar Skulls
Local three-piece Innocent Elaine is a pop-punk group that has been a finalist in the "Proof Is In The Pudding"
Mesa's Vintage Wednesday has opened for Alice Cooper and the Gin
Christopher Shayne and the band return to the HandleBar Saloon at 6 p.m.
The five-member rock outfit CO-OP consists of founding members Mark
Local hero and, oh yeah, giant rock star Alice Cooper plays the last concert in the RockYard for Arizona Bike Week 2017 at 9 p.m. That guy from with the eye makeup from Wayne’s World starts at 9 p.m. with mega jams like “No More Mr. Nice Guy” and “I’m Eighteen” during the final concert in the RockYard.
Glendale’s own four-piece rock band Organ Grinder takes the stage at HandleBar Saloon at 11 p.m. to close out the last full day of Arizona Bike Week 2017.
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Sunday, April 9
Rock group Dierdre returns to the HandleBar Saloon at 11 a.m.
Blizzard of AZ
A tribute band to the guitarist Randy Rhoads and his era of Ozzy Osbourne is set to rock the HandleBar Saloon. Blizzard of AZ goes on, and closes out the last of the musical acts for the 21st annual Arizona Bike Week, at 2:30 p.m.