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20 Favorite Concerts at The Sail Inn

If you ask any of the local musicians that have performed at The Sail Inn what they'll miss about the Tempe venue -- and we did -- you can expect its outdoor stage to be one of the most common answers. And probably some memories about all the many great shows they either saw or participated in while at the bar.

Given that Sail Inn's been around since 1990, owner Gina Lombardi's estimate that her place has hosted "literally thousands of shows" isn't hyperbole in the slightest. Since this is The Sail, of course there were hordes of jam-heavy gigs by The Noodles, Xtra Ticket, or other crunchy, funky, jazzy, or reggae-y artists. Indie bands both local and touring were big here, especially in the last five years, as were any and all flavors of rock 'n' roll.

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