Four Free Outdoor Concerts to Enjoy This Weekend in Phoenix

You've got one (maybe two) chances to watch a live show by Miguel Melgoza this weekend.EXPAND
You've got one (maybe two) chances to watch a live show by Miguel Melgoza this weekend.
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March is prime outdoor concert season in Phoenix. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, we've got four shows for you to check out. Even better: There's no cost to attend — although if there's a way to support the musicians at the event (like buying merch or putting some cash in a tip jar), do your local artists a solid and kick in some funds.

Girls on the Road

Friday, March 5
Herberger Theater Center

Herberger's Performance Pop-Ups series continues with Girls on the Road, a duo composed of local musicians Annie Moscow and Rachael Nicole Gold. The pair give the crowd "the sweet essence of folk music," according to the Herberger, filtered through a diverse set of influences including everyone from Claude Debussy to Joni Mitchell.

The show starts at 5:30 on the downtown Phoenix theater's outdoor Pavilion Stage, and if you like, you can stick around to watch Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli perform at 7.


Friday, March 5
Desert Ridge Marketplace

Sometimes, we just want to enjoy the song stylings of a killer cover band. StarAlliance fits the bill, and they'll take to the District Stage at Desert Ridge Marketplace in north Phoenix this weekend. They play hits from a variety of eras and genres, and we bet you'll know all the words. The show runs 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, March 6
Tempe Marketplace

Head to the east Valley on Saturday for some singer-songwriter action courtesy of local musician Shane Travis. Travis, who has been compared to John Mayer and Eric Clapton, will bring smooth vocals and a chill vibe to the District Stage at Tempe Marketplace. Travis will perform from 7 to 10 p.m.

Miguel Melgoza

Saturday, March 6
528 Live

It's time for another concert at 528 Live. This weekend, Miguel Melgoza will take the stage — er, porch. Melgoza arrived in Phoenix via San Francisco and has a long resume including groups like Cascabel and Sol Trak Union. He plays a mix of funk, rock, Latin, and groove. The show starts at 5. Make sure to bring something to sit on.

And P.S.: Melgoza is also scheduled to perform at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' outdoor A'Fair event from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. Free tickets for a four-person lawn pod are currently sold out, but you can get on the waitlist by calling 480-499-8587.

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