In the mood for some music? There are several options this weekend, from a high-energy cover band to a special streaming series from our own Jimmy Eat World.
Hometown favorites Jimmy Eat World will debut the first of three live performances, collectively titled the "Phoenix Sessions
," starting with a performance of their 2019 album, Surviving
, on Friday, January 15. Tickets are $17.50, or you can choose from packages that include items such as masks, a T-shirt, a poster, and a virtual meet-and-greet. Packages for the full series start at $44.99. Part of the proceeds go to the National Independent Venues Association. The show starts at 3 p.m., and can be watched for 72 hours after purchase. See our full guide here
The Instant Classics
High-energy cover band The Instant Classics
will take the stage at Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen
in downtown Phoenix at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 16. The band play hits of yesteryear and today.
Socially Distant Porch Concert
Local singer-songwriter Obadiah Parker
(he of the viral "Hey Ya" cover
), will perform on the porch at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 16, at 528Live
. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or chair to sit on, along with their own beverages and snacks for a socially distant outdoor show.
Celebrate Local Music
Enjoy some family time beyond the couch with a Celebrate Local event coming to the Musical Instrument Museum
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, and Sunday, January 17. The lineup includes Americana music by Run Boy Run band members and Latin jazz by Carmela y Más, along with dance, music, and storytelling representing the Apache, Arikara, and Hidatsa Nations. It’s included with general admission, which is $20.