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The Biggest Super Bowl 2023 Parties and Concerts in Metro Phoenix

Super Bowl week in the Valley is going to be stacked with activities.
Super Bowl week in the Valley is going to be stacked with activities. Benjamin Leatherman
The showdown between the AFC and NFC champs at State Farm Stadium in Glendale won’t be the only action happening in metro Phoenix during Super Bowl week. A host of parties, concerts, fan experiences, and nightlife events are scheduled to go off in cities across the Valley from Saturday, February 4, through Sunday, February 12 (including a few happening during the big game itself).

Many will be attended by celebrities or feature big-name bands and DJs. Others are geared toward football fans and families. Some boast ticket prices into the thousands of dollars.

What follows is a rundown of every party and concert happening in the Valley during Super Bowl week: day or night, big or small, sports-related or otherwise. Let the games begin.

Super Bowl Experience at Phoenix Convention Center

Saturday, February 4, to Sunday, February 5; and Thursday, February 9; to Saturday, February 11
Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North Third Street
You’ll have two weekends to experience this family-friendly “interactive football theme park” in downtown Phoenix, which will offer autograph sessions with pro footballers, photo opportunities with the Lombardi trophy or 56 different Super Bowl rings, various games, and more. Children ages 6 to 14 can also participate in activities like youth football clinics. Hours vary. Admission starts at $20 and kids 12 and under are free. Visit the website for more details.

Super Bowl Soulful Celebration

Wednesday, February 8
Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street, Mesa
While you probably don’t have a prayer of affording tickets to the biggest and glitziest parties, this annual concert (formerly known as the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration) might be a more cost-effective way of celebrating the big game. Award-winning artists and musicians will perform inspirational music onstage inside Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $53 to $203.

Tailgate Time Machine

Wednesday, February 8, to Sunday, February 12
The Hot Chick, 4363 North 75th Street, Scottsdale
This block party encompassing neighboring Scottsdale spots The Hot Chick and Boondocks will take place across five straight evenings with DJs and rappers headlining each night. The lineup will include Baby Bash, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug on Thursday, February 9; T-Pain on Friday, February 10; DJ Vice and DJ Fashen on Saturday, February 11; and Smashed and DJ Slippe on Sunday, February 12. Gates open at 7 p.m. Single-day tickets are $99 to $129 and multiple-day passes are $299.

Suits & Sneakers

Wednesday, February 8
W Scottsdale Hotel, 7277 East Camelback Road
The high-style W Scottsdale will host some of the hottest nightlife events and concert of Super Bowl weekend, starting with this fashion event and party featuring rapper Rick Ross. Curated lifestyle pop-up shops and a fashion show with celebrity athletes from the NFL, National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball walking the runway will be the highlight of the event, which starts at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $150 per person.

Dillon Francis

Thursday, February 9
Cake Nightclub, 4405 North Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
The more things change, as the saying goes, the more they stay the same. Case in point: When the Super Bowl last rolled through the Valley in 2015, EDM prankster Dillon Francis was lighting up Scottsdale clubs with bass-heavy bangers. The DJ/producer will do so again when he kicks off Super Bowl weekend with a major rager at Cake starting at 9 p.m. Call or text 480-708-3507 for cover info or VIP/table packages.
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Electronic dance music icon Paul Oakenfold.
Scott Ramsay

Game On SuperBash

Thursday, February 9
Wasted Grain, 7295 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale
NFL legends and Hall of Famers Terrell Davis (Denver Broncos), Jeff Garcia (San Francisco 49ers), and Nick Lowery (Kansas City Chiefs) are set to co-host this affair, which will also be attended by social media influencers, celebrities, and other pro athletes. DJ legend Paul Oakenfold will be in the mix all evening. Doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and are $70 for general admission and $300 to $9,999 for VIP and table service.

Big Game Weekend feat. DJ Pauly D

Thursday, February 9
Salt Tacos y Tequila, 6751 North Sunset Boulevard, Glendale
Whether or not DJ Pauly D qualifies as a full-fledged star is debatable, but his exploits on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore (not to mention his gravity-defying hair) definitely infamous. He also DJs, too, and will do so at Westgate’s Salt Tacos y Tequila during the roll-up to the Super Bowl. Pauly D will man the mixers beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $65.

Super Weekend feat. G-Eazy

Thursday, February 9
W Scottsdale Hotel, 7277 East Camelback Road
The W’s Super Weekend festivities continue with a performance by Bay Area rapper G-Eazy — best known for such hit singles as "Me, Myself & I," "Lotta That," and "I Mean It” — in the Cottontail Lounge. General admission tickets for the 9 p.m. event are $150.

SuperZona Kick-Off Party

Thursday, February 9
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Electronic dance music DJ, producer, and party czar Steve Aoki will headline this outdoor rager next to Talking Stick Resort’s pool. As is the norm for any Aoki performance, he’ll likely throw sheet cake into the crowd. L.A.-based DJ duo (a.k.a. Robert Abisi and Nick Shanholtz) Lost Kings will open the 21-and-over show, which starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $49 per person through Ticketmaster.

Nikki and Brie’s Big Game Weekend Experience

Thursday, February 9
Gila River Resorts & Casinos: Wild Horse Pass, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
WWE Hall of Famers, Valley natives, and twin sisters Nikki and Brie Bella will hold a free meet-and-greet for 100 fans at 5:30 p.m. Folks who purchase one of 20 VIP passes available for $1,000 (contact [email protected] for details) will get also a photo-op with the Bellas and a dinner with the sisters at Prime, A Shula's Steak House.
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Alt-rock radio favorites Imagine Dragons are one of the headliners of the 2023 Super Bowl Music Fest.
Eliot Lee Hazel

Super Bowl Music Fest

Thursday, February 9, to Saturday, February 11
Footprint Center, 201 East Jefferson Street
Three nights of big concerts are scheduled to bring tens of thousands to Footprint Center. The series kicks off on February 9 with the one-two punch of rock bands Paramore and Bleachers, followed by Dave Matthews Band and DJ Pee .Wee (a.k.a. Anderson .Paak) on Friday, February 10. Chart-topping pop-rockers Imagine Dragons and country musician Kane Brown will wrap things up on Saturday, February 11. Concerts start at 7 p.m. each night and tickets are available on the secondary market. Check out the Super Bowl Music Fest site for more details.

Big Game Fiesta

Thursday, February 9, to Saturday, February 11
Fear Farm, 6801 North 99th Avenue, Glendale
Hip-hop heavyweights will headline each night of this big-ticket event happening on the grounds of Fear Farm, which is located near State Farm Stadium in Glendale and is currently in its off-season. An outdoor nightclub equipped with a sprawling dance floor, a 200-foot-long bar, VIP skyboxes, and other amenities will be set up on the property. Artists scheduled to perform include Rick Ross on Thursday, February 9; Flo Rida on Friday, February 10; and Tyga on Saturday, February 11. Gates open at 5 p.m. and after-parties with DJs will take place every evening.  Single-night tickets are $95 for general admission and $245 for VIP access. Three-night tickets are $250 for GA and VIP options start at $1,485. All the details are at the Big Game Fiesta site.

Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park

Thursday, February 9, to Sunday, February 12
Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 West Culver Street
This multi-day festival will have live music and entertainment, food and drink vendors, immersive experiences, and other family-oriented fun. Local band Jimmy Eat World will perform on Thursday, February 9, and country musician Lee Brice will perform on Friday, February 10. A Super Bowl watch party is planned for Sunday, February 12. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily and admission is free. Complete details are here.

2 Chainz and 21 Savage

Thursday, February 9, and Sunday, February 12
Hi Fi Kitchen and Cocktails, 4420 North Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
Hi Fi will begin and end Super Bowl weekend will performances and appearances by a pair of hip-hop stars. Dirty south rapper 2 Chainz will appear on Thursday, February 9, at the Scottsdale nightspot with British-born/Atlanta-raised trap artist 21 Savage due at Hi Fi on Sunday, February 12. Events start at 7 p.m. and GA tickets are $100 each night.

E11EVEN Pop-up

Friday, February 9, to Sunday, February 12
Maya, 7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Multi-million dollar Miami nightclub E11EVEN will bring its upscale vibe to Maya for a four-night takeover during Super Bowl weekend. Expect “epic parties” with suitably big-name headliners each night. The lineup will include sets by Tyga on Thursday, February 9; Alesso on Friday, February 10; and Kaskade on Saturday, February 11. A Super Bowl afterparty on Sunday, February 12, will feature a currently unannounced headliner. Doors open at 9 p.m. each night. General admission is $200 per person and VIP and table packages are also available.
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Tickets to Cardi B's show at the W Scottsdale will run you $400 or more.
Flo Ngala

Super Weekend feat. Cardi B

Friday, February 10
W Scottsdale Hotel, 7277 East Camelback Road
One of the most high-profile shows (and hottest tickets) during Super Bowl weekend in the Valley will be this performance by record-breaking female rapper Cardi B at the W Scottsdale. General admission tickets are $400 (plus fees and taxes) for the privilege of seeing the Grammy-winning artist do her thing. VIP/table service packages are also available by calling 602-405-0099 or emailing [email protected], but it will cost you even more. Friday Beers, a comedy platform and lifestyle brand, will host the show, which gets going at 9 p.m.

FanDuel Party

Friday, February 10
Tempe Beach Park, 80 West Rio Salado Parkway
Highlights of this 21-and-over outdoor celebration include a performance by The Killers, appearances by VIPs and sports all-stars, and “Superstar Showdowns” between celebrities and NFL legends in various sports-related battles. Naturally, since the event's being put on a sports betting site, you can also wager on who will win the showdowns. Gates are at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 8 p.m. Free tickets are available on the FanDuel website.

Planters Brand Legends Party

Friday, February 10
Gila River Resorts & Casinos: Wild Horse Pass, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
An “epic night” of comedy, music, and partying await at Wild Horse Pass when pro football greats Rob Gronkowski and Vernon Davis host an affair where they’ll stage a comedy roast of NFL alumni. R&B/hip-hop artist Nelly will also perform. The party starts at 8 p.m. General admission is $250 and VIP tickets are $650.

Rolling Stone Live

Friday, February 10
The Clayton House, 3719 North 75th Street, Scottsdale
You don’t need to be friends with Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner to get into the magazine’s exclusive Super Bowl weekend bash. Tickets are $1,000 to get into the 21-and-over party and include beer, booze, and food. Expect to see celebrities, influencers, athletes, and other VIPs and glitterati. Travis Scott, Robin Thicke, and DJ Irie are scheduled to perform. Doors are at 9 p.m.
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The Doggfather is set to perform at Shaq’s Fun House.
Jim Louvau

Shaq’s Fun House

Friday, February 10
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Party will NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at his carnival-themed event and "larger-than-life adult wonderland,” which will feature rides, games, and other distractions. Snoop Dogg will headline a lineup of performers that also includes Diplo, Myles O’Neal, and DJ Diesel (a.k.a. Shaq’s DJ alter ego). Gates open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $349.99 for general admission and $1,199 for VIP passes.

Fat Joe and Kodak Black

Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11
Casa Amigos, 7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Casa Amigos will celebrate both the Super Bowl and the Waste Management Phoenix Open with appearances and performances by famed rappers on back-to-back nights. Fat Joe is scheduled be there on Friday, February 10, with Kodak Black stopping by on Saturday, February 11. Events start at 7 p.m. and GA tickets are $100 each night.

Gronk Beach

Saturday, February 11
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
NFL legend, four-time Super Bowl champ, and notorious party monster Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski will host his namesake daytime festival that’s equal parts beach party and rager. Expect all sorts of shenanigans to unfold in Talking Stick’s pool area, like a beach volleyball game and sets by headliners 21 Savage, Diplo, and Lil Jon. (Bijou, DJ Irie, and Sommer Ray are also scheduled to perform.) Entry includes will include a six-hour open bar and complimentary bites, and views of headliners. Gates open at noon. General admission is $299.69 and VIP tickets start at $899.69.

Playboy Party

Saturday, February 11
W Scottsdale Hotel, 7277 East Camelback Road
The W’s Super Weekend wraps up with Playboy’s annual party, which begins at 9 p.m. and will include a performance and appearance by rapper/actor Ludacris. Tickets are $200 per person.

TAO x Maxim Big Game Party: Catch Me If You Can

Saturday, February 11
Scottsdale Jet Center, 14988 North 78th Way, Scottsdale
Want to party like a jet-setter? This ultra-posh affair inspired by “1960s mod glamour and sophistication” will involve spending an evening in a retro-styled airport terminal, complete with a check-in desk and ground crew to direct you to tables. EDM superstars Zedd, Loud Luxury, Plastik Funk, and DJ unKommon will provide the soundtrack. You’ll have to be a big spender to attend, though. General admission is $575 and includes free food and an open bar; VIP tickets are $2,250 and feature express entry, a shared table in an exclusive lounge, bottle service, and private security; and platinum packages are $20,000 (!!) for 12 people up to $85,000 (!!!) for 20 people and seating at an onstage table. Tickets and details can be found here.

2023 Hall of Fame Party

Saturday, February 11
Gila River Resorts & Casinos: Wild Horse Pass, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler
The Showroom at Wild Horse Pass will play host this annual Super Bowl weekend event starting at 10 p.m. Cardi B, Offset, Paul Oakenfold, and DJ Shift are all scheduled to perform. Tickets are $200 to $400 for GA and $350 to $7,500 for VIP.
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Machine Gun Kelly will co-headline Sports Illustrated's Super Bowl week party in Scottsdale.
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SI The Party

Saturday, February 11
Talking Stick Resort, 9800 East Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Chart-topping rapper/rocker Machine Gun Kelly and DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers will headline this annual nightlife event put on by Sports Illustrated that’s taking place inside a custom-built 100,000-square-foot mega-structure. Multimedia publication and lifestyle brand NYLON will offer an immersive experience (dubbed the “NYLON house”) mixing fashion, art, music, and culture. Attendees will also get complimentary gourmet bites and access to a five-hour open bar. There will also be a “one-of-a-kind VIP table experiences.” The 21-and-over party begins at 9 p.m. General admission is $799 and VIP tickets start at $1,999.

BetMGM West Fest

Friday, February 10, and Saturday, February 11
Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 North Sunrise Boulevard, Glendale
Westgate’s WaterDance Plaza will host this two-night outdoor music festival put on by the BetMGM sports-betting app and website. Masked EDM superstar Marshmello will perform on Friday, February 10, with an opening set by bass house DJ/producer NGHTMRE. General admission is $69 and VIP tickets are $199. Country music hitmakers Tim McGraw and Bailey Zimmerman will follow on Saturday, February 11. GA is $129 and VIP tickets is $350. On both evenings, attendees will have access to adjacent bars and restaurants and an open-air beer garden near the stage. The music starts at 6 p.m. Free parking will be available at Westgate on a first-come basis during the event with reserved parking available for $50. Click here for more details.

Pepsi Big Game Bash

Sunday, February 12
Walter Studios, 747 West Roosevelt Street
The only way to get into this locally focused party on Super Bowl Sunday is to register online for a shot at winning four spots on the guest list for yourself and three friends. Everything will be created by locals, ranging from drinks slung by Valley mixologists to art displays by local muralists like Tony Plak and Tato Caraveo. A surprise DJ from Arizona will also be in the mix. The party starts at 3 p.m.
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.

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