If you’ve been wondering when downtown Phoenix music venue The Van Buren is going to open its doors, we’ve finally got an answer for you: August.
Local concert promoter Stateside Presents announced on Monday that the eagerly awaited concert spot, which is located at Fourth Avenue and Van Buren Street, will start hosting shows in late August.
Even better, they’ve also announced the first wave of artists and acts that will hit its stage.
The 20,000-square-foot venue, which is co-owned by Stateside’s Charlie Levy, has been in the works since earlier this year. It will feature many of the same sort of bands and performers that his other two spots, Valley Bar and Crescent Ballroom, have featured in recent years.
Indie rock band Cold War Kids will kick things off on Wednesday, August 23, during a fundraising show for local charity Rosie’s House. A few nights later, indie pop duo Sylvan Esso will perform on Sunday, August 27, following by a gig by acclaimed jazz/soul bassist Thundercat on Wednesday, August 31.
Other bands scheduled to perform at The Van Buren include Dinosaur Jr., Against Me!, The Growlers, Indigo Girls, Future Islands, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Portugal. The Man, Misterwives, and LANY.
“We are thrilled to announce these shows and to bring even more music and arts to downtown Phoenix,” Charlie Levy says.
Tickets for The Van Buren’s first wave of shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 18, via the venue’s website.
Here’s a rundown of everything that’s been announced:
Cold War Kids
Wednesday, August 23
With Flock of Dimes
Sunday, August 27
Wednesday, August 31
Thursday, September 1
With Black Bottom Lighters and Mouse Powell
Friday, September 3
Lifehouse and Switchfoot
Thursday, September 7
Thursday, September 14
Saturday, September 16
With Bleached and Dirty Nil
Sunday, September 17
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
With Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Tuesday, September 19
Jared and the Mill
Saturday, September 23:
With Smallpools and Vinyl Theatre
Friday, September 29
Tuesday, October 3
Portugal. The Man
Thursday, October 12
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Editor's note: This story has been updated since its initial publication with additional show details.