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Viva PHX: Everything You Need to Know About This Year's Festival

Downtown Phoenix is going to be more than a little busy this weekend, you might say. More specifically, its sidewalks and even an alley or two are going to be crowded with music fans on Saturday evening, as will 20 different venues scattered throughout a two-mile radius when the second annual Viva PHX music festival dominates downtown with a cornucopia of sound, light, and color.

As you might expect, there's going to be a lot to see and do as each of the locations hosting Viva PHX gigs will be alive with activity. And while those who will attend the walkable music festival, which is very much in the spirit of Austin's South by Southwest extravaganza, will be doing a lot on Saturday night, they won't be able to see it all.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.