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Eight Must-See Concerts Over St. Patrick's Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Local bands and musicians of a Celtic bent have plenty of reasons for their Irish eyes to be smiling right now, as this weekend is pretty much the biggest of the entire calendar year. St. Pat's lands on a Sunday this year, which means three straight days of partying and performing for rowdy, drunken crowds at countless local pubs and watering holes, which is certain to nab them plenty of green.

Celtic croonings aren't the only sort of musical stylings afoot, as everyone from rappers to rockers have gigs scheduled from Friday, March 15, until the big day on Sunday, March 17. Here's spitball list of eight of the must-see concerts and gigs worthy of your time and money. Hell, a few are even free, which should leave plenty of scrilla for Smithwick's.

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