Here's Every Band Coming to The Van Buren

The countdown is on.

In a couple of weeks, the long-awaited downtown Phoenix concert venue The Van Buren will make its debut, adding another choice spot to downtown Phoenix's popular live music scene.

And everyone working behind the scenes at The Van Buren still has plenty to do before its opening night — including co-owner Charlie Levy.

“Everything's moving along and we're kind of at the part where things are getting to be in place and [we're] getting finished with it,” he says. “Everything's come together.”

That's especially true of The Van Buren's extensive list of concerts that it will host during its first few months. More than 40 shows are scheduled to take place at the venue after it opens on August 23, and the lineup is diverse.

It ranges from indie rock bands like Death Cab for Cutie and surf-psych acts like The Growlers to hip-hop artists like Too Short and reggae performers like Damien Marley. During the first few months of The Van Buren, you can also see country star Chase Rice, industrial metal act Ministry, synthpop band Future Islands, and singer-songwriters like Ani DiFranco and Iron & Wine.

There's even some DJs and electronic dance music in the mix, including Seven Lions and Illenium, courtesy of local EDM promoter Relentless Beats booking shows at The Van Buren.

“I think we have a good start right now,” Levy says. “I'm happy with the initial lineup.”

And there are new shows being announced all the time.

“Obviously, every week we're announcing more acts and we're working every day to round out the calendar. But I think it was a good solid start and hopefully has a little something for everybody.”

If you'd like to see for yourself, we've pulled together a rundown of every single act and artist playing The Van Buren during its first few months,

click to enlarge Cold War Kids will be the first band to play The Van Buren's. - COURTESY OF ONE BEAT PR
Cold War Kids will be the first band to play The Van Buren's.
Courtesy of One Beat PR
Cold War Kids
With Joywave
Wednesday, August 23
8 p.m.

Seven Lions
Friday, August 25
8 p.m.

Lord Huron
With The Wild Reeds
Saturday, August 26
8 p.m.

Sylvan Esso
With Flock of Dimes
Saturday, August 27
8 p.m.

Thursday, August 31
8 p.m.

The Growlers
With Broncho
Friday, September 1
8 p.m.

Too $hort
With DJ Element and DJ Reflekshin
Saturday, September 2
8 p.m.

Fayuca & Mouse Powell
With Black Bottom Lighters
Sunday, September 3
8 p.m.

The Life Aquatic: A Tribute to David Bowie feat. Seu Jorge
Tuesday, September 5
8 p.m.

Lifehouse & Switchfoot
With Brynn Elliott
Thursday, September 7
7 p.m.

Death Cab for Cutie
With Charly Bliss
Friday, September 8
8 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
8 p.m.

Beth Hart
With Marina V.
Tuesday, September 12
8 p.m.

Greensky Bluegrass
Wednesday, September 13
8 p.m.

Indigo Girls
Thursday, September 14
8 p.m.

The Grateful Shred
With Mapache
Friday, September 15
8 p.m.

click to enlarge The members of Future Islands. - TOM HINES
The members of Future Islands.
Tom Hines
Future Islands
Saturday, September 16
8 p.m.

Against Me!
With Bleached & The Dirty Nil
Sunday, September 17
8 p.m.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
With Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Tuesday, September 19
8 p.m.

Jared and The Mill
With Kolars, Luxxe & Bear Ghost
Saturday, September 23
8 p.m.

Monday, September 25
8 p.m.

With Lights & Party Nails
Tuesday, September 26
7:30 p.m.

click to enlarge Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf of Krewella. - COURTESY OF PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY
Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf of Krewella.
Courtesy of Paradigm Talent Agency
Thursday, September 28
8 p.m.

With Smallpools & Vinyl Theatre
Friday, September 29
7:30 p.m.

Andy Mineo
With Social Club Misfits & Wordsplayed
Sunday, October 1
7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3
8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10
8 p.m.

Portugal. The Man
With The Chamanas
Thursday, October 12
8 p.m.

Oh Wonder
With Sigrid
Saturday, October 14
8:30 p.m.

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
Sunday, October 15
8 p.m.

Dinosaur Jr.
With Easy Action
Tuesday, October 17
8 p.m.

Monday, October 23
7 p.m.

Nothing More
With As Lions, My Ticket Home, and Hell or Highwater
Wednesday, October 25
7 p.m.

Flying Lotus
Saturday, October 28
8 p.m.

Iron & Wine
With John Moreland
Sunday, October 29
8 p.m.

With Dagny
Thursday, November 2
8:00 PM

Chicano Batman
With Khruangbin
Saturday, November 4
8 p.m.

Monday, November 6
8 p.m.

With Death Grips
Tuesday, November 7
8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
8 p.m.
Price TBA

Chase Rice
Thursday, November 9
8 p.m.

The Front Bottoms
With Basement & Bad Bad Hats
Sunday, November 12

Ani Difranco
Wednesday, November 15
8 p.m.

Rebirth Brass Band
Thursday, November 16
8 p.m.

With Katastro and Through The Roots
Friday, November 17
7 p.m.

The Used
With Glassjaw
Tuesday, November 21

The Maine
With Dreamers & Night Riots
Wednesday, November 22
7 p.m.

Welcome to Night Vale
Friday, December 1
8 p.m.
All Ages

The Drums
Wednesday, December 13
8 p.m.

Ron Pope
Saturday, February 24
8 p.m.

Peter Hook and the Light
Thursday, May 17
8 p.m.

Editor's note: This list has been updated since it's original publication with additional show listings.