There may be no discernible difference between spring, summer, and autumn weather here in Phoenix—we know all too well what 90-degree temps feel like—but your eardrums can certainly tell the three seasons apart. Instead of maintaining your rock garden and cleaning up your garage this summer, treat yourself by grabbing a new Honda and heading to one (or all) of these funtastic concerts in the Phoenix area.

Warped Tour ‘17

When: Thursday, June 22nd @ 11 am
Where: Fear Farm Festival Grounds (2209 N. 99th Ave, Phoenix, AZ)

Calling all you early-2000s pop-punk fans: Warped Tour is rolling through Phoenix late this June, and participating bands like The Ataris, CKY, Hawthorne Heights, and Save Ferris invite you to join them. Bring water and wear a few layers of deodorant, because it’s bound to be a hot one. Tickets can be purchased online or at the venue box office on the day of the show.

Iron Maiden


Iron Maiden

When: Wednesday, June 28th @ 7:30 pm
Where: Talking Stick Resort (201 East Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ)

Iron Maiden’s North American leg of their tour has them visiting Arizona’s iconic Talking Stick Resort at the end of June. The band will be joined by special guest Ghost as they play all of their hits (and then some). Don’t wait until 2 Minutes to Midnight—grab your tickets right now, before they sell out.

Carlos Santana

When: Friday, June 30th @ 8 pm
Where: Ak-Chin Pavillion (2121 North 83rd Ave, Phoenix AZ)

Carlos Santana has melodically jammed his way to numerous Grammy awards and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, 40-plus years after forming his trendsetting band, he makes his way to the Ak-Chin Pavilion stage right here in Phoenix. Tickets start at a “Smooth” $19, so be sure to grab a handful for what should be one of June’s best concerts.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

When: Monday, July 3rd @ 8:30 pm
Where: LiveWire (7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ)

Where would American hip hop be without the BTnH crew? Lucky for us, we can’t go back in time to find out. Also lucky for us is that LiveWire will be hosting the group on July 3rd, just in time to celebrate our Independence Day. Score some tickets online, and you’ll have the perfect baseline to begin planning your Fourth of July.

Tony Bennett

When: Tuesday, July 11th @ 7:30 pm
Where: Celebrity Theater (440 N. 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ)

Alongside his daughter Antonia, Mr. Bennett will let loose his soul-touching voice when he heads to the Celebrity Theater this July. It’ll be the perfect concert for first dates, 20-year anniversaries, and anything in between. Pick up your tickets online to see one of America’s original crooners.

Hall_Oats and Tears for Fears

Hall & Oats and Tears for Fears

When: Monday, July 17th @ 7 pm
Where: Gila River Arena (9400 West Maryland, Glendale, AZ)

Head to Glendale’s Gila River Arena in mid-July and Shout (Shout) along with the classic tunes played by these musical pioneers. You’ll hear songs like Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Rich Girl, Mad World, and She’s Gone—and that’s probably just the beginning. Tickets are available for purchase right now, so grab some for all your Eighties-loving friends.

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

When: Friday, July 21st @ 7:30 pm
Where: Gila River Arena (9400 West Maryland, Glendale, AZ)

Marriages in Hollywood rarely work out, but when they do, they look something like what country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have. And now they’re doubly cashing in on their success with their Soul2Soul Tour, which is sending them to Glendale near the end of July. Buy your tickets online.

John Mayer

When: Tuesday, August 1st @ 7 pm
Where: Talking Stick Resort (201 East Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ)

Whether he’s with a full band or jamming acoustically, John Mayer is one harmonious bro. With songs like Free Fallin’, Your Body is a Wonderland and Gravity, this seven-time Grammy winner has certainly accomplished a lot. And now’s your chance to check him out when he heads to Phoenix in August. Find and buy tickets here

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

When: Friday, August 4th @ 7 pm
Where: Talking Stick Resort (201 East Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ)

For half a century, Neil Diamond has not once strayed from being one of the world’s most influential artists. To celebrate the 50-year mark, this Hall of Famer is touring the world in 2017, and he’s making a stop at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort on August 4th. Grab your tickets today, because it’s not likely he’ll have 100-Year Anniversary Tour.

The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys

When: Sunday, September 17th @ 7 pm
Where: Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater (One East Main St, Mesa, AZ)

If you want to skip the rest of August and head straight into autumn, be sure to end your summer with the surfadelic sounds of The Beach Boys when they stop by the Ikeda Theater in Mesa, AZ. Playing American anthems like Good Vibrations, God Only Knows, and Surfin’ Safari, the “Boys” will help you finalize your concert-going adventures this summer. Click here to order your tickets.

Break into Summer with a New Honda!

Now that your summer is packed, why not pamper your newfound self with a brand-new Honda from one of our Valley Honda Dealers? We’ve got some amazing summer specials on a variety of new 2017 and upcoming 2018 Honda models, including the Accord, Fit, and Pilot! Find and contact one of our Honda dealerships today to discuss your financing options and schedule a test drive. We have Honda dealerships throughout the Phoenix area, including Tempe, Scottsdale, Prescott, and Mesa.



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