NCAA Final Four Music Festival

by Ellen Ann / 352 days ago / Comments

Although March Madness is drawing to a close today April 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; the party continued all weekend in the Phoenix Metro area.

Margaret T Hance Park, 32 acres in downtown Phoenix, is the site for the March Madness Music Festival.  The festival is three consecutive nights of free concerts, beginning Friday, March 31st.   The purpose of the festival is to thank the City of Phoenix and the residents for hosting the NCAA Final Four. 

Musicians included Academy of Country Music Awards nominee Keith Urban, country crooner Justin Moore, The Head and The Heart, and country singer Michael Ray at Friday’s AT&T Block Party.  On Saturday, Coca Cola hosted Grammy nominees The Chainsmokers, the energizing band, Grouplove, soul singer Leon Bridges, and the indie-elctro band,Capital Cities.  The Capital One Jam Fest on Sunday included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Aerosmith, Grammy Award-winning Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, punk rockers Blink 182, and the soulful Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.  All concerts were FREE but seating was on a first come basis. 

The Phoenix Convention Center was home to the Final Four Fan Fest which transformed the center into a huge family friendly experience with sports themed events and games.  There was also a life-size 3-D bracket so you could take a selfie next to your favorite team’s name. 

Not only were these two huge events going on, the Phoenix Suns and Coyotes also played this weekend.  Baseball season is now underway.  The Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener was Sunday.  Whoever said the desert is boring?! 


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04/05/2018 ~ Evans Towne Center Park Evans, GA
04/28/2018 ~ Stagecoach Music Festival Indio, CA
06/15/2018 ~ HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE Maryland Heights, MO
06/16/2018 ~ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Noblesville, IN
06/22/2018 ~ DTE Energy Music Theatre Village Of Clarkston, MI
06/27/2018 ~ Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY
06/29/2018 ~ Budweiser Stage Toronto, Canada
06/30/2018 ~ Budweiser Stage Toronto, Canada
07/05/2018 ~ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, NH
07/06/2018 ~ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion Gilford, NH
07/08/2018 ~ Constellation Brands–Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
07/13/2018 ~ USANA Amphitheatre West Valley City, UT
07/14/2018 ~ Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO
07/15/2018 ~ Isleta Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
07/20/2018 ~ SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE Mountain View, CA
07/21/2018 ~ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Zephyr Cove, NV
07/22/2018 ~ Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys Zephyr Cove, NV
07/27/2018 ~ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC
07/28/2018 ~ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
07/29/2018 ~ Verizon Amphitheatre Alpharetta, GA
08/03/2018 ~ Bb&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
08/04/2018 ~ XFINITY CENTER Mansfield, MA
08/05/2018 ~ Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
08/10/2018 ~ BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER Cuyahoga Falls, OH
08/11/2018 ~ Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA
08/12/2018 ~ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA
08/15/2018 ~ Walmart AMP Rogers, AR
08/17/2018 ~ Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
08/19/2018 ~ Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
08/24/2018 ~ Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
08/25/2018 ~ The Wharf Amphitheater Orange Beach, AL
08/26/2018 ~ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater Tuscaloosa, AL
09/07/2018 ~ Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
09/08/2018 ~ Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
09/14/2018 ~ Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Canada
09/15/2018 ~ Budweiser Gardens London, Canada
09/19/2018 ~ Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Canada
09/21/2018 ~ Sasktel Centre Saskatoon, Canada
09/22/2018 ~ Rogers Place Edmonton, Canada
09/23/2018 ~ Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada
09/25/2018 ~ Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada
09/27/2018 ~ Matthew Knight Arena Eugene, OR
09/28/2018 ~ Taco Bell Arena Boise, ID
09/29/2018 ~ Adams Event Center Missoula, MT
10/04/2018 ~ Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
10/05/2018 ~ Laughlin Event Center Laughlin, NV
10/12/2018 ~ Peoria Civic Center Peoria, IL
10/13/2018 ~ Target Center Minneapolis, MN
10/14/2018 ~ Ralph Engelstad Arena Grand Forks, ND
10/18/2018 ~ Huntington Center Toledo, OH
10/19/2018 ~ Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
10/20/2018 ~ KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY
10/24/2018 ~ Covelli Centre Youngstown, OH
10/25/2018 ~ GIANT Center Hershey, PA
10/27/2018 ~ Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
10/28/2018 ~ John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA
11/01/2018 ~ Verizon Arena Little Rock, AR
11/02/2018 ~ Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA
11/03/2018 ~ American Airlines Center Dallas, TX

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I grew up in Philadelphia which is rich in the culture of music and arts. I played the cello for 3 years in elementary school and for a short time I was a part of the Philadelphia Children's Orchestra. I believe every home should have a piano whether anyone plays it or not. Someone will almost always try to learn and there is always a friend or relative who will just sit down and play. I enjoy most music, live theater, and live comedy. Music brings back memories, soothes the soul, changes my mood and outlook. Sometimes all it takes is a favorite song to make the day beautiful! I now live in the Phoenix, AZ area where I am a not-so-boring accountant. I try to make time to travel, explore the area where I live, the music and arts in the southwest, and just, in general, learn who I really am and who I want to be.