NCAA Final Four Music Festival

by Ellen Ann / 53 days ago / Comments
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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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06/08/2017 ~ CMA Fest Nashville, TN
06/09/2017 ~ Winstock Country Music Festival Winsted, MN
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06/11/2017 ~ Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN
07/01/2017 ~ Hollinger Park Timmins, Canada
07/16/2017 ~ Country Thunder Saskatchewan Craven, Canada
07/20/2017 ~ Soaring Eagle Casino Mount Pleasant, MI
07/21/2017 ~ Country Thunder USA Grounds -WI Twin Lakes, WI
07/22/2017 ~ Great Jones County Fair Monticello, IA
07/26/2017 ~ California Mid-State Fair Paso Robles, CA
07/28/2017 ~ Mountain Home Country Music Festival Mountain Home, ID
07/30/2017 ~ Country Crossings Music Festival Central Point, OR
08/05/2017 ~ Big Valley Jamboree Camrose, Canada
08/11/2017 ~ Boots & Hearts Oro-Medonte, Canada
08/12/2017 ~ Centre Bell Centre Montreal, Canada
08/13/2017 ~ Centre Videotron Québec, Canada
08/18/2017 ~ Northern Quest Casino Airway Heights, WA
08/19/2017 ~ Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival Brownsville, OR
08/26/2017 ~ The Colosseum at WinStar Thackerville, OK
09/02/2017 ~ Snowmass Town Park Snowmass, CO

About Ellen Ann

Ellen Ann Journalist

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.

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