There’s something about live music that enriches the ordinary. While the jam-packed concert venue surrounded by screaming tweens and the $250 nosebleed seats to see the band you have idolized since you were a tween can be exhilarating, we’re talking sensory ambiance: great food complimented with mellow tunes as the backdrop.
Many aspects of the Arizona music scene have come a long way and integrating live music into restaurant-style venues is no exception.
Show your support for either local establishments, artists or both by grabbing a bite to eat and enriching your ordinary at one of these hotspots:
Every Saturday Night Luci’s Healthy Marketplace hosts a jazz night featuring local artists. Luci’s serves all-day breakfast, burgers, salads and more in addition to their full coffee bar. We think it’s the perfect combination.
Mastro’s Restaurants recently added a new line up of live music at its three Valley restaurants. Spend some of your summer evenings inside with delicious food while enjoying and local artists any night of the week.
The Blue Adobe Santa Fe Grille in Scottsdale features live local artists semi-regularly. Plan your evening meal around their calendar of events. Daily promotions and summer specials in effect.
Hanny’s in downtown Phoenix features a full menu, $5 martinis all day, every day and a DJ spinning the night away.
Flicka’s Cantina in Scottsdale just celebrated its 15th anniversary. Only good things can come from combining Baja Mexican food and drink specials with no cover (ever) and live music every Friday night. Bonus: the beachy patio and vacation-style decor.
The Crescent Ballroom, a restaurant-concert venue hybrid, has become as popular for it’s $5 beer and burrito deal as it has for its music seven days a week. Enjoy happy hour Monday through Friday, other specials vary and there is a cover charge to get into most shows.
Just incase you had a yearning for a 90′s throwback coffee shop with an open mic or live music, we’ve got you covered too. Songbird Coffee & Tea House is scheduled to open July 23 in the MonOrchid Building off Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. Stay tuned for live music dates and times.
Know of other Valley restaurants that host live music nights? Share them with us in a comment below.