15 Best Festivals and Shows in Phoenix during August 2018 - Kid 101

15 Best Festivals and Shows in Phoenix during August 2018


The number of top acts coming to Phoenix is quite astounding – Shakira, Lady Antebellum, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Sam Smith, and Panic! At the Disco, among others. There’s rodeo fun, a corn fest, a birding festival, midsummer magic at the zoo as well as art displays and the world hip hop dance championships. It’s going to be a case of juggling time to squeeze in all the fun!

Coheed and Cambria & Taking Back Sunday

New York’s Coheed and Cambria fuse of rock and emocore, in their highly conceptual album themes. Vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez, has written a novel series – The Armory Wars, which informed the lyrics of the songs on the album The Second Stage Turbine Blade. The present group is composed of Travis Stever (guitar), bassist Michael Todd (bass), and Joshua Eppard (drums) and Sanchez. Taking Back Sunday, a progressive rock band have remained together long after most bands from their era have dissolved, and continue to make relevant music by not falling into a musical rut.

When: Sunday, August 12

Where: Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Contact: 602-379-2800

Cost: $49 upward

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