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Viva PHX Music Festival
March 11 @ 6:00 pm - March 12 @ 2:00 am
MCA will be participating in Viva PHOENIX on Saturday, March 11th, from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am. This fourth annual installment will once again fill Downtown Phoenix with live music featuring over 70 national, regional and local acts, playing on 15 stages, including DJ and mashup master Girl Talk, Peanut Butter Wolf, Invisibl Skratch Piklz (DJ QBert, D-Styles, and Shortkut), and many more. Participating venues include Comerica Theatre, Cityscape, the 2nd Ave Street Stage, Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar, Monarch Theatre, Last Exit Live and Orpheum Theatre. The festival will continue its tradition of using non-traditional spaces to host shows, including the Masonic Temple and it’s basement “boiler room,” the Grace Chapel next to the burnt-out First Baptist Church, an alley turned into a punk rock haven, and the loading dock of Comerica Theatre. Between bands, attendees can swing through the Monroe Mercado to snag a bite to eat from local food trucks, get a beer or cocktail from the bar, check out vendors, and watch hourly Lucha Libre wrestling bouts. Doors open at 6:00 pm and music runs until 2:00 am. General admission tickets include access to all official venues. A Fast Pass ticket adds priority entry to venues that have reached capacity. This year’s event promises to once again bring a crowd of over 10,000 music lovers to explore their city, hopping from venue to venue to hear established acts and new up-and-comers. For one night, downtown Phoenix turns into a pedestrian-friendly music mecca, and the energy is contagious and undeniable. Think of it as a bar crawl… but with really good music. For tickets and additional information, check out the official website www.vivaphx.com. See you there!