Best Super Bowl Events And Concerts

Best Super Bowl Events And Concerts

There are so many parties and concerts and events coming to the Valley the week of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Super Bowl XLIX, we've rounded them all up in a list to help you keep them straight, and to help you plan your week.

1/22: The NFL Fan Style Tour

NFL fans can swing by the 2,000 square foot truck and check out this year's top fashions from NFL Men's, Women's and Tweens/Junior's apparel, as well as NFL Homegating products. It will include authentic NFL Auction items, a virtual dressing room, NFL trivia, EA Madden Gaming Stations, giveaways and more. Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals cornerback, will be signing autographs from 6-7:30 p.m.

Details: 4-8 p.m. Walmart Supercenter Glendale, 5010 North 95th Avenue Glendale. Free.

1/27: Super Bowl Media Day

If you've ever wanted to watch several thousand reporters and other media types interview NFL players and coaches for a couple of hours, the NFL has your ticket. The league will offer 7,000 fans the chance to buy tickets to Super Bowl Media Day. The NFL started allowing fans this opportunity a few years ago and apparently it's been well-received. A Super Bowl media day is unlike most interview sessions. In fact, it can be downright bizarre. Along with reporters, photographers and videographers from mainstream newspapers, TV stations and digital sites trying to do serious work, there are also usually a handful (or more) of "celebrity" media types looking to make their own splash.

Details: 9:30 a.m. 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix $28.50 at

1/27: Touchdown for Tenderness

This domestic violence forum at the Tempe Center for the Arts is held in partnership with A Call to Men and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Details: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe,

1/27: Boondock's Patio and Grill 

The Players and Pets party hosted by Scottsdale Nights takes over this casual Scottsdale bar with two fashion shows and a performance by Country-pop duo Heartlyn Rae, to benefit the Halo Animal Rescue of Phoenix. Animals will be in a fashion show led by current and former NFL, MLB and NBA players, as well as Olympians, PGA and LPGA Players along with local and national media personalities.

Details: 7 p.m. $30 general admission, $60 VIP. 4341 N. 75th Avenue, Scottsdale.

1/27-1/2:The NFL Experience Engineered by GMC

This NFL theme park of sorts will take over the Phoenix Convention Center starting Saturday, Jan. 24. The family-friendly event will feature more than 50 interactive activities, including football clinics, free autographs from current and former players, photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and skills games. When the Super Bowl last was in town, the NFL Experience drew 200,000 people.

Details: Daily through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. Phoenix Convention Center, Third and Washington streets. $35; $20 for age 12 or younger. Family-package and military discounts are available.,, 866-849-4635.

1/27-5/3: Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has loaned 200 of the best of its vast holdings of football artifacts, rare photos and one-of-a-kind documents. Throughout the exhibit, the Hall of Fame has also created a series of interactive exhibits that challenge both mind and body. Throughout the artifact-filled Gridiron Glory exhibition will be storylines focusing on the societal impact of the sport and the science behind the game. Inspirational stories of the game's pioneers, great players, coaches, and circumstances of play will unfold.

Details: Through May 3. Sybil B. Harrington Gallery on Level 3 of Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Admission to exhibit is $8 for members, $12 for non-members. Museum admission is free for members, $16.95 for non-members.

Wednesday, Jan. 28 

1/28: Zac Brown Band at DIRECTV's Super Fan Festival

Since breaking through in 2008, the Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band have topped the Billboard country charts with no fewer than eight songs — the four-times-platinum "Chicken Fried," "Toes," "Highway 20 Ride," "Free," "As She's Walking Away," "Colder Weather," "Knee Deep" and "Keep Me In Mind." They'll headline the opening day of DIRECTV's Super Fan Festival, which also features Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt and the Cadillac Three.

Details: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Pendergast Family Farm, at Bethany Home Road and 99th Avenue, Glendale. $99-$299.

1/28: Capital Cities at the Coors Light Birds Nest

These modern-rock-radio chart-toppers crashed the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their double-platinum breakthrough single, "Safe and Sound," from "In a Tidal Wave of Mystery," their first full-length release. The album contains a guest appearance by Andre 3000 of OutKast on a track called "Farrah Fawcett Hair." A review of the album in Spin summed up Capital Cities' appeal as "breezy summer electro jams by guys who know what commercial means." Having seen them live, I'll vouch for Spin.

Details: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Coors Light Birds Nest, 82nd Street and Bell Road, Scottsdale. $35. 800-745-3000,

1/28: Red White Black Party with Jordin Sparks

Glendale's American Idol Jordin Sparks hosts the Red White Black Party, alongside Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald and Calais Campbell. Sparks made her first appearance on the Hot 100 in 2007 with "This Is My Now," her "Idol" coronation single, which peaked at No. 15. Subsequent hits include "Tattoo," "One Step at a Time," "Battlefield" and her biggest hit, the Chris Brown duet "No Air."

Details: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Blur Nightclub, 7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $100 general admission. $500 admission plus meet-and-greet with Sparks. 480-662-5959,

1/28: Los Lobos

These L.A. rockers may be best remembered in the mainstream as the guys who did the soundtrack to "La Bamba." But those Ritchie Valens covers barely scratch the surface of a decades-long career that's seen their scope expand from the roots-revival moves of their earliest efforts through the artistry of "Kiko" to the richly textured triumph of "Tin Can Trust," their latest studio release.

Details: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Westgate Entertainment District, 9401 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Free. 623-772-4000,

1/28: Moves magazine Night Moves Party with Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip-hop artists enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. They're best remembered for 1982's socially conscious "The Message," which peaked at No. 4 on Billboard's R&B chart, and "White Lines." The rock hall website says: "The combination of Grandmaster Flash's turntable mastery and the Furious Five's raps, which ranged from socially conscious to frivolously fun, made for a series of 12-inch records that forever altered the musical landscape."

Details: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. $250-$500. 844-993-9601,

1/28-1/2: Verizon Super Bowl Central

For families who want to embrace the Super Bowl but can't shell out $20-$35 per ticket for the NFL Experience, there's Verizon Super Bowl Central, a free Super Bowl street fair Wednesday-Sunday, Jan. 28-Feb. 1 that spans 12 blocks of downtown Phoenix near the Convention Center. This family-friendly festival offers free football-themed activities, live music, autographs from NFL alumni and nightly fireworks displays. Verizon Super Bowl Central's main attraction is the Grand Canyon Experience, a gigantic 30-by-100 foot climbing wall with 20 climbing positions and an 18-foot waterfall flowing down the middle.

For $5, fans ages 6 and up can climb the Grand Canyon Experience starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Verizon Super Bowl Central will also be TV central for NBC's "The Today Show," the NFL Network, MSNBC, CNN and many others who will be doing live shots here during Super Bowl week. Local organizers expect more than a million fans to take part in the festivities.

Details: 2-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 28-30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1. First and Jefferson streets, Phoenix. $5.

1/28-1/31: Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour pop-up Cocktail Garden

This chic cocktail lounge is opening an outdoor bar just across the street from Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix. DJs will play daily, with cocktail and beer specials, all set up in a casual pop-up patio with AstroTurf, oversized benches and community party tables. Tucked inside the landmark Luhrs City Center at the SW corner of Jefferson Street and Central Avenue, Bitter & Twisted will also offer full cocktail service for those seeking a more intimate setting.

Details: noon to 2 a.m. 1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix. $20 for all-day entry. 602-340-1924,

1/28: Legends of the Game Golf Classic

Five-man scramble tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass with teams captained by NFL Hall-of-Famers and other sports celebrities.

Details: 10:30 a.m. 5692 W. North Loop Road, Chandler,

1/28: Wounded Warriors Amputee Football Team vs. NFL alumni

Before the Super Bowl, another game is set to take the field with a lot of fanfare. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team is taking on NFL alumni in a match they're calling "A Game of Honor." Snoop Dogg will perform at halftime. It'll be a charity flag-football game at Shadow Mountain High School, sponsored by Humana and the Military Benefit Association. The WWAFT's mission is to inspire and raise awareness of America's wounded veterans by taking to the football field with players who've lost limbs while serving in the military.

Details: 6-9 p.m. 2900 E. Shea Boulevard in Phoenix, $10 for adults, free for 18 and under at

1/28: El Hefe Scottsdale 

Actress, singer-songwriter and Tucson native Taryn Manning (8 Mile, Orange is the New Black) will make an appearance at the bar.

Details: 9 p.m. 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. $40 general admission, $100 for VIP at

1/28:Suits and Sneakers Party 

This annual, locally produced party features a men's fashion show, and a fashion show with ladies wearing men's shirts, as well as host Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants.

Details: 10 p.m. 7277 E. Camelback Road. $30 at; for VIP table information, call 602-405-0099.

1/28-2/1: Autograph Signing at Patriots Park at CityScape Phoenix

A range of former NFL players will be signing autographs for fans as part of Verizon Super Bowl Central. Player names and the exact times have not been confirmed, but all fans are welcome to swing by for free photos and autographs.

Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Free.

Through 2/2 CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix

CityScape takes over Central Avenue with a larger rink this year -- it's 5,442 square feet, compared to 3,996 last year -- made of real ice. Also new are a Christmas tree in the middle of the rink, and a free photo booth where skaters can capture the fun.

The rink will be for adults only from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturdays. There will be hot chocolate and apple cider from Copper Blues bar and restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights, and visitors can get deals throughout CityScape with their skating wristbands.

Details: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily. 4-11 p.m. Sundays-Fridays. 4 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. CityScape, 1 E. Washington St., Phoenix. $12, $10 for college students with ID, $6 for military, seniors and age 4 and younger. Admission includes skate rental. Free parking with CityScape retailer validation. 602-772-3900,

1/28: Phoenix Public Market extended hours

The Open Air Market will feature dozens of Valley-based food and craft vendors and dinner from food trucks and the Cafe, as well as adult beverages in the Oskar Blues Beer Garden, live music from local bands A.J. Odneal and Sister Lip , cornhole games.

Details: 3-10 p.m. 14 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix. Free.

Thursday, Jan. 29

1/29-2/1: Puppy Bowl Café

Animal Planet is taking over the casual restaurant The Corner at CityScape and hosting Puppy Bowl XI. Come watch the Ruff vs. Fluff action to find out which team will be victorious with puppies from the Arizona Humane Society. All week, puppies who are available for adoption will be on location, waiting to be played with for free.

Details: 6:30 AM for food and beverage. Puppies hit the field every day at 10 a.m. 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Free.

1/29-1/31: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

While the Bud Light House of Whatever is taking over the rest of Hotel Palomar Phoenix, it's signature restaurant is offering a chic place to get dinner, lunch or drinks while being in the middle of the party, but without having to pay a cover charge. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails will be open to the public throughout Super Bowl week for those looking to nosh, and possibly spot some celebrities and football players. A three-course full dinner menu will be $65, plus tax and tip. Dinner service is limited to three-course dinner reservations only. No a la carte.

From the dining room, you'll be able to see across to Lucky Strike, Gypsy Bar and Copper Blues, where the NFL is doing a full buyout for the NFL House, a venue for celebrity and player parties.

Details: Lunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bar Menu: 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinner: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Free. or call 602-258-0231.

1/29-1/30: Truckin' Awesome Super Bowl Fest at DeSoto Central Market

This not-quite-yet-opened-restaurant and dining hall will offer a preview of the renovated, C.P. Stephens DeSoto Six Motorcars building, a former DeSoto dealership. A selection of food trucks along with a beer and wine garden, live music, ping pong, corn hole, and arts and crafts vendors will take over the patio. Proceeds from the bar will go to the Evans Churchill Community Association. The DeSoto should open in mi-February with stalls for food, flowers and a meat shop. Chef Stephen Jones will open Yard Bird + The Larder and The Phoenix Oyster Shack.

Details: 4-11 p.m. Free. 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,

1/29: Friars Club Roast of Terry Bradshaw

Hall of Famer, NFL quarterback and FOX NFL Sunday commentator Terry Bradshawwill get the full Friars comedy treatment as guest of honor at the next Friars Club Roast on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at a noon luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, in Phoenix, Arizona. The one-hour roast will premiere on ESPN2 in a special before the Super Bowl, on Friday. This is an invite-only event.

Details: Noon. Arizona Biltmore Hotel, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix. $500.

1/29: Challenge the Pros

Team up with current and former NFL players in this unique game for charity. Celebrity coaches will run participants through a flag football tournament and All Star Skills Challenge, and the top competitors will then play in a flag football game against the NFL players. Coaches include Calais Campbell, Donovan McNabb, Patrick Peterson, Terrell Owens and more.

Details: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m.-noon game. Thursday, Jan. 29. The Lawn at Rawhide Western Town, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. $20.

1/29: Hall of Fame Players All-Star Benefit

With entertainment from Eddie Money, this party is co-hosted by Pro-Football Hall of Famers Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills and Randall McDaniel of the Minnesota Vikings. Join more than 25 Hall of Fame players at this swank cocktail party with heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bars.

Details: 6-11 p.m. 7117 E. 3rd Ave., Scottsdale. $355.50 general admission.

1/29: Big Game Experience hosted by Jamie Foxx 

The singer, actor and rapper hosts this VIP party on the second-floor rooftop deck of the swank hotel. Expect celebrity friends to stop by and perform with Foxx, who is listed as the host, not the talent. But, you know, he's a bit of a showman.

Details: 10 p.m. 7277 E. Camelback Road. $100 at; for VIP table information, call 602-405-0099.

1/29: El Hefe Scottsdale 

DJ Thomas James will man the turntables on Thursday.

Details: at 9 p.m. 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. $20 for early bird general admission, $40 for general admission and $100 for VIP at

1/29: Enrique Iglesias with Pitbull

The son of Latin pop sensation Julio Iglesias has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and been declared the King of Latin Pop by Billboard magazine. He holds the record for most No. 1 appearances on the magazine's hot Latin Tracks chart. Miami rapper Pitbull hit the mainstream in 2004 when "Culo," his first single, went Top 40 on the Hot 100. He went on to greater success with the Top 5 smash "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" in 2009.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. US Airways Center, Second and Jefferson streets, Phoenix. $24.75-$94.75. 602-379-7878,

1/29: Darius Rucker at Coors Light Birds Nest

Rucker was the face of mainstream rock in his mid-'90s heyday, fronting Hootie & the Blowfish, whose first album, "Cracked Rear View," is No. 15 on the list of all-time biggest-selling U.S. albums. But it's Rucker's unexpected rebirth as a country star that brings him to the Phoenix Open Birds Next, where he's sure to dust off several Hootie hits and all six songs he's taken to No. 1 onBillboard's country charts.

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Coors Light Birds Nest, 82nd Street and Bell Road, Scottsdale. SOLD OUT. 800-745-3000,

1/29: Calvin Harris at DIRECTV's Super Fan Festival

This Scottish DJ/producer broke through 2007's aptly titled "I Created Disco," which spawned the U.K. club hits "Acceptable in the '80s" and "The Girls." He hit the U.S. mainstream hard five years later with an album titled "18 Months," which spun off four Top 20 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 — "Feel So Close," "Let's Go," "Sweet Nothing" and "I Need Your Love." The event starts with opening sets in the HGTV Lodge by Alesso, Jason Derulo, Magic! and Becky G.

Details: 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Pendergast Family Farm, at Bethany Home Road and 99th Avenue, Glendale. $99-$299.

1/29: Big Sean

This multiplatinum rapper blew up in 2011 with "Marvin & Chardonnay," which featured Kanye West and Roscoe Dash, and the double-platinum "Dance (A$$)," featuring Nicki Minaj. Subsequent hits include triple-platinum "Mercy," featuring Kanye West, Pusha T and 2 Chainz) and double-platinum "Clique" (with West and Jay-Z) and "Beware" (Jhene Aiko, Lil Wayne). Arizona Cardinal Darnell Dockett hosts with DJ Don Cannon spinning.

Details: 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Maya Day + Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $50-$125. 480-625-0528,

1/29: Chainsmokers

The New York duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall are the evil masterminds behind last year's insanely popular dance jam "#SELFIE." An actual hit -- it peaked at No. 16 on the Hot 100 -- "#SELFIE" inspired the following words of praise and wisdom here: "Does every generation need its own Moon Unit Zappa 'Valley Girl'? It's hard to say. But Generation Selfie definitely does. And this is perfect." Their latest single is called "Kanye."

Details: 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Westgate Entertainment District, 9401 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Free. 623-772-4000,

1/29: Madden Bowl XXI

Video-game developer EA Sports will host the Madden Bowl with headlining sets by Nelly and Florida Georgia Line, who memorably collaborated on a successful remix of the country duo's "Cruise," an eight-times-platinum smash. Nelly's hits include the double-platinum "Hot in Herre" and the four-times-platinum comeback single "Just a Dream." In addition to "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line's hits include the double-platinum "Get Your Shine On" and "This Is How We Roll." Lil Jon will also perform and DJ an opening set.

Details:7 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Livewire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale.

1/29-1/30: Truckin' Awesome Super Bowl Fest at DeSoto Central Market

This not-quite-yet-opened-restaurant and dining hall will offer a preview of the renovated, C.P. Stephens DeSoto Six Motorcars building, a former DeSoto dealership. A selection of food trucks along with a beer and wine garden, live music, ping pong, corn hole, and arts and crafts vendors will take over the patio. Proceeds from the bar will go to the Evans Churchill Community Association. The DeSoto should open in mi-February with stalls for food, flowers and a meat shop. Chef Stephen Jones will open Yard Bird + The Larder and The Phoenix Oyster Shack.

Details: 4-11 p.m. Free. 915 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,

1/29-31: FanFest at Rawhide

This festival will feature a carnival, a beer and wine festival on Saturday, live music and food trucks, Challenge the Pros on Thursday, as well as appearances from NFL current and former players.

Details:9 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday andSaturday, Jan. 30-31. Rawhide Western Town, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler. $20 general admission, $15 for carnival and attractions, $40 for beer and wine festival, $20 for Challenge the Pros.

1/29: Mike Ditka and Ron "Jaws" Jaworski's Cigars With the Stars

Join Coach Mike Ditka and Ron "Jaws" Jaworski, along with NFL Legends for an evening of cigars, camaraderie and Super Bowl anticipation. This party includes Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber, Mike Golic, and Merril Hoge. Proceeds will benefit Gridiron Greats, Pro Football Legends, and The Kevin Turner Foundation. This VIP Cigar Party features premium cigars from the industry's top brands, single-malt scotch. Coach and Jaws will be joined by ESPN personalities, NFL Hall of Famers, current players and NFL Legends.

Details: 7-10 p.m. 4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale. $500 at

Friday, Jan. 30

1/30: 14th annual NFL Players' Wives Fashion Show

NFL current and former players will escort their wives down the runway at the chic event. Players expected to attend include Emmitt Smith, Steve Young, Donovan McNabb, Kwamie Lassiter and more. Proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Women's Foundation and The Kwamie Lassiter Foundation, Inc.

Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Hospitality tent at Scottsdale Fan Fest, north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square between Goldwater Boulevard and Scottsdale Road. Single tickets sold out. Friend sponsor tables for 10 still available for $5,000.

1/30: Posh Mommy presents Celebrate in Style

The one-year old website hosts a VIP shopping event at the Montelucia, featuring gently used bags and clothing donated by wives and significant others of pro-athletes. Scheduled to be in attendance are DJ Fluker of the San Diego Chargers, Geoff Schwartz of the New York Giants and Greg Jennings of the Minnesota Vikings. Some deals include a Gucci tote bag for $749, and an Alexander McQueen dress for $199. Proceeds benefit Face the Mirror, a non-profit that offers beauty treatments to cancer patients while they are in the hospital.

Details: 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 4949 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. Invitation

1/30: El Hefe Scottsdale 

DJ Cutswell spins.

Details: 9 p.m. 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. $60 for general admission and $120 for VIP at

1/30: Bud Light House of Whatever

Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape transforms into "Bud Light House of Whatever" for three days of private parties, concerts and #UpForWhatever activities.

Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Invite only via #UpForWhatever campaign at

1/30: Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row 

Country star and Arizona native, Dierks Bentley, is part of the Night Before concert at US Airways on Super Bowl weekend. So it's no surprise he's also making a stop by his namesake bar, Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in the heart of downtown Scottsdale.

The singer will host a bash on Friday night before the big game and hang out throughout the night. And maybe, if he feels like it, perform a song or two. While celebrity guests haven't been confirmed, we hear a slew of country stars and Bentley's friends will be hanging out, along with another big name music star also in town for the Super Bowl.

Details: 9 p.m. Bar opens at 11 a.m., and patrons will have to exit, come back and pay admission if they want to attend. $50-$100 general admission, $150-$300 VIP at

1/30: Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg at DIRECTV's Super Fan Festival

Imagine Dragons hit the charts at No. 2 with "Night Visions," which posted the best first-week sales for a full-length debut by a rock band since 2006. The album's lead single, "It's Time," was a platinum breakthrough, but the song that really put them on the fast track to the big room was "Radioactive," a nine-times-platinum smash that topped the Alternative Songs and Rock Songs charts while hitting No. 3 on Billboard'sHot 100. And then, they followed through with the five-times platinum "Demons." Snoop Dogg is, of course, a hip-hop legend. They're said to be collaborating at some point during this event. Young the Giant, Ingrid Michaelson and American Authors open.

Details: 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Pendergast Family Farm, at Bethany Home Road and 99th Avenue, Glendale. $99-$299.

1/30: Kid Rock at Coors Light Birds Nest

For the first time, a Coors Light Birds Nest show sold out two months in advance. Sothat's how popular Rock remains 15 years after hitting the mainstream with "Bawitaba." Rock, who began his career blending rap and alternative rock on such crowd-pleasing staples as "Bawitaba," is best-known for such hits as "Only God Knows Why," "Picture" and "All Summer Long."

Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Coors Light Birds Nest, 82nd Street and Bell Road, Scottsdale. SOLD OUT. 800-745-3000,

1/30: 1st & Ten Kickoff Concert and Party with Rick Ross

Hailed as the Hottest MC in the Game by MTV in 2012, this bearded rapper topped the Billboard album charts with his first three efforts "Port of Miami," "Trilla" and "Deeper Than Rap." His best-known hits include the platinum singles "Hustlin' " and "The Boss." And he topped the rap charts in 2010 with the million-selling "Aston Martin Music," featuring Drake and Chrisette Michelle.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Scottsdale Amphitheater, 7380 E. Second St. $65-$250. 888-724-7742,

1/30: Tiesto

The Dutch DJ/producer, who headlined last year's Sound Wave Music Festival, earned a Grammy nomination in 2008 for best electronic/dance album. He also won multiple MTV and Winter Music Conference awards and finished first in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ ranking for three consecutive years.Mixmag voted him the greatest DJ of all time in 2011, and he topped a list in Rolling Stone in 2012 of the 25 DJs That Rule the Earth.

Details: 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Maya Day + Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $100-$125. 625-0528,

1/30: Superfest 2K15

This is one serious old-school hip-hop lineup with Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and KRS-One. Kane topped the rap charts with "Smooth Operator" in 1989, following through with "Cause I Can Do It Right" and "Groove With It." Rakim rose to fame with DJ Eric B. The duo's landmark debut, "Paid in Full," was named the greatest hip-hop album of all time by MTV, and Rakim is widely regarded as one of hip-hop's greatest MCs. KRS-One rose to fame with Boogie Down Productions, whose first album, "Criminal Minded," is often seen as having paved the way for East Coast gangsta rap.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. $53-$68. 602-267-1600,

1/30: Eli Young Band

These Texans topped the country charts in 2011 with the double-platinum breakthrough, "Crazy Girl," which won song of the year at the ACM Awards. They returned to the top in 2012 with the platinum "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" and scored another Top 5 entry with 2013's "Drunk Last Night."

Details: 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Westgate Entertainment District, 9401 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Free. 623-772-4000,

1/30: Walk the Moon at Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Stage

These Cincinnati rockers have gone Top 20 with three singles — "Anna Sun," "Tightrope" and "Shut Up and Dance" — on Billboard's alternative-songs chart. Their name is a tip of the hat to the Police song "Walking on the Moon," which definitely suits their poppy art-rock sensibilities.

Details: 8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Stage, Verizon Super Bowl Central, near intersection of First and Washington streets, Phoenix. Free.

1/30: Ludacris

This Dirty South sensation broke through with the Y2K hits "What's Your Fantasy" and "Southern Hospitality." His biggest hits include 2009's double-platinum "How Low," 2003's platinum "Act a Fool" and 2010's platinum "My Chick Bad." He also won a Grammy for his featured vocal on the Usher single "Yeah!" His latest album, "Battle of the Sexes," hit the charts at No. 1.

Details: 8 p.m. Jan. 30. INTL, 4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. $50-$250. 480-213-9500,

1/30: Fall Out Boy with Charli XCX

This one isn't open to the public. But it's cool to know that Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX will rock Luke Air Force Base for VH1 + Papa John's Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops, to air that night on VH1. And you can watch it from the comfort of your sofa. Nick Lachey hosts the pregame bash, which promises to feature fan favorites from Fall Out Boy as well as their new single, the already platinum "Centuries." Charli XCX is a great performer best known in the States for "Boom Clap" and guesting on Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and Icona Pop's "I Love It."

Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. VH1 and

1/30: ESPN the Party

This invitation-only party also features Charli XCX. And on the same night. Here, she's joined by J. Cole, an acclaimed hip-hop artist from North Carolina whose first three proper studio releases debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's album chart, beginning with "Cole World: The Sideline Story," which spawned his double-platinum breakthrough single, "Work Out." Other hits include "Power Trip" and "Crooked Smile."

Details: 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30. Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road. Tickets available at a premium from online ticket brokers (try Googling).

1/30: Nelly at the Playboy party

The notorious media company will take over the W Scottsdale Hotel and Residences, with music by DJ duo the Captains of Industry, and 24 Playboy Playmates in bunny costumes mingling with celebrities, athletes and VIP guests. Nelly's hits include "Country Grammar" and "Ride Wit Me" (2000) and "Hot in Herre" and Air Force Ones" (2002). He is one of those musicians whose songs you know, even if you don't realize you know them, and whose guest appearances you love, even if you forgot about them because you were still in college the last time you thought of him.

Details: 10 p.m. 7277 E. Camelback Road. $650 to $950 at; for VIP table information, call 602-405-0099.

1/30-1/31: Leather & Laces

This annual soiree is returning to the Valley for Super Bowl XLIX at Bentley Gallery in Phoenix, and the bash's hostesses are a bevy of Victoria's Secret supermodels: Adriana Lima, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo and Erin Heatherton.

Details: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31. Bentley Project Gallery, 215 E. Grant St., Phoenix. $495 for lounge ticket, $950 for VIP ticket, $2,500 for celebrity host meet-and-greet ticket. $4,000-$8,500 for lounge table options, $6.500-$12.500 for VIP table options. Call 972-588-1813 to buy tickets.

1/30-1/31: Bud Light Hotel, Live @ the Living Room

Lustre Rooftop Garden is booked by the Bud Light House of Whatever. But it's relocating to the lobby during Super Bowl week for a pop-up lounge. Live @ the Living Room, will offer beer, cocktails and light fare with a guest DJ spinning nightly. The pop-up lounge will be located in the living room area adjacent to Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails.

Details: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. Free. 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Free. or call 602-258-0231.

1/30-31: Burlesque Bowl

These shows promise "dance, acrobatics, contortion and touchdown comedy," with performances by aerialist Laura Cain, burlesque dancer Camilla Cruelle and drag-queen comedian Pandora DeStrange, among other. The events also serve as a launching pad for Pyrrha Sutra Presents, a new company formed by the co-founder of Scandalesque Productions, which started presenting burlesque shows in the Valley in 2004.

Details: 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31. Palazzo Nightclub, 710 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. $25 cover charge. 800-838-3006,

Saturday, Jan. 31

1/31: Phoenix Public Market extended hours

Saturday, the market will open with more than 100 local vendors and stay open all day. Live music by Lee Perreira and Haymarket Squares and the Oskar Blues Beer Garden, both running from 3 to 10 p.m. The Cafe will serve barbecue, along with a full menu of food and beverages.

Details: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 14 E. Pierce Street, Phoenix. Free.

1/31: Connect2STEM at University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix

The University of Arizona is bringing science and hands-on learning to downtown Phoenix with Connect2STEM as the official kickoff for the 2015 Arizona SciTech Festival, an annual statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math. In the Bioscience Zone, see the biomechanics of a life sized synthetic cadaver that can talk, breathe, bleed and sweat. At Concussion Discussion, tackle the Brain Challenge Expo, with a vision distorter, eye-hand coordination drills and the Banner Concussion Center. In the Nature Zone, get down and dirty with master gardeners and splash around in the Wildcat Water Lab. In the Outer Space/Technology Zone, learn about OSRIS-Rex, a mission to bring pieces of the asteroid "Bennu" back to earth. COX Gig Zone, enjoy gaming stations, coloring contests and giveaways. And in that Wildcat Spirit Zone, take a picture in the photo booth, meet Wilbur the Wildcat, mingle with alumni and bounce around on the UA inflatable.

Details: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5th Street and Van Buren. Free.

1/31: Fish Bowl

This is our big game! It's the Fish Bowl 2015! We are working with our friends at Arizona Game and Fish to stock the lake at Pioneer Community Park for a fun family fishing event. There will be fishing clinics, games, prizes, giveaways, and more. Come out to enjoy this fish-tastic event the day before the real big game!

Details: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pioneer Park Lake, 8755 N. 83rd Avenue. $5. 623-773- 7137,

1/31: Celebrity Flag Football Challenge

Celebrity Sweat hosts the 14th Annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. NFL alum quarterbacks Doug Flutie and Daunte Culpepper as team captains, along with more than 14 current NFL players, in addition to boxing legend Evander Holyfield, hip-hoppers Ray J and YG, actors including Patrick Warburton from Rules of Engagement and Hill Harper from CSI. Also look for cheerleading performances, prize giveaways, a marching band, a kids scrimmage with the celebrities, and more.

Details: 1-5 p.m. at the Surprise Recreation Campus at 15960 N. Bullard Avenue. $20, $525 for VIP at

1/31: Bud Light House of Whatever

Steve Aoki DJs as Kimpton's Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape transforms into "Bud Light House of Whatever" for three days of private parties, concerts and #UpForWhatever activities.

Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix. Invite only via #UpForWhatever campaign at

1/31: Taste of the NFL

After three months of raising money to fight hunger, the four winners of the NFL "Flavors of the Valley" restaurant competition have been announced: the Wigwam, Bourbon Jack's, Dos Gringos and Four Peaks Brewing Co.

The competition is part of the Taste of the NFL's annual Kick Hunger Challenge, pitting 16 restaurants against each other to raise the most money between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. Nearly $60,000 was raised and will be distributed evenly between St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix and Vista del Camino Community Center in Scottsdale.

The winners will join chef Eddie Matney and his "Flavors of the Valley" showcase at the Taste of the NFL's Party with a Purpose on Saturday, Jan. 31, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The bash will bring together top chefs from all over the country, each representing an NFL team. Beau MacMillan, chef of Elements at Sanctuary Resort, will show home-team pride for the Arizona Cardinals. Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods" show, will host the event and Grammy-winning band Little Big Town will perform.

Details: 6 p.m. for VIP tables, 7 p.m. for general admission, Saturday, Jan. 31. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road. $700 for individual general-admission ticket, $9,000 for a VIP table that seats 10. 952-835-7621,

1/31: Afrojack at Coors Light Birds Nest

This Dutch producer/DJ made the Top 10 in the past three years of DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list. He's been a featured artist on two giant pop hits — Pitbull's chart-topping "Give Me Everything" and Beyonce's "Run the World (Girls)." He also scored a minor U.S. pop hit of his own in 2010 with "Take Over Control," which featured Eva Simons.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Coors Light Birds Nest, 82nd Street and Bell Road, Scottsdale. $50. 800-745-3000,

1/31: CBS Radio's the Night Before

Country superstars Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line have been tapped by CBS Radio to play the Night Before — as in the night before the Super Bowl. Bentley says, "I'm excited to be part of a huge night in country music the night before the biggest event in sports ... in my hometown. We're about to take tailgating in Phoenix to a whole new level."

Details: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. US Airways Center, Second and Jefferson streets, Phoenix. $69-$269. 602-379-7878,

1/31: The Roots at Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Stage

It makes sense that the Roots would grab a show in Phoenix on Saturday with Jimmy Fallon taping "The Tonight Show" live from the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix right after the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1. The Roots, of course, are Fallon's house band in addition to being among the more acclaimed hip-hop artists of all time, winning three NAACP Image Awards and three Grammys while topping countless critics' year-end album lists. Plus, Questlove, right?

Details: 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Stage, Verizon Super Bowl Central, near the intersection of First and Washington Streets, Phoenix. Free.

1/31: Rolling Stone Party with Steven Tyler and Charli XCX

Yes, Charli XCX again. And this time she's sharing a bill with a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, who may be better known to Charli XCX fans from his stint as the craziest judge in "American Idol" history. Sorry, Paula. It's a solo gig for Tyler but with tickets topping out at $67,000, he would probably do well to dust off some Aerosmith classics with whoever happens to be backing him.

Details: 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Venue Scottsdale, 7117 E. Third Ave. $843-$67,000. 855-514-5624,

1/31: '80s Package Show

Get your '80s on with this free Westgate concert. It features Dramarama ("Anything, Anything (I'll Give You)"), Gene Loves Jezebel ("Jealous") and the acts responsible for two of the New Wave era's more inspired cover songs --- Bow Wow Wow ("I Want Candy"), and Naked Eyes ("Always Something There to Remind Me").

Details: 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Westgate Entertainment District, 9401 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Free. 623-772-4000,

1/31: French Montana

This Moroccan-born rapper cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013 with a featured vocal on the Chris Brown single "Loyal." His biggest solo hit is the platinum "Pop That," which peaked at No. 36 and features guest appearances by Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. INTL, 4405 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. $75-$250. 480-213-9500,

1/31: Kaskade

This Chicago-born DJ/producer has been named America's Best DJ twice by DJ Times -- in 2011 and 2013. Released in 2005, his second album, "In The Moment," sent two singles to the Top 5 on Billboard's hot dance club songs chart -- "Steppin' Out" and the chart-topping "Everything." More recently, he topped the dance/mix show airplay charts with 2013's "Atmosphere." Last year, he finished eighth on Forbes magazine's list of highest-paid DJs in the world.

Details: 9 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 31. Maya Day + Nightclub, 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale. $200. 480-625-0528,

1/31: Super Saturday Night with Rihanna

This is also strictly invitation-only, but it's probably the weekend's biggest party. And it puts Rihanna awfully close to University of Phoenix Stadium the night before her buddy Katy Perry plays the halftime show. Just sayin'. Super Saturday Night will be held inside the DIRECTV Super Fan Stadium at the Pendergast Family Farm, right across from the stadium. Rihanna has been steaming up the pop charts since 2005, when her double-platinum debut, "Pon De Replay," peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100. The following year, she topped that chart with "SOS." Her biggest hits include multiplatinum chart-toppers "Umbrella," "Take a Bow," "Disturbia," "Rude Boy," "Only Girl (In the World)," "What's My Name," "S&M," "We Found Love" and "Diamonds."

Details: Saturday, Jan. 30. Pendergast Family Farm, at Bethany Home Road and 99th Avenue, Glendale.

1/31: Big Game, Big Give

This invite-only party is hosted by superstar actor Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay at the home of hosts Erika and baseballer Matt Williams. The Budweiser Clydesdales will be there. So will Optimus Prime, as in the Transformer. There will be a private fireworks show, too. The party hopes to raise more than $1 million for a variety of charities, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and the Giving Back Fund. The party's board is a list of national philanthropic notables, including Paradise Valley's own Linda Pope, as well as the Waltons, Senator Jeff Flake and others. The night's decor is being managed by the Phoenix Theatre's producing director and Tammie Coe is making a 500-person cake in the shape of University of Phoenix Stadium, topped with the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Details: 6:30 -10 p.m. at the Paradise Valley home of Matt and Erika Williams.

1/31: NFL Honors 

Seth Meyers will host "NFL Honors," the Super Bowl-eve telecast in which the league introduces the new Pro Football Hall of Fame class and hands out awards for the 2014 season. The show will be filmed at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in downtown. The former "Saturday Night Live" player and current late-night TV host takes over for Alec Baldwin, who hosted the first shows. This in an invitation-only event.

Details: 6-8 p.m. 75 N. Second Street, Phoenix.

1/31: Drake and Bootsy Bellows takeover the W Scottsdale

The superstar rapper takes over the chic nightclub for an intimate party for about 1,200 VIP guests. The Los Angeles celebrity hotspot Bootsy Bellows will take over the second-floor rooftop deck and transform it into a VIP bacchanal. Drake sings almost all the songs that have been rap and hip-hop hits for the last four year, or it seems that way, including "Headlines," "Started From the Bottom," and "Hold On, We're Going Home."

Details: 10 p.m. 7277 E. Camelback Road. $300 at; for VIP table information, call 602-405-0099.

1/31:Brewers Bowl at Bad Water Brewing

This inaugural festival showcases the state's growing beer scene. More than 15 will participate including Freak'N Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewing Company, Fate Brewing and College Street Brewhouse & Pub. General admission includes 20 tasting tickets, and VIP features 25 tasting tickets plus early entry. The event also features food trucks and live music.

Details: 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Bad Water Brewing, 4216 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale. $25 general admission, $40 VIP. 480-748-4460,

Sunday, Feb. 1 – GAME DAY

2/1: Super Day 10K 

This annual race will offer something special this year. Wear your favorite NFL team jerseys or wear face paint to show team spirit! The "Super" runs include a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile race. The races are being held on Super Bowl Sunday – Feb. 1, 2015 at the Rio Vista Recreation Center.

Details: 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road. $30 (10K), $20 (5K), $10 (Kid's Mile).

2/1: El Hefe Scottsdale 

On Super Bowl Sunday, Maxim magazine is taking over El Hefe locations in Tempe and Scottsdale with models, branded decor and giveaways, and Dos Equis beer swag and specials. An extension out in front of Whiskey Row and El Hefe in Scottsdale will provide a street party atmosphere.

Details: 3 p.m. 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale and 640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, $60 for general admission, $100 for VIP at

2/1: Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row 

Country Music Television (CMT) has complete buy-out of the bar. Country musicians Big & Rich and Chase Bryant will perform, and CMT radio host Cody Alan will be on air from the bash. There's a good chance Bentley might be back for this party.

Details: 4 p.m. Bar opens at 11 a.m., and patrons will have to exit, come back and pay admission if they want to attend. Sunday party: $40 general admission, $100-$200 VIP at

2/1: Eats, Beats and Cleats Tailgate

The NFL Hall of Fame Players Foundation is hosting the Eat, Beats, and Cleats Tailgate, also called Chilling and Grilling With Jimmy Mac (former Chicago Bear Jim MacMahon) Tailgate at the Venue of Scottsdale.

Details: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 7117 E. 3rd Ave. $325 (1-25 Tickets), $300 (26-50 Tickets), $275 (50+ Tickets).

2/1: PrimeSport Pregame Party

Just north of Arena, this celeb-filled party will be hosted by Emmitt Smith and emceed by ESPN sports personality Michelle Beadle.

Details: 12:30 p.m. $625 VIP exclusive package. 800-591-9198,

2/1: The Players Super Bowl Tailgate 

This high-end bash including more than 24 active NFL players and Valley celebrity chefs Beau MacMillan and Chef Aaron May. The afternoon will be hosted for the second time by ESPN anchor Lindsay Czarniak in a 29,000-square-foot party space

Details: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tanger Outlets, 6800 N. 95th Avenue. $600.

2/1: Crescent Ballroom viewing party

This downtown rock venue transforms into a hipster happening for Super Bowl watching in the main ballroom, which is able to hold more than 500 fans. Full bar and Mexican food available from Cocina 10.

Details: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, at the Crescent Ballroom. 308 N. 2nd Ave. Free. 602-716-2222,

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