The Chainsmokers, Aerosmith and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been announced so far for the NCAA Tournament festivities in downtown Phoenix.
The 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival has revealed more acts for next week’s free three-day event at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix during the Final Four basketball weekend.
Saturday, April 1 Coca-Cola Music presents the Chainsmokers with Capital Cities, Grouplove and Leon Bridges. And Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats will open the Capital One JamFest on Sunday, April 2, followed Blink-182, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Aerosmith.
There’s still no word on who will join Keith Urban Friday, March 31, at the AT&T Block Party.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the Final Four Weekend concert series, which runs from Friday, March 31, to Sunday, April 2, will be the biggest event ever hosted at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix.
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3/31: Keith Urban at the AT&T Block Party
This is the second time Urban has been to the Valley since releasing last year’s “ripCORD,” the Australian native’s ninth studio album. Urban spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s country charts with “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” one of five songs from the album to go Top 10 on the country charts. His hits include two platinum country chart-toppers, both from his eighth album, “Fuse” — “We Were Us,” a duet with Miranda Lambert, and “Cop Car.”
Details: Event runs 4-10 p.m. Friday, March 31. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. Free. ncaa.com/final-four/ncaa-march-madness-music-festival.
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4/1: The Chainsmokers at the Coca-Cola Music
The Grammy-winning electro-pop duo will also return in early May on the 40-city Memories … Do Not Open Tour, named for their forthcoming full-length debut, which has to suck for anyone who purchased tickets for the other show. The duo spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot with quadruple-platinum “Closer,” last year’s longest run at No. 1. Their other hits include the platinum “#Selfie” and the multi-platinum smashes “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down.” Their latest single, “Something Just Like This,” is their sixth Top 10 appearance on the Hot 100. Also playing: Capital Cities, Grouplove, Leon Bridges.
Details: Event runs 2-10:30 p.m. Friday, March 31. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. Free. ncaa.com/final-four/ncaa-march-madness-music-festival.
4/2: Aerosmith and Macklemore with Ryan Lewis at Capital One JamFest
Aerosmith launched their career in the ’70s, rocking arenas while ruling the airwaves with singles as timeless as “Sweet Emotion,” “Dream On,” “Last Child,” “Walk This Way,” “Back in the Saddle” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together.” They went on to stage an unexpected, multi-platinum comeback after bottoming out in the ’80s and getting a slicker version of their mojo back on 1987’s “Permanent Vacation,” which added three hit singles — “Dude (Looks Like a Lady),” “Angel” and “Rag Doll” — to their legacy. Subsequent hits include “Love in an Elevator,” “Janie’s Got a Gun,” “What it Takes,” “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” and “Jaded.” They’re joined by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Blink-182 and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
Details: Event runs 3-10 p.m. Friday, March 31. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. Free. ncaa.com/final-four/ncaa-march-madness-music-festival.
March Madness Music Festival
Details: 4-10 p.m. Friday, March 31; 2-10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1; 3-10 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. Free. ncaa.com/final-four/ncaa-march-madness-music-festival.
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