A fun date night out to consider is visiting a dining establishment that also offers live music for its patrons. Here in the Valley of the Sun we have several fun options to check out. For those who live or want to venture out west, consider dining at the Wigwam’s restaurants. At Red’s Bar & Grill, for example, acts perform from 6-9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Acts have included singer-songwriter Joey Hendricks (of “American Idol”) and True to Life Duo. At Litchfield’s, enjoy the music of pianist Bob Dudley and pianist-guitarist Jay Soto, who perform from 6-9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Finally, the Wigwam Bar features live music from 7-10 pm Thursdays through Saturdays.
Still on the west side of the Valley, is Padre Murphy’s, located at 4338 W. Bell Road. The Emmy-winning trumpeter Jesse McGuire entertains diners every Tuesday from 5-8 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays from 8-10 pm, various groups such as Rick Lenzi & Roustabout and the NoBody-BIG Band perform for restaurant goers. Those in Chandler and Gilbert may want to check out Cuisine and Wine Bistro (1422 W. Warner Road in Gilbert; 4991 S. Alma School Road in Chandler) where there is a deep lineup of musicians from Janelle Loes, Hannah Lopez, Aaron Church, Josh West and others who perform for diners on stage from 7-10 pm Fridays and 6-9 Saturdays.
Also in Chandler is Vintage 95, located at 95 W. Boston St, where acoustic guitarists such as Sarah Vanell, Michael Land, Mike Eldred, and Elijah Mark Atkison perform from 7-10 pm every Wednesday through Saturday. In Phoenix, venture to Gertude’s (in the Desert Botanical Garden) where diners enjoy live acoustic music 10 am – 2 pm Saturdays and Sundays. In Arcadia, diners at the Sip Coffee & Beer Garage enjoy acoustic singer-songwriters from 8-11 pm Fridays, 11 am- 2 pm and 8-11 pm on Saturdays and then during brunch (11 am-2 pm) on Sundays.
Finally, in the Scottsdale area, one dining establishment that offers a variety of genres from country to classic rock to hip hop is BLK Live. This 20,000-square foot venue offers dining and live music from 8 pm – 2 am Wednesdays through Saturdays, at 7301 E. Butherus Drive. In North Scottsdale, the Herb Box at DC Ranch, located at 20707 N. Pima Road, showcases live music from 7-10 pm Fridays and Saturdays and from 11 am-2 pm during brunch on Sunday. This restaurant features 20 different bands and musicians, including Sugar Thieves, Adam Simons, Sydney Sprague and Kyle Sorrell.
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