Why Phoenix?

“Why Phoenix?” The answer to this question depends on who’s doing the asking. A significant part of Blare Media’s business model has been to establish strong video production teams across many US cities. After brief consideration, the only question for us was, “Why not?” 

The city is at the heart of Arizona’s in the Valley of the Sun. The 5th largest city in the US is truly a metropolis in the desert. There are many reasons why we launched Blare Films Arizona; weather, proximity to distinct topography and landscape, and the region’s motion picture history. But those are just a handful of reasons: Another major component of the attraction is our region’s vibrancy. In short, we have a lot of attractions and things going on, and this page is dedicated to showcasing we have to offer.

Hot Spots



Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Scottsdale stretches 31 miles from north to south, and locals divide the city into North and South (Old Town) Scottsdale. North Scottsdale has several attractions, like the Pinnacle Peak hiking trail, or the popular, luxurious Fairmont Princess Hotel and its surrounding restaurants. However, for those looking for the most options in one area, Old Town definitely offers the greater number of restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, lounges, luxury hotels, shopping, and the Fashion Square, all easily within an easy walk or a golf cart ride, at most.


Downtown

Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

The Phoenix Downtown is similar to other large downtowns of America: Very busy during the day but a little less hustle and bustle during the evening hours. However, for fans wanting to catch a Diamondbacks baseball game inside Chase Field, or NBA fans attending a Phoenix Suns basketball game at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, Downtown is the place to be. There are also lots of fun restaurants and breweries to hit after work, and before or after a game. Downtown Phoenix also has many different venues to catch a variety of concerts and comedy shows.


Uptown | Biltmore

Biltmore Uptown Area

Biltmore

From the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, located in the shadow of the majestic Phoenix Mountain Preserve, to the historic districts in Uptown: This upscale area encompasses mansions and large to midsize ranch houses in Biltmore with the night clubs, breweries, restaurants, pubs and bistros of Uptown. Some are well-known establishments, such as Lou Malnati’s, for those seeking authentic Chicago style pizza: Others, such as SanTan Brewing, just opened its second location outside of the SanTan Valley at the north end of Uptown.

Sedona

Cathedral Mountain

Cathedral Rock

One of the great things about Phoenix is that it’s not far from another great destination, Sedona: Surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests, you can hunt for vortexes while enjoying breathtaking views of the mountains. Sedona is a serene and spiritual haven for many with a variety of scenic sites to photograph, meditate, or do yoga: It’s also a place packed with adventure for thrill seekers offering numerous hiking and biking to trails. Taken together with the many shops, spas and art galleries, Sedona has something for everyone.

Tempe

Tempe Lake

Tempe Town Lake

Tempe is home to Arizona State University, a great destination for students and sports fans alike. Mill Street boasts a number of bars and restaurants where residents and visitors alike can take lunch and dinner. Also, every year Mill Street hosts the Tempe Festival of the Arts: The festival location is adjacent to the Tempe Beach Park, which is home to The Innings Music Festival. Finally, the Tempe Town Lake offers water recreation and a beautiful view that makes you forget you’re in a desert.

Lake Pleasant Park

Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant

The desert summers can get pretty brutal, you might want to hit up some pool parties: Or better yet, take part in the connected party of boats and pontoons on Lake Pleasant, a 10,000-acre man-made lake in a 23,000-acre outdoor recreation area northwest of the Capitol. Because not everybody comes to Lake Pleasant to party, the park also offers plenty of family activities as well: from water skiing, kayaking and fishing to camping, hiking and mountain biking. Additionally, the nearby Pleasant Valley Airport is home of the Turf Soaring School, where you can learn to fly a glider or attend the annual summer glider competition.

Blare Events Calendar

Stay up to date with our area’s events! We cover most of the region’s film and music festivals, mixers and video/technology conferences and expos: handy network opportunities for those looking to market themselves as video, music, and/or media experts or for anyone looking to grow in those fields.

Area Events

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  • McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F)
    All day
    03/01/19-03/03/19

    1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    M3F – McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    The M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival) is the all non-profit event for musical festivals. It was established in 2004 but it has become much famous than any other festival and it seems to be the final destination for the festival goers. The Festival has attracted visitors to Arizona with previous acts such as Flume, Beck, Kid Cudi, Chromeo, Father John Misty, Grouplove, The Avett Brothers, The Revivalists, DJ Mustard, The Roots, The Shins, Slightly Stoopid, and many others who were interested in it with real meaning.

    With a promise to giving back, M3F has adopted a 3 C’s belief – community, culture, and charity. These 3C’s fuel the Festival’s underlying dedication to its local people and causes. In the spirit of this belief, all of the proceeds from the Festival benefit local nonprofit organizations that are really needed to be funded. M3F is a great opportunity for all the people out there to experience the love and passion for the music and art while enthusiasm and power for helping the community. The foremost aim of the M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival) is to connect the community through a festival gathering including music, arts and food. The amazing environment for the entertainment of the people belongs to the different communities, companies and their employees. Secondly, its mission is to support the arts in an effort that they may grow and exist for future generations to enjoy and convert the same passion in the upcoming future generations. Also to provide financial support and education to family-based charities in an effort to provide equitable advancement throughout the community to make this world and society a better place to live. M3F was built on the idea of giving back. This is why they do and what they do. Since it started in 2004, M3F has donated over $1 Million dollars to local Arizona charities. In 2018, it donated $65,000 to local charities. They will continue to donate 100% of their proceeds to help local organizations reach their goals.

    Contact

    General Inquiries info@m3ffest.com 602.343.0453 9440 N 26th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028
    Sponsor Inquiries
    Contact Cathy Largay 602.390.6286
    Press Inquiries Contact David Warfle or Molly Adams
    Vendor Inquiries
    Contact Denise Dunn

    Sponsors
    Downtown Phoenix Inc
    Carvana
    Bulleit
    Captain Morgan
    Buffalo
    Don Julio
    RattleRum
    Vito’s
    Oscar Blues
    Tanqueray

    To learn more about the Festival follow their Website

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  • Innings Festival | 2019
    All day
    03/02/19-03/03/19

    80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

    80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

    innings festival

    Innings Festival

    Innings Festival is a two-day featuring event for rockstars, pop stars and country performers, culinary demos, as well as curated food vendors. Much fun family activation, child’s plays appearances by professional baseball players, and other passionate activities are being done. If you are a music lover and passionately curious lover of baseball and enthusiast in traveling to watch tour favorite teams in Cactus League Spring Training then do not miss this event.

    Few Highlights

    Phoenix fall festival autumn is in the air, pumpkins are in our lattes (and most everything else) and fun festivals are happening all across the region.

    Things to do for Halloween It have got the lowdown on haunted houses, trick-or-treat events, family-friendly festivals and more things to do for Halloween in Phoenix.

    Dia de Los Muertos PHX The Cultural Coalition invites families and friends to bring a blanket and grab a spot on the grass for this seventh annual event which honors and celebrates those who have passed on with music, dance, theatre performances and an artists’ Mercado featuring local artists and art groups. Food and children’s art activities area will be available as well.

    Electric Desert Everyone is invited you to see desert, light and sound unite in a mesmerizing display like never before. Cactus and desert become a living canvas in this nighttime experience, taking visitors on an immersive journey through the garden using light and original music. This is Klip’s second garden installation; the first was at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. electric Desert includes six site-specific locations, with each experience inspired by and related to the Garden.

    ARTLINK’S FIRST FRIDAYS ART WALK Join it on the first Friday of every month from 6-10 p.m for one of the nation’s largest, self-guided art walks. Tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city. Visitors are invited to hop-on hop-off free shuttles that circulate on three routes through downtown Phoenix’s art districts. The shuttles meet at a connector hub at Arizona Center, and you can also catch the shuttles at any of the stops along the routes including Phoenix Art Museum, CityScape, Oasis on Grand and Unexpected Gallery.

    Corporate Headquarters

    400 E. Van Buren St., Ste. 600 Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Visitor Information Center
    125 N. 2nd St., Ste. 120 Phoenix, AZ 85004 [877) CALLPHX or (602) 254-6500 visitors@visitphoenix.com © 2018 Visit Phoenix

    Location
    The location of each event is differently set. If you would like to get your tickets now check out the options: Tickets
    Can’t wait for that music festival check out this: Event

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  • AZ Tech Summit 2019
    11:00 am-7:00 pm
    03/20/19

    525 South Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004

    525 South Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004

    2019 AZ Tech Summit

    AZ Tech Summit 2019

    Time and Date:
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
    11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Location:
    The Duce
    525 South Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    invisionAZ along with a number of Phoenix area sponsors presents this year’s Arizona Tech Summit. As in years past the Tech Summit will welcome speakers from leading edge tech companies that are driving innovation in Arizona, as well as the investors who are powering today’s most exciting start-ups. The goal for all attendee’s is to expand their horizons, receive the right tools and make vital connections in the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.

    The featured speaker for 2019 is Dallas Maverick NBA owner, tech entrepreneur, and TV Show Shark Tank Star Mark Cuban. You can expect an update on Arizona’s FinTech Sandbox.

    Other programing includes:
    New Technology Investment Capital Formation in Arizona
    PropTech & Healthcare/Bio Tech Panels
    Electric Vehicle Technology Panel
    Micromobility Panel

    Register

    Event Sponsors:
    APS, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Chamber Foundation, CenturyLink, DLA Piper, GPEC, Keap, SRP, Thiel Capital, Arizona Commerce Authority, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona, Trinity Capital Investment, University of Arizona, axialHealthcare, Arizona Diamondbacks, AZ Big Media, Chamber Business News, Lucid Agency, The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Offerpad, Patron Media, and UBS.

    About invisionAZ:
    invisionAZ was created to close the gaps in Arizona’s vibrant tech ecosystem. At the First Annual AZ Tech Innovation Summit in March of 2017, leaders in the technology industry shared their insights on the strengths and weaknesses of Arizona’s innovative ecosystem. The blueprint of invisionAZ was developed based on this dialogue and the organization was formed to transform the Valley into an attractive environment for entrepreneurs.

    A collaborative group of business, civic, political, and venture capital leaders have come together to assemble a solutions-based plan to address these gaps. invisionAZ will provide Arizona’s tech ecosystem with real solutions to further position the state as a leader in the new economy.
    View Website

    For other Phoenix area events go to: Why Phoenix?

  • Technology Expo – SYNTECH 2019
    1:00 pm-6:00 pm
    03/20/19

    5001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

    5001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

    Technology Expo Syntech 2019

    Technology Event – SYNTECH 2019

    SynTech is not your average technology expo! It’s leading-edge! It’s Where Business Gets Done!

    You can expect to see the newest technology you need to run your small business effectively and efficiently. Spend the day with us and leave re-charged and ready to take on 2019!

    Date and Time:
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Location:
    Embassy Suites Scottsdale
    5001 N. Scottsdale Rd.
    Scottsdale 85250

    Contact:
    Ashley Vizzerra
    avizzerra@asba.com
    602-306-4000

    Register

    SynTech is the premier product demo event of the year connecting small business with current trends! Achieve synergy and connect with executives from every industry while learning from expert speakers at SynTech. You will leave with all the confidence you need to implement a plan that will improve your business and inspire your customers.

    You can expect to see rising new talent & innovators, leaders in the technology industry, and all types of business owners. Attendees walking the floor at SynTech typically have one thing in common: a desire to learn how today’s technology can improve their business and the success of their people.

    Anything and everything to make you “tech savvy!”  From advanced technologies in e-commerce to IT solutions; software to virtual reality; hardware to cybersecurity; cloud HR to mobile marketplace; we’ll have it ALL.
    Attendance is FREE with registration (limited time only), granting you access to hours of live product demos, speakers, career networking, food & drinks, and more!

    Expose your company to small business!
    ASBA member companies receive a special savings of up to $100 off exhibit space. Membership benefits also includes year-long marketing, advertising, and expert advisors. Contact Robin Duncan for more info.

    Interested in being an Event Partner?
    Connect your brand with 30K media hits, we offer the greatest innovations that relate to advanced technologies in Arizona.  Contact Jodi Towns for more info.

    Guest Speaker:
    Ken Colburn is the Founder and CEO of the Data Doctors family of companies that specialize in providing technology services to small businesses and busy consumers. For more than 20 years, Ken has been providing “tech advice to non-tech people” through video, radio and print with a focus on demystifying complicated technology issues for every day users.

 Presentation Highlights: 

Hardening Your Business Against Cyber Threats

- Easy Steps to Improve Security
- Understanding the Mobile workforce security threats
- Vital Steps to Protect against ransomware attacks.

    Phoenix is a great place for Technology Expo type of events. Why? Check out our Phoenix Writeup

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  • MedTech Conference 2019
    1:00 pm-6:30 pm
    03/28/19

    8600 E Anderson Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    8600 E Anderson Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    MedTech 2019

    2019 MedTech Conference

    Join the Arizona Technology Council for its third annual MedTech Conference on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Venue8600 in North Scottsdale. The MedTech Conference is bringing together healthcare innovators, influential policy-makers, and other healthcare service professionals committed to promoting and supporting the industry in a uniquely multifaceted environment designed to showcase Arizona’s innovative medical technology. The MedTech Conference seeks to advance industry discussion from key perspectives through expert panel sessions, keynote speakers, and product exhibits to provide opportunities in education, business development, capital formation, and networking.

    Date and Time
    Thursday March 28, 2019
    1:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Location
    Venue8600
    8600 E Anderson Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255

    Cost
    AZTC Member – $40
    Non AZTC Member $60
    AZTC Member with Lunch and Learn $60
    Non AZTC Member with Lunch and Learn $80

    REGISTER

    Event Agenda:
    1:00pm – 1:45pm | Registration/Sponsor Expo
    1:45pm – 2:00pm | Opening Remarks
    2:00pm – 2:45pm | Opening Keynote Speaker – Rick Hall, PhD, FAND, Senior Director of Health Innovation, ASU, College of Nursing and Health Innovation & Timmeko Love, Mayo Clinic Ventures; Michael E. Berens, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Research Resources, TGen
    2:45pm – 3:30pm | Expert Panel #1 – Entrepreneurials and Access to Institutions so that products produced are in line with needs of organizations: Neel Mehta – Healthcare Futurist and co-founder of EpiFinder, Inc. (Moderator); Timothy Wales, Kadima Ventures; Susan Cordts, Catalytic Health Partners; MaryAnn Guerra, Aesthetics BioMedical; David Berg, Redirect Health; Kurt Magnum II, CoupleyFit.com
    3:30pm – 3:45pm | Break
    3:45pm – 4:30pm |Expert Panel #2 – Technology and Healthcare:  the costs of technology and the affects of regulatory compliance and hospital management: James Bates, Founder, CEO and Chairman, AdviNOW Medical (Moderator); Scott Sullivan, Senior VP, GlobalMed; Sen Heather Carter, CyberMed Commission; Anthony Dunnigan, Maricopa Integrated Health System; Brian C. Young, VIDYO Healthcare Solutions; Flint Michels, Principal, HMA
    4:30pm – 5:15pm | Closing Keynote Speaker – Heidi Dohse, SR Program Manager, GoogleHealth
    5:15pm | Closing Remarks
    5:15pm – 6:30pm | Cocktail Reception/Sponsor Expo
    6:30pm | Event Ends

    To sponsor the event contact:
    events@aztechcouncil.org for more information on sponsoring this great event.

    Event Sponsors:
    PADT – Bronze Sponsor
    R3EWaste – Bronze Sponsor
    AccountabilIT – Bronze Sponsor
    Pacific Office Automation – Bronze Sponsor
    Washington Federal – Cocktail Reception Sponsor
    Sondhi Solutions – Cocktail Reception Sponsor
    Involta – Cocktail Reception Sponsor
    In-Position Technologies – Cocktail Reception Sponsor
    Moss Adams – Cocktail Reception Sponsor

    Here is a Moss Adams produced for Corporate Video Production

    For other Phoenix area events go to: Why Phoenix?

  • NetworkingPhoenix Signature Event
    4:00 pm-9:00 pm
    03/28/19

    5001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

    5001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

    Networking Phoenix Signature Event

    NetworkingPhoenix Signature Event

    NetworkingPhoenix is a leading business networking in the area, so you can expect great opportunities at their Signature Event.

    Date and Time:
    Thursday, March 28th, 2019
    4:00pm – 9:00pm

    Location:
    Embassy Suites Scottsdale Resort
    5001 North Scottsdale Road
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
    (480) 949-1414

    Event Details:

    FREE Attendance
    NETWORKING PASSPORT member perks: expedited check-in, access into VIP Passport Lounge with appetizers, one FREE drink ticket
    Welcoming professionals from all industries, business owners, entrepreneurs and job seekers

    Cash bar – Dress business casual – Bring lots of business cards

    Agenda:

    4:00PM – Networking Seminar before the Signature Event

    What better time to learn about the best networking techniques than right before a networking event?
    Discover how to effectively network at the Signature Event … How to be Memorable … What to Talk About … and More!
    I highly recommend this to anyone that’s new to networking, new to our Signature Event and/or is generally interested in how to network better 🙂
    This is a FREE seminar! Get there early to meet & greet as well as grab a seat.

    6:00PM – The Signature Event

    HUGE thank you to Gethner Education Coaching & Consulting for being our Title Sponsor! A presentation by Stuart Gethner will ensue.

    RSVP in the “Event Tools” above on the right in order to be eligible for the door prizes
    – A networking strategy session with Gelie; $495 value

     

    About NetworkingPhoenix
    Founded in 2008 by Gelie Akhenblit, NetworkingPhoenix.com is the Valley’s leading online resource for entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals seeking business networking events, mixers and training seminars.

    At the core of NetworkingPhoenix.com is a robust, comprehensive, and free-to-use online calendar with a complete listing of business and professional networking events, mixers, and seminars going on in the Phoenix Metropolitan area (about 216 events listed monthly). While it is absolutely free (and vehemently encouraged) for the community to post events and related content, NetworkingPhoenix.com goes a step further by vetting all such content for proper accuracy, validity, and taxonomy. By doing so, NetworkingPhoenix.com provides a much richer, flexible, and filterable user experience which helps everybody to find what they’re looking for with less effort and more confidence.

    Since its inception in October 2008, NetworkingPhoenix.com has skyrocketed in popularity quickly becoming one of the most visited websites local to Arizona, and even making a global imprint as one of the top 1% most visited global websites (click here for details). 41,789 members have joined in the 10 years 4 months NetworkingPhoenix.com has been around and the website’s growth still shows no signs of slowing.

    Membership at the site is absolutely free, takes less than a minute to signup, and consists of creating a simple professional profile (similar to a LinkedIn). Once a member, full access is granted to all event and event related information, as well as a very wide array of tools including event reminders, custom event filters (show only the events you’re interested in), agenda management, event data exports to other popular calendars (Outlook, iCal, et al), and much more… seriously… and the list of benefits is ALWAYS growing.

    NetworkingPhoenix.com also has a premium membership, the Networking Passport, which takes members beyond simply finding events to attend and actually provides FREE access into some of the most popular fee-based events, mixers and seminars in Phoenix. At only $9.97/month, the program is very inexpensive for the business professional looking to make contacts and build relationships at the right events (click here for more info).

    Another very popular offering of NetworkingPhoenix.com is the quarterly Signature Events. These events attract approximately 1,500 business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals for an evening of mixing and mingling. To be notified of this event, and many more, please create a free profile on our site.

    Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and we hope to see you out and about networking! Their Website

    For other Phoenix area events go to: Why Phoenix?

    For Anyone looking for a quality corporate video find us at Blare Films Arizona.

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Why Target Events


Blare Films of Arizona is a top-flight video production company working in Phoenix. Our proven expertise producing corporate and organizational videos, TV commercials, music videos, documentaries and films, in 4k and 6k aerial and ground-based video, has been demonstrated time and again serving clients both large and small: And so to keep our finger on the pulse of Arizona’s business needs and trends, Blare Films’ social media team dedicates several hours every month to researching and posting a Calendar of Events for metropolitan area including Scottsdale, and Tucson. By keeping our calendar current, the team serves both Blare Films and the broader Arizona video production community in providing information about the following event categories:

Films Festivals – Thanks to our varied and visually stunning landscapes, Arizona has historically attracted major motion picture companies to bring work here. Perhaps you’re more interested in smaller independent films than big blockbusters: Arizona has some great places for those, too. Sedona and Jerome have long been regarded as ideal host cities for film festivals and when they do, we’ll let you know about it.

[Chandler International Film Festival is one of the exciting and awe-inspiring events of the film festivals.]

Music Festival – You’ve heard of the Coachella Music Festival but there are plenty of others. In fact, 2018 was the first year Blare Films started capturing footage at music festivals, filming Marriot promos at the Coachella Music festival, and creating video content for W Hotel’s first annual Music Festival, the “Wake Up Call,” and the “Kaaboo De Mar” footage for Odwalla.

[Innings Festival is a two-day featuring event for rockstars, pop stars and country performers, culinary demos, as well as curated food vendors.]

Mixers and Award – Blare Films loves to party and has maintained a presence at most business, technology and marketing mixers. To us it’s important to participate and mix with like-minded professionals, and being able to network in a more relaxed setting makes it even better. We also feel that attending awards ceremonies, especially those honoring broadcast and video content, can be especially useful.
Two of the best Networking Resources in the area:


Network After Work

Network After Work Phoenix
Network After Work

They are probably the largest business mixer organize in the United States. They cover 85 US cities with and over 5 million subscribed website members. Their local area events are hosted by some of the hottest restaurants, pubs, and lounges in Downtown Phoenix, Uptown and in Scottsdale. Network After Work Website

Networking Phoenix

Networking Phoenix
Networking Phoenix

They host, co-host, promote and/or track even daily networking events. It is a homegrown organization led by Gelie Akhenblit and they do an incredible job. If networking is critical to growing your business they will keep you busy. Networking Phoenix

Video/Technology Conference and Expos – “CES” and “NAB” are trade shows where groundbreaking technology is unveiled, innovative solutions are displayed and game-changing trends are exposed, but there are many others events out there as well. Blare Films routinely works these shows, filming interviews, capturing B-Roll footage, recording keynote speakers, and even participating in live streaming of the e3 videogame conference. But even when we aren’t working an event we’ll make an effort to attend just to keep current on rapidly changing technology that constantly reshapes our industry.

If you know of an event that should be included in our Phoenix Events Calendar, please send us a message on our contact form.

Blare finds the best events in the area!

What some events do not make the Blare Calendar?

There are many events that don’t make our calendar. There are two events that bring a ton of visitors to the area. Those events are the Phoenix Open and the Barrett-Jackson Auto Show. These two events impact the community in a major way. The impact is similar to hosting a Superbowl! Luckily these events are annually and specific the the Phoenix area. This why it’s important for us to mention them. Phoenix Lights Event

Two Marque Events

There are two events that bring lots of visitors to the area. Those events are the Phoenix Open and the Barrett-Jackson Auto Show. 


The Waste Management Phoenix Open:

Known as the Waste Management Phoenix Open for title sponsorship reasons, the Phoenix Open is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Established by Bob Goldwater in 1934 when he was Tournament Chairman. Goldwater is known as the Father of The Phoenix Open. Held in late January/early February at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) of Scottsdale, the event’s relaxed atmosphere has earned it the nickname The Greatest Show on Grass, and made it one of the most popular events on the PGA Tour calendar. But the Phoenix Open isn’t just a important golf tournament, it is a total spectacle that includes a star-studded music lineup: 2019 features Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Snoop Dogg, The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix and more! Learn more

2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open Promo:


Barrett-Jackson

The event, established in 1971 with headquarters in Scottsdale, is so widely recognized around the globe that the words, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® are officially trademarked by Barrett-Jackson. Barrett-Jackson also hosts events in Palm Beach, Florida; the Northeast at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun; and Las Vegas, Nevada; yet none are of these events are close to the scale of the Phoenix auction. Read More

Here is a cool video from Mike Brewer and Edd China and their “Wheeler Dealers” show:

2019 Sneak Peak at Other Popular Events

Phoenix Lights
The Phoenix Lights, sometimes called the Lights over Phoenix, were the unidentified flying objects observed on March 13, 1997 in the skies over the U.S. states of Arizona, Nevada and the Mexican state of Sonora. The same name was given to the dance music festival with a hashtag #TheLightReturns. The music festivals returns April 6th, 2019 and runs though April 7th, 2019. For more information visit: Phoenix Light Music Festival

M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival)
The M3F, the non-profit musical festival is also on our calendar. This Phoenix area event was established in 2004 and has since become a hot destination for the festivalgoers. Previous acts include; Flume, Beck, The Avett Brothers, Slightly Stoopid, Kid Cudi, Chromeo, Father John Misty, Grouplove, The Revivalists, DJ Mustard, The Roots, and others. To learn more, visit: McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Innings Festival
This is a two-day festival featuring rock, pop and country stars performing, as well as culinary demos, and curated food vendors. The date is set and so is the lineup: March 2nd and 3rd, 2019, with Incubus, Eddie Vedder, Sheryl Crow, Cake, Grouplove, Blues Traveler, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Guster, Black Pistol Fire, Dorothy, The Baseball Project, Jimmy Eat World, Band of Horses, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Shakey Graves, Liz Phair, Mat Kearney G. Love and Special Sauce, all performing. For the complete schedule, visit: Innings Festival

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Previously known as the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau Visit Phoenix is a private, not-for-profit organization that markets Greater Phoenix to a global audience of travelers and books conventions into the Phoenix Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Visit Phoenix cultivates and maintains relationships with meeting planners, travel journalists, travel agents and tour operators. We produce advertising campaigns promoting leisure travel and meetings, coordinate site visits, conduct media tours and maintain the official tourism website for Greater Phoenix.

You can review their annual accomplishments 2016-2017 Fiscal Report

Corporate Headquarters: 400 E. Van Buren St., Ste. 600 Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 254-6500

Visit Phoenix Website Link

Phoenix New Times is a free print and digital media company based in Phoenix, Arizona. The online coverage if updated daily and it features local news, restaurants, music and arts, as well as narrative journalism. A weekly print issue circulates every Thursday. All major city newspapers post community events on the in the weekend section. Good thing they have websites now because they include more events. Phoenix Times Website Link

Built as the largest entertainment hubs in the across websites, eventbright has become popular in Phoenix. It helps that their website ranks high. It’s platform actually extends global. It allows anyone to create, find, and attend events that spark their interest. From music festivals, city marathons, major conferences, community events, and fundraisers, business mixers and more. Their mission is to bring the world together through live experiences.

Main Office 155 5th St, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (888) 201-2414

Phoenix eventbright Website Link

A great local resource in the Phoenix Metro area. The website itself reads like a news magazine and is a truly organic site. They look to cover the hottest trends, restaurants, events and attractions in the Valley of the Sun.PHOENIX.ORG Website Link

Another homegrown website owned by the Arizona Republic newspaper. Like many websites that are off shoots of newspapers, AZCentral, covers breaking news, in-depth sports coverage, things to do, travel and opinions. This is another great resource for Phoenix events.

Headquarters 200 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 444-4920

AZCentral Website Link

A national online calendar and events discovery service owned by Entercom. It keeps you up to date on upcoming local events, concerts, festivals, kids events, pet events, and more in Phoenix metro area. Comprehensive listing of the most popular events. Entercom Headquarters 401 City Avenue, Suite 809 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 (833) 277-7040

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Why is Phoenix a Destination?

Phoenix is the metropolis of the southwest. It's year-round sun and warm temperatures make it a destination for retirees. The sprawling communities are accompanied by high tech industries that also make the region attractive to young professionals.

The Phoenix area is also known for high-end spa resorts, Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses, and vibrant nightclubs. Other highlights include the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo, and numerous casinos.

Many private tech, bio, medical, manufacturing, and app development companies are lured to the Phoenix area and thrive in this desert metropolis. Self-driving vehicles are being tested in the street of Southern Scottsdale: Uber, Google and Nuro are a few of the names. Amazon will be testing their drone delivery service at some point as well. 

Universities here partner with private industry to provide opportunities for their students, with Arizona State University and Tucson's University of Arizona leading the way. Both universities are participating with ideas and prototypes for the Hyperloop, a conceptual high-speed transportation system designed to send pods through a tube at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. This makes the Phoenix area a destination for advanced students as well.

There are tons of opportunities in the Phoenix area for those in our video production industry. The area is rich in film makers and the Arizonan landscape lends for some incredible cinematography. With large growth across all industries, also will the need for corporate, promotional, testimonial and other types of video. With this section in our website we intend to help steer you into some business and career opportunities. While also enjoying yourself!

VIDEO PRODUCTION IN THE PHOENIX AREA:

There is also an abundance of opportunity in the Phoenix area for those in our video production industry. The area is rich in filmmakers and the Arizonan landscape lends itself to some incredible cinematography. And with growth across all industries, the need for corporate, promotional, testimonial and other types of video content seems limitless at this time. 

Sports Are Part of Area's Events

For years, corporation and companies have been buying out suites in our sports venues to entertain their clients. 

In professional sports, our area is home to the Arizona Cardinals NFL team, the Phoenix Suns NBA team, the Arizona Diamondbacks MLB team and the Arizona Coyotes NHL team.  The city is also a host to UFC events. 

In college sports, we boast ASU football and basketball programs that draw a large number of fans. Even the area's Grand Canyon University's basketball team is starting to grow their crowd.

And don't forget about spring training in Arizona, because that’s when you’ll see a large number of MLB teams play each other during their exhibition season. It’s  titled the Cactus League, below is a list of the Cactus League teams followed by their home ballpark:

TeamBallparkCity
Arizona DiamondbacksSalt River Fields Scottsdale
Chicago CubsSloan ParkMesa
Chicago White Sox:Camelback Ranch-GlendalePhoenix
Cincinnati RedsGoodyear BallparkGoodyear
Cleveland IndiansGoodyear BallparkGoodyear
Colorado RockiesSalt River Fields Scottsdale
Kansas City RoyalsSurprise Recreation CampusSurprise
Los Angeles AngelsTempe Diablo StadiumMesa
Los Angeles Dodgers:Camelback Ranch-GlendalePhoenix
Milwaukee BrewersMaryvale Baseball ParkPhoenix
Oakland AthleticsHohokam StadiumMesa
San Diego PadresPeoria Sports ComplexPeoria
San Francisco GiantsScottsdale StadiumScottsdale
Seattle MarinersPeoria Sports ComplexPeoria
Texas RangersSurprise Recreation CampusSurprise
When it comes to this area's events we have you covered!

Remember, it doesn't matter if you are looking for; "events next 14 days,"  "free events today, "events next 3 days," "Hispanic events in 2019," things to do with family," "events this weekend," or "what is there to do tonight?" If it’s in the Greater Phoenix Metro Area, our lists of resources will help you find it.

Need Physical Phoenix Direction

The Visitor Information Center provides maps and travel guides to attractions in the Valley of the Sun, neighboring cities and statewide. Local art is on display and for sale through the Herberger Gallery. In addition to assisting walk-in guests, the center also assists visitors via telephone and email. Located downtown on the exterior of the Phoenix Convention Center West Building, opposite the Hyatt. Visit Website

Visitor Information Center
125 N. 2nd St., Ste. 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004

With this section in our website our goal is to help steer you into business and career opportunities, all while providing information to take some time out to enjoy life, Phoenix style!