Scottsdale's Live Music Scene

By local contributor
Kelly Triplett

Live music has always been synonymous with Scottsdale. From local dive bars to spacious patios, here’s where you can find live music in Scottsdale in 2021. 

 


Center Stage Bar

Set amongst romantic, cascading waterfalls and glowing fireplaces, Center Stage Bar at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch showcases live musical performances spanning an array of styles, from soulful vocals to edgy folk music.

When: Tuesday - Saturday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (beginning in March)

 


Handlebar J Restaurant & Saloon

The legendary Herndon Brothers Band and other local talents take the stage to play all your favorite country tunes. While the dance floor is currently closed, you won’t be disappointed by the signature BBQ ribs or flame-grilled burgers.

When: Tuesday - Saturday evenings; Select times

 


Hotel Valley Ho

You don’t have to wander far past the main doors at Hotel Valley Ho to find ZuZu, a retro restaurant and lounge that packs a one-two punch with locally-sourced food and live music.  Choose from casual bites like crispy calamari and jalapenos, or opt for entrees like the grilled spiced Scottish salmon, with fire-roasted quinoa, local kale, asparagus, pearl onions and a paprika-lime vinaigrette.

When: Select Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

 


Marcellino Ristorante

Seasonal ingredients and handmade pastas are the foundation of favorites like the Gnocchi Sorrentina in rich, homemade tomato sauce and Scialatielli alle Vongole with Manila clams and garlic.  From old-time classics to contemporary hits, Thursday evenings remain on a high note with rotations between the funky R&B sounds of Sima and All-Star Trio and the smooth sounds of local Jazz artists.

When: Thursday evenings

 


Quill Creek Cafe at Grayhawk Golf Club

Live at Grayhawk – featuring live acoustic performances by Vinyl Station along with drink and appetizer specials – returns to the patio at Grayhawk Golf Club’s Quill Creek Café Wednesday evenings beginning February 10, 5-8:30 pm. The performances run through the spring, adjourn during summer months, and then kick back up in the fall.

When: Wednesday evenings

 


Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Tucked into the base of Camelback Mountain, the Royal Palms is a boutique hotel reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night at the Mix Up Bar

When: Friday - Saturday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

 


Rusty Spur Saloon

Housed in a former 1920s bank, Rusty Spur Saloon is a true Western gem where cowgirls can join local cowboys and celebrities (Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaugh and Jennifer Aniston are said to be fans) to knock back some suds and listen to live music.

When: Daily

 


Kazimierez

Scottsdale's original speakeasy, Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar remains the premier spot to vibe in the valley. With over 300 whiskey & wine selections, live music, and convenient location in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Kaz offers an experience you will never forget.

When: Daily