Mesa Music Festival is back! The free, three-day festival will take over Downtown Mesa from November 9 through 11. Mesa Music Festival is a festival full of local, national, and even international musicians. Alongside the musicians, industry professionals speak and conduct mentoring workshops. Last year’s festival featured the late Arizona native Chester Bennington. This year’s keynote speaker is former American Idol judge Randy Jackson.
While this festival is fairly new, it draws throngs of people to Downtown Mesa. With over 200 artists to see in only three days, the festival is sure to be non-stop fun for everyone.
Mesa Music Festival is starting this Thursday November 9, 2017. Multiple venues and locations are starting to hold various acts starting Thursday at 8 PM. The Galleria on 29 W. Main Street is holding the first acts of the festival in both their lobby and backstage areas. Bands and various artists include Melody Monroe, Malu, and Teradactyl.
Friday November 10 kicks off with showtimes starting at 1 p.m. at the event center in the Mesa Marriott in room 1 and 2. This also includes various 1-on-1 mentoring sessions from 1 - 6 p.m. in the Mentoring room. The Piper Theater is presenting Keynote speaker Randy Jackson starting at 6 - 7 p.m.. Venus with shows starting at 6PM and later include the Alliance Pavilion, the Galleria Lobby, Interchange Audio Room @ the Galleria, Milano’s Warehouse, Queen’s Pizzeria, Desert Eagle Brewing Company, Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea & Gallery, THE BEST Bodega, The Eiffel House @ The Castle, Phoenix Motor Leathers, Smith-o-latter Cookie Shop, Cloud Club Smoke Shop, Gotham City Comics, and Oro Brewing Company.
Saturday is another action packed day. It starts mid-afternoon and carries the festival into wee hours of Sunday morning. There are no guest speakers this day; it is just all about the music. There are 18 stages that will allow viewers to hear music from all genres. Rock music fans can go check out Sunday At Noon. P.O.D is headlining Saturday on the mainstage. They are a great listen for lovers of Nu Metal. The Sink or Swim is another band that listeners will not be disappointed by.
Some local acts that you should be sure to check out include but definitely aren’t limited to People Who Could Fly performing from 6 - 6:30 p.m. at Alliance Pavilion on Friday night, Colten Hood performing from 6:50 - 7:20 p.m. at Interchange Audio Room @ The Galleria on Friday night, Innocent Elaine performing from 6:50 - 7:20 p.m. at MacDonald Main Stage on Saturday night, Vintage Wednesday performing from 7 - 7:30 p.m. at Alliance pavilion on Saturday night, and finally JAM NOW performing from 11 - 11:30 p.m. at Jarrod’s Coffee, Tea, and Gallery on Saturday night. Be sure to check out Mesa Music Festival’s official website for the full lineup and any other details regarding the festival.
Mesa Music Festival allows concert goers to see the rich music culture the Valley has to offer. It’s also a great way to support local music and local business. So whether you come all three days or just for a few hours, walk around and see all the beautiful music this state has to offer.