September events: Top shows and concerts to see around the Phoenix metro

PHOENIX - September marks the start of event season and cooler temperatures in the Valley.

From free movie nights to Florida Georgia Line, Janet Jackson and WWE Smackdown Live!, there are a lot of events to check out.

Here are the top shows, concerts and events around the Valley in September. If you're looking for food, drink and music festivals, check out our September roundup.

SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Sept. 1-3 | Comedian Josh Wolf - Known for his appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and other TV shows, Wolf will bring his stand-up act to Stand Up Live for six performances.

IF YOU GO: Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85003

 

Sept: 5-10 | Fun Home, The Musical - A musical based on Alison Bechdel's memoir, Fun Home, which explores her dysfunctional family and her own sexual discovery.

IF YOU GO: ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Avenue, Tempe AZ 85281

 

Sept. 8 | Movie night at CityScape: E.T. - CityScape's monthly movie series continues with Steven Spielberg's 1982 film, E.T. The movie is free and starts at 6 p.m. Make sure to bring chairs, blankets and snacks. Paid parking is available under the garage.

IF YOU GO: Cityscape, 1 E. Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

 

Sept. 8-10 | Marvel Universe Live! - A live, action-packed show of good vs. evil with Spider-Man, Captain America, Ironman, Thor, The Hulk and Guardians of the Galaxy.

IF YOU GO: Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

 

Sept. 8-24 | Chicago, The Musical - The Mesa Encore Theatre presents Chicago, the Tony Award-winning musical, at the Mesa Arts Center. Evening and matinee performances scheduled Sept. 8-24.

IF YOU GO: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201

 

Sept. 8-10 | Comedian Chris D'Elia - Comedian Chris D'Elia has six performances scheduled at Tempe Improv. As of this writing, two have sold out. D'Elia recorded his first Comedy Central special in 2013. His latest, Man on Fire, can be viewed on Netflix.

IF YOU GO: Tempe Improv, 930 E. University Drive, Tempe AZ 85281

 

Sept. 9 | Nickelback, Feed The Machine Tour - The band will be joined on tour by American Idol alum, Daughtry, and Shaman's Harvest.

IF YOU GO: Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035

 

Sept. 9 | Free movie screening: Disney's Moana - Odysea in the Desert near Loop 101 and Via de Venture will screen Disney's animated movie, Moana, in the courtyard. It will be outdoors to make sure to bring water and folded chairs. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Get there early to secure a good spot.

IF YOU GO: Odysea in the Desert courtyard, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale AZ 85256

 

Sept. 10 | Florida Georgia Line, Smooth Tour - The country duo brings its Smooth Tour to Phoenix's Ak-Chin Pavilion.

IF YOU GO: Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85035

 

Sept. 15-16 | Comedian Michael Che - Part of SNL's "Weekend Update," comedian Michael Che comes to Phoenix's Stand Up Live.

IF YOU GO: Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85003

 

Sept. 17 | The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys are celebrating 50 years with their latest tour.

IF YOU GO: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201

 

Sept. 21 | Janet Jackson, State of the World Tour - New mommy, Janet Jackson, is ready to hit the stage again with the continuance of her State of the World Tour.

IF YOU GO: Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

 

Sept. 22 | Movie night at Goodyear Ballpark: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - The movie is slated to start at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Light snacks will be available for purchase. Make sure to read the baseball's policies to know what is allowed to be brought into the ballpark.

IF YOU GO: Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear AZ 85338

 

Sept. 22 | The magic of Bill Blagg - Magician Bill Blagg brings his tour to Mesa Arts Center for one show.

IF YOU GO: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201

 

Sept. 23 | Free movie in the park: Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Fountain Hills will screen Disney's Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, at Fountain Park. The movie will start at 7 p.m. You can bring in blankets, chairs and snacks.

IF YOU GO: Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills AZ 85268

 

Sept. 23 | Smithsonian Museum Day Live!  - Museums across the country, in partnership with Sithsonian Magazine, will offer free admission all day. All you have to do is select a museum and download a coupon, which allows for free admission up to two people. There are more than 10 Valley museums participating.

IF YOU GO: Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85034

 

Sept. 26 | Imagine Dragons, Evolve World Tour - The band behind Believer comes to Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena. The tour is named after their latest album.

IF YOU GO: Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

 

Sept. 26 | WWE Smackdown Live! - WWE Smackdown Live! will broadway for the first time from Gila River Arena in Glendale. AJ Styles, Randy Orton and The USOs take the ring. Doors open at 3:15 p.m. and the show starts at 4:45 p.m.

IF YOU GO: Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Avenue, Glendale AZ 85305

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