PHOENIX - You know it is "fall" in Arizona when the forecast shows temperatures start to dip toward the low 90s. That also means event season begins in the Valley and restaurant patios become the perfect spot for dinner.
As always, there are numerous festivals, shows, free movies and concerts coming to the Valley this fall. With this list, we've rounded up more than 50 free community concerts to listen to and enjoy the weather.
Local and tribute bands will perform free concerts on Friday and Saturday nights at Desert Ridge Marketplace's District Stage. Concerts will start at 7 p.m. View full schedule.
Sept. 23 - Jam Austin Murray, Vermilion and the Shadow Chameleon
Sept. 29 - Plan B (classic rock)
Sept. 30 - Nina Speaking (90s rock, classic rock)
Oct. 6 - Come Back Buddy (Buddy Holly tribute)
Oct. 7 - Rushified (Rush tribute)
Oct. 13 - Eric and the Dominoes (Eric Clapton tribute)
Oct. 14 - Back in the Saddle (Aerosmith tribute)
Oct. 20 - Wide Awake (U2 tribute)
Oct. 21 - Ratio (Motown tribute)
Oct. 27 - Ultimate Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi tribute)
Oct. 28 - Diamond and the Rough (Neil Diamond tribute)
DOWNTOWN GILBERT CONCERT SERIES
Local bands will perform free community concerts at Gilbert's Water Tower Plaza. The concerts start at 6:30 p.m. (except for Nov. 30) and will last two hours, according to the website. Chairs, blankets and snacks are welcome. Alcohol is not allowed.
Oct. 12 - 3Nations band
Oct. 26 - Sir Harrison band
Nov. 9 - August in Stereo
Nov. 30 - Amazing Pianos (concert to start at 6 p.m.)
PHOENIX PREMIUM OUTLETS WEEKLY CONCERT SERIES
The concerts will take place on Saturdays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m within Arroyo Court.
Sept. 23 - What's The Big Idea (jazz)
Sept. 30 - Good Question (rock and country covers)
Oct. 7 - Santa Pachita (Latin)
Oct. 14 - April Anne (pop and country covers)
Oct. 21 - People Who Could Fly (pop)
Oct. 28 - The Unday (rock originals)
Nov. 4 - OnesAll (funk and rock)
Nov. 11 - Rilen' Out (reggae rock
Nov. 25 - Come Back Buddy (Buddy Holly tribute)
Dec. 2 - April Anne (pop and country covers)
Dec. 9 - Westlynn
Dec. 16 - Laura Joy
Dec. 23 - Greg Spivey band
SCOTTSDALE QUARTER AT 'THE QUAD'
Free community concerts will take place at Scottsdale Quarter on Saturdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 - Crown Kings
Sept. 30 - Vinyl Station
Oct. 7 - British Invasion
Oct. 14 - Obadiah Parker
Oct. 21 - Stanley Serrano
Oct. 28 - Rock Lobster
TEMPE MARKETPLACE - DISTRICT STAGE
Local bands and tribute bands will take the District Stage at Tempe Marketplace every Friday and Saturday night during the fall. Concerts go from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. The stage is located near Dave and Buster's. View the full schedule.
Sept. 22 - Jam Austin Murray, Vermilion and The Shadow Chameleon (original)
Sept. 23 - Darkness Dear Boy (indie-alternative)
Sept. 29 - Miss D'meaner and The Felonies (pop, rock, alternative)
Sept. 30 - Andres Martin Leal (Latin)
Oct. 6 - Rushified (Rush tribute)
Oct. 7 - Comeback buddy (Buddy Holly tribute)
Oct. 13 - Back in the Saddle (Aerosmith tribute)
Oct. 14 - Eric and The Dominoes (Eric Clapton tribute)
Oct. 20 - Ratio (Motown tribute)
Oct. 21 - Wide Awake (U2 tribute)
Oct. 27 - Diamond and the Rough (Neil Diamond tribute)
Oct. 28 - Ultimate Bon Jovi (Bon Jovi tribute)
WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT - FOUNTAIN PLAZA
Westgate will have nightly concerts from local bands on Fridays and Saturdays at Fountain Plaza. Bands will perform a mix of original songs and covers. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m. View full schedule.
Sept. 22 - Nina Speaking (90s, classic rock)
Sept. 23 - Whiskey Bent (country)
Sept. 29 - Vinyl Nova (roots, rock, covers)
Sept. 30 - West Hills Brothers (top 40 covers)
Oct. 6 - The Eddie Joe Clark Band (outlaw western)
Oct. 7 - Laura Walsh (pop, country, original)
Oct. 13 - The Sierra Outlaws (classic, country, southern rock)