When the weather cools down, it is the ideal time to get outside the house and enjoy what Arizona has to offer.
To some, that could be a hike, a bike ride or a walk. It could even be a free movie night in the park or a free concert.
A few communities around the Valley are hosting free concert series throughout the Fall to support local artists and provide an inexpensive (it's free) night out with entertainment. All you have to bring is yourself, a lawn chair or blanket and some snacks.
Below are a few of the free concerts happening around the Valley:
GILBERT - WATER TOWER PLAZA
Gilbert's concert series takes place at Water Tower Plaza, 45 W. Page Avenue, Gilbert AZ 85296. Each concert begins at 6:30 p.m. You can bring chairs, blankets and pack snacks to enjoy an evening of music. View details here.
Oct. 13 - Whiskey Tango
Oct. 27 - Cosmic Shindig
Nov. 3 - Miss DMeaner and the Felonies
Nov. 17 - Cisco and the Racecars
Dec. 8 - The Real Things Band
PHOENIX - DESERT RIDGE MARKETPLACE
On Friday and Saturday nights throughout October, Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85050, will have tribute bands playing on the District Stage. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.
Oct. 1 – Bon Jovi Tribute Band: Ultimate Bon Jovi
Oct. 7 – Buddy Holly Tribute Band: Come Back Buddy
Oct. 8 – Eric Clapton Tribute Band: Eric and the Dominoes
Oct. 14 – Earth Wind & Fire/Motown Tribute Band: Knee Deep Experience
Oct. 15 – Motown Tribute Band: Ratio
Oct. 21 – Kansas Tribute Band: KansAZ
Oct. 22 – Led Zeppelin Tribute Band: Song Remains the Same
Oct. 28 – Ozzy Osborne Tribute Band: Blizzard of Az
Oct. 29 – Neil Diamond Tribute Band: Diamond in the Rough
TEMPE - HAYDEN AMPHITHEATRE
This is a new concert series from Downtown Tempe Authority. Hayden Amphitheatre is located at 404 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe AZ 85281. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6 p.m.
Oct. 6 - Georgia Chrome
Oct. 13 - Banana Gun
Oct. 20 - Vintage Wednesday
Oct. 27 - Chuck E. Baby
Nov. 3 - ZONA ROAD
Nov. 10 - Walt Richardson
Nov. 17 - Good Boy Daisy
Nov. 24 - Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec. 1 - Rock Lobster
Dec. 8 - Stanley Serrano Trio
Dec. 15 - TBD
Dec. 22 - Analog Outlaws
Dec. 29 - Elvis Before Noon
TEMPE - TEMPE MARKETPLACE
On Friday and Saturday nights throughout October, Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ 85281, will have tribute bands playing on the District Stage. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.
Oct. 1– Rockin’ Blues Tribute Band: Sistahs Too
Oct. 7 – Eric Clapton Tribute Band: Eric and the Dominoes
Oct. 8 – Buddy Holly Tribute Band: Come Back Buddy
Oct. 14 – Motown Tribute Band: Ratio
Oct. 15 – Earth Wind & Fire/Motown Tribute Band: Knee Deep Experience
Oct. 21 – Led Zeppelin Tribute Band: Song Remains the Same
Oct. 22 – Kansas Tribute Band: KansAZ
Oct. 28 – Neil Diamond Tribute Band: Diamond in the Rough
Oct. 29 – Ozzy Osborne Tribute Band: Blizzard of Az
GLENDALE - WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
Looking for new music? Thursday nights at Westgate, 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale AZ 85305, feature new artists. The music continues on Friday and Saturday evenings. View schedule below. View details here.
Oct. 6 - Jimfab, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Oct. 7 - Latino Rebel Band, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Ratio, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 - Sonic Soul, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Oct. 14 - Come Back Buddy, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 - The Geetars, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 - The Eddie Joe Clark Band, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 22 - West Hills Brothers, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 - Undecided Youth, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 29 - Analog Outlaws, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
GOODYEAR - GOODYEAR COMMUNITY PARK
Head to Goodyear Community Park, 3151 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear AZ 85395, for some free music in October and November. The music begins at 7 p.m. Feel free to bring a lawn chair, blankets and snacks.
Oct. 8 - Dina Preston Band
Oct. 15 - Straight Up Band
Nov. 12 - Fabulous Decades Band
Nov. 19 - Painted Soul Band
The concerts take place at The Quad. Concerts start at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. The Scottsdale Quarter is located at 15059 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85254.
Oct. 8 - Vinyl Station
Oct. 15 - Elvis Before Noon
Oct. 22 - The Rave - British Invasion