Everything About Music In Phoenix

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Thank you for joining us for this deep dive into everything about music in Phoenix that should only take a few short minutes to read. Of course this is a really broad topic but we will do our best to share as much info as possible while doing our best to not waste your time.

Getting things going will be a list of the best musical instrument stores in your area. There will even be separate lists for where to buy guitars and the top drum shops in town and while some may quibble about which store should go in which list we will do our best to get things sorted out for you.

Where to get a broken instrument repaired will follow that up. There are many repair companies that can tune a piano, repair a guitar, or work on all varieties of band instruments.

Once all the instrument talk is out of the way we will pivot to local music classes and lessons for kids or adults before moving on to stores for music lovers that sell vintage CD’s and records. You can find numerous places to be entertained at the best concert halls and live music venues here.

Bars and restaurants with live music will get a shout out as well. A discussion about the Phoenix music calendar wouldn’t be complete without mentioning some great festivals and events either.

At the end we will share a map to help you find these stores or venues, and you are all welcome to read more about all the music near you in the Southwest if interested.

Musical Instrument Stores In Phoenix

The best musical instrument stores in town would be:

Sam Ash stocks some of the latest and greatest guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, pro sound, DJ, band, and orchestral instruments in Phoenix from top brands and even offers repair services for your guitar and bass.

One of the largest and best sheet music selections including 16 guitar and amplifier lines, band and orchestra instruments, and accessories are available at The Music Store in Mesa where they also provide rentals and repair services plus online shopping, teacher workshops, and sheet music research services.

Milano Music is a veteran store offering musical instrument sales, rentals, and repairs along with sheet music lessons.

In addition to a showroom displaying musical instruments in your area as well as accessories, turntables, and other DJ gear Campos Music and Supplies also offers equipment rentals.

A wide selection of new instruments including guitars, basses, ukuleles, keyboards, drums, and more from popular brands such as Fender, Music Man, Yamaha, Dean, Kala, and Mapex are offered at Mad Music in addition to rentals and repair services.

Brindley’s Music sells a variety of instruments in Chandler and offers instrument repairs and rentals.

Music Master sells, rents, and repairs musical instruments in Scottsdale including banjos, guitars, horns, and drums as well as sheet music.

At Organs AZ you can select from grand pianos and pipe combination organs plus they are a good place to take instrument lessons in Glendale.

Where To Buy Guitars

If you are specifically trying to buy a guitar or guitar accessories check out:

Precision Guitar has a variety of in stock or made to order guitars near you including guitar kits.

Some of the world’s largest selections of popular guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, workstations, drums, percussions, microphones, PA systems, DJ equipment, stage lighting, recording software, studio gear, and more are featured at Guitar Center.

Joe’s Vintage Guitars focuses in appraising local vintage guitars and string instruments.

Pirastro, Thomastik-Infeld, Larsen, and D’Addario are just some of the top brands offered at Cello Strings plus they also sell accessories and provide string lessons.

Guitar Gallery is a full service shop in Scottsdale where you can get new and used gears along with repair and lesson services.

A wide array of guitars, banjos, and mandolins as well as used musical instruments in Tempe are sold at Acoustic Vibes.

Of course many of the best instrument shops that we have put in some other lists will sell guitars in your area so you don’t only need to focus on this section.

Drum Shops Near You

And for the best drum shops visit:

Arizona Drum Shop sells a variety of drums from top brands like Yamaha, Gretsch USA, Ludwig, Zildjian, Tama, Pearl, Sonor, and more.

An excellent selection of acoustic and electric guitars, guitar amps, pro audio, drum sets, cymbals, and school band instruments are offered at Drum Alley.

We have mentioned Music Store and Mad Music in the best Phoenix music stores list and they all sell high quality drums.

Instrument Repairs

You can get quality instrument repair services in Phoenix at:

Phoenix Fret Works sells and provides repair services for guitars in your area.

Guitar setups, refrets, acoustic neck resets, nuts, saddles, trick electronics, and more are showcased at B and D Guitar Repair.

For over 25 years Bronson Guitar Works has been offering repair services for any string instrument.

Jeff’s Local Guitar & Instrument repair in Mesa excels in providing you with what you need.

Brass and woodwind instruments are repaired at JC’s Instrument House.

Nobilis Instrumento offers maintenance, restoration, and repair services for guitars of all sorts in Gilbert as well as electronic effects and amplifiers that are both old and new.

Repair and maintenance services for oboe, reeds, and cane are provided at MAS Oboe Repair in Chandler.

MJB Custom Guitar Repair in Scottsdale offers restorations and repair as well as customized guitar builds.

Mike Nye provides exceptional musical instrument repair services near you. You can have your orchestra strings, amps, and keyboards repaired and serviced.

Plenty of other shops do instrument repair services like Sam Ash, The Music Store, Milano Music, and Mad Music from our other lists.

Music Lessons

Taking music lessons at these schools can level up your game in a hurry:

Phoenix Music Lessons is a great place to learn how to play the guitar, piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet, drum, and violin plus they have vocal lessons.

Since 1987 Music Together in Phoenix has been offering early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and grownups.

TR Music is a top quality provider of private and local music instruction in electric and acoustic guitars, pianos, drums, basses, and keyboards as well as songwriting, vocals, engineering, and midi processing.

Private music lessons for piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, brass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and many more instruments are offered at Linton Milano Music in Tempe who also sells piano and sheet music.

Tammie’s Music Studio offers exclusive piano and guitar lessons.

You can also head to Hammer and Strings in Gilbert for their piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, and voice lessons.

Classes in acoustic and electric guitar, bass, ukulele, and other fretted string instruments are featured at MayosMusic including songwriting and music theory as well as instrument care and maintenance.

San Marcos Music Academy in Chandler showcases rudimentary techniques, theory, and repertoire for your instruments as well as key practice techniques for guitar, bass, banjo, cello, violin, voice and others.

One of the leading sources for customized guitar, bass, drum, and voice lessons is at Scottsdale Music Academy.

You can also visit McDowell Mountain Music to attend voice, guitar, drums, piano, ukulele, flute, trumpet, band coaching, and bass guitar lessons.

Dr. Jeff Music provides lessons in Tempe for the piano, flute, clarinet, trumpet, and French horn in addition to songwriting, composition, and recording for different ages.

Various lessons in guitar, piano, violin, cello, bass, ukulele, mandolin, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, tuba, drums, conga, bongo, and timbales are available at Escuela De Musica.

One of the top quality providers of private local music instruction in Gilbert for the guitar, piano, voice, drums, bass, and songwriting is TR Music.

Milano Music, Organs AZ, and Cello Strings who we have linked you to in other sections also offer classes to help you level up your skills.

CD & Record Stores

Live music lessons near you Phoenix vintage CD record stores

Some of our favorite stores for local music lovers with lots of vintage CD’s and records are:

At Stinkweeds you will find all music genres on vinyl records, CD’s, and cassettes plus they have a wide collection of books, magazines, and shirts too.

An extensive selection of rare and out of print records are available at Tracks In Wax.

The In Groove stocks high quality collectible records in your area with new and used releases that are put out daily.

Grace Records in Gilbert is an amazing place to look for old and new records, cassettes, DVD’s, CD’s and more.

A huge variety of vinyl and records of different genres are available for sale online and in store at Rock This Town.

Asylum is a record store in Chandler stocking vinyl, CD’s, DVD’s, and other media plus posters and fantasy collectibles too.

Apart from selling vinyl records near you like house, techno, acid, and electro for DJ’s Vinyl Record Dude in Scottsdale also sells vintage clothing and collectibles alike.

Live Music Venues

These Phoenix live music venues are great places to see a concert or performance:

Crescent Ballroom is a music venue and lounge in Downtown Phoenix with a kitchen serving Sonoran and Arizona menu that has vegetarian and vegan options.

An intimate live music venue featuring both national touring acts and some of the best regional talents is at Last Exit Live which focuses on high quality sound, lighting, and production.

One of the popular destinations for small and big acts is at Mesa Amphitheatre which is an outdoor concert venue.

Chandler Center for the Arts has 3 dynamic performance spaces hosting number of concerts and live music performances by some popular artists.

There’s so much to enjoy at the first class jazz lounge at Ravenscroft like music from popular and local musicians accompanied by a fine selection of wine, craft beers, and catered meals.

Old Town offers nightly live entertainment plus outdoor seating and fireplaces.

Over 1,500 national touring artists including Nine Inch Nails, Muse, Kings Of Leon, The Black Keys, Adele, Prince, Green Day, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Sigur Ros, Flogging Molly, Fallout Boy, Modest Mouse, Odd Future, Social Distortion, Phoenix, Eric Church, Paul Oakenfold, Deftones, Megadeth, 311, and Benny Benassi to name a few have already performed live in Marquee Theater.

Restaurants With Live Music

Have a nice meal and enjoy good music at these restaurants:

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is a hip hangout offering modern comfort food and self serve beer contraptions plus DJ’s and live music in Gilbert every night.

Aside from great food and drinks Culinary Dropout also hosts concerts for a wide range of genres.

The Wild Vine is an upbeat locale for global tapas, wines, and live music with a brick walled space and leather banquettes.

You may visit Handlebar J for their delicious barbecue along with amazing live music performances in Scottsdale. Alongside homemade good food such as barbecue ribs, steaks, burgers, fish fry, corn on the cob, fried chicken, biscuits with honey, and much more Handlebar J also offers country music in various styles along with blues, jazz, and rock n’ roll among others.

Social Hall is one of the major bar and restaurant destinations offering live music and game nights in Tempe.

At Heroes in Glendale you can enjoy live rock n’ roll music, great food, and drinks as well as live sports on big screens.

Bars With Live Music In Phoenix

Plus there are bars that play live music too:

The Lost Leaf serves beer and wine while you enjoy live music performances and art gallery walks.

Unwind and savor the moment with great food, beer, and live entertainment at Kimmyz On Greenway seven days a week.

The Nash Jazz Club provides a music room and education facility for jazz enthusiasts and musicians for a more modern musical experience.

You can also check Catching Flights’ bar and grill specials and live local band performances every Saturday Night.

Rockbar features a large stylish bar and concert venue that showcases rock music, TV’s, and billiards.

Yucca Tap is a neighborhood hangout offering nightly live music, a large beer and whiskey selection, and delectable bar food.

Westside Blues and Jazz offers live music in Glendale every Thursday through Sunday.

Music Festivals In Your Area

And finally for the top music festivals near you:

Innings Festival is a recurring music festival showcasing 3 stages and over 18 rock, pop, and Indie music artists.

Mesa Music Festival is one of the top festivals in your area that welcomes participation from industry veterans, emerging artists, and everyone in between for 3 days.

Multiple live music performances along with great shopping and dining experiences are available during the Gilbert Days Festival.

Arizona Musicfest is a series of music concerts featuring various local and national artists.

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Enjoy The Phoenix Local Music Scene

Well guys, we tried cover as much as we possibly could. You read about the best musical instrument stores, drum and guitar shops, instrument repair services, where to go for lessons, vintage CD and record stores, concert halls and other live music venues like bars and restaurants, plus the best festivals near you.

Anyone that is still here probably knows bit about the local music scene themselves. If so feel free to tell us if we got anything incorrect, if we left any cool spots out, or just share your own thoughts in the comments at the end of the post. Now go have fun enjoying the music in Phoenix.

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