‘Beyond the Bricks’ Kicks off in Downtown Tempe


by Nicole Royse
Arts Editor

The Downtown Tempe Authority (DTA) has answered the community’s call for more support of the local music community and created Beyond the Bricks.

This recently launched event offers great live music from local bands, beer + wine, food from downtown Tempe restaurants, and more – activating Hayden Square Amphitheater each week. Located in the heart of the Mill Avenue District, State Farm presents an all-ages concert, welcoming visitors to come and enjoy a free show downtown with great live music that kicks off at 6 PM.

beyond the bricks 02DTA has lined up a great first season of Beyond the Bricks featuring some wonderful local bands offering an eclectic array of music including: Rock Lobster on December 1, the Stanley Serrano Trio on December 8 and the Black Moods on December 15. The current line up is online and scheduled through the end of December with more bands to be announced for January through May.

“Tempe and the region are rich with creative talent and our goal is to make our downtown the go‐to one‐stop for free fun for all ages,” states DTA.

bricks 04Visitors can listen to great local music and enjoy delicious food from some of our favorite local eateries including Blasted Barley or Bacus Bros. Hotdogs and Beer. Wine and beer is available for purchase starting at 5:30 PM for those over the age of 21, being served up by Hackett Housepitality!

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All photos courtesy of Beyond the Bricks

Grab a blanket or chairs for a night under the stars with amazing fall temperatures, delicious food and local music at the Hayden Square Amphitheater each week. Experience Beyond the Bricks and rediscover everything Mill Avenue has to offer! For more information about Beyond the Bricks visit them online.


Remember, scheduled acts are subject to change without notice. The Beyond the Bricks series will run weekly through May 25, 2017.