Arizona – 50 States of Music

$1.52B

Music Industry Contribution to state GDP

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27,907

Jobs Supported

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2,373

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

1,754

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

16,206

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

There's something about Arizona's desert landscape and rebellious culture that produces an innovative music scene

and devoted fans who will brave intense heat and even desert storms for a good show. Arizona's vibrant underground has produced genre-defining artists in modern rock music, including Alice Cooper, The Meat Puppets, Gin Blossoms, Jimmy Eat World, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. The 21st Century has brought a resurgence in Phoenix's DIY scene, leading to an explosion of local acts and local music festivals of record-breaking size that also attract top-tier headliners.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Alice Cooper
  • Linda Ronstadt
  • Gin Blossoms
  • Jimmy Eat World

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • 191 Toole
    • Ak-Chin Pavilion
    • Apache Lake Music Festival
    • Arizona Roots
    • ASU Kerr
    • Backwoods Music Festival
    • Cactus Jack’s
    • Celebrity Theatre
    • Chase Field
    • Chicago Bat
    • Chopper John’s
    • Club Congress
    • Club Red
    • Comerica Theatre
    • Country Thunder Arizona Festival
    • Crescent Ballroom
    • Crush AZ
    • Decadence Arizona Festival
    • Del E Webb Center For Performing Arts
    • Dusk
    • Form Arcosanti Festival
    • Fox Theatre
    • Friends of the Orpheum Theatre
    • Gila Arena
    • Goldrush
    • Groundworks
    • Hillberry Festival
    • Last Exit Live
    • Marquee Theatre
    • Main Stage
    • Mcdowell Mountain Music Festival
    • Nile Theater
    • Old Town Center For The Arts
    • Philip England Center For the Performing Arts
    • Phoenix Lights Festival
    • Pot Of Gold Festival
    • Pub Rock
    • Relentless Beats
    • Rockbar
    • Sad Summer Fest
    • Spirit Room
    • Talking Stick Resort Arena
    • The Den Music Hall
    • The Lunchbox
    • The Lost Leaf
    • The Nash
    • The Orpheum Theater
    • The Pressroom
    • The Rebel Lounge
    • The Rhythm Room
    • The Rialto Theater
    • The Rock
    • The Trunk Space
    • The Van Buren
    • Tucson Jazz Festival
    • Valley Bar
    • Wells Fargo Arena
    • Westside Blues & Jazz
    • Wet Electric
    • Yucca Tap Room

    Major Music Conferences

    • Arizona Music Educators Association Conference
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