It's hot now, and outdoor events are fewer in the summer months. However, it's a perfect time for nighttime concerts under the stars. For several years now, Arrowhead Towne Center (the mall just off of West Bell Road and the Loop 101) has sponsored a series of outdoor concerts at the amphitheater outside the upper level on the north side. There's a view of the mountains to the right of the stage, and architecturally trimmed Palo Verde trees surround the area. Uplights cast interesting shadows on surrounding walls.
This evening we enjoyed Snake Eyes, "Arizona's Premier Party Bank," according to their website (http://snakeeyesband.com/). The audience was filled with people of all ages, clearly enjoying themselves. Children waving glowsticks frolicked across the stage, couples danced, and a dozen or so people did the Electric Slide.
Every Saturday, through September 1, a different local band will be providing the entertainment. There'll be a variety of types of music, from country to rock, to a Beatles tribute band on August 18. I'm looking forward to the performance on August 4 - Azz Izz will be doing "Funk, Jazz, Reggae, and Saucy Soca."
Bring your own folding chairs or sit on the tiered rings which rise above the stage. Bands perform for two hours, from 7 to 9 PM.