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Join PhxSoul.com, Cactus and Culture at the CPT Happy Hour in Chandler on June 18

We know that the Valley social calendar is loaded with events this week but PhxSoul.com and Cactus and Culture hope that you’ll join us this Tuesday at our #CPTHappyHour in Chandler! Tuesday, June 18 6-8 PM West Alley BBQ 111 W Boston St Chandler, AZ 85225 Great opportunity to...

Juvenile & The 400 Degreez Band LIVE in Concert at The Van Buren in Phoenix on August 22

Hip-hop legend Juvenile is set to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his iconic hit “Back That Azz Up” with an exciting nationwide tour. Juvenile and the 400 Degreez Band will be performing LIVE at The Van Buren in Phoenix on August 22! We can’t wait to hear...

Juneteenth 2024 Celebrations in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It specifically celebrates the state of Texas announcing the abolishment of slavery in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But Juneteenth offers a time to come...

Centered. Storytelling: Afros+Cornrows-When Did You Fall in Love with Your Hair? in Phoenix on June 19

Centered.PHX/MuseTease Prints presents Centered. Storytelling: Afros+Cornrows-When Did You Fall in Love with Your Hair? June 19 Doors: 6:00pm Show Starts: 6:30-9pm Phoenix Center for the Arts 1202 N 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 Event Cost/Ticket Price: $25 Centered.PHX...

Mesa-East Valley MLK Celebration Committee to Host Juneteenth Celebration: Rooted in Resilience on June 19

Mesa-East Valley MLK Celebration Committee presents Mesa Juneteenth Celebration: Rooted in Resilience Wednesday, June 19 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM Mesa Community College Dobson & Southern Campus Mesa, Arizona Join us in Mesa for our first community-wide Juneteenth celebration...

The Young Agency to Host Fashion Show Auditions for Children, Teens in Phoenix on June 22

As the fashion world gears up for a spectacular showcase of talent, creativity, and style, The Young Agency is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated 10th Annual Kids Fashion Week show and Teens Fashion Week show. Experience both shows on the same day, held the last Saturday...

Phoenix Professional Black Men’s Group Juneteenth BBQ on June 22

Phoenix Professional Black Men’s Group presents Juneteenth BBQ June 22 at 230PM Kiwanis Park, Tempe Arizona Ramada 4 & 5 Event Cost/Ticket Price: $$10 It’s that time of the year again Family! Join the Phoenix Professional Black Men’s Group at Tempe’s...

XScape, SWV, MÝA, Total, 702 Bringing The Queens of R&B Tour to Phoenix on July 2

Following a teaser on socials that ignited fervent excitement among fans, the legendary groups XSCAPE and SWV have reunited for The Queens of R&B Tour with support from MÝA, Total, and 702. The Queens Of R&B Tour is a testament to the power of what can be accomplished...

Meet The Black Therapists in AZ in Phoenix on July 20

Meet The Black Therapists in AZ (BTAZ) Saturday, July 20 Starts at 11am Skyline Prep High School 7500 S 40th St Phoenix, AZ 85042 Join the BTAZ Board in celebrating Minority Mental Health Month! This free community event will feature Valley-wide providers, community resources,...

Janet Jackson with Nelly LIVE at Footprint Center in Phoenix on July 30

Janet Jackson’s Together Again 2024 Tour with Nelly is coming to Footprint Center in Phoenix on July 30! Tickets are on sale NOW at Livenation.com. Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her 5 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy...

Chris Brown’s 11:11 Tour Coming to Phoenix’s Footprint Center on August 4

Chris Brown, a multi-talented force in R&B, is bringing The 11:11 Tour to Phoenix’s Footprint Center on Sunday, August 4 with special guest Muni Long! The 11:11 Tour celebrates the release of Brown’s 11th studio album of the same name which secured a coveted #1 spot on...

The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, High Step Society at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre on August 9

The Roots, Esperanza Spalding and High Step Society will be performing LIVE at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre on August 9! Show starts at 6:30 p.m. THE ROOTS: “They are not merely the world’s best hip-hop band—but one of the great musical outfits of our time.” —...

Round Up Your Family, Friends for the 2024 Arizona Black Rodeo in Scottsdale on August 30-31

Yeehaw! The Arizona Black Rodeo featuring national African American rodeo competitors is returning to WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, on August 30-31! Join enthusiastic rodeo fans from all over Arizona at the “hottest show on dirt” inside a...

Arizona Black Rodeo Comedy Show in Phoenix Starring Pierre, Cocoa Brown on September 1

Good Energy Productions presents Arizona Black Rodeo Comedy Show September 1 at 6:30pm Shrine Auditorium 552 N 40th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008 Event Cost/Ticket Price: $40 Wrap up the 2024 Arizona Black Rodeo weekend with a night of laughter featuring two nationally known comedians...

The Marley Brothers Bringing The Legacy Tour to Phoenix on September 12! Tickets on Sale Now!

Make way for a positive day! The Marley Brothers are heading to Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre in Phoenix on September 12 for The Legacy Tour! Join Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, Ky-Mani and Damian for a night of positive vibrations! Tickets are on sale NOW at LiveNation.com! Event...

DJ Ced Ceballos Hosting R&B Saturdays at Maduro’s East in Mesa

DJ Ced Ceballos will be spinning your R&B favorites on Saturday Nights (starting May 11) from 8 PM to 12 AM at Maduro’s East Fine Cigars and Tobacco Lounge in Mesa! Maduro’s East Fine Cigars and Tobacco Lounge 1907 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201 You must be 21...

Patti LaBelle, Brian Culbertson, Leela James LIVE in Concert at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre on December 14

Patti LaBelle, Brian Culbertson and Leela James will be performing LIVE at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre on December 14! Show starts at 6:15 p.m. PATTI LABELLE: Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. Through the years, the...

Third-Annual HBCU All-Star Game at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Was a Slam Dunk

The third-annual HBCU All-Star Game on April 7 in Phoenix started out as an an elite college basketball showcase featuring the nation’s most dynamic and talented basketball players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. However, it ended up being one of the greatest...

Lush Cafe and Lounge Opens to a Packed House in Tempe on March 9

Hundreds of Arizona residents showed up and showed out for the Grand Opening of Lush Cafe and Lounge in Tempe on Saturday, March 9!  The evening featured LIVE performances by R&B star Bobby Valentino and Alexis Janae and her band!  Tables were completely sold out at the...

We Had a Time at the Arizona Invitational Black Rodeo 2023 at WestWorld of Scottsdale on Labor Day Weekend

The Black Rodeo USA Association and The Arizona Informant newspaper hosted an exciting weekend of bull riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, steer undecorating and barrel racing on September 1-2 at WestWorld of Scottsdale! The atmosphere was electric at the Arizona Black...

Phoenix City Councilwoman-Elect Kesha Hodge Washington Makes History with District 8 Victory

On March 14, 2023, HISTORY was made in the City of Phoenix during Women’s HERstory Month! Kesha Hodge Washington became the first African American City Councilwoman in Phoenix after receiving 56 percent of the vote in the District 8 Runoff Election. As of March 17, the...

Writer, Composer Ashli St. Armant Talks about Her Journey with North: The Musical

Submitted by Cynde Cerf, Chandler Center for the Arts When artist Ashli St. Armant created North: The Musical it was in response to her sons lacking knowledge about the Underground Railroad. Surprisingly, the topic was included in discussions at school during Black History Month....

2022 Black History Mural Locations in the Phoenix Area

In an effort to raise awareness about the many contributions that Black inventors, scientists, activists, athletes, artists and musicians have made throughout the world, Gizette Knight, founded the Black History Mural project in Phoenix in February 2021. This year in 2022, Knight...

Artist Interview with The Baylor Project

Jean and Marcus Baylor aim to create an uplifting concert experience Submitted by Cynde Cerf, Chandler Center for the Arts When first meeting Jean and Marcus Baylor, the husband-wife duo of The Baylor Project, you are struck by their easy, comfortable demeanor. They finish each...

Zoom Over to The Boom Boom Room in Phoenix for Great Drinks, Dope Vibe

If you’re looking for an intimate lounge with great vibes and some of the best libations in the Valley of the Sun, look no further than The Boom Boom Room in Phoenix! The Boom Boom Room is Black-owned! The Boom Boom Room is located at 1544 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix and is...

Black Theatre Troupe Actor Returns to Stage after Taking Hiatus to Focus on Real-Life Priorities

“Rehearsals are like putting on a bunch of coats,” said Black Theatre Troupe actor Kwane Vedrene in a recent phone conversation. “You are putting coats on because you are too cold, layering them on, then you get too hot, so you take some off. Hopefully by the time of the first...

Father of Daniel Robinson Starts Petition to Intensify Law Enforcement Search for Missing Son in Arizona

The story of the missing Arizona man Daniel Robinson has touched the hearts of many people around the world. Recently, PhxSoul.com talked with David Robinson II, Daniel’s father, about his son’s mysterious disappearance. “As a father, I have the duty to find out...

The Many Facets of Mykal Kilgore

The former pastor’s kid has found success on Broadway, the R&B charts, and beyond Submitted by Cynde Cerf, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Mykal Kilgore has always had music in his life. As a pastor’s kid, singing was a part of who he was, and then, later, there was...

VIDEO: PhxSoul.com Riffs with International Jazz Artist Jermaine Lockhart

Soulful sax man Jermaine Lockhart recently sat down with PhxSoul.com multimedia journalist Jonathan Tease to discuss his highly successful, international jazz music career! Lockhart performed LIVE with singer/songwriter Kim Weston at The Nash in Phoenix on July 23. The night...

Tune In Online to World Vibe Radio One – the Station for SOULful Listeners

World Vibe Radio One (WVRO) is a professional Internet-based radio station created by Gerald Anthony Kelly. Originally launched in Chicago, Illinois on June 1st, 2005, World Vibe Radio One moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area in September of 2010 hoping to bring a new form of soul...

Chandler Makes History, Elects 2 Black Newcomers to Fill City Council Seats

Watch Video Interview with City Councilman-Elect OD Harris The City of Chandler made history in early August 2020 when residents elected a Black man and woman to fill two of the three open City Council seats. With nearly 25,000 votes, Christine Ellis became the first Black woman...

PhxSoul.com Recognized by The Arizona Informant, Roc Nation

CNBC Make It Also Features PhxSoul.com in Follow-Up Article PhxSoul.com is absolutely honored to be recognized by The Arizona Informant and Roc Nation as a Recommended Black-Owned Business! See the ad below from the July 1, 2020 issue of The Arizona Informant newspaper. CNBC Make...

PhxSoul Participates in Arizona’s Family Town Hall

PhxSoul.com really enjoyed having the opportunity to speak on the panel for @arizonasfamily’s #CriticalConversations Town Hall on June 16. The Town Hall hosted by Arizona’s Family provided many local politicians, officials and people with the opportunity to...

Witness Emerges for Dion Johnson Shooting in Phoenix

It’s been more than a week after the shooting death of 28-year-old Dion Johnson by an Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper on a highway in Phoenix and the community is left with more questions than answers. Just to recap (based on law enforcement statements) what...

Dion Johnson’s Shooting Death by Arizona DPS Leaves Many Broken Hearts, Unanswered Questions

The anger and frustration in America over racism, police brutality, injustice and unfair politics has reached a boiling point. The murder of a Black man, George Floyd, by four Minnesota police officers on May 25 tipped off a wave of protests in American cities and towns. The...

Local Black Candidates Make Big Gains in Arizona 2018 Elections

Submitted by Serah Blain, Spectrum Experience Four years ago, when Arizona’s only Black legislator, State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor, announced she was leaving the legislature, the Arizona Republic lamented: “Arizona could be one of only a handful of states with no Black state...

PhxSoul.com Launches NEW Business Directory

PhxSoul.com has created an Online Business Directory that showcases Black-owned companies, organizations, restaurants, and churches located in the state of Arizona. Our goal is to increase awareness among Arizona residents (and visitors to the Grand Canyon State) about...
Posted On 15 Apr 2018

Comedian Katt Williams Bringing Heaven On Earth Tour to Phoenix on January 24, 2025

On the heels of his explosive Netflix comedy special, WOKE FOKE, critically acclaimed comedian Katt Williams announces the HEAVEN ON EARTH TOUR. Produced by North American Entertainment Group, the upcoming tour with new material comes to Footprint Center in Phoenix on January 24,...

“Furious Styles: A Journey of Brotherhood, Beats, and Dreams” at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix on June 17-27

93 til’ infinity: “Furious Styles: A Journey of Brotherhood, Beats, and Dreams” – Lunch Time Theater June 17 at 12:10pm Herberger Theater Kax Stage 222 E. Monroe St, Phoenix Event Cost/Ticket Price: $10.00 “Furious Styles: A Journey of Brotherhood, Beats, and Dreams”...

Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Summer Tour Coming to Phoenix on June 19 with GloRilla

Grammy award-winning superstar Megan Thee Stallion is bringing the “Hot Girl Summer Tour,” a 31-city worldwide trek produced by Live Nation, to the Footprint Center in Phoenix on June 19! Grammy-nominated artist GloRilla will serve as a special guest on the “Hot Girl Summ...

Juneteenth Wine Tasting with Coronado Vineyards at West Alley BBQ in Chandler on June 19

West Alley BBQ presents Juneteenth Wine Tasting June 19 at 5-9 pm West Alley BBQ 111 W Boston St Chandler, AZ 85225 West Alley BBQ has partnered with Coronado Vineyards, Arizona’s only Black-owned Vineyard for a wine tasting on Juneteenth. West Alley BBQ is incredibly...