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Black History Month 2024 Events in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area – Politics, Film, Art, Entertainment and More

PhxSoul.com has curated a list of Black History Month events and celebrations happening in the Phoenix metropolitan area. This page will be updated as more events are shared with our team in January and February. Black History Month 2024 Events in the Valley of the Sun  ASU Art...

DJ Ced Ceballos to Host All R&B Fridays Maduro’s Cigar Lounge in Mesa Starting Feb. 16

NBA legend, philanthropist and DJ Ced Ceballos is launching his All R&B Fridays mixer series on February 16 at Maduro’s Cigar Lounge in Mesa! All R&B Fridays will be THE spot for grown folks to enjoy smooth drinks, cigars, and dope vibes in a sophisticated lounge...

The Urban Trivia Game Coming to Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix on March 1

The viral sensation – The Urban Trivia Game – kicks off their tour here in Phoenix on March 1 at the Herberger Theater Center. This is an event you don’t want to miss! This not your average trivia … come ready to compete, sing, dance, laugh, and have an overall...

50 Cent’s The Final Lap Tour with Special Guest Jeremih in Phoenix on March 3

50 Cent’s The Final Lap Tour with special guest Jeremih will be at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre on March 3! Get your tickets for 50 Cent’s The Final Lap Tour here: https://livemu.sc/3QoUGqx All tickets from the original date will be honored. Busta Rhymes will...

Read Between the Spines Author Series at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix on March 6-7, 9

READ BETWEEN THE SPINES AUTHOR SERIES DATE: March 6 & 7 TIME: March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and March 7, 9 – 10:30 a.m. PRICE: Members: $9.95 | General admission: $14.95 Desert Botanical Garden 1201 N. GALVIN PARKWAY PHOENIX, AZ 85008 March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m....

Multicultural and Black History Celebration in Peoria on March 9

Vibrant Community/Northwest Black History Committee present Multicultural and Black History Celebration March 9 at 12-4PM Centennial Plaza Park, Peoria 9875 N. 85th Ave Peoria, AZ 85345 Event Cost/Ticket Price: $10 Donation requested One-day Multicultural and Black History...

Lush Cafe and Lounge Grand Opening featuring R&B Singer Bobby Valentino in Tempe on March 9

We have been informed that Table Reservations are SOLD OUT for the Grand Opening of Lush Cafe and Lounge in Tempe on Saturday, March 9!  You can only get inside by PAYING at the DOOR!  The evening will feature an unforgettable performance by R&B star Bobby Valentino,...

Dreamville Records Star BAS Performing LIVE at The Van Buren in Phoenix on March 10

Don’t miss Dreamville Records star BAS at The Van Buren in Phoenix on March 10! His 2024 North America tour is in support of his newly released fourth album We Only Talk About Real S**t When We’re F***ed Up. Produced by Boi-1da, T-Minus, J.Cole among others Bas’s fourth album, We...

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority to Host Youth Symposium 2024 in Tempe on March 9

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. presents Youth Symposium 2024 March 9 9AM to 2 PM MST Rio Salado College Conference Center 2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA Join Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. for an exciting day of learning and inspiration at the 2024 Beta Mu Sigma Phoenix...

PROUD Tina: The Ultimate Tribute to Tina Turner at Chandler Center for the Arts on March 10

PROUD Tina: The Ultimate Tribute to Tina Turner is coming to Chandler Center for the Arts on March 10! Show starts at 7 PM! Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this energetic stage production, brimming with Tina hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s & ‘90s....

Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour in Phoenix on March 13

Calling EVERYBODY to Footprint Center in Phoenix on March 13! Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour! The one and only Queen of Hip-Hop Nicki Minaj has officially announced the dates and venues on her worldwide outing in 2024, Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World...

Silver & Gold Reunion of Phoenix featuring Comedian Jammin Jay Lamont on March 16

The Silver & Gold Reunion on Saturday, March 16 will be a “Stone Cold Jam” for Baby Boomers who grew up in the Phoenix metropolitan area and the Baby Boomers who moved here later in life and now call Arizona home! The Silver & Gold Reunion will be held at the Phoenix...

Joss Stone LIVE in Concert at Chandler Center for the Arts on March 16

Joss Stone LIVE in Concert March 16, 2024 at 7:30PM Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225 GRAMMY-winning British soul sensation Joss Stone captivates with her powerhouse vocals and interpretations of timeless classics. She takes the stage to deliver...

Hip-Hop Legend Busta Rhymes LIVE in Concert at The Van Buren in Phoenix on March 20

Don’t miss Busta Rhymes at The Van Buren in Phoenix on March 20 in support of his brand-new album, BLOCKBUSTA, available now! Tickets are sale NOW! Busta maintains his momentum from a triumphant turn supporting 50 Cent this year on the historic sold out global Final Lap Tour. As...

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Live in Concert at Chandler Center for the Arts on March 22-23

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Live in Concert will be performed March 22 at 7:30 pm and March 23 at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm in the CCA’s Steena Murray Mainstage, 250 N. Arizona Ave. Tickets are $38, $48, and $58 and $15 for youth and are on sale at ticketmaster.com or by...

Charlie Wilson, Keith Sweat, SWV, Babyface to Headline Spring 2024 Arizona Jazz Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the Arizona Jazz Festival and PhxSoul has the SCOOP on the weekend line-up! The Arizona Jazz Festival will be held on March 22-24, 2024 at The Venue on High Street in Phoenix! Start making your plans now! The Spring 2024 HEADLINERS include: Charlie...

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

Scroll Down to Enter Our Concert Ticket Giveaway! 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....

Jazz Town USA Concert featuring Kiara Jayne and the Sugar Mamas in Tempe on April 6

Doc Jones and the Int’l Jazz Day Az Foundation present Jazz Town USA Concert April 6 at 7:00 PM Tempe Center for the Arts 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281 Event Cost/Ticket Price: $20.00 Join Doc Jones and the Int’l Jazz Day Az Foundation for an unforgettable...

The Soulference for Black + Brown Women in Phoenix on April 6

Petra CEO of The Haus of Soul presents The Soulference Date: April 6, 2024 Location: Phoenix (Location will be disclosed to ticket holders) Event Cost/Ticket Price: $125 Join The Haus of Soul for a transformative day of inspiration, connection, and celebration at T...

HBCU All-Star Game Buy Black Marketplace in Phoenix on April 7 – Vendor Registration Available Now

ACRES/Archwood Exchange Buy Black Marketplace is teaming up with the HBCU All Star Game! EVENT DETAILS: Date: Sunday, April 7 Location: GCU Arena, 3300 W Camelback Rd Building 38, Phoenix, AZ 85017 Time and Set-Up Instructions: Setup begins at 8am Marketplace starts at 10am Game...

Brighter View Foundation to Host Kid Biz Expo in Glendale on April 20

Brighter View Foundation presents Kid Biz Expo April 20 11am to 3pm Brighter View Foundation 4331 W Bell Rd Glendale, AZ 85308 Event Cost/Ticket Price: Vendors $35; Admission is free. KidBiz Expo is an event specifically designed to showcase and support young entrepreneurs and...

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s “Better Off Alone” 2024 Tour Coming to Phoenix on May 24

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie is heading to Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre in Phoenix on May 24 for the Better Off Alone Tour 2024 with special guests NLE Choppa, Luh Tyler and Dess Dior! Tickets on sale Friday, Feb. 2 at 10am at Livenation.com! A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s new...

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....

Black FM Radio Music Station Finally Returning to Phoenix Airwaves; KRDP Needs Your Support

KRDP Radio Phoenix™ is the public radio program unit of Desert Soul Media, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, which provides trauma-informed multimedia literacy and technical training programs. Starting in summer 2022, Radio Phoenix Jazz, to be broadcast on KRDP 90.7 FM...

“Song of Redemption” by Malika J. Stevely On Sale Now

Inspired by true events. When the remains of an enslaved songstress are discovered in the wall of a Louisiana mansion, her last living relative returns to the plantation home to identify the body, detailing to reporters the accounts that led to the servant’s fate. Click...

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

21 Savage Bringing His American Dream Tour to Phoenix on May 11 with J.I.D. Nardo Wick, 21 Lil Harold

21 Savage is coming to Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre in Phoenix on May 11 for the AMERICAN DREAM TOUR with support from J.I.D, Nardo Wick and 21 Lil Harold! Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 1 at 10am at Livenation.com. The American Dream Tour celebrates the...

Hip-Hop, R&B, SOULful Nightclubs in the Phoenix Area

Looking for Hip-Hop, R&B, SOULful Nightclubs in the Phoenix Area? Here’s a list of recommended spots in the Valley of the Sun for the younger and mature crowds: 11:11 Nightclub4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Unit 100Scottsdale, AZPhone (480) 213-9500Scottsdale has reloaded...

Shante Saulsberry – Community Wellness Advocate Running for Arizona House of Representatives District 13 Seat

Shante Saulsberry is known throughout the Valley of the Sun as a tireless advocate for women and children who have experienced the trauma of domestic violence. As founder and executive director of Janice’s Women’s Center, she has helped countless women and their children to...

Usher’s Past Present Future Tour Coming to Footprint Center in Phoenix on November 23-24

Following his incredibly successful two year My Way: The Las Vegas Residency run culminating in 100 sold out shows at Dolby Live at Park MGM, multi-platinum, 8-time GRAMMY award-winning global entertainment icon USHER is bringing his smooth R&B tracks, infectious smile and...

SOULful Nightlife for Grown Folk in the Phoenix Area

Nightlife and entertainment venues for SOULFUL people who are 35 years and above are plentiful here in the Valley of the Sun! Here’s a list of PhxSoul.com’s top nightlife and entertainment recommendations for grown folk in the Phoenix area who want to hear R&B,...

Behind the Mic: Unveiling the Soulful Voice of Caroline Barole from PROUD Tina

Chandler Center for the Arts recently conducted an insightful Q&A session with the extraordinary Caroline Borole, the talent behind PROUD Tina: The Ultimate Tribute to Tina Turner. This exclusive interview delves into Caroline’s passion for Tina Turner and sheds light on what...