The festival presents well-known local and regional music at multiple locations throughout the event. More than two dozen street entertainers are on-site for your enjoyment. You’ll find stilt walkers, face painters, musicians, magicians, caricature artists, along with other fun entertainment.
|1:15p||The Hourglass Cats|
|3:30p||Shawn Johnson Band|
|1:15p||Cross Town Players|
|3:30p||Outside the Line|
|1:15p||Ioannis Goudelis Trio|
|3:30p||Black Forest Society|
|11:00a||Jeanne Newhall with Mary Petrich|
|1:15p||Fred Forney Quartet|
|3:30p||Joel Robin Quartet feat. Delphine Cortez|
|11:00a||Dmitri Matheny Quintet|
|1:15p||The Blaise Lantana Band|
|3:30p||Dennis Rowland with Diana Lee|
|12:00p||Deb and Jai|
|12:00p||Patrick and Emily|
|2:00p||The Brothers Too|
Kick your feet up and dig some of the area's greatest acoustic guitarists at our new Unplugged Lounge located smack dab in the middle of the intersection of 5th Street and Mill Avenue. Formerly called "Cameo Circle", Unplugged Lounge offers plenty of seating and shade to take in the legendary guitar from area artists, John Calvert, William Eaton, Scotty Spenner, Stan Sorenson and many others.
We are lucky to have the ASU Ceramics Research Center located in our downtown and grateful for all the ways they partner with us at Tempe Festival of the Arts! Want to see demos and roll your sleeves up yourself? Here are all the ways to engage with Ceramics Research Center ...
Bluegrass Camp with Jam Pack - Contagiously fun pickin' and grinnin'
Bob Culbertson - Master of the Stick
Don Evenson - Caricatures for the whole family
Henna Shoppe - Henna art from a local merchant
Inka Gold - Native musical sounds return
Nancy Kartoon - Fun face painting for the kids
The Fridas by Cultural Coalition - Beautifully costumed ladies representing Frida Kahlo
If you are interested in performing at the festival, please take a look at our Entertainer Information page.