Tempe Festival of the Arts
Tempe Festival of the Arts

Fall Festival Entertainment

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.


Live Music Stages

Hayden Square Stage

  FRI
11:00a John West
1:15p The Hourglass Cats
3:00p Shawn Johnson Band
  SAT
11:00a Walt Richardson
1:15p Cross Town Players
3:00p Breakdown
  SUN
11:00a The Effects
1:15p Muno Barz
3:00p Outside the Line

Centerpoint Stage

  FRI
11:00a Bossa Brazil
1:15p Ioannis Goudelis Trio
3:00p Black Forest Society
  SAT
11:00a Jeanne Newhall with Mary Petrich
1:15p Fred Forney Quartet
3:00p Joel Robin Quartet feat. Delphine Cortez
  SUN
11:00a Dmitri Matheny Quintet
1:15p The Blaise Lantana Band
3:00p Dennis Rowland with Diana Lee

ASU Music Lounge

  FRI
10:00a Gabe Lehrer
12:00p Deb and Jai
2:00p Josh Bierman
4:00p Desert Dixie
  SAT
10:00a Kathryn Collins
12:00p The Wilders
2:00p Haley Green
4:00p Shawn Johnson
  SUN
10:00a Trey Odum
12:00p Patrick and Emily
2:00p The Brothers Too
4:00p Wesley Skinner

Unplugged Lounge - NEW!

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, Carole Pellatt, Scotty Spenner, Jack Alaves and many others.


Street Performers

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.