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 henna artists, face painters, musicians, magicians, caricature artists, along with other fun entertainment.
|3:30p||Seth Loveless Band|
|1:15p||Arizona Entertainment Hall of Fame|
|1:15p||The Mojo Farmers|
|3:30p||Donnie Dean Band|
|11:00a||Obadiah Parker & the Hallowed Ground|
|1:15p||Holly Pyle & House of Stairs|
|1:15p||The Solomon Trio|
|1:15p||Blaine Long & Rosas del Rey|
|3:30p||The Robby Roberson Band|
Kick your feet up and dig some of the Southwest’s greatest acoustic instrumentalists at the Unplugged Lounge, located smack dab in the middle of the intersection of 5th Street and Mill Avenue. Unplugged Lounge offers plenty of seats and shade to take in legendary guitar work by the likes of recording artists John Calvert, Boneyard’s Carole Pellatt, Grammy nominee William Eaton, the Petrichor Duo, Stan Sorenson, plus harpist Gieselle Tambe-Ebot and others…
The festival's new Songwriter's Space, located on 5th Street just 2 blocks east of Mill Avenue, will feature many of the Valley's top singer-songwriters. Tune in to acoustic folk and rock sounds from the likes of Eric Ramsey, Mikel Lander of the Sugar Thieves, Serena Nicolle, 76th Street, Mark Zubia of The Pistoleros and more...
Featured Street Performers
Enjoy dozens of amazing musical and performing arts experiences throughout the footprint of the Tempe Festival of the Arts, including the Spring Festival's main attraction, Sankofa. Catch this colorful African dance group and its amazing stilt walker parading along Mill Avenue at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm daily.
Street Entertainers and Buskers
Don't miss the array of talented street performers, entertainers and buskers scattered throughout the festival footprint all weekend long. Featured entertainers include Vertical Fix's artistic aerial acrobatics suspended above the crowd at the intersection of Mill Avenue and 6th Street, and Conder Dance Company's dramatic dances atop tiny elevated stages planted at Mill Avenue and 7th Street.
Bluegrass Camp with Jam Pak - Contagiously fun bluegrass by the award-winning children's music group and other | Mill Avenue, N of 3rd Street
Bob Culbertson - "Master of the Stick" with soothing sounds | Mill Avenue, N of 7th Street
Nancy Kartoon - Fun face-painting for the kiddos | Kids Block, 6th Street W of Mill Avenue
Don Evenson - Get a caricature of the whole family | Mill Avenue, S of 6th Street
Henna Shoppe - Henna art from one of Downtown Tempe's favorite shops | Mill Avenue near Valley Art
Captain Squeegee - Fun roaming musicians | Kids Block, 6th Street W of Mill Avenue
If you are interested in performing at the festival, please take a look at our Entertainer Information page.