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 henna artists, face painters, musicians, magicians, caricature artists, along with other fun entertainment.

Live Music Stages

Centerpoint Stage

11:30 am Mariachi Rubor
1:30 pm Blaine Long & Rosas Del Ray
2:30 pm Stoneypie
4:00 pm The Hourglass Cats
11:30 am NSAA - Top 40
1:00 pm Stage Take Over - Hot 97.5
1:30 pm AZ School of Hip Hop Phx
2:30 pm Mel Bridges
4:00 pm Strange Familia
11:30 am The Sink or Swim
1:30 pm Diners
2:30 pm Hi Dreams DJ Collective
4:00 pm PAO


Hayden Station Stage

10:30 am Hyperbella
12:30 pm Traveler
2:30 pm Sugah Beat
4:00 pm Stoneypie
10:30 am NSAA - Jazz Trio
12:30 pm Breakup Shoes
2:00 pm Music Walk Induction
2:30 pm Hans Olson
4:00 pm Walt Richardson
10:30 am 76th Street
12:30 pm Las Chollas Peligrosas
2:30 pm Crosstown Platers
4:00 pm Hi Dreams DJ Collective

*Entertainers and set times subject to change.


3rd Street Acoustic Space

Take a seat, relax and enjoy the acoustic sounds and free-spirited vocals, guitarists, drum circle collectives and singer/songwriters from around the Valley.

12:00 pm Wedding Gals
2:00 pm Dean Golightly
4:00 pm Korobushka
10:00 am NSAA
4:00 pm Frank Thompson
4:30 pm AZ Rhythm Connection
10:00 am Grand Canyon Woodwind Trio
12:00 pm Zavier Pike
2:00 pm Antonio Jackson
4:00 pm Frank Thompson
4:3 pm AZ Rhythm Connection


Unplugged Lounge

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 like Korbe Canida, Chad Gregory, Whitney Jones, Emmanuel Aubé, Serena Nicolle, Henry Thompson, Emerald Strings, Aitana Havir and Tom Kumagai.


Street Performers

Don't miss the array of talented street performers, entertainers and buskers scattered throughout the festival footprint all weekend long. Enjoy dozens of amazing musical and performing arts experiences throughout the footprint of the Tempe Festival of the Arts, including:

  • Jamey on the Unicycle 
  • Scorpious Dance Troupe
  • PWR Dance Team
  • Atomic Balloons
  • Bluegrass Camp with Jam Pak
  • Henna Shoppe and more!



Hosted by downtown Tempe's fashion incubator, F.A.B.R.I.C. Join them on Saturday, December 1st at 2 pm on the outside deck of Tempe City Hall for a fashion show! 60+ Arizona fashion designers/brands, 60+ models, and the best AZ hair stylists and makeup artists come together in one show to highlight the emerging, diverse, fashion community in AZ.

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Community Art Project

Join local artist, Kyllan Maney as she invites the community to create a commemorative art piece for the Festival's 50th anniversary. 

Friday - 11 am to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday  - 10 am to 5:30 pm


If you are interested in performing at the festival, please contact Krislyn Powell, Krislyn@downtowntempe.com.