2017 Festival venues
Crescent Ballroom is three things: A mid-sized music venue in Downtown Phoenix with a capacity of 550 people and live music every day; a lounge open daily with full bar service; and a kitchen, Cocina 10, serving a one-of-a-kind, locally sourced menu developed by Chris Bianco. Cocina 10 and the lounge are open weekdays for lunch and serve food and drinks until midnight seven days a week.
Lawn Gnome Publishing is an independent bookstore and publisher based out of Phoenix, AZ. Our knowledge of poetry, independent zines and DIY bookmaking is what sets us apart from other ho-hum booksellers.
An adaptive reuse project by Venue Projects, LLC and John Douglas Architects, The Newton is a mixed-use concept housed inside Phoenix's former (but iconic) Beef Eaters building. Named after Beef Eaters' Founder Jay Newton, today The Newton is a place where people can read, dine, gather, and shop.
The Newton is home to the Phoenix location of Changing Hands Bookstore, Southern Rail Restaurant, Southwest Gardener, and Christofolo Schermer Consulting. The Newton is also an event venue, with three private event spaces available for private events and parties.
Phoenix Center for the Arts offers a wide range of community classes, performances, exhibitions, and events. Classes include Fine Arts, Photography, Ceramics, Glass, Metals & Jewelry, Printmaking, Dance, Performance, and Music for both Adults and Youth.
An artful urban retreat among downtown Phoenix hotels. With stylish new guestrooms, the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown combines the body of a full-service business and convention hotel with the soul of a boutique hotel. Discover the finest in downtown Phoenix.
Formed in 2006, Space 55 Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to developing new, under-represented and innovative theatre, and presenting it at an affordable price in a relaxed, casual environment.
Space 55 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in downtown Phoenix. Exposing audiences to the cutting edge of live theatre, Space 55 has quickly established itself as a vital force in the Phoenix arts scene. In addition to its own original productions, the Space 55 performance venue hosts a wide variety of live entertainment by diverse performers, including improvisational comedy, music and other special events.
Valley Bar is located in a notable downtown building constructed in 1949 on Central Avenue just north of Adams which was once the home The Hub art galleries, Sub Cultural Arts Center (where Sound Garden and Bad Brains played their stage), famed Bickoff’s Deli and the Theater Triad.
Our interior decor by Patch & Clark Design is done up in a color palette full of soft yellows, cool greys, and bright whites which serves to remind you that this is sunlit Arizona. Valley Bar is something that chooses to celebrate what Phoenix life was and is by bringing this space a unique Arizona feel.