Spots for Music Lovers in Downtown Mesa

Spots for Music Lovers in Downtown Mesa

For those who love to purchase, watch, or create music, Downtown Mesa is the spot for you! For records, instruments, and concerts of every genre, Downtown Mesa is your one stop shop!


Asylum Records is your go-to for records, CDs, posters, music memorabilia, and more! They offer a huge selection of 12″, LPs, EPs and Picture Discs in every genre you can imagine. Asylum Records also buys used records and sells tickets to local live events.

Milano Music Center is a destination for every musician. They offer a large variety of brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments, professional audio equipment, and sheet music. Milano Music Center also offers rental instruments for student musicians. Aspiring musicians can take private lessons on band and orchestra instruments, piano, percussion, strings, voice, and music theory.

The Nile is an intimate all-ages music venue comprised of three rooms: The Historic Nile Theater, The Underground, and Volstead Public House. Volstead Public House is a café which hosts small events while The Nile Theater and The Underground hold shows for 300-1000 guests. Upcoming concerts include Four Year Strong on October 4th, Knuckle Puck on October 24th, and The Devil Wears Prada on October 25th.  Tickets are available online.

Mesa Amphitheatre is an open-air concert venue which was ranked one of the best outdoor concert venues by Phoenix New Times.  Upcoming concerts include A$AP Mob on October 21st, Kid Cudi on October 28th and Thrice / Circa Survive on November 5th.  Tickets are available online and at the Mesa Amphitheater Box Office Monday – Friday.

The Mesa Arts Center is the largest and most comprehensive performing, visual, and educational arts center in the state of Arizona. Along with classes, artwork, and events, The Mesa Arts Center hosts live entertainment ranging from Broadway and dance performances to classical, jazz, and rock bands. Upcoming shows include George Benson & Kenny G on September 15th,  The Beach Boys on September 17th, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony performed by the Phoenix Symphony on October 20th and 21st. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office.

Desert Eagle Brewing Company offers hand crafted beer, delicious meals, and a wide variety of free live music events. Visit Wednesday nights for live acoustic music, Thursday nights for rock, and Friday nights for blues. You can even take the stage yourself at open mic nights every Tuesday!


Queen’s Pizzeria offers fresh baked pizza, a full bar, and plenty of entertainment. Visit on the 2nd Saturday of every month for Reggae Night and the 3rd Saturday of every month for Disco Night from 9 pm to 2am. Visit their Facebook Page for more events.