New Music Venue, The Van Buren, Announces August Opening


Concert-goers will soon have a new venue to rock out at come August. Located in Downtown Phoenix at Fourth Ave. and Van Buren St., The Van Buren will be a 20,000-square-foot venue with a capacity for 1,800. Located inside a historic building that once housed Phoenix Motor Co., The Van Buren project is the latest from Charlie Levy who also owns nearby Crescent Ballroom and Valley Bar. The music at The Van Buren will be similar to the other two venues and will hold its first show on August 23 with Cold War Kids taking the stage.

“We are thrilled to announce these shows and to bring even more music and arts to downtown Phoenix,” says Charlie Levy. “It’s not an easy thing to do, to rehab an 87-year-old building, but it’s always worth it in the end to do it this way versus new construction,” Levy says. “That’s my experience from what we’ve done before. And I think people appreciate it more. I think you’re gonna walk in there and be like, oh, this is really really cool. So I’m excited.”

The August 23 concert will benefit Rosie’s House. See below for the lineup and check back for more artists to be announced soon.

August 23: Cold War Kids

August 27: Sylvan Esso

August 31: Thundercat

September 1: The Growlers

September 2: Too Short

September 3: Fayuca Mouse Powell

September 5: Seu Jorge

September 7: Lifehouse, Switchfoot

September 8: Death Cab For Cutie

September 12: Beth Hart

September 14: Indigo Girls

September 16: Future Islands

September 17: Against Me!

September 19: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

September 23: Jared & The Mill

September 29: Misterwives

October 3: Bonobo

October 12: Portugal. The Man

October 14: Oh Wonder

October 17: Dinosaur Jr.

November 2: Lany

November 9: Chase Rice

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