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Annual Tempe Music Festival

Circle K Tempe Town Lake Music Festival

Get ready to rock. Each spring the Circle K Tempe Music Festival spans two rocking days at Tempe Beach Park on the shores of Tempe Town Lake within walking distance of Arizona State University and the Mill Avenue Downtown District. The Music Festival has been voted as "Arizona's Best Annual Music Festival" by the readers of Phoenix New Times and azcentral.com, online home of the Arizona Republic.

Tempe Music Festival Stage

Three stages of non-stop music. The Circle K Tempe Music Festival has hosted national acts such as Kid Rock, All American Rejects, 3 Doors Down, Fergie, My Chemical Romance, Puddle of Mudd, The Fray, O.A.R., The Gin Blossoms, Jeff Beck, John Mayer Trio, Live, Blues Traveler and many more. A unique feature includes the SRP Music Shack which showcases SRP Garage Band Competition where local high school and college bands battle it out for a chance to rock the festival’s main stage

Guidelines and answers. Attendees do not have to be 21 years for entry but proper ID is required to purchase alcohol. Backpacks, sealed water bottles and personal cameras are permitted at the festival. Items that are not permitted include glass bottles, weapons, outside alcoholic beverages, lawn chairs, pets, bicycles, professional cameras and professional recording devices. Re-entry is not allowed. Attendees are encouraged to patronize downtown Tempe businesses before or after the Circle K Tempe Music Festival. Tickets are not refundable and all acts will perform unless weather conditions create a safety hazard.

Circke K Tempe Music Festival. April 9-10, 2010. Tempe Beach Park.

Dates and hours. The Circle K Tempe Music Festival is typically held during the spring over a Friday and Saturday. Usual hours are 4:30 PM to Midnight on Fridays and from Noon to Midnight on Saturdays. For exact dates, times, details and music performers, please visit the Circle K Tempe Music Festival website.

Parking and Metro Light Rail. The closest free parking is about a quarter-mile from Tempe Beach Park off of Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy. Fee-based parking is available in the surrounding Mill Avenue District. Ride the Metro Light Rail to the Mill Avenue and 3rd Street stop which is only about a block south of Tempe Beach Park. The rail usually extends it operating hours to 12:30 AM to accommodate Music Festival guests. Check with Metro Light Rail for schedules and stations.

Circle K Tempe Music Festival
80 West Rio Salado Parkway (& Mill Avenue)
Downtown Tempe, Arizona 85281

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Directions From all points. Take Loop 202 to Priest Drive Exit in Tempe. Go south Priest Drive to Rio Salado Parkway. Go east on Rio Salado Parkway to Hardy and turn left into the free parking lot (before Tempe Center for the Arts). Once you park – it is a five minute walk to the Main Gate at Rio Salado and Mill Avenue. There is also paid parking available at Hayden Ferry, east of Mill on Rio Salado.

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