On Friday, a sold-out show headlined by Snoop Dogg and the Chainsmokers is set to take place at the Coors Light Birds Nest, with other major acts ranging from EDM with Martin Garrix to a night of mainstream country with Jake Owen.
The event will be part of two nights of country at the entertainment venue of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community, and signs off with a night of EDM.
Fans can expect a number of major performers, which are listed below.
Jan. 31 – Old Dominion
These Nashville country-rock sensations topped the country charts in 2017 with “Happy Endings,” a second album on which lead singer Matthew Ramsey sets the tone with a John Cougar reference, “I wonder if Jack and Diane ever made it / After the drums and the guitars all faded.”
They bring five platinum hits to the table – “Break Up With Him,” Snapback,” “Song for Another Time,” “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” and “Written in the Sand.” (9 p.m.)
Jan. 31 – Midland
Led by Arizona native Mark Wystrach, Midland’s debut album, “On The Rocks,” was strong enough to take this neo-traditionalist country trio from Texas honky tonks to sharing a stadium bill with Kenny Chesney for 55,000 people.
The album also spawned their breakthrough single, “Drinkin’ Problem.” Taking their name from a Dwight Yoakam lyric, they’ve described their sound as “…if George Strait and the Eagles just went and had a really wild debaucherous weekend.” (7 p.m.)
Jan. 31 – Brandon Lay
This rising country singer spent last summer opening the Kenny Chesney Trip Around the Sun tour, including a stop at Chase Field. This fall, two days after the birth of his son, Ryder Knox Lay, he made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
So far this year, he’s been named a 2019 Artist to Watch by the Tennessean, PopCulture.com, the Boot and Country Music Tattle Tale. His latest single, “Yada Yada Yada,” is currently No. 37 and climbing the country radio charts. (5:45 p.m.)
Feb. 1 – Jake Owen
A Birds Nest regular, Owen topped the Billboard country chart in 2016 with “American Love,” his fifth album, which sent a lead single “American Country Love Song,” to the top of Billboard’s country airplay chart.
That was Owen’s sixth appearance at the top of that chart, following the double-platinum “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Alone With You,” “The One That Got Away,” “Anywhere With You” and “Beachin’.”
He was back at No. 1 with last year’s “I Was Jack (You Were Diane,” the first single released from a forthcoming album that’s yet to be titled. (9 p.m.)
Feb. 1 – Lee Brice
Brice had the top country song of 2010 with “Love Like Crazy,” in which he champions the wisdom of an older man who tells him “don’t outsmart your common sense.” That song broke Eddy Arnold’s record for the longest run on Billboard’s country chart.
Brice returned to the top with “A Woman Like You” in 2011. More recent hits include the double-platinum smashes “Hard to Love” and “I Don’t Dance” and the platinum hits “I Drive Your Truck,” “Drinking Class” and “That Don’t Sound Like You.” (7:15 p.m.)
Feb. 1 – Michael Ray
He topped the country airplay chart with his first single, “Kiss You in the Morning,” in 2015. Prior to that, he was mentored by John Rich of Big & Rich fame on the singing competition “The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep.”
Other hits include “Real Men Love Jesus,” “Think a Little Less,” “Get to You” and “One That Got Away.” (6 p.m.)
Feb. 2 – The Chainsmokers
The Grammy-winning electro-pop duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 with the 10-times-platinum “Closer,” the longest run that any song enjoying at No. 1 in 2016.
Their other hits include the platinum breakthrough “#Selfie” and the multi-platinum smashes “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” Paris” and “Something Just Like This.” (9 p.m.)
Feb. 2 – Snoop Dogg
This West Coast hip-hop icon exploded on impact with a featured rap on Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.” And it wasn’t long before he’d made good on the promise of that entrance with such early hits as “What’s My Name?” and “Gin and Juice.”
He topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004 with Pharrell on “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and returned to the top in 2010 as the featured guest on Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” (7 p.m.)
Feb. 2 – Kelley James
This Birds Nest staple is a singer-songwriter whose music is a blend of rock, pop and the beachside vibes he grew up loving as a California native. According to his website, “Kelley’s signature sound creatively combines acoustic guitar with clever lyrics and freestyle vocal riffs that instantly convert all attendees of his live shows into loyal fans.”
His latest album, “The Pattern Transcending,” went Top 20 spot on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. (5:30 p.m.)
Feb. 3 – Martin Garrix
A veteran of Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival, this famed Dutch EDM sensation has been No. 1 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list for three years running.
Discovered by Tiesto, the childhood hero whose set at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Athens made him want to be a DJ in the first place, Garrix broke through in 2013 with the double-platinum “Animals,” at which point he became the youngest producer to top the charts at electronic music store Beatport. (10:30 p.m.)
Feb. 3 – Justin Mylo
This Dutch DJ first made a name for himself by collaborating with Garrix on the single “Bouncybob,” which peaked at No. 28 on Billboard’s dance charts in 2015.
Last year, he peaked at No. 26 on that same chart with another Garrix team-up, a song they premiered at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March 2017 called “Burnout.” Billboard praised it as a “fun and flirty end-of-summer jam with an uplifting dance-pop hook and a funky synth line.” (7:30 p.m.)
Feb. 3 – DJ Vice
This LA DJ has also performed at Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival in addition to holding down residencies in Las Vegas, Miami and New York City.
Vice has worked with such artists as Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Capital Cities, Linkin Park and Tegan & Sara. (6:30 p.m.)
How do I get tickets?
Friday’s concert with the Chainsmokers and Snoop Dogg has already sold out. Tickets to the other shows are on sale now at coorslightbirdsnest.com.
General admission tickets start at $65. VIP tickets are also available, starting at $250, giving fans exclusive access to the Jameson VIP area where guests are treated to a catered dinner, drinks and access to a newly redesigned premium viewing area.
“We definitely recommend getting your tickets now, as we expect all four nights to sell out, plus there is a chance that ticket prices could go up based on demand,” Michael Golding, Coors Light Birds Nest chairman, said a press release.
The Coors Light Birds Nest is located directly across from the main Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road.
The entertainment venue opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
The Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21-and-over venue. For more information about the Coors Light Birds Nest visit coorslightbirdsnest.com.