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Immerse yourself in the distinctive sounds of the Southwest during our Golden Hour Concert Series, where artists grace laid-back outdoor stages, and audiences relax in the grass. Enjoy three nights only as our West Bowl transforms from dusk to night, March to May, at Civic Center LIVE. 

Medio Pinto (6:30–7 p.m.) 

Phoenix-based Latin folk fusion band Medio Pinto uses violin, cuatros, culo’e puya, and more to propose a vivacious blend of Afro-Venezuelan roots with an elite classical pedigree to nurture vibrant new melodic motifs and infectious rhythms, never resting on the search for diverse and innovative new sounds.

The multi-instrumentalist members draw upon a shared background in the famed Venezuelan symphonic program El Sistema combined with a passion for intertwining tropical beats with world genres.  

Check out Medio Pinto on Instagram. 

XIXA (7:30–9 p.m.) 

Formed in the heart of the deep American Southwest, XIXA are a guitar-slinging six-piece band uniquely attuned to the desert and their Latin roots. Combining gritty guitars, the bumping grind of chicha, and desert blues into a mesmerizing stew. They’re also a band whose time had come to define what they call “The New Southwest”-intense, sun-bleached music shot through with an inky gothic horror that scans like the long-lost soundtrack to a cult, macabre B-movie Western.

Their 2016 debut record, Bloodline, saw them inject heavy fuzz guitars and Latin pulses into sandy rock ‘n’ roll, a potent mix that took them all over the world for two whole years. For their 2019 EP, The Code, they blended psych-rock, cumbia, goth rock, cowboy folk, and windswept desert blues into a dark, simmering occult.

In 2021, with the release of their sophomore album, XIXA delved deeper into their admiration for Peruvian chicha, extracting and refining their core and giving voice to their most primal instincts. Informed by the band’s rich history as songwriters and storytellers, they’ve carved a wider space for their psychedelic rock to swell, a place where scoundrels and coyotes roam free, and magic runs deep in the earth. It is the ultimate desert trip. 



Scottsdale Civic Center | West Bowl
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Know before you go

The house will open 30 minutes before showtime.
Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
Chairs are not permitted.
Blankets are allowed.
There will be a cash bar available.
Readmission is allowed.
No pets allowed


Take a listen to XIXA: