Ak-Chin Pavilion Tips in Phoenix: Seating, Tickets, Parking

Venue: Ak-Chin Pavilion
Home to: Concert Venue Only
Capacity: 20,106 (8,106 under roof)
Roof: Open
Address: 2121 N 83rd Avenue
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Ak-Chin Pavilion Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide

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Ak-Chin Pavilion Summary

When you make the move to live in Phoenix, you open yourself up to myriad opportunities to enjoy concerts and other live entertainment. Ak-Chin Pavilion is one of Phoenix’s premier outdoor entertainment venues. From Billy Joel to Lollapalooza, Ak-Chin Pavilion has played host to a wide variety of live events since opening in 1990.

As one of the nation’s most unique outdoor entertainment venues, the amphitheater, most recently known as Desert Sky Pavilion, is equipped with room for 8,000 guests under the roof, while a spacious lawn behind the stands holds over 12,000. Ak-Chin Pavilion has an overall capacity of approximately 20,000.

In this post, we will walk you through some tips to enable you to enjoy a memorable experience when next you’re in the area to see your favorite music artists.

Upcoming Ak-Chin Pavilion Events

Upcoming concert events at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix are listed below. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link to be redirected right to Ticketmaster where you can buy tickets! Click on the links in the event name to check out our full guide for that event.

DateNameTickets Starting AtTickets Link
October 15- 2021Outlaw Music Festival$25.00
October 16- 2021The Doobie Brothers - 50th Anniversary Tour$29.50
October 22- 2021Phish$45.00
October 25- 2021Dead & Company$51.50
October 26- 2021Jonas Brothers: The Remember This Tour$29.95
October 30- 2021Chris Stapleton's All-American Roadshow$18.42
November 02- 2021Knotfest Roadshow: Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, Code Orange$29.50
November 06- 2021Big & Rich, Aaron Lewis and more: A Salute to American Veterans$34.00
November 11- 2021Florida Georgia Line: I Love My Country Tour$39.50
May 31- 2022Steely Dan with Special Guest Steve Winwood$29.50
June 01- 2022Matchbox Twenty$30.00
June 09- 2022Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour$39.00
June 21- 2022AJR - The OK Orchestra Tour$29.50
December 31- 20222022 Season Tickets

Ak-Chin Pavilion Parking Tips

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Ak-Chin Pavilion Seating Chart & Tips

If you are concerned about people walking in front of you during a concert, avoid seats in 300 sections. While they are reserved seats, there is a concourse in front of them where everyone walks to get another beer or take a trip to the restroom.

The best seats are located in sections 201 and 205. At these sections, you will have a view of the entire stage. These are also areas where there is no roof cover, so on hot evenings there are no fans circulating air there.

Ak-Chin Pavilion Nearby Hotels To Stay At

The following hotels are nearby the Ak-Chin Pavilion and are recommended by us.

  • Best Western Tolleson Hotel – $115 per night
  • Avondale Exquisite Home – $109 per night
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott West Tolleson – $269 per night
  • Comfort Suites Glendale – $188 per night
  • Red Roof Plus+ Inn & Suites West Phoenix – $198 per night
  • Holiday Inn West Phoenix – $199 per night
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Avondale – $329 per night
  • Hilton Garden Inn Avondale – $249 per night
  • WoodSpring Suites I-10 Est Phoenix – $153 per night
  • Renaissance Hotel & Spa Glendale – $359 per night
  • Aloft Hotel Glendale at Westgate – $249 per night


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Restaurants Near Ak-Chin Pavilion

Listed below are the top five rated restaurants in Phoenix within 2 miles (3.2km) of Ak-Chin Pavilion according to Yelp.

NameRatingPriceAddressMore Info
Golden Thai Kitchen4.5 / 5$1820 N 75th Ave
Ste 110
(623) 849-9301
Kahu Hawaiian BBQ4.5 / 5$7509 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85035
(623) 245-8888
Pho Bowl Vietnamese Cuisine4 / 5$1820 N 75th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85035
(623) 235-6311
Star Wok4 / 5$2201 N 83rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85035
(623) 845-1900
Texas Roadhouse3.5 / 5$$1616 N 75th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85035
(623) 247-4061

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Other Ak-Chin Pavilion Information

Ak-Chin Pavilion Stadium Foods

Don’t forget to grab any of these foods as you watch your favorite artist perform:

  • Kepta Duona
  • Avocado Fries
  • Focaccia
  • Fried pickles
  • Bananas Foster
  • Porchetta
  • Shawarma
  • Grilled cheese
  • Crostini
  • Deep dish pizza

Ak-Chin Pavilion Know Before You Go

Ak-Chin Pavilion Parking Tips

Ak-Chin Pavilion parking lots open 2 hours before the event starts. For the majority of events at Ak-Chin Pavilion, there is no extra fee for parking, as it is typically included into your ticket price.

Meanwhile VIP parking is reached from 79th Ave. Accordingly, VIP parking is available for an additional fee. VIP parking is available for $40 USD per bus/RV/limo, while VIP parking is available for vehicles at $20 USD.


Ak-Chin Pavilion Tips

The following items are allowed into Ak-Chin Pavilion:

  • One sealed water bottle (1.5 liter limit)
  • Blankets
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (non-professional)
  • Chairs (no higher than 9”)
  • [Lawn chairs are available for rent on-site]
  • Ponchos
  • Rain Jackets
  • Seat Cushions
  • Small Umbrellas
  • Sunscreen

The following items are prohibited from bringing into the Ak-Chin Pavilion:

  • Alcohol
  • Audio Recorders
  • Bottles
  • Chairs (higher than 9”)
  • Coolers
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Flash Photography
  • Strollers
  • Laser Pointers
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Video Recorders
  • Video (removable lens cameras)
  • Weapons


Other Tips

  • There are no play areas for children
  • There is no charge for parking for most of the shows.
  • In case you are physically challenged, wheelchair seating is available for those in sections 101, 203, 205, and 304.
  • Sight and hearing impaired are available upon request
  • Companion seating is also available in sections 100, 201, 202, 203, 204, and 205. To ensure your safety, companion seats are bolted down.
  • Box office is usually open on every event day from 10 AM.

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