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

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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
April 16- 2024SESSANTA: Primus, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle$48.75
April 17- 2024SESSANTA: Primus, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle$48.75
April 26- 202498KUPD Presents UFest 2024$35.00
May 11- 202421 Savage: American Dream Tour$29.50
May 24- 2024A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie: Better Off Alone Tour$39.50
June 02- 2024Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits$29.50
June 09- 2024Alanis Morissette - The Triple Moon Tour$39.50
June 11- 2024Caifanes and Café Tacvba - North America Tour 2024$34.50
July 02- 2024The Queens of R&B: Xscape & SWV$29.50
July 05- 2024Cage The Elephant: Neon Pill Tour$35.00
July 09- 2024New Kids On The Block with Paula Abdul & DJ Jazzy Jeff$29.95
July 24- 2024Kenny Chesney: Sun Goes Down Tour$46.00
July 30- 2024Barbie The Movie: In Concert™$25.00
July 31- 2024Niall Horan: "THE SHOW" LIVE ON TOUR 2024$29.50
August 16- 2024LOSERVILLE 2024: Limp Bizkit,BONES,N8NOFACE,Corey Feldman,Riff Raff$32.00
August 20- 2024SAMMY HAGAR The Best of All Worlds Tour with special guest Loverboy$35.00
August 25- 2024Dirty Heads & Slightly Stoopid w/ Common Kings, The Elovaters$40.50
September 01- 2024Thirty Seconds To Mars - Seasons World Tour - ALT AZ 93-3 BirthdayBash$29.50
September 04- 2024Creed - Summer of '99 Tour$39.50
September 05- 2024Dan + Shay: Heartbreak On The Map Tour$29.50
September 10- 2024Five Finger Death Punch - Presented by 98KUPD$39.50
September 11- 2024Train & REO Speedwagon - Summer Road Trip 2024$35.00
September 14- 2024Bush - Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour$29.50
September 17- 2024Human Musical Group Sensations GLASS ANIMALS: TOUR OF EARTH$30.00
October 03- 2024Korn$35.00
October 16- 2024Meghan Trainor | The Timeless Tour$29.50
October 18- 2024Breaking Benjamin & Staind with Special Guest Daughtry$34.50
October 19- 2024Grupo Firme - La Ultima Peda$49.50
December 31- 20242024 Premium Season Tickets

Ak-Chin Pavilion Parking Tips

Grab an awesome parking spot before you head to the stadium! Use the SpotHero widget below to select your event, view nearby parking to the stadium, and purchase your parking pass in advance.


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
Combo Express5 / 57611 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85033
(623) 247-1588
Kahu Hawaiian BBQ4.4 / 5$7509 W Encanto Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85035
(623) 245-8888
AFC Sushi4.3 / 59020 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 872-6200
Tornados5 / 57611 W Thomas Rd
Food Court
(602) 329-7181

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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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