Get tickets now for October 8 event

The Papago Music Festival kicks off Saturday, October 8 (5-8 p.m.) at Papago Golf Club, featuring three tribute bands:  Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton), Candle in the Wind (Elton John) and One Of These Nights (The Eagles). Proceeds benefit the Arizona Alliance for Golf, a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to the game of golf, the diverse industries it supports and the people who love and depend on it.

“We’re excited to host the first-ever Papago Music Festival this October,” said Papago Golf Club General Manager Daryl Crawford. “The Festival is a wonderful opportunity to bring the community together in support of the Arizona Alliance for Golf.  Family and friends will enjoy a variety of musical artists in a beautiful setting while participating in the fundraising efforts.”

Produced by T2 Presents and Phoenix Music Group, the event will take place on the practice range, with the beautiful Papago Buttes as the backdrop. Event parking will be at Phoenix Municipal Stadium for $10, with shuttle service to and from Papago Golf Club.

Papago Golf Club is a Troon-managed facility, and is owned by the City of Phoenix. Named one of the “30 Best Municipal Golf Courses in America” by GOLF Magazine in 2021, Papago Golf Club is located in the heart of Papago Park, surrounded by native desert landscape, the picturesque Papago Buttes and conveniently located less than two miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Originally designed by William Francis (Billy) Bell in 1963, the challenging golf course has hosted numerous events including the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, Phoenix Open qualifying and an LPGA tournament. Papago is now home to Arizona State University’s men’s and women’s golf teams, and the teams’ state-of-the-art, indoor/outdoor practice facility, the Thunderbirds Golf Complex. The 2018 additions of the mid-century modern inspired Lou Grubb Clubhouse (including neighborhood hot spot, Lou’s Bar & Grill) and Evie’s Pavilion for group events have further accentuated Papago’s revitalization.