Community Room Gallery


Rock City: Concert Photos from the Phoenix New Times

 Exhibit runs from June 6 - August 23 


The Phoenix New Times has been intrinsic to the Valley's music scene for the last 45 years, bringing attention to little-known talents, giving honest critiques and applauding the performances of those deserving kudos. The weekly music calendar, with its details of hundreds of shows, is a mainstay for music aficionados.  

The Tempe History Museum and New Times staff members dug through 45 years-worth of music coverage to glean the very best, most interesting and iconic photos to create this exhibition. 

Some of the photos show stars before they became household names, such as Katy Perry, performing at the Marquee Theater in the early '90s. Framed ads from shows back in the '70s recall clubs - and show prices - from back in the day, artist photos from way back and more. The exhibit is part of the museum's Tempe Sound celebration. It runs through August 23, 2015.