Music Lovers this itinerary is for you! When planning your visit to Phoenix, we’ve got some great ideas on how to bring music into your experience. Phoenix is home to one of the greatest museums in the world – MIM, the Musical Instrument Museum. This is an absolute must-do during your visit to Phoenix. From there we take you to the legendary Hard Rock Cafe where you’l’ enjoy great food and authentic memorabilia. Kick up your heels at one of Scottsdale’s last real cowboy saloons and enjoy drinks and great live music. There is always time for a little shopping, so right next door is Bischoff’s Shades of the West where you can purchase Southwest music and find all sorts of treasure.
Music Lovers Phoenix Itinerary – DAY 1
Musical Instrument Museum
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-478-6000 • Visit Website
Take a stroll through MIM – Musical Instrument Museum. Grab a pair of headsets and walk together as you not only see but hear the incredible array of instruments from around the world. Plan on spending 2 hours at the Museum and don’t miss out on the Experience Gallery located on the first floor where you can bang on drums and strum guitars. We also recommend that you kick off your visit in the Artists Gallery where you can see musical legends like Elvis. There is also a gift shop, so make sure you stop on your way out.
Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
3 S 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-261-7625 • Visit Website
The Hard Rock Café in Phoenix is truly a rockin’ place to be! Once in the Café, you will experience mouthwatering food and awe inspiring memorabilia from rock’n’rollers throughout the decades. But don’t forget to wash down the food, and cool off, with one of their signature drinks. And make sure to visit the Rock Shop before you leave and grab some great merchandise from this iconic restaurant.
Enjoy Music at Rusty Spur Saloon
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
7245 E Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-425-7787 • Visit Website
Celebrities like Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Vince Vaughn, and Jennifer Anniston have walked through Rusty Spur Saloon‘s swinging doors to take in the Old West décor and Scottsdale live country music. It’s located right on Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale. Look for the cowpoke in the red shirt with his lasso.
Shop in Old Town Scottsdale at Bischoff’s Shades of the West
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
7247 East Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
480-945-3289 • Visit Website
Walk outside the doors of Rusty Spur Saloon and you are in the heart of some great Shopping in Scottsdale. Now is the time to grab those souvenirs from your trip and there plenty of options surrounding you! Be sure to visit Bischoff’s Shades of the West, right next door to the Rusty Spur (head right as you walk out of the Spur). From Cactus Jellies to gorgeous handcrafted leather goods, you can spend an hour browsing just inside this store! Plus, they feature a wide selection of great music so you can take home the sounds of the Southwest. Depending on the time of year, you might even hear one of the artists performing right outside the store.