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Rhythm Room

A venue with a strong focus on roots & blues. The Rhythm Room opened in 1991 and has hosted thousands of national acts of every genre.

Upcoming Shows for Rhythm Room

  • Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

    Tony Holiday and the Velvetones

    Tony Holiday and the Velvetones mix their many influences into a musical gumbo of dirty rock and down home blues . With Tony Holiday on harmonica and guitar, Adam Fifield on the Hammond organ and Dave Idan on drums, it's a compact trio that packs a big punch and will keep the place dancing till the sun comes up. 21+ show

  • Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

    Sugar Thieves

    The Sugar Thieves return to the Rhythm Room, bringing their terrific mix of blues with a hot dance groove. The band has won numerous local music awards, including the Phoenix Blues Society’s Arizona Blues Showdown three times and the Best Americana Band in 2009 by the Phoenix New Times "Summer of Sound Series". The band even competed in the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis in 2009, 2010 and 2013. The Sugar Thieves have released six discs during their career with their latest being Two Cups.

    21+ show

  • Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

    Singer Gary Belloma from The Rocket 88s Retirement Party

    Bill Tarsha and the Rocket 88s have been a fixture here in the Valley blues scene since the seventies. The band used to host the Monday Night Blues Jam at the Rhythm Room and has played many shows at the venue. Tonight's special show is the retirement party for singer Gary Belloma from the band. 21+ show

  • Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

    Carvin Jones Band

    The Carvin Jones Band is a three-piece blues band from Phoenix playing the blues and rock in the style of Vaughan, Hendrix, Clapton and BB King. Born in Lufkin, Texas, Jones got his first guitar when he was 11 after always borrowing one from other people in his neighborhood. Playing the guitar kept him out of trouble and once he moved to Arizona in 1989 the first incarnation of The Carvin Jones Band was formed. The Carvin Jones Band has opened for guitar legends BB King, Santana and Albert King, and has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the House of Blues 1996 Tour in Phoenix. The Band opened for REO Speedwagon in 1998 at New Year's Eve, and has been a feature band of Fiesta Bowl's New Year's Eve Block Parties several times. Carvin has received numerous awards and recognition. In Arizona, he was awarded New Times' "Entertainer of the Year" award in 1997, "Best Guitarist" in 1998 by Get Out Magazine, and Char's Has the Blues named him "Best Guitarist of the Year" for three years in a row. The Band received the Arizona Entertainment Award for "Best Blues Band of the Year" in 1993, and was voted "Best Blues Band" from 1994 through 1996 by the New Times' Reader's poll. Carvin also received the New Times Music Showcase award for the Best Blues Band in 2006. The band just released a new album at the end of 2017. 21+ show

  • Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Jason Eady

    Jason Eady was exposed to the musical stew of the lower Delta — blues, soul, R&B and primal swamp rock — while growing up in Jackson, Mississippi. Eady was performing in local bars by the time he was 14, singing and playing guitar. He moved to Nashville to seek a record deal but became disillusioned and headed back to Mississippi, joining the Air Force on the way home. After the military Eady got a job in a Fort Worth bank’s IT department he began attending open mic nights to blow off steam. Soon he developed a following. His latest album is entitled I Travel On. 21+ show

  • Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

    Bad News Blues Band

    The Bad News Blues Band is one of the Valley of the Sun's most popular and active blues bands, and a consistent part of the Rhythm Room roster of artists. The band has its beginnings dating all the way back to 1992 and has experienced many line-up changes during its career. What is important is the talent of the group allowed the Bad News Blues Band to take first place in the 1997 and 2002 Arizona Blues Shootouts. More important, they are the first blues band to be added to the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts artist roster.

    21+ show

  • Saturday, Sep. 01, 2018

    Mike Eldred Trio "61 and 49" CD Release Party

    Back on Sunday January 14, 2018 the Rhythm Room hosted Mike Eldred's induction into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame. The Mike Eldred Trio delivers a dynamite set of blues and rock and roll any time they play. Bassist John Bazz was one of the original members of The Blasters and still plays with that band, original drummer Jerry Angel also played in that great band for a time and vocalist and guitarist Mike Eldred met Angel when the drummer was playing for The Blasters. Brian Fahey, who also drums for The Paladins and is another member of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, is now a part of this talented trio. Eldred played in the past with former Stray Cat Lee Rocker and he plays a lot of electric and acoustic shows around town. To say that the man can wail on the guitar is an understatement! Think of the psychobilly from Jim Heath of The Reverend Horton Heat meshed with the slick roots rock and rockabilly of Dave Gonzalez from The Paladins, all delivered in a unique style that seriously makes Mike Eldred one of the best guitar slingers in the business. He's that good folks and coupled with that amazing rhythm section you have one killer line-up.

    Tonight the band is celebrating the PROPER re-release of 2011's 61 and 49, you don't want to miss this 21+ show!

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