The original conception of "Last Exit Live" began in 2003 with the opening of Last Exit Bar & Grill which was tucked away in a small shopping center plaza in Tempe, AZ. Even with its not so prime location the venue quickly established itself as a top spot to see local and touring acts and had the likes of Zac Brown Band, The Gin Blossoms, Candlebox, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, The Format, Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Dramarama, Perpetual Groove, US Bombs, The Samples, Authority Zero and many others grace its stage. The venue was sold by its original owners in early 2009 but unfolded under the new ownership later that same year. Shortly after its closing original owner Brannon Kleinlein decided to resurrect the name and opened a booking, promotions, and management company in the name of Last Exit Live and actively continued putting on events & concerts around the Phoenix Metro area. In 2012 the decision was made that Last Exit Live would seek out a new location & property to reestablish itself to its original form as a live music venue. And with that Last Exit Live was reborn as a venue in 2013 with a new location in the historic warehouse district of Downtown Phoenix.
Upcoming Shows for Last Exit Live
Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017
Keith Harkin is an Irish singer songwriter and guitar playing minstrel who has been singing his way into the hearts of music lovers since the wee age of four. His musical talents have brought him across the world from the UK to Canada to Australia to America and back, over and over again in his past eight years touring. He has recorded over 10 albums as a member of Celtic Thunder and his latest solo effort is 2016's Nollaig. 21+ show
Friday, Mar. 31, 2017
Culture Shock presents Vol. #1 of RANGE at Last Exit Live. A night of beats, arts, visuals, environmental installations, people and dancing hits every Final Friday and tonight will feature:
Environmentals by Dewomp
Visuals by Joshua Tree Media
Saturday, Apr. 01, 2017
Myrlin is a poet, emcee and teaching artist. work is grounded in both hip-hop and the literary arts. Myrlin has released two hip hop mixtapes and has performed his music internationally. Tonight's show is the video release party for "Old Story". Sean Avery, Mic Maven and Curtiss King open this 21+ show.
Saturday, Apr. 08, 2017
Fans of the classic "desert rock" type of scene that was big in Tempe in the early 90's are really going to enjoy this show. Greyhound Soul is a three-piece from Tuscon that has had a revolving cast of members over the years. The band has released six albums and features the Tom Wait-like vocals of leader Joe Pena.
Brea Burns and the Boleros are a classic honky tonk and country band. Originally hailing from southern California, this band is now based in Phoenix and has established a great reputation for delivering energetic shows. 21+ show
Sunday, Apr. 09, 2017
The Werks are a four-piece psychedelic dance jam funk rock band from Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. They have earned a devoted fan base across the world and reputation as one of the most energetic, compelling, and downright entertaining live acts in the business. Magic is the name of their latest release that just came out March 17th of this year. 21+ show