Advertised as the official afterparty of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Coors Light Birds Nest Festival is a four-day showcase of some of the most popular live music America has to offer. Set up in a 50,000 square foot tent, Birds Nest hosts a medley of genres, from hip-hop to country to EDM, to satisfy the ear of any tired golfer. This year, performers include The Chainsmokers, Machine Gun Kelly, Jason Aldean, Mackenzie Porter, and TikToker-turned-pop star Jxden. Past star-studded lineups have included names like Diplo and Miranda Lambert.
Bring friends. Bring golf enthusiasts with a burning love for EDM — Bird Nest’s capacity of 8,000 people suggests that there may be a bigger overlap between the two demographics than you might assume. While you wait for bands to take the stage, check out the food trucks or unleash your inner child at the arcade-like outdoor setup, equipped with Jenga games, air hockey, and life-size Connect 4. Everyone says that blondes have more fun, but who says that golfers can’t too?
- Tickets are available for purchase on a day-by-day basis.
- General admission tickets start at $75, while VIP tickets start at $285.
- VIP admission includes a hosted bar and catered buffet, as well as entry to the pit in front of the stage — so consider shelling out a little extra if you want to get personal with Machine Gun Kelly.
- All proceeds from both Birds Nest and the Phoenix Open are donated to Arizona charities.
- If you’re looking for things to do nearby, check out our guide to Glendale.
Can I bring my children?
Coors Light Birds Nest Festival is strictly 21 and up. Unless your children are able to drink, leave them at home.
What else should I leave at home?
The festival prohibits non-service animals, bicycles, laptops, fireworks, weapons, selfie sticks, radios, alcohol, and any outside food or beverage. Opaque bags smaller than 6”x6”x6” and clear carry items larger than 12”x6”x6” are permitted.
When should I show up?
The tent’s gates open at 3pm with entertainment and food, and musical lineups begin to take the stage at 8:30 pm.