Rim Country is a small little part of Arizona that includes a handful of little mountain towns. But lest you think that we’re lacking an art scene here, think again. There is a robust culture of live music all throughout Rim Country. Keep reading for an overview of where you can find live music, along with links to see who is playing and when! We’ll start with options closest to the Inn, and then travel out from there. While you’ll definitely find a lot of Country musicians up here, don’t let that keep you away if that’s not your jam (pun intended). There are blues, rock, folk, pop, r&b, and so many other types of music to be found here!
If you want to stay close to the Inn, these are the local options.
Bandits - summertime stage set-up in their front parking lot with live bands throughout the summer!
The Weekender – lots of one-person or small band acts
4-minute drive from The Strawberry Inn
THAT Brewery – Head to THAT Brewery for open mic nights, live cover bands, and groups performing original music. A mix of genres.
Old County Inn Sometimes you will find a full band on the patio, and other times just a guitar player/singer in the tap room on Wednesday nights.
Pinewood Tavern live bands inside, old-fashioned square-dancing country music- you’ll catch the locals 2’steppin’ and tearing up the dance floor!
25-minute drive from The Strawberry Inn
Shroom Room – Join for “plug and play” sessions, and live bands
Green Valley Park Summer Concert Series A mix of music styles! Bring your blankets and picnics to the huge outdoor amphitheater.
Payson Farmers Market – Casual small bands playing a mix of music while you browse the booths at the Farmers Market
Mackey’s – Live bands playing covers and original music on the patio. Mix of genres.
Rim Country BBQ – Solo artists and small bands playing a mix of genres.
The Oxbow – traditional country music from live bands and DJs
Buffalo Bar & Grill – traditional country music from live bands.
Mazatzal Casino – large scale concert venue. Big name acts play here!
26-minute drive from The Strawberry Inn
Midtown Yard – A mix of genres. Karaoke nights + live bands
Spur Bar – Classic Cowboy bar. Expect country music!
39-minute drive from The Strawberry Inn
Jack’s Place – solo artists, duos, and full bands play on the stage inside the restaurant. A mix of genres, with a focus on country music.
57-minute drive from The Strawberry Inn – a perfect stop on your way to or from the Valley!
Punkin Center Bar and Grill – Live music & karaoke. Call the restaurant for the music schedule.
60-minute drive from The Strawberry Inn
Jake’s Corner Bar (a bit closer than the marina!) – Solo acts and small bands play on the small stage inside the restaurant. Genres include rock, folk, and country.
90-minute drive from The Strawberry Inn
Creekside Tavern – Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Solo acts and small bands playing a mix of genres.
Do you know of another great spot to see live music in Rim Country? Shoot us a message, and we will add it to the list! Plan a musical Rim Country getaway by clicking here to book your stay at The Strawberry Inn.