LiveWire brings much-needed event space to Old Town

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Look out, Scottsdale. There’s a new venue in town.

Developed by Evening Entertainment Group (EEG), the minds behind Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails, RnR, Sandbar Mexican Grill, Bottled Blonde and The Mint, LiveWire, which opened on December 27, is filling the live performance gap in Old Town Scottsdale.

Replacing Axis/Radius in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, LiveWire is a 14,000-square-foot, two-story space with a wide array of possibilities. A live performance and concert venue for acts of all kinds, from rock to country, DJs to stand-up comedy, don’t expect this place to submit to the strictly hip-hop or EDM performances that so many other Scottsdale clubs do.

LiveWire also has the capability to serve as a high-end event space for private and corporate groups as well as more intimate, seated events with custom catering.

This multi-million dollar, swanky space offers premium accommodations for both guests and artists. Decorated with a sleek, dramatic design, LiveWire holds 1,160 guests and has two huge bars. With a built-in stage that expands from 12’x30’ to 30’x30’, it also has a dedicated artists’ green room and an open second-story with permanent VIP table service and an unobstructed view of the dance floor.

LiveWire also boasts state-of-the-art sound, lighting and production technologies, including a 25 foot HD video wall on the stage and a three-sided, LED screen wrapped mezzanine.

After the venue’s grand opening on December 27, LiveWire is jumped off the block in a big way with an opening headlined by local favorites Jared and the Mill. But there are more exciting performances lined up for the next coming months.

To start, the venerable, Oscar-award-winning-actor/musician Jeff Bridges and his band, The Abiders, are stopping by on January 9. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen; The Dude is coming to Scottsdale. After Bridges warms up LiveWire, it’ll be ready for The English Beat on January 10, Craig Wayne Boyd on January 24 and Steve Aoki on February 19.

In a part of town filled to the brim with trendy restaurants and dance-y bars, it’ll be interesting to see what a versatile live music venue adds to the mix.

LiveWire, 7320 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 480.970.6980, livewireaz.com

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