Dueling Pianos in Phoenix is all over the valley in September!
Join newlyweds Amy and Randy Keith at their Dueling Pianos in Phoenix:
The Harp Irish Pub, Friday, 9/16, 8:30pm
Lakeside Bar and Grill, Saturdays 9/17 AND 10/1, 7:30pm\
Join our dueling pianos partners at these Dillon’s locations:
Dillon’s on the Bayou, Lake Pleasant, Friday, 9/9
Dillon’s Thunderbird, Peoria, Saturday, 9/10
Dillon’s Arrowhead, Glendale, Saturday, 9/17
What is Dueling Pianos in Phoenix?
Dueling Pianos as a musical concept got started in the southern United states, most notably at New Orleans Pat O’Briens and Dallas Alleycats in the late 1980s. In Arizona, dueling pianos in Phoenix was slow to start until the 1990s when Arizona Center saw the advent of Little Ditty’s, popular for many years until its closing in the early 2000s.
Several other dueling piano bars have graced the Valley of the Sun, including a short lived stint (less than one year) of dueling piano giant Howl at the Moon in Scottsdale. The Shout! House, mainstays in San Diego and Minneapolis, graced Arizona Coyotes and Cardinals fans at Glendale’s Westgate complex, starting Superbowl weekend 2008 until Spring 2016.
In Downtown Tempe, nearly every Arizona State Sun Devil can remember (or maybe not) walking down to the basement on Mill Avenue to grace the stage of the Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar for most of the 21st century. In 2015, the Big Bang closed and was bought out by new management, leaving way to reopen as Low Key Dueling Piano Bar, still welcoming college students from Tempe and beyond.
In Arizona, specifically dueling pianos in Phoenix has gained popularity not just at the aforementioned dueling piano bars but also at events like weddings and corporate events. Several dueling piano vendors supply entertainment for these clients: Amazing Pianos, AZ Dueling Pianos and Premier Piano Shows. Occasionally other out-of-state dueling piano vendors supply shows as well including entertainers from The Killer Dueling Pianos, Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos, and Blazing Pianos.
Dueling Pianos in Phoenix NOW
The only dedicated dueling piano bar that now exists in Phoenix (Tempe) is Low Key. But there are many other options for dueling piano fun on a weekly and monthly basis, thanks to AZ Dueling Pianos and Premier Piano Shows:
Every Thursday: Murphy’s Law Irish Pub in Gilbert, 7-10pm
Every Friday: The Harp Irish Pub in Mesa, 8:30-11:30pm
Every month: Lakeside Bar and Grill and Dillon’s (Arrowhead, Thunderbird and on the Bayou).