Musicians performed on the first night of the Tucson International Mariachi Conference in 2006.

Greg Bryan, Arizona Daily Star 2006

Tucson International Mariachi Conference

Tucson helped give life to mariachi music in this country, and this has been an annual spring event since 1983.

Grand Canyon Music Festival

Chamber musicians perform over three weekends in August and September. It was founded in 1983.

Vans Warped Tour

This national event makes a summer stop in Phoenix with its rock, hip-hop and hot music.

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival

It promotes original programming, musical excellence, and an intimate atmosphere for audiences and musicians. Next year's dates are March 4-11.

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks

Held in October, it just celebrated its 30th anniversary.

- Selected by Star staff