Photos courtesy of Anthem Community Council

Anthem is set to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with its annual Music in May event, transforming the Community Park Amphitheater into a vibrant hub for families and friends every Friday night throughout the month.

With a variety of Arizona’s talented local bands and an array of delicious food trucks, the free event invites the community to gather under the stars and enjoy an evening of music, food, and camaraderie.

The event, held at the Community Park Amphitheater, located at 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., offers free admission and parking to the public.

Each Friday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., attendees can expect a lively atmosphere filled with dancing children, friendly conversations, and the sweet sounds of diverse musical genres.

The lineup of local bands showcases the rich musical talent of Arizona, featuring a variety of styles to suit all tastes. Thaddeus Rose, performing on May 5, is known for their dynamic stage presence and a diverse repertoire of popular hits spanning multiple decades. The Walkens, scheduled for May 12, offer a captivating blend of variety classics, combining timeless favorites with their unique, energetic twist. The Western Fusion Band, playing on May 19, delivers a lively fusion of country and classic rock, transporting listeners to the heart of the American Southwest. Finally, on May 26, Superhero will dazzle the audience with their renditions of chart-topping hits and pop anthems, making for an unforgettable finale.

In addition to the impressive roster of musicians, each week offers a unique selection of food trucks, providing festivalgoers with an extensive range of gastronomic delights. From mouthwatering burgers and savory cheesesteaks to sweet churros and creamy ice cream, there is something to satisfy every palate.
Notable food trucks include:
• Burgers Amore: Known for their gourmet burgers, crafted with high-quality ingredients and innovative flavor combinations.
• Queso Good: A food truck specializing in delicious quesadillas, burritos, and Mexican-inspired cuisine.
• Churros Locos: Serving up delectable churros with a variety of dipping sauces for the ultimate sweet treat.
• Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse: Offering tender, slow-cooked barbeque dishes, including brisket, ribs, and pulled pork.
• Dad’s Ribs and Mom’s Tacos: A family-run truck featuring lip-smacking ribs and authentic, homemade tacos.
• Jeff & Carolyn’s Ice Cream: Serving a selection of rich, creamy ice cream flavors to beat the heat.
• Kona Ice: Offering refreshing shaved ice with a wide range of flavors to choose from.
• Moore of That: A unique food truck offering an eclectic menu, including vegan and vegetarian options.
• The Frybread Truck: Serving Native American frybread with sweet and savory toppings.
• Rocco’s Cheesesteaks: Bringing a taste of Philadelphia to Anthem with their mouthwatering cheesesteaks.
• Tzikii Food Truck: Offering Mediterranean-inspired dishes, including gyros, falafel, and hummus.
• Melnlibby’s: A gourmet sandwich truck, known for their creative and flavorful combinations.
• Cheese Out: Specializing in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and comfort food.
• Gibson’s Smokehouse BBQ: Serving classic barbeque dishes and mouthwatering sides.
• Pita Jungle: Offering healthy, fresh Mediterranean cuisine, including wraps, salads, and dips.
• Rockstar Hotdogs: Known for their inventive hot dog creations, topped with a variety of unique ingredients.
• Island Boys Jerk Spot: Bringing Caribbean flavors to Anthem with their authentic jerk dishes and island-inspired cuisine

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