By Emma Wolff

The month of May brings warmer weather, blooming flowers, and music at Kierland Commons. Kierland Commons, located at 15205 N. Kierland Boulevard in Scottsdale, is relaunching its Live Music in the Plaza events starting May 2 and running through the end of the month.

Every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., Kierland Commons will host a band in its center lawn. Featured bands for May are NEON and Sugahbeat.

NEON is a local band with an upbeat energy. It is hard not to dance or tap your toes while listening to their music. They have been in the Valley for many years now so you may have seen them perform at the Blue Martini, the Biltmore Fashion Park, the Scottsdale Princess, or many other locations.

Tunes performed by Sugahbeat will make you feel like you are relaxing on the beach. They have a fun musical blend of Jamaican soul, pop and classic rock sounds. You may have seen them perform at Hotel Valley Ho, Tempe Festival of the Arts, or the Desert Botanical Gardens.

If you have not had the chance to listen to either of these bands, or if you are a returning fan, these concerts are a perfect excuse for getting outdoors.

Concerts in the plaza will be taking COVID-19 precautions to keep the attendees and shoppers safe. It will be outdoors, socially distanced, and mask guidelines will apply.

Live Music in the Plaza is a great opportunity to listen to local bands, support local shops, and attend a fun, free activity perfect for the whole family. For more information on the concert series or the shops at Kierland Commons, visit