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The Phoenix Convention Center & Venues (PCC&V) invite you to its 40th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Sept. 28.  For four decades, the Phoenix Convention Center and Symphony Hall have brought people together in downtown Phoenix, making a positive impact on the local economy.  Since 2000, PCC&V have hosted more than 650 convention events and welcomed nearly two million delegates, providing an economic impact in excess of $2.5 billion dollars to the state and local economy.

WHAT:  40th Anniversary Block Party

WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:  100 N. Third Street (Outdoor block party between Washington & Monroe streets)

On Sept. 28, 1972, the Phoenix Convention Center opened as Phoenix Civic Plaza on six city blocks with a group capacity of 10,000 attendees.  Symphony Hall opened the next day and welcomed the Phoenix Symphony as its first resident company. Throughout the years both venues welcomed local and out-of-town visitors to concerts, intimate gatherings and high profile events. Since its recent expansion, PCC&V can accommodate 80% of the convention meetings market.  For more information about notable highlights, visit phoenixconventioncenter.com.

The anniversary celebration is free and takes place on Third Street between Washington and Monroe.  Don’t miss the live music provided by KSLX radio station 100.7FM, games & activities sponsored by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, cupcakes compliments of Aventura Catering, giveaways and so much more.

Featured image courtesy of Phoenix Convention Center.