The Van Buren welcomed the downtown Phoenix community on August 22 to a preview party for the city’s newest music venue. Guests enjoyed performances by Hi-Dreams DJ Collective and Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra throughout the night.

The Van Buren entrance

They officially open to the public on August 23 with a show from The Cold War Kids. The 1,900-capacity venue, located on the corner of 4th Ave. and Van Buren St., features three bars, a mezzanine and a spacious patio.

The venue has partnered with Live Nation and Stateside Presents to provide attendees the best possible concert experience. You can find a list of all upcoming shows here.

Click on the photos below for a peek inside The Van Buren.