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Address: 5655 W Valencia Rd, Casino Del Sol Resort, Tucson, AZ 85757
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+1 520-838-6400

The nearly 5,000-seat Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (AVA) has become a...

The nearly 5,000-seat Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (AVA) has become a hot-spot of Southern Arizona, taking the entertainment world by storm, selling out shows with such acts like Van Halen, Daddy Yankee, Toby Keith, Gwen Stefani, Alejandro Fernandez, Luis Miguel and The Scorpions.

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Beautiful concert or theater setting.

Set in a desert atmosphere of Casino Del Sol, this amphitheater is a very nice venue for a concert or show. The offered beer, popcorn, hotdogs, etc. The place was clean and large... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Tucson, AZ.
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Tucson, AZ.
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Set in a desert atmosphere of Casino Del Sol, this amphitheater is a very nice venue for a concert or show. The offered beer, popcorn, hotdogs, etc. The place was clean and large enough so you weren't being crowded out by others. The only problem we had, we had 3rd row tickets but they let concert goers stand up in... More 

Thank RosieTucson_AZ_
Avondale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I went to the AVA Amphitheater last weekend to see Alice Cooper, and my experience was absolutely incredible. Before going, I read many reviews of the venue online so I could get an idea of what to expect, and I was preparing myself for the worst... But I was blown away by how my experience did not align with any... More 

1 Thank SteelRocker
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We saw Sammy Hagar on Friday night at the Ava Amphitheater and I loved every minute of it! It was super easy to get into the Casino Del Sol parking and easy to park. A short walk to the gate and long but quick line for a 'beer bracelet' and we were done! Lines and waits were not too long... More 

Thank Heidi S
Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I have attended concerts at this venue many times and last night as well. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and there are two types of seats - under the pavillion wth an assigned seat and out on the lawn. By far, the pavillion seats are better - closer to the stage and more comfortable. They do not allow you... More 

4 Thank Jillibean516
Marana, Arizona
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

I have seen some amazing acts perform at the AVA Amphitheater in the last 12 years. Unfortunately they are not up to par when it comes to bands that are not multi-million dollar sell outs. The RockFest on October 23, 2015 was a bust. When I originally saw the billing on their website it read, Whitesnake, Loverboy and Nightranger. I... More 

1 Thank Pizazzle
Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

They keep this place clean. The facilities are plentiful. Parking is easy. Sight lines form seats and lawn are great. I've seen a few shows here and am always happy with the security, vendors, sound. Drinks are pricey but what can you do? Maybe win it back at the casino?

1 Thank cstarrr
Rodeo, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Security was a joke! While stopping people with cameras(THEIR WEBSITE SAID THEY WERE PERMITTED)miniscule pocket knives and bug spray, Smartphones ,DVD cameras went on through. Paid some serious money for VIP tickets, no merchandise as yet and once the show started nothing but peoples backs and the glare from phones! I don;t think I saw 10m minutes of the show,... More 

2 Thank Jim K
Phoenix, Arizona
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501 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I've been here many times coming down for shows from Phoenix because sometimes a show doesn't make it to my town, sometimes i prefer an outdoor venue (yes despite the heat) and sometimes because the pricing was so much better than in Phoenix like this show which was Peter Frampton, BB King, and Buddy Guy. The show was great, but... More 

2 Thank northernk
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I purchased two Meet and Greet VIP tickets for this show for 710.00 dollars. While the performance of these two great bands was really good the VIP was NOT worth the money! My photo with ZZ Top was taken by a less than amateur photographer. My photo is barely in focus. There are people in the photo -OTHER than the... More 

Thank Wade G
Taipei, Taiwan
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246 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

If the weather is good the lawn is a nice option- the stage isn't so far away that you won't be able to see anything. The last time I came we got VIP Box tickets which are pretty nice. The main issue with the box seating is that they are not tiered, so if you're not front row it can... More 

1 Thank phoenixwan

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