Gin Blossoms bring headline entertainment to Masik Tas Celebration

Maricopa, Arizona

Don’t miss the Gin Blossoms in a free concert on Friday, December 14 in the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa! The Gin Blossoms and special guests Vertical Horizon come to the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle as part of the Ak-Chin Indian Community’s Masik Tas celebration.

Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 14. Vertical Horizon takes the stage at 7 p.m., with the Gin Blossoms coming on at 8:30 p.m. Bring blankets or low-level lawn chairs. Fireworks follow the show at 10 p.m., and then head to the Luxe Lounge to keep dancing to the hits spun by the DJ.

The Gin Blossoms got started in the late 1980s and grew a following, as a local band, in the Phoenix area, especially in the group's hometown, Tempe. The band gained national popularity and had consistent hits for years, including “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita” and “Found Out About You.” The band's hit song, “Til I Hear It From You,” reached number one and earned platinum status. Here’s your chance to enjoy this talented group at a free show! Vertical Horizon joins the Gin Blossoms, bringing its pop-rock sound. Vertical Horizon’s top hits include the number 1 hit, “Everything You Want.”

This concert is part of the Masik Tas Celebration, which commemorates the formal recognition and birthday of the Ak-Chin Indian Community. The celebration is held over several days and includes activities for all to enjoy. Other events include the Miss and Junior Miss Ak-Chin Pageant and Coronation Dance, a basketball tournament, an evening light parade, rodeo events, and a carnival.

Free to all, the carnival runs December 14-16 near the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. It opens Friday, December 14 at 4 p.m. — come check out the carnival before the Gin Blossoms concert! In addition to rides, food, and fun, cultural performances and demonstrations will be held on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Saturday evening includes a a Chicken Scratch dance, with Two Rivers inside the Luxe Lounge at 10 p.m. Most events happen near the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road in Maricopa.

Take the opportunity to enjoy this great show with the Gin Blossoms and Vertical Horizon! Stick around to learn more about the Ak-Chin Indian Community and the Masik Tas Celebration!

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