Downtown Tempe, Arizona



Circle K New Year's Eve Block Party on Mill

Entertainment for the evening will be on the following stages:

  • TEMPE TIMES SQUARE – MIX on 5th Dance Club. This is countdown central!
  • KISS FM Kalliope Dance Club
  • KNIX Hayden Square Live Stage
  • Clock Tower Stage
  • Brickyard Stage
  • 6th Street Sports Bar Stage
  • Family Fun Zone powered by Radio Disney

KISS FM Kalliope Dance Club

DJ Sterling

He’s the first Video DJ to play at the Super Bowl! One of the first DJs to perform on an iPad in the USA! He’s performed at 3 National College Championship Football Block Parties! 7 years running, he’s been the official DJ for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and has performed on a Jumbtro multiple times. He’s the official DJ of the Ohio State Alumni (“GO BUCKS”) and was voted 2010 Top Resident DJ in the USA (finishing in the top 3)


The Walter Show

The Walter Project began in 2009 when an eclectic group of people banded together and applied mechanical skill, artistic passion, architectural savvy, lighting dynamics, and fabricator aplomb to re-purpose a 1963 Walter Crash Vehicle (fire truck) into a 2:1 scale Volkswagen Micro bus (8 times the volume) known as Walter the Bus. Their most aggressive project has been the conception of Kalliope, with aerial beams, lasers, CO2 cannons and bone shaking PK Sound subwoofers.


KNIX Hayden Square Live Stage

DJ Smylz

At the age of 7 I started mixing music, now at the age of 17 I'm proud to say that more than half of my life has bin dedicated to rocking party's like the Fiesta Bowl Block party, the ASU Undie Run and much more. I love rocking the turntables while keeping the party atmosphere hype and seeing smiles on peoples face is the best..



74th Street Band | 6pm-8pm

Known as Arizona’s Hottest Southern Rockers, 74th Street Band burns up stages like the Arizona sun. Based out of Phoenix, Arizona, these boys are anything but a local band. Touring all over the southwest and beyond, 74th Street Band are regional favorites.


Desert Dixie | 8:30pm-10:00pm

Desert Dixie is country band that has the power to appeal to all audiences. With musicians well-versed in everything from Bluegrass to Heavy Metal (seriously!), at a typical show you’ll hear numerous unexpected covers of well-known songs along with classics, new country, and well-written originals. They can rock a party crowd or entertain a conference room full of businessmen.


Jared & The Mill | 10:30pm-12:45am

A few years ago, Jared Kolesar and his buddy, Michael, invested themselves in learning the Folk and Americana music they'd been getting into. In the summer of 2011 they amassed a band under the name of “Jared & The Mill” comprised of Singer/Songwriter Jared Kolesar, Larry Gast III on lead guitar, Michael Carter on mandolin, banjo and harmonica, Chuck Morriss on the electric and upright bass, Gabe Hall-Rodriguez on accordion/keyboard and Josh Morin on the drums and percussion.


6th St. Sports Bar Stage

Whiskey's Quicker | 6pm-8pm

Whiskey's Quicker is an Arizona-based cover band formed by Valley media personality Dan Bickley, who is best known for his biting commentaries on Ch. 12, The Arizona Republic, and Arizona Sports 620 (KTAR -AM).


Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns | 9pm-12:30am

Throughout the past 20 years, the band has had over 25 members and has become an Arizona institution
for professional musicians for the past 20 years. Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns won the 1999
Phoenix Blues Society Annual Blues Showdown.


Clocktower Stage

Darkness Dear Boy | 8:30pm-12:30am

Darkness Dear Boy has the power to shake, rock, skank and move you! They are an energetic indie band that plays original music that blends elements of rock, reggae, punk & honky tonk. They perform from 10ft up in the air on their custom made ladders!  DDB is a Tempe band that plays festivals and concerts all over the southwest.


Ultra Lounge


Combining talents in 2010, and donning the Production/DJ moniker TABS, the two DJs have been hell bent on creating original production and quality remixes that draw from their similar tastes in EDM while staying true to their evolving melodic sound and bringing that live act to as many places as possible along the way. In just over two years of production, the two have quickly risen to be named “Best DJ Duo 2012” in local arts newspaper The Phoenix New Times



Brickyard Stage

Decker. | 6pm-8pm

Rising from the dust of a near-fatal rollover accident while on tour in California last summer, Decker has completed their fourth record in as many years and has holed up in their red rock home of Sedona, AZ to prepare for a February 2013 nationwide launch for the new album, Slider. Since the 2009 release of the band’s debut album Long Days, the band has scrapped and grown, played hundreds of dates across the US and released two more albums.



Tridon | 8:30pm-10pm

TRIDON is a professional high energy hard rock band. They pride themselves on delivering their fans a fun and interactive atmosphere topped with hard hitting choruses and powerful vocal messages. The bands performances have always been something to buzz about long after the show is over.




Zoom | 10:30pm-12:30am

Straight out of the fire (Phoenix, AZ) comes ZOOM, an
incendiary concoction of intricate word play, earcatching guitars and a rhythm section that keeps you on your feet dancing, all mixed with just a splash of liquor.