It’s a new year, and we are bursting at the seams with excitement for what we’ve got in store for 2017. Last year brought several shows to town that won’t soon be forgotten, and we’re riding the same high waves into a fresh new year. Each month we aim to bring you carefully curated shows from the world’s most sought-after entertainers and performers. Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations is dedicated to bringing a wide array of talent to the Valley’s best venues, and to kick off 2017 — which is expected to be a huge year for EDM, we’re bringing some of dance music’s most venerated talents to town this month. Moreover, our events circuit will be heating up as the top of the year gets underway, so check out our list of events for January, and keep your eyes peeled for exciting announcements to follow.

Laidback Luke at Māyā Day + Nightclub: January 13th, 2017

The yoga-loving veteran DJ/producer from Amsterdam first entered the music scene with alluring house and techno beats. Years later, Luke is now recognized for bringing more of an eclectic style to the decks. His career kicked-off in the early ‘90s, and his sound was launched to critical acclaim. He was voted #46 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs in 2008, climbing to #27 in 2009, and eventually #17 in 2010, showing his constant progression as a trendsetting tastemaker in the world of EDM. Probably one of the most interesting things to set him apart from his late-night life as a DJ is the healthy lifestyle he enjoys sharing with his fans. He has his own weekly vlog on Facebook (The Real World: DJ Edition) where his followers can get an up-close glimpse into his daily life of yoga, meditation and healthy eating. Don’t let the “Laidback” moniker fool you though, when Luke hits Scottsdale on January 13th, things will be anything but relaxed at Māyā Day + Nightclub. Purchase your tickets here.

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Matoma at Māyā Day + Nightclub: January 27th, 2017

Norwegian transplant, Matoma, best known for his catchy hip hop/tropical house mashups and remixes, will return to Scottsdale on January 27th. Back in 2014, he was inspired by the work of legendary dance acts like Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, and Armin Van Buuren. Matoma quickly began remixing and releasing his own productions, which are now defined by their uplifting overtones and melodically appealing vibes. 2015 brought about a breakout moment for Matoma behind his remix of The Notorious B.I.G.’s, “Old Thing Back,” which now boasts more than 130 million streams. That same year, he released his debut single and earned his first appearance on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic chart.  This year has been big with the debut of his first full-length album, Hakuna Matoma. Tracks include, “Knives,” “Find Love,” “The Wave,” and “Try Me,” featuring major star power from the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Jason Derulo. Matoma’s tropically-influenced electronic compositions will be breezing through Māyā this month, don’t miss you — you can grab tickets here.

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duPont REGISTRY After Party @ W Scottsdale: January 20th, 2017

duPont Registry can only be described as luxury of the highest caliber. The high-end marketplace for all things automotive, home buying and boating is hosting an after party for the ages following the Barrett Jackson Autoshow on Friday, January 20th at W Scottsdale’s WET Pool Deck. The ultimate destination for auto enthusiasts looking to keep the good times rolling after the Barrett Jackson festivities, duPont Registry’s after party at W Scottsdale will feature everything from exotic car rentals to a teeming stock of new and used luxury vehicles.

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Honorable Mentions:

Birds Nest at the Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is not only one of the Valley’s premier sporting events of the year, its also one of the biggest entertainment draws of the entire year too. Perhaps just as famous as the legendary golf event though is the tag-along concert blowout known as the Birds Nest running from February 1-4th. The Birds Nest brings a star-studded roster of talent to the links for when the sun goes down, and this year’s Birds Nest lineup is a hay maker to say the least. Outdoing past iterations of the event in 2017, the Birds Nest has announced a well-rounded cast of talent, featuring the likes of Toby Keith, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, and Chase Rice to satisfy Arizona’s country sensibilities, balanced by acts like Flo Ride, Kaskade, Blink-182 and Steve Aoki. Come out for Phil Mickelson’s short game during the day, stay to raise a glass with Toby Keith at night. Grab tickets here.

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Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival

This Valley mainstay, now in its 29th year is rapidly approaching, and excitement is steadily reaching a fever pitch here at SLE. Ticket sales for the three-day family festival are right around the corner, followed by talent announcements for both of the event’s music stages. We’re pleased to inform you that multiple applications to participate in Ostrich Festival and its related events are now available. You can apply to march in the Ostrich Festival parade or you can even apply to rock the stage as one of this year’s performers. This year’s event runs March 10-12th, and things are shaping up to make this the greatest Ostrich Festival in almost three decades. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Ostrich Festival Applications:

Performer Application

Parade Application

Mayor’s Fun Run Application

Vendor Application

Keep up to date with all of our latest news, announcements, promotions and giveaways by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too. We are raising the bar even further for entertainment in the Valley in 2017 and we can’t wait to see you all out there at events throughout the year. We are kicking things into high gear in January, and things are only going up from here.