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FBR Open: Nights all about the music

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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 3:35 pm | Updated: 12:58 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

You don't have to know a thing about golf to have a good time at the FBR Open, the annual nationally televised PGA tournament at TPC Scottsdale. Known as one of the best-attended golf events in the nation, the tourney draws world-class players, celebrities and about 500,000 spectators. And when the golfing's done, many of them hoof it to the Birds Nest, the tourney's nightly entertainment tent, for food, drinks and live music.

Tickets to the FBR Open are $25, and kids 17 and younger get in free when accompanied by an adult. Admission to the Birds Nest, for ages 21 and older, is a separate $25 charge.

Here's the entertainment lineup for the course and the Birds Nest; for a full schedule of golf events, visit www.phoenixopen.com.


8:30 a.m. - The day kicks off with the FBR/Xerox Pro-Am, a charity tournament played by teams of pro golfers and celebrities at TPC Stadium Course. Comedian George Lopez and actor Josh Duhamel are among the field of amateurs.

3:30 p.m. - The FBR Open's Shot At Glory, a closest-to-the-pin contest with a $1million hole-in-one for charity, takes place on the 16th hole. This year's celebrity competitors include Lopez, Duhamel, actor Luke Wilson and pro-surfer Kelly Slater.

The Birds Nest entertainment tent opens for its 2009 stint as a Scottsdale party destination.

6 p.m. - Austin-based Duck Soup, the unofficial band of the PGA Tour, plays at the Birds Nest.

8 p.m. - The blond, tanned and beautiful duo Zowie Bowie headline opening night at the Birds Nest. The glitzy guy-and-girl pair get top-billing at Las Vegas' Red Rock Casino/Hotel, where their band-backed show of popular dance music has been voted "Best of Las Vegas" by the Las Vegas Review Journal and "No.1 Must-See Show in Las Vegas" by America Online.


6 p.m. - Duck Soup opens at the Birds Nest.

8 p.m. - Rock band O.A.R. headlines at the Birds Nest.


6 p.m. - Rock band Static opens at the Birds Nest.

8 p.m. - MetalHead, Arizona's '80s glam rock cover band, headlines at the Birds Nest.


6 p.m. - The Chadwicks, one of Arizona's most popular cover bands, open at the Birds Nest.

8 p.m. - Boogie Knights, a Las Vegas-based '70s disco cover band, headlines, complete with glitter and polyester pants.

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