Jet Setting to AZ for Super Bowl LVII? Insider Look Into Super Bowl Weekend 2023 with Thomas Turner
Super Bowl LVII is quickly approaching with Arizona offering an exciting array of events and parties across the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan areas. Elevated Men’s Lifestyle caught up with master talent booker and programming architect Thomas Turner, the founder of Relentless Beats, for the rundown on the hottest events and local destinations to experience while in town, inclusive of his insider perspective.
As the founder of Relentless Beats, Arizona’s leading promoter of electronic and dance music events, Thomas Turner is widely known as a dominating force in the electronic music industry, as well as all music genres from rock to country to hip hop, booking and producing over 400 events a year.
Turner has led curation not only in Arizona but on a global level, booking internationally renowned artists for decades. For Super Bowl Weekend, Turner is behind many turnkey activations scheduled to take place, from SHAQ’s Fun House and Rob Gronkowski’s Gronk Beach to Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Tailgate, to major EDM performances from Steve Aoki to Kaskade to Alesso, and headlining artists from G Eazy to Snoop, with top venue partners like W Scottsdale, and Talking Stick Resort.
As a native to the area, Turner offers our readers his insight for patrons and football fans traveling to town to experience Super Bowl weekend first hand, in style.
Q&A with Thomas Turner:
What makes this city an ideal location for Super Bowl, especially for the jet set type of traveler?
The climate and location make Phoenix an ideal repeat destination for the Super Bowl, given it takes place during what is much colder weather for the rest of the country. In addition, Scottsdale’s private airport is one of the best in the country offering convenient access for private jets, and companies like www.parsonsvillas.com offer luxury rentals for all group sizes. JSX also flies directly into Phoenix from various cities.
What are the most luxurious events happening at SuperBowl This year, in your opinion, with what you are working on?
We are working on around 20 events for this year's Big Game Weeknd. Sports Illustrated, Shaq's Funhouse (Shaquille O’Neal), & Gronk Beach at Talking Stick Resort (Rob Gronkowski), W Scottsdale featuring performances such as G-Eazy, Cardi B, and Ludacris, Maya Dayclub featuring Tyga, Alesso, Kaskade, + more TBA are at the top when it comes to luxury presentations.
What are the most upscale or luxurious hotel experiences/stays to book?
Nothing beats the W hotel in Scottsdale during Super Bowl week for entertainment. However, Phoenix is home to many of the best resorts in the country like The Phoenician, Sanctuary, Royal Palm, & The Arizona Biltmore to name a few.
What are insider tips to navigating Super Bowl weekend for a jet set crowd?
Stay in Scottsdale and visit The Waste Management Phoenix Open during the day. It’s touted as the world's biggest sporting event and takes place on the same weekend offering an excellent opportunity to layer in another top level experience for an unforgettable weekend.
What are some events not to be missed?
Marshmello, & Tim Mcgraw at Westgate which is located next to the stadium are going to be outstanding shows with big stage productions. The shows in Scottsdale include The W, Maya, & Talking Stick Resort for Shaqs Funhouse, Sports Illustrated, & Gronk’s Beach. However my favorite event is Weird & Wonderful being produced by Relentless Beats featuring Diplo and Guy Gerber, taking place at Sunbar in Tempe Saturday night.
Where can one experience the best bottle service set up in Scottsdale or Phoenix?
Definitely at Talking Stick Resort with Medium Rare for Sports Illustrated, Shaq's Funhouse, Gronk’s Beach, W Hotel Scottsdale and Maya Dayclub.
What makes for a perfect night out?
Variety is the spice of life so I love to keep it moving with a great day of activity into a night filled with action.
What do you love about Arizona and the Phoenix/Scottsdale greater region?
The city is very livable in every aspect. Arizona offers tons of activities ranging from amazing hiking (such as Tom's Thumb or Piestawa Peak), off-roading, shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square, and incredible day trips like Sedona (beautiful 90 min drive), or the Grand Canyon (3.5 hrs). There is something for everyone.
What are some restaurant recommendations in this region?
My favorites include Dominics, Steak 44, Toca Madera, Nobu, & City Hall, to name a few.
Does your company offer concierge services for Super Bowl Weekend and year round, such as assisting with VIP table bookings, car services, dining, private jets?
We offer VIP table bookings to all mentioned events and curated packages, however, we have alliances with various companies that can connect VIPS for any of these additional desires and needs. We always want our guests to have the ultimate VIP experience, and we have alignments with every top partner in the region.
Check out Relentless Beats’ digital event rundown, inclusive of all details, ticket links and an up-to-date programming list of Super Bowl weekend events, including new additions to the lineup planned for announcement as the weekend approaches. VIP tables and key access for all of the Turner’s events can be coordinated through Relentless Beats VIP hosts, just inquire to their website.
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