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Saturday, a huge musical event will take over the streets of Scottsdale. It's the Sound Wave Musical Festival, and it could make Arizona the next big destination for music lovers.

Southern California has their big music event Coachella. Las Vegas has the Electric Daisy Carnival and now Scottsdale has Sound Wave.

This event will bring in people from across the country.

It will take place in old town Scottsdale on Indian Plaza.

Organizers have even brought in a huge act -- Tiesto.

Video from Tiesto's website gives you an idea of the energy that will pulsate through Scottsdale Saturday night when he and 12 other performers take over.

"It's taken us over four years to bring him back, this time he is more legendary than ever," says Steve Levine, of Steve Levine Entertainment and PR.

Steve Levine is the man behind the music festival that is making Scottsdale a music destination for fans from across the country.

"I woke up to 15 or 20 text messages with people saying ‘hey we're coming in we don't have tickets what should we do?' and it's kind of refreshing to see that."

18-year-olds are allowed here on the street during the block party, they're just not allowed inside any of the venues that serve alcohol. The organizer will also have representatives from the state liquor board on hand.

"We have about 70 security, 25 police officers, we're in touch with liquor department. I'm the type of guy who brings the liquor department in before the event rather than after the event!"

As the stage gets set up, neighbors brace for a noisy night.

"It's really bad at night, I mean my room is back there and you can really hear it," says resident Nina Helms.

But Nina Helms is happy the music will stop around 11 p.m. It's also good news for restaurants like Majerle's -- they serve food and drinks until 2 am.

"It's just going to bring more people here, it's going to be great, it's one of the reasons why we opened Majerle's here in Scottsdale," says Cheri LoDuca, general manager of Majerle's.

Steve Levine Entertainment is donating 1/4 of alcohol sales to Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Online: http://soundwaveaz.com/

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