By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
There are ways to achieve lift in the Airpark without an aircraft.
Take the swanky, 5.8-acre Hangar One, for example. From a design that mimics the leading edge of a wing, the world-class complex has helped many exclusive parties and social functions take flight.
For example, the award-winning country group The Band Perry played a private concert at Hangar One on Nov. 10 for Ram trucks and the music-streaming service Pandora.
The intimate crowd of about 200 sang along and got a look at Ram truck models positioned throughout the sprawling 13-year-old venue at 15220 N. 78th Way, adjacent to Scottsdale Airport.
Ready to release its third album, sister and brothers Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry hit the stage to the pounding of percussion, adding new flavor to the song “Better Dig Two.”
During their hour-long show, the charismatic siblings excited the crowd with a medley of “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics, Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back” and “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley. The threesome took turns fronting the songs.
The set list was a retrospective of the group’s career. It has released two studio albums, 2010’s self-titled debut, and 2013’s “Pioneer.” “The Band Perry” went platinum and included the six-time platinum chart-topper, “If I Die Young,” a song that Kimberly did with perfection at the Airpark.
The Grammy award-winners and their band were donned in all black, with Kimberly wearing thigh-high boots, a short skirt and matching top. With her flaxen hair returned to brown, it was tied tight into a bun on top of her head.
The Band Perry soon will return to the Airpark area. Tickets are on sale now for its set opening for Toby Keith at the Coors Light Birds Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The show is 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Kicking off the Birds Nest festivities will be Chase Rice and Jake Owen at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1.