To celebrate 10 years as a band, The Maine teamed up with their management company, 8123, to put on the inaugural 8123 Fest in Phoenix, Arizona last weekend. To kick off the festivities, The Maine released their new single “Bad Behavior” and announced their new album Lovely Little Lonely will arrive April 7th. The band closed down the main stage on Saturday night at the Crescent Ballroom, taking fans on an epic journey through their decade-long discography.

Earlier in the day, both Brighten and A Rocket To The Moon reunited for the first time since 2013. After just recently receiving Gold record status with their 2009 single “Like We Used To”, ARTTM had a lot to celebrate. Fans were especially eager to sing along to their favorites from On Your Side (2009), and were equally excited to rediscover Brighten’s discography.

A Rocket To The Moon’s frontman Nick Santino’s newest project Beach Weather also made an appearance at the festival, and performed songs off their newest EP, Chit Chat. The only non-8123 band to take the main stage was Phoenix-bred The Summer Set, who were welcomed home with open arms by the sold out crowd. Other notable appearances include The Technicolors, This Century and Justin Reece. Check out some photos from the festival!

Written by Catherine Powell

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