Palm Springs Festivals

Palm Springs Gears Up for Music and Dance Festivals

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Palm Springs, CA – Over the next two months, music lovers will unite in Palm Springs to attend an eclectic mix of concerts, festivals and parties ranging from jazz to electronica to indie rock. Signature events taking place include the White Party, The Dinah, Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, Palm Springs Opera in the Park, Coachella Music Festival, Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, and Brew at the Zoo.

White Party
Dates: March 29-April 1, 2013
Location: Various locations in downtown Palm Springs
Description: The largest gay dance festival in the world, featuring musical entertainment from international singers and DJs. The weekend-long festivities include the Friday Night Bulge Underwear Party, and pool parties on Saturday and Sunday.

The Dinah
Dates: April 3-7, 2013
Location: The Hilton Palm Springs is the host hotel for the pool parties, and special events and dancing will also take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Zelda’s Nightclub and Hotel Zoso.
Description: Thousands of women from all over the world will gather in Palm Springs for The Dinah, also known as The Dinah Shore Weekend by Club Skirts. The entertainment roster features artists ranging from pop to dance, and indie music to electronica. A pop sensation duo, KARMIN, will perform their summer hit “Broken Hearted” as the headliner during the “Monte Carlo” party held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, April 6, 2013

Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival
Dates: April 4-7, 2013
Location: Eight different venues and clubs throughout downtown including host hotel, Alcazar
Description: The festival will include performances by Grammy Award Winner, Terri Lyne Carrington, considered one of the best drummers currently on the contemporary jazz scene; multi-Grammy award nominated artist/pianist/composer/arranger Patrice Rushen; and Tia Fuller on alto-sax, who is also currently playing with R&B superstar Beyoncé’s band.

Palm Springs Opera in the Park
Date: April 7, 2013
Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Sunrise Park in downtown Palm Springs
Description: A free annual concert featuring opera music performances. Visitors may reserve spaces under the tent or bring their own chair and blanket. This year’s featured singers include Vocal Competition winners Anush Avetisyan and Rodell Rosel. A tribute to Jacques Offenbach will be performed as well as performances of “Opera’s Greatest Hits”.

Coachella Music Festival
Dates: Weekend 1: April 12-14 | Weekend 2: April 19-21
Location: Empire Polo Grounds, Indio (30 minutes from Palm Springs)
Description: Annual music and arts festival features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously.

Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party
Date: April 17, 2013
Time: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Parking area – Spa Resort Casino downtown Palm Springs
Description: An outdoor concert between the Coachella Music and Arts Festival weekends featuring a headlining band and three regional unsigned bands picked by Goldenvoice who will perform their original songs. Up and coming DJs will play in between band performances.

Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Dates: April 26-28, 2013
Location: Empire Polo Grounds, Indio (30 minutes from Palm Springs)
Description: Annual three-day country music festival featuring award-winning artists Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and Zac Brown Band.

Brew at the Zoo
Dates: May 4, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Living Desert – 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert
Description: The Living Desert will host an evening of live music performances on three stages, while attendees toast a variety of premium craft beers, wine and small bites. All proceeds go to help the world’s endangered animals and preserve the desert landscape.

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