2nd Annual AMP BASH ANNOUNCED! Turn Up the AMP on March 18 at the Heckmann Estate

Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) has announced the return of their famed AMP BASH – Turn Up the AMP, set for the evening of Saturday, March 18 under the stars at the renowned Heckmann Estate in Rancho Mirage. Special guests include former Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum and his wife, designer Ace Harper.

Sponsored by Little Bar in Palm Desert, the event will encompass live performances by special guests, AMP Spring Program bands and returning AMPlumni bands. Guests will enjoy an evening with great food from Ruby’s Diner Food Truck, beverages by Best Beverages, Live Auction with items including VIP Tickets to Coachella and Stagecoach as well as a host of amazing Silent Auction items.

Tickets are now on sale at for AMP BASH – Turn Up The AMP on March 18 from 5 to 8 pm at the Heckmann Estate for $125 per person. Ticket includes entertainment, food & drink tickets.

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AMP, the only local program for Coachella Valley youth with an interest in music, relies on grants, sponsors and generous private donations to provide various programs for ages 8 to 18, plus private music lessons. Donations keep the tuition low as well as provide full scholarships for over half of the young musicians who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. AMP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by a dedicated volunteer board of directors that includes Daniel Duardo, Bruce Feagle, Stephanie Greene, Wendy Hope-Heckmann, Michele Penn, Kate Spates, Greg Vincent, and Roman Whittaker.

For more information about Academy of Musical Performance visit or call 760-537-5AMP (5267).

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