City of Palm Desert’s Free ‘Concerts In The Park’ Return for May


Free Evening Concerts each Thursday with Great Tribute Bands!

The City of Palm Desert is bringing live music back to the Civic Center Park amphitheater with the return “Concerts in the Park,” free weekly concerts on Thursdays in May. The concerts feature a diverse range of talented performers are tribute bands designed to please music lovers of all ages and tastes. The concerts will be held every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pack your picnic baskets, or enjoy delicious culinary creations offered by a variety of food trucks parked by the amphitheater.

The entertainment kicks off on Thursday, May 4, with the beloved Caribbean music group Upstream, known for their positive message and exhilarating Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Steel Drum beats. Upstream is sure to get the crowd moving!

The series continues on Thursday, May 11, with a return performance from We Belong, celebrating Pat Benatar and her husband and bandmate Neil Giraldo. This dynamic duo began in 1979, and their power ballads continue to pack venues today. A fitting tribute, married musicians Debbie and Mike Sierras have performed together throughout Southern California for over three decades and are back in Palm Desert by popular demand.

On Thursday, May 18, in-demand dance band AMFM drives in from Los Angeles, playing favorite jazz standards to the newest Top 40 songs, and everything in between.

Palm Desert’s Spring Concert Series closes out on Thursday, May 25, with the very best in Yacht Rock, Yachty by Nature. Hailing from Southern California, but playing from sea to shining sea, this six-piece band will help you get yachty with your favorite groovy tunes from the late 70’s to early 80’s, including those from Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, Toto, Christopher Cross and so many more.

Bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the shows. Food and beverage trucks offering a wide variety of tasty choices are available one hour before each show. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited at Civic Center Park. A certified American Sign Language interpreter will sign every concert in the series. Guests who might benefit from that service are welcome to sit near the east side of the stage for best viewing.

The City extends its thanks to the Desert Recreation District and the Palm Desert Citizens on Patrol volunteers for their support of this year’s Spring Concert Series.

Palm Desert Civic Center Park is located in Downtown Palm Desert, on the northeast corner of San Pablo Avenue and Fred Waring Drive. For more information on the Spring Concert Series and all events in Palm Desert, visit, call (760) 568-1441, or visit the @DiscoverPalmDesert page on Facebook & Instagram.

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