Palm Springs Folk Music Concert Calendar (Coachella Valley)
by Richard Gillmann

April 23, 2024

Folk music concerts in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Pioneertown and nearby cities in the Coachella Valley.

I am the host of "The Real Folk" streaming at KBCS.FM. The show airs every Sunday 6-8pm. You can also stream archived shows for up to two weeks after air date (also MixCloud).

This calendar is scraped from the websites of local presenters and venues.

Folk music concerts are pretty rare around here. If you are a local person interested in folk music, please contact me at this email: Richard, as I would like to put together an email list.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Doug MacDonald

Doug MacDonald

There are some musicians who earn the label “a players player”. Individuals who possess a quality and integrity that peers look up to, not for mere bursts of blazing notes or chops, but for the perfection of their performances and the joy they bring. Such a musician is West Coast based jazz journeyman guitarist Doug MacDonald. He continues to tour and perform around 300 plus performances a year across the country from Hawaii to New York City. He has performed in Spain, Finland, Estonia, and England and in venues including Cezanne (Houston), The Jazz Showcase (Chicago) and Carnegie Hall (New York City). Join Doug McDonald on the guitar, Larry Holloway on Bass, and Tim Pleasant on the drums in the Library's Community Room to experience an evening of inspiring jazz.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
RMLO Events - Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory
Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71-100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage

Thursday, 4/25, 2024
Craic Haus

Craic Haus

CRAiC HAUS (pronounced crack house) is an Irish trio

7 PM (6 on Th)
Event Calendar | Rancho Mirage, CA | O'Caines's Irish Pub
O'Caine's Irish Pub, 36101 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage

Thursday, 5/2, 2024
DUSTY STRINGS - Acoustic Showcase and Open Mic

DUSTY STRINGS - Acoustic Showcase and Open Mic

DUSTY STRINGSHosted By Boo Rigney and Mara SolWelcome To The Heartbeat of Americana!Get ready for a foot-stomping, soul stirring good time with hosts Boo Rigney and Mara Sol as they bring the music of the heartlands to the VIP Lounge select thursdays nights at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. Entry is $10/per personVIP Lounge Opens: 5 pmOpen Mic SignUp/ Musician Mingle: 5 pm (in person)Show starts at 5:30 pmHOSTSBOO RIGNEY plays acoustic guitar and sings everything from Joni Mitchell to bluegrass and folk standards. She also can be found singing jazz tunes frequently at Melvyn’s in downtown Palm Springs. Favorite thing? Vocal harmony!MARA SOL (Donald) is a singer/songwriter/producer based in Coachella Valley, California...

5:30 pm
CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Thursday, May 2, 2024
Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx

Vandoliers (Trio)

9:00PM
Live Music – Pappy and Harriets
Pappy & Harriet's, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown

Sunday, 5/5, 2024
Keisha D. Live! - From The Carpenters To Chaka Khan

Keisha D. Live! - From The Carpenters To Chaka Khan

Every Sunday night join your friends for cocktail hour in our exclusive, upstairs VIP Lounge!Listen to the musical rhythms of the heart as Keisha D. and her live band invite you on a soulful song-filled tour of her personal favorites- from The Carpenters to Chaka Khan. Entry is $10/per personVIP Lounge Opens: 4:45 pmKeisha D.: 5 pm - 7:30 pmKEISHA D. Born and raised in Hollywood, Keisha D's musical journey began in her teens, singing in the church choir and touring with the gospel group Hilltop Faith...

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Monday, 5/6, 2024
Mon Petit Salon - Jeremie Levi Samson + Guests

Mon Petit Salon - Jeremie Levi Samson + Guests

Experience world music with a French accent at Mon Petit Salon, hosted by violin virtuoso Jeremie Levi Samson.Each week features unique arrangements and renditions of French Swing, Classical, Eastern European, and Jazz Manouche genres. Joining him on stage are some of the best gypsy jazz musicians on the west coast, accompanying with guitar, bass, banjo (trust us, it works), keyboard, vocals, and more, while Jeremie masters the violin. No show is the same, but you'll definitely feel a unique je ne sais quoi every Monday night at Mon Petit Salon (French for "my little living room") brought to you by the award-winning team from Mon Petit Mojave.Entry is $10/per person.VIP Lounge Opens: 4:45 pmMON PETIT SALON!: 5 pm - 7:30 pmProgram ScheduleJan 22: Just a Lil' Swing Trio: Get enveloped with playful melodies and toe-tapping beats as you listen to French Swing and Gypsy Jazz.The trio will feature Jeremie Levi Samson on violin, Sam Rocha on upright bass, and Luca Pino on guitar.Jan 29: Gyptuoso: Come experience an ode to music's ability to bring people together with Gyptuoso, playing a blend of Eastern European, Classical, Jazz Manouche, and traditional Folk repertoires. Featuring Jeremie Levi Samson on violin, Damien Lester on Bass, and on the banjo (trust us on this), Bob Hamilton.Feb 5: Night in Paris: Join us for an evening full of French songs that will transport you to one of the most beautiful cities in the world...

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Wednesday, 5/1 + 5/8, 2024
The Mod Squad Variety Show - Jeff Stewart, Francesca Amari, Wayne Abravanel

The Mod Squad Variety Show - Jeff Stewart, Francesca Amari, Wayne Abravanel

You’re invited to “The happiest happy hour!" Enjoy an evening of musical hijinks and hilarity with your award-winning hosts Jeff Stewart, Francesca Amari, and Wayne Abravanel! Tickle your musical senses with their fun and unique arrangements of Mid-Century Pop Music, Rat Pack-era music, classic oldies & a whole lot more (they call it the “Kitchen Sink” set).“The show is full of fun, laughs, audience." Entry is $10VIP Lounge Opens: 4:45 pmMod Squad: 5pmFrancesca Amari is a versatile, popular Palm Springs-based entertainer who’s performed at top-rated cabaret clubs from NYC to Hollywood, including Birdland Jazz Club, the Metropolitan Room & the 92nd Street Y in NYC; The Gardenia, Catalina Jazz Club & Rockwell Stage in L.A.; and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego. She also performs frequently with PS Underground. Francesca is a Desert Theatre League award winner for best actress in a musical for her portrayal of Reno Sweeny in “Anything Goes” at Palm Canyon Theatre and was a nominee for Best Jazz Singer in the CV Weekly 2018 Awards. Theatre credits include: Women Behind Bars, Sordid Lives, Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class, Midlife: The Crisis Musical, Pump Boys & Dinettes, Taffetas, Beehive, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown & A…My Name is Alice...

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Wednesday, 5/15, 2024

GREGORY DOUGLASS - 7:30 PM

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Friday, 5/17, 2024
Leanna and the Free Agents - MUSIC OCEAN ODYSSEY: A Big Screen Immersive Concert Experience

Leanna and the Free Agents - MUSIC OCEAN ODYSSEY: A Big Screen Immersive Concert Experience

Experience the wonders of the world's oceans on the largest screen in the Coachella Valley, surrounded by the immersive sounds of a live musical performance.Back by popular demand! Leanna and The Free Agents are a collective of talented musicians entertaining audiences with their unique blend of jazz and pop standards all over Southern California.ENJOY SHOW SPECIALSTake advantage of our pre-show drink specials and get $4 off the price of 2 drinks! Available online only.DETAILSDate: Friday, May 17Theatre Opens: 5:30PMShow: 6PMTickets: $20LEANNALeanna is an award-nominated entertainer with residencies with her husband/conga player Miguel Gomez at V Lounge, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Jackelope Ranch, Palm Desert and Cathedral City Amphitheatre's Concerts In The Park.THE FREE AGENTSWayne Boyer | piano & flugelhornWayne Boyer has had the honor of working as musician and musical director for many major artist and entertainers such as Jose Feliciano, Charo, Debbie Reynolds, Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Smith, and Diane Schuur. On any given show, you can see Wayne playing the piano, flugelhorn, and left-peddle bass SIMULTANEOUSLY.Jay Lewis | drumsJay studied at Berkeley School of Music, tours in Japan-Italy-England and US, played/recorded with Bill Champlin, Warren Haynes, Tom Scott, Lee Osker, Glen Campbell, Jim Stafford, Brian Nova...to name few. He has performed at the Annenberg Theater, The McCallum, Melvyn's, Purple Room, Vicky's of Santa Fe, Buddy Greco's, and all the casinosMiguel Gomez | congasMiguel has been playing congas professionally for five years and holds a BA Degree in Interior Design. Since a very young age, he has performed live on stage in Miami, and in his native Colombia.ABOUT THE PROGRAM“MUSIC OCEAN ODYSSEY: A BIG SCREEN IMMERSIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE” is a part of an ongoing series of immersive concert events produced by bandleader Leanna Rodgers...

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Friday, 5/24, 2024

Siobhan McAllister Velarde and the Gand Band - 3 QUEENS OF SONG

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Friday, 5/31, 2024
DUSTY STRINGS COLLECTIVE - Acoustic Americana

DUSTY STRINGS COLLECTIVE - Acoustic Americana

DUSTY STRINGS COLLECTIVEHosted By Boo Rigney with Laura Coyle and the Sugar High BandWelcome To The Heartbeat of Americana!Get ready for a foot-stomping, soul stirring good time upstairs in the cozy VIP Lounge at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. To participate in the open mic, please scroll down and register at checkout!Entry is $20/per personVIP Lounge Opens: 5 pmOpen Mic Check-In: 5 pmShow starts at 5:30 pmHOSTSBOO RIGNEY plays acoustic guitar and sings everything from Joni Mitchell to bluegrass and folk standards. She also can be found singing jazz tunes frequently at Melvyn’s in downtown Palm Springs. Favorite thing? Vocal harmony!LAURA COYLE and the SUGAR HIGH BANDLaura CoyleBorn in Montréal, Québec, Laura was later raised in Connecticut with an artistic residency in New York City and Los Angeles...

5:30 pm
CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Friday, 6/14, 2024
Leanna and The Free Agents - MUSIC SPACE ODYSSEY: A Big Screen Immersive Concert Experience

Leanna and The Free Agents - MUSIC SPACE ODYSSEY: A Big Screen Immersive Concert Experience

Experience the other-wordly wonders of the galaxy on the largest screen in the Coachella Valley, surrounded by the immersive sounds of a live musical performance.Back by popular demand! Leanna and The Free Agents are a collective of talented musicians entertaining audiences with their unique blend of jazz and pop standards all over Southern California.ENJOY SHOW SPECIALSTake advantage of our pre-show drink specials and get $4 off the price of 2 drinks! Available online only.DETAILSDate: Friday, June 14Theatre Opens: 5:30PMShow: 6PMTickets: $20LEANNALeanna is an award-nominated entertainer with residencies with her husband/conga player Miguel Gomez at V Lounge, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Jackelope Ranch, Palm Desert and Cathedral City Amphitheatre's Concerts In The Park. THE FREE AGENTSWayne Boyer | piano & flugelhornWayne Boyer has had the honor of working as musician and musical director for many major artist and entertainers such as Jose Feliciano, Charo, Debbie Reynolds, Frankie Avalon, Jimmy Smith, and Diane Schuur. On any given show, you can see Wayne playing the piano, flugelhorn, and left-peddle bass SIMULTANEOUSLY.Jay Lewis | drumsJay studied at Berkeley School of Music, tours in Japan-Italy-England and US, played/recorded with Bill Champlin, Warren Haynes, Tom Scott, Lee Osker, Glen Campbell, Jim Stafford, Brian Nova...to name few. He has performed at the Annenberg Theater, The McCallum, Melvyn's, Purple Room, Vicky's of Santa Fe, Buddy Greco's, and all the casinosMiguel Gomez | congasMiguel has been playing congas professionally for five years and holds a BA Degree in Interior Design...

CONCERTS AND MUSICAL EVENTS, Palm Springs Cultural Center, Palm Springs Cultural Center
Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs

Total Concerts in the Calendar: 12

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