A popular event with residents and tourists alike for more than a quarter century, Palm Desert’s Concerts in the Park series returns this October with four free shows. On stage at the Civic Center Park amphitheater from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October, the concerts feature a variety of talented musical acts designed to please music lovers of all ages and tastes.

The excitement kicks off on Thursday, October 6, with a performance by We Belong – a tribute to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. You can expect top-notch entertainment thanks to the amazing, true-to-life sound developed by this award-winning band.

The series continues on October 13 with a performance by the Blue Breeze Band. This popular band delivers it all—Motown, R & B, soul, funk, and dance—with rich harmonies, plus a phenomenal rhythm section and extraordinary horns.

The Dreamboats bring back vintage rock n’ roll to the concert line up when they return to the amphitheater stage on October 20. Known for their high energy performances that are evocative of the Chuck Berry era, they’ll have you up and dancing.

The concert season closes out on October 27 (and the City of Palm Desert kicks off a year-long celebration of its 50th Anniversary) with a show by the Pop Rebels Band featuring the best dance, R & B, rock, and party music from the 70s.

Every concert in the series will be signed by a certified American Sign Language interpreter. Guests who might benefit from that service are welcome to sit near the east side of the stage for the best viewing.

While the music is the main draw, you can round out your evening by enjoying your dinner in the park, too. Food and beverage trucks will be available each week offering a variety of culinary offerings. Concertgoers may also bring picnic baskets along with blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the shows. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited at Civic Center Park, however.

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 Fall Concert Series.

Palm Desert Civic Center Park is located on the northeast corner of San Pablo Avenue and Fred Waring Drive. For more information on attending the Concert in the Park series, call Palm Desert Visitor Services at 760-568-1441.

Updated September 2022

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