This October promises to be a month of unforgettable melodies and delightful memories with the return of the City’s free Fall Concerts in the Park series. On stage at the Civic Center Park amphitheater from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October, these concerts are designed to captivate audiences of all ages and tastes.

The excitement kicks off on Thursday, October 5 with a performance by Classic Journey, a tribute to Journey’s iconic anthems and ballads from the late 70s and 80s, accompanied by additional hits from TOTO, REO, Jefferson Starship, and Kansas, to name a few. Classic Journey guarantees to deliver a unique concert experience.

The series continues on October 12 with a performance by The Mighty Untouchables. They’ve crafted a show that is like no other—part dance party and part concert experience. They’re a band that does it all—Top 40 Dance, Motown, Disco, Classic Rock, Jazz, Pop Hits, and more—and does it well!

Immerse yourself in the soulful rhythms of bossa nova when Leanna and Miguel, a vocalist and her conga sensation husband, take to the stage on October 19. These local legends will deliver a show that’s a magical mix of jazz, Latin, pop, and soft rock.

Prepare to groove to the electrifying beats of the 80s when the concert season closes out on October 26 with a show by 80s Ladies. From rock to dance, New Wave to Top 40 hits, they’ll keep the energy pumping. Get ready for an 80s-themed spectacle with dazzling costumes and choreography that will transport you to a bygone era.

The Fall Concerts in the Park series also acts as the official launch party for Palm Desert’s 50th Anniversary. As we gear up for the City’s special event on Saturday, November 18, be sure to visit the Palm Desert pop-up tent before each of the concerts. You’ll find special giveaways and festive promotions that will undoubtedly put you in a golden mood.

In addition to live music under the stars, concertgoers will find food trucks at Civic Center Park for each of the shows. Treat your taste buds to the mouthwatering culinary creations offered by these mobile eateries or bring your picnic baskets along with your blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the shows. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.

The City extends its thanks to the Desert Recreation District for its support of this year’s Fall Concert Series. Thanks also go out to the members of Palm Desert’s Citizens on Patrol (COPS) for volunteering to patrol Civic Center Park during the concerts.

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

Updated September 2023