Civic Center Park Amphitheater will be filled with music and fun from 7 – 8:30 p.m. every Thursday night in May, as Palm Desert’s free Concerts in the Park series returns for five weeks of unforgettable entertainment sure to please all ages and tastes.

The excitement kicks off at the amphitheater on Thursday, May 2, with Pretzel Logic, recreating the sophisticated sounds of Steely Dan. The band’s amazing performers and authentic renditions are sure to leave the audience humming tunes that invoke memories of younger days.

The series continues May 9 with The A-List, a crowd-pleasing, high energy dance band playing the biggest hits of yesterday and today that will have you dancing on the lawn, which is encouraged!

Neon colors, wild hair, and lots of eyeliner will be in style May 16, when The Reflexx takes the amphitheater stage to perform New Wave favorites of the 80s, from bands like Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, INXS, and more.

Take a trip back in time to the beginnings of Rock and Roll with The Dreamboats on May 23. This internationally known group are as well known for their wild stage antics as they are for capturing both the iconic look and sound of the biggest 50s and 60s rock and pop pioneers.

The series concludes with a little extra twang on May 30, as Country Nation pays tribute to the biggest stars of modern country music, while also honoring the classics. Audience participation is a regular part of the show, so wear your boots and bring your friends for some line dancing!

In addition to the great music, concertgoers can enjoy delicious culinary creations offered by a variety of food trucks, or bring your own picnic basket along with blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.

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

Updated April 2024