What’s Happening in Palm Desert?

No matter the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in the Palm Desert area. From special events like Fashion Week El Paseo and the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, sporting events such as the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, and exciting theatrical and musical performances at the McCallum Theatre, there’s something for everyone. Search our complete event listings below or browse our list of Palm Desert Signature Events and other major events in the desert.

Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall

Starring the All Star Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra Featuring the country’s top musicians, conducted by Terry Myers Special guest vocalist Nancy Osborne

The McCallum Theatre presents "Salute to Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall." Relive the legendary concert that made Benny Goodman the most celebrated jazz bandleader of his day. Leading a band of musicians including Harry James, Ziggy Elman, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Hodges and Count Basie, Benny Goodman played music ranging from “Honeysuckle Rose” to “Sing, Sing, Sing.”  We re-create that night in January, 1938 with today’s best musicians. Don’t miss this great night of music.
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