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.

A Night with Janis Joplin

Like a comet that burned too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll.  Now, audiences at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino are invited to share an evening with Janis and her musical influences in the hit musical A Night With Janis Joplin when it comes to the Special Events Center on Friday, October 27, 2017. Janis Joplin had an unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort.  It was a voice that made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.  With a stable of unforgettable songs such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” Janis Joplin performed the music that defined a generation. Fueled by these amazing songs, “A Night With Janis Joplin” is a sensational show featuring a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.  A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical that’s staged like a rock concert that you never want to end, and Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is proud to bring this unforgettable production to the Coachella Valley.  A Night With Janis Joplin is Created, Written and Directed by Randy Johnson.   

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