April 2022 Things to do in the desert are rooted in music festivals

The years of the British invasion: April 7

The Desert Symphony brings the songs of the 1960s to the McCallum. Hear the greatest hits from artists who crossed the pond to shake up the US music scene, plus songs from bands like The Monkees and The Beach Boys who epitomized the American sound of the era. mccallumtheatre.org

We are a family: April 7

The family that sings together… gets a shout out in this musical revue at Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells. Savor dinner while listening to live hits from sister bands like The Pointer Sisters and The Jackson Five. vickysofsantafe.com

Dana Daniels: April 7-9 and 14-16

Dana Daniels made her way to the Judge Cuts round of America’s Got Talent10th season, alongside his so-called psychic green parrot, Luigi. Daniels mesmerizes live audiences at Marvyn’s Magic Theater in La Quinta. marvynsmagictheater.com

Celtic Thunder: April 8

The singing group Celtic Thunder bring the Emerald Isle to the McCallum Theater with their elaborate sets and a backing band playing traditional Irish instruments. mccallumtheatre.org

Chris Rock: April 8

Eddie Murphy offered Chris Rock his first film role after seeing the comedian perform at a New York club. Rock has won three Grammys and four Emmys. See his stand-up spot at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio. fantasyspringsresort.com

Dazzle, dazzle, shine! April 8-10

Take a seat at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs for an evening of Broadway favorites and movies, plus a selection of songs from Queen, with the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus. psgmc.com

Chris Botti: April 9

Chris Botti and his trumpet enchant the spectators of the McCallum theatre. The jazz-pop virtuoso has collaborated with big names in the industry such as Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell. mccallumtheatre.org

Zeppelin United States: April 9

This tribute band forgoes costumes and wigs to focus on reproducing the sound and spirit of Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham. Join the Orange County-based group on the “Stairway to Heaven” at Agua Caliente Casinos Rancho Mirage. aguacalientecasinos.com

Jesse & Joy: April 10

Siblings Jesse and Joy Huerta Uecke borrowed instruments from their father’s church to write songs as teenagers. The Grammy winners perform hits from their five studio albums in Fantasy Springs. fantasyspringsresort.com

Painting evening at the Brasserie: April 13

Sip locally crafted beers, porters and IPAs from La Quinta Brewing Co. while painting a masterpiece in the brewery’s Palm Desert Dining Room. Artist Lauren Avitia walks you through every step of decorating your canvas. instagram.com/c_v_creatives

Back to the Expo Entreprises: April 14

This exhibit at Agua Caliente Casinos Rancho Mirage provides visitors and Valley residents a one-stop shop for local shopping. Over 80 desert businesses and restaurants showcase their products and services and hand out flavors of their freshly prepared dishes. ranchomiragechamber.org

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