Traditional Sounds Start the Season  

As the holidays approach, seasonal sounds can be heard at free music events in Rancho Mirage. Make plans to join in the festivities.

Jarabe Mexicano

The San Diego-based Latin fusion band Jarabe Mexicano takes the stage at 7 p.m on Dec. 12 at Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Jarabe means “mixture” in Spanish, and this quintet mixes of traditional music with popular genres. During the two-and-a-half-hour performance, the audience will be taken on a rollicking joyride through Mexican folk, DooWop, rock ‘n’ roll, Tex-Mex, Latin rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. 

Songs are sung in Spanish and English as the string and percussion group aims to bridge the frontiers between genres, cultures, and generations with renditions of rancheras, huapangos, sones, and boleros. Plus, crowd favorites like “Twist and Shout” and “La Bamba” get people on their feet.

This event is free to the public with first-come, first-served seating.  Parking is free.

A Big Band Christmas

Carrying on another great Rancho Mirage tradition, LimonCarr Desert Theatricals and the City of Rancho Mirage deliver “A Big Band Christmas” once again.

Back by popular demand, this event begins at 4:30 p.m on Dec. 12 at Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Come experience the sounds of the 1940s “live radio show” being broadcast to the boys overseas. Hear the nine-piece swing band and four singers reminisce and perform favorite holiday music in tight four-part harmony as they reenact vintage commercials and share letters to and from the boys overseas from their families.

This event is free to the public with first-come, first-served seating.  Arrive early and grab a bite to eat or a delicious beverage.

More music to move you

Get the 2020 calendar out and be sure to save the dates for other great performances in Rancho Mirage, including:

These performances are ticketed shows.  Tickets can be purchased online at desert-theatricals.com.