Free concert performances in Rancho Mirage
The third annual 2019 Music in the Park Concert Series is set to kick off February 24 at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Gates for all shows open at 5 p.m. with seating on a first come, first served basis and performances begin at 7 p.m. There is a variety of talent set to take the stage at the Valley’s premier outdoor concert venue. You won’t want to miss this series!
Jimmie Allen, Feb. 24
First up is one of country music’s most promising new artists, Jimmie Allen. Expect to hear his debut single, “Best Shot,” as well as “Underdogs” and other great tunes. A native of Southern Delaware, Allen has been rocking amphitheaters on Toby Keith’s Interstates & Tailgates Tour. After a hard fought road to success, Jimmie is now recognized on nearly every “Ones to Watch” list and earned a standing ovation during his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Tom Scott and the LA Express, Sunday, March 3
Grammy Award-winning jazz-fusion artist Tom Scott made his first record at age 20 in 1968. Joined by his band L.A. Express, you’ll want to hear live the music that’s been sampled by dozens of recording artists including Madonna, Bruno Mars, Snoop Dogg and Massive Attack, just to name a few.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sunday, March 10
Together for more than 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band originally formed in Ventura, California, that comes to Rancho Mirage early in their 2019 tour schedule. The band concentrates on the swing music of the 1940s and 1950s, with notable singles that include “Go Daddy-O,” “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit.”
Barry Minniefield, Sunday, March 17
Barry Minniefield worked his way from the “back of the house” to the front. He is known as “Hollywood’s Singing Chef” due to his 10-year stint as a gourmet chef at the world-famous Improvisation Comedy Clubs. You may know his singing talents best from NBC’s “The Voice,” which ignited his career. Don’t miss the soul singer Adam Levine picked for his team.
Rose Royce, Saturday, March 23
Can you ever go to a car wash and not think of Rose Royce? This soul and R&B group is best known for several hit singles of the 1970s, including “Car Wash,” “Wishing on a Star,” “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” and “I Wanna Get Next to You.” Relive great times with these great hits.
Tenors of Rock, Sunday, March 31
Don’t be confused by the name, this isn’t anything like Placido Domingo. The five male rockers who form Tenors of Rock shot to fame on “The X Factor UK.” They’ve since toured the world and had a long-running show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Expect a new twist on your favorite rock songs, including megahits like “Stairway to Heaven,” “Back in Black” and “Living on a Prayer,” among others.
In addition to free admission, parking is also free and available at the Rancho Mirage Community Park and along San Jacinto Drive. The amphitheater has accommodations for handicapped accessibility. While no lawn chairs, ice chests/coolers, or outside food/beverages are allowed, food and beverages are available for purchase.
Take in more than a show
With so many attractions and restaurants in Rancho Mirage, why not enjoy pre-concert festivities to make it a full day or even a full weekend of fun? Come for the concerts and stay for a few day. There a number of resorts with spacious rooms, poolside patios, private villas and other options to suit all your needs and budgets. Take advantage of great hotel (and spa) specials and plan your desert getaway.