29 Palms Inn – Acoustic Music Nightly

73950 Inn Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-3505
(off National Park Dr, 2 blocks south of 29 Palms Hwy)

Nightly music is featured weekdays beginning at 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Country, folk, jazz musicians, and local and visiting singer/songwriters perform nightly, playing original music and covers in the restaurant or poolside at 29 Palms Inn, depending on the weather and the season. Enjoy a beverage, live music, good food, and good company next to the Oasis of Mara and Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters & Oasis Visitor Center, Twentynine Palms. Open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day).

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Tortoise Rock Casino – “Live at the Rock”

Fridays (March through October)
73829 Baseline Road
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(866) 377-6829
(Hwy 62 south on Adobe Rd, a few blocks down to Baseline)

“Live at the Rock” Free Friday Concerts kick off Friday nights in March and continue through October. Concerts are performed on the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino and feature professional tribute bands and artists. All concerts are free and take place on Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The concerts are presented by Z107.7 FM, and listeners are encouraged to tune in regularly to listen for updates and announcements for the Live at the Rock series. Before enjoying the concert at Live at the Rock, start off the night with a bite to eat at Oasis Grille or enjoy a cocktail at Shelly’s Lounge. DJ music is featured on Friday and Saturday nights year-round inside the casino, plus Ladies Night on Karaoke Wednesday. Tortoise Rock Casino is owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. Open daily.


The Palms Restaurant & Bar – Local & Visiting Musicians

Saturday Nights
83131 Amboy Road
Wonder Valley, CA 92277
(760) 361-2810
(6 miles east of downtown 29 Palms on Amboy Road)

Escape reality and head to The Palms for Saturday night music and special events! The Palms is a rustic desert roadhouse and hip home of The Sibleys, Ben Vaughn, an eclectic lineup of local and visiting bands and musicians, and the occasional Wonder Valley Music Festival on the indoor or outdoor stage, depending on the season. Onsite camping allowed for some events. Don’t be surprised to see a variety of cool visitors and music lovers from LA mixed in with the local color. The restaurant and bar serve cocktails, beer, wine, and food, including Sunday breakfast specials. Open Thursday 3-6 p.m., Friday & Saturday 3-8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Friday & Saturday open late during events.) (Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.)

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Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA 92268
(760) 365-5956
(Hwy 62 north on Pioneertown Road, 4 miles north of Yucca Valley)

In 2003, New Yorkers, Robyn Celia and Linda Krantz, took over this historic desert roadhouse and have since turned it into one of California’s most unique live music venues. A two-hour drive from Los Angeles, and only 45 minutes west of Twentynine Palms, Pioneertown was once a wild west movie set built with the help of Roy Rogers in the 1940s, complete with saloon, jail and bank facades. The 1946 cantina facade was turned into The Cantina in 1972, then Pappy and Harriet’s in 1982, with Tex-Mex food and country music. The property has since evolved into an oasis of indie rock and attracts national acts from all genres. Musicians from Robert Plant, Leon Russell, Eric Burdon, and Jim Lauderdale to Vampire Weekend, Lucinda Williams, Sean Lennon and many more have graced the Pappy & Harriet’s stage, including a surprise concert by Sir Paul McCartney in October 2016! Restaurant serves lunch and dinner with full bar and music nightly. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.


Joshua Tree Music Festival – May & October

Joshua Tree Lake & Campgrounds
North off Hwy 62 on Sunfair Road
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 365-5956
(Hwy 62 north on Pioneertown Road, 4 miles north of Yucca Valley)

May 17-20, 2018 and October 4-7, 2018
The world famous Joshua Tree Music Festival takes place twice a year in neighboring Joshua Tree, only 15 minutes west of Twentynine Palms at the Joshua Tree Lake & Campgrounds. The festival is a family friendly global music experience that literally attracts musicians from around the globe! Vendor booths and art experiences for all ages, too. The 16th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival is May 17-20, 2018. The 13th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival is October 4-7, 2018. (Photo by Steve Lester)

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