Music

Tortoise Rock Casino – “Live at the Rock”

“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.

Tortoise Rock Casino
73829 Baseline Road
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(866) 377-6829
www.tortoiserockcasino.com
(Hwy 62 south on Adobe Rd, a few blocks down to Baseline)

29 Palms Inn – Acoustic Music Nightly

Nightly music is featured at 29 Palms Inn beginning at 6 p.m. weekdays, and 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Country, folk, jazz musicians, and local and visiting singers and 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 at the Oasis of Mara next to Joshua Tree National Park HQ & Oasis Visitor Center, Twentynine Palms. Open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day). See weekly music lineup on their blog at www.29palmsinn.com

Saturdays – Beverly Derby & Bill Church – Jazz favorites, Keyboard and Trumpet
Sundays – Bob Garcia – Soft Rock, Guitar and Vocals
Mondays – The Luminators – Mark Ross, Mandolin & Paul Gerkin, Guitar
Tuesdays – Various musicians and/or visiting musicians
Wednesdays – Daniel Horn – Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Thursdays – Bobby Furgo & Steve Lester – Folk Rock, Vocals, Guitar and Violin
First Fridays – The Wonder People – Local Favorites, Covers and Originals
Fridays – Bob Garcia Band – Soft Rock, Full Band – or visiting bands/musicians

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

The Palms Restaurant & Bar – Local & Visiting Musicians

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 down-home Sunday breakfast specials and Bloody Mary’s. 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.)

The Palms Restaurant & Bar
83131 Amboy Road
Wonder Valley, CA 92277
(760) 361-2810
(6 miles east of downtown 29 Palms on Amboy Road)
Follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/Palms-Restaurant

Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

In 2003, two 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 bands and musicians from all genres. Even music legends like Robert Plant, Leon Russell, Eric Burdon, and Jim Lauderdale to Vampire Weekend, Lucinda Williams, Sean Lennon and many more have dropped in to grace the Pappy & Harriet’s stage, including a surprise concert by Sir Paul McCartney in October 2016! Restaurant serves hearty lunch and dinner with full bar and music nightly. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.)


Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
53688 Pioneertown Road
Pioneertown, CA 92268
(760) 365-5956
www.pappyandharriets.com
(From Hwy 62 go north on Pioneertown Road; P&H is 4 miles north of Yucca Valley)

Joshua Tree Music Festival – May & October


May 16-19, 2019 and October 10-13, 2019
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, plus on-site camping. The 17th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival is May 16-19, 2019. The 14th Annual Fall Joshua Tree Music Festival is October 10-13, 2019. (Photo by Steve Lester)  Tickets and event schedule at: www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com


Joshua Tree Music Festival
Joshua Tree Lake & Campgrounds
Sunfair Road
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 365-5956
www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com
(Hwy 62 to north on Sunfair Road, just east of Joshua Tree village)