The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs — Photo courtesy of Fantasy Springs
Purple Reign's Prince Tribute is one of the most popular Rock Yard concerts — Photo courtesy of Fantasy Springs
The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs kicked off its summer season of live tribute band concerts in April with tributes to Aerosmith and Alice Cooper. The desert sky sets the scene for this free outdoor concert series, which is held every Saturday night to pay homage to greats like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden. Upcoming Rock Yard acts include Prince tribute act Purple Reign on May 25, Metallica tribute band Damage Inc. on June 29 and Van Halen tribute band Atomic Punks on July 13. The series will offer free Saturday night concerts through October.
Blaze of Glory, a Bon Jovi tribute band — Photo courtesy of Spotlight 29
On select Friday nights, you can catch a free tribute band concert next door at Spotlight 29, a casino with no shortage of gaming options and weekly indoor entertainment. The Free Friday Concert series kicked off with a Beatles tribute in May 2011 and has been rocking and rolling ever since. This summer, scheduled tribute bands include The Police Experience on June 28, a Garth Books and Faith Hill tribute on July 5, a Heart tribute by Dog and Butterfly on July 12 and a Bon Jovi tribute on July 26. Concerts are held in the air-conditioned Showroom, begin at 8 pm and are 21-and-over shows.