Whether you're looking for a world class concert or a local dive with the desert's best up-and-coming musicians, there are plenty of live music venues to keep you entertained in Palm Springs.
If you're looking for a full-blown concert experience from some of the biggest names in music, large venues like the McCallum Theatre, The Show at Agua Caliente and the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs are your best bets. At the McCallum in Palm Desert, you can enjoy concerts by jazz musicians, contemporary artists and orchestras. The Show, which opened in 2008, set the concert bar high when it hosted Billy Joel as its opening act. And the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs consistently hosts big names like Shakira, The Beach Boys and Matchbox 20.
Plenty of bars and lounges, like The Hood and the Red Barn, also feature live music after dark. Both Palm Desert venues are a stomping ground for local up-and-coming acts. In Indio, the very grounds that host the music mega-fest of Coachella are also home to the Date Shed, which has hosted acts like Bones Thugs-n-Harmony and Reverend Horton Heat.
If you're feeling nostalgic and want to relive the glory days of rock and roll, The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs features cover bands every weekend, paying homage to rock and roll's finest.
Check out the full list of the desert's 10 best live music venues below.