Happy August!

The Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs rolls on with its series of tribute shows every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., which are appetizing for all music fans 18 and older. On Friday, Aug. 6, get your fixin’s of Southern charm with Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band Southbound and Company. On Saturday, Aug. 7, pay tribute to Guns N’ Roses with Appetite for Destruction. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, check out Rage Against the Machine tribute Renegades of Rage on Friday, Aug. 20, or Pearl Jam tribute Vitalogy on Saturday, Aug. 21. Every Thursday from 7 to 11 p.m. is Country Night in the Lit Lounge. Country Nation is set to perform Aug. 12; The Troubadour Experience, a tribute to George Strait, is taking place on Aug. 19. Noches De Fuego is also happening every Wednesday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight, featuring events like Latin Divas Tribute, a tribute to Shakira, J.Lo, Celia Cruz, Selena and Gloria Estefan, on Sunday, Aug. 8. Admission is free; you must be 21 or older to attend any event, except for the classic-rock series at the Rock Yard, for which you must be 18-plus. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio; 760-342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Spotlight 29 is again featuring entertainment, and is kicking off the return with a series of tribute concerts every Friday night at 7 p.m. On Aug. 6, Mirage will pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac. One of These Nights will pay tribute to the Eagles on Aug. 13. You can catch an award-winning tribute to the Rolling Stones, Mick Adams and the Stones, on Aug. 27. Admission is free. Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella; 760-775-5566; www.spotlight29.com.

Good news: Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage is busy for the month. Bad news: Most of the shows are sold out. Tickets are still available for Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles, on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. Prices range from $20 to $35. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.

Agua Caliente in Cathedral City continues its residency events, but is also hosting a special concert: At 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, Haute Chile is giving a free performance at the Agave Caliente Terraza. This show band features both musicians and choreographers—and they are not to be missed. Admission is free, but you must be 21 or older. Agua Caliente Cathedral City, 68960 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City; 888-999-1995; www.aguacalientecasinos.com/cc.

Agua Caliente in Palm Springs is continuing its residency events, including the newly relocated Jazzville, which you can read all about here. Tickets for all shows start at $10, and you can find complete details at www.jazzvillepalmsprings.com. You must be 21 or older to attend. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs; 888-999-1995; www.sparesortcasino.com.

Morongo Casino Resort and Spa has also brought back shows—on two different stages! The Morongo Ballroom is featuring some ticked events, starting with Jody Watley, formerly of funk group Shalamar, at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19. Tickets are $29. At 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, Mexican music star Roberto Tapia is set to perform. Tickets range from $49 to $69. At 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, country music singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd will take the stage. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds go to charity. The Sideline Stage, meanwhile, is hosting some great free shows. At 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14, local musician Eevaan Tre is sure to wow the crowd. You can also catch Forward Motion at 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 20, and Saturday, Aug. 21. Morongo Casino Resort Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; 800-252-4499; www.morongocasinoresort.com.

The Coachella Valley Brewing Co. continues to host great free shows with an assortment of local talent. On Sunday, Aug. 1, at 3 p.m., catch an Acoustic Afternoon with Adam Gainey, Mario Quintero and others. Catch yet Acoustic Afternoon on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 3 p.m., with Switcharoo, Kelsey Manning and Matt Davin. Witness some standup comedy at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, and/or some live electric music with Krystopher Do at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27. All shows are free and open to all ages. Coachella Valley Brewing Company, 30640 Gunther St., Thousand Palms; 760-343-5973.

Eevaan Tre will perform at Morongo on Aug. 13 and 14.
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Matt King

Matt King is a freelance writer for the Coachella Valley Independent. A creative at heart, his love for music thrust him into the world of journalism at 17 years old, and he hasn't looked back. Before...