Josh Turner is slated to perform at Fantasy Springs on July 17.

June is here—and so are triple-digit temperatures! Stay safe; stay hydrated; and stay entertained with all that the valley has to offer this month.

Fantasy Springs has a diverse musical lineup set for June. At 8 p.m., Saturday, June 4, blues-rock legend Boz Scaggs is coming to Indio. Tickets range from $49 to $69. MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is bringing the country at 8 p.m., Friday, June 17. Tickets are $29 to $59. At 8 p.m., Sunday, June 26, get another chance to see Mexican singer/songwriter Carin Leon after he quickly sold out his June 24 show. Tickets are $59 to $159. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio; 760-342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

At Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage, the entertainment is as hot as the water. At 8 p.m., Saturday, June 4, actress/singer Vicki Lawrence is doing a “two woman show” alongside her famous character Thelma Harper, aka Mama. Tickets are $45 to $75. The inseparable comedy duo of Steve Martin and Martin Short are headed out on another tour, landing in Rancho Mirage at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18. Tickets are $130 to $170. At 8 p.m., Friday, June 24, since you can’t experience the actual Pink Floyd, check out the premier tribute band, Brit Floyd, on their world tour. Tickets are $25 to $75. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.

The Agua Caliente location in Palm Springs continues to bring in the crowds with its residency events. For Desert Blues Revival Wednesdays, check out singer/songwriter Shane Hall (June 1), the indie-rock stylings of Born Ruffians (June 8), Brazilian blues guitarist Artur Menezes (June 15), the former Jimi Hendrix bandmate-led Bill Magee Blues (June 22) and the multi-genre Blue Breeze Band (June 29). Shows are every Wednesday at 7 p.m., Tickets start at $10, available at eventspalmsprings.com/blues. Jazzville Thursdays bring the return of ’20s/’30s-era big band Lizzy and the Triggermen (June 2), Sony Music recording artist and Bollywood Blues dynamo Aki Kumar (June 9), a tribute to Benny Goodman by Jonathan Stout and the Grand Slam Sextet (June 16), a night of “swing, soul and Sinatra” with the Paul McDonald Band (June 23) and the swinging sounds of Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang (June 30). Shows take place at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $10, available at jazzvillepalmsprings.com. Caliente Comedy Fridays means it’s nonstop laughter with Luz Pazos (June 10), Frazer Smith (June 17) and Ryan Goodcase (June 24). You must be 21 to attend, and tickets start at $19.99, available at www.eventspalmsprings.com/caliente-comedy. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs; 888-999-1995; www.sparesortcasino.com.

Pappy and Harriet’s has a packed month of shows. At 9 p.m., Saturday, June 4, ’90s rockers Son Volt head for the desert. Tickets are $45 in advance. The psychedelic sounds of Wand will fill the Pioneertown Palace at 9 p.m., Thursday, June 9. Tickets are $20. At 9 p.m., Friday, June 17, the dreamy indie outfit Turnover will perform. Tickets are $40 in advance. Del Water Gap intends to blends both indie rock and indie pop at Pappy’s at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25. Tickets are $25 in advance. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown; 760-228-2222; www.pappyandharriets.com.

Oscar’s in Palm Springs has some unique events in June, per usual. Making her Palm Springs debut at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 2, is Barbara Dixon in Broadway Barbara, an evening of song, dance and stories, Tickets are $40 to $50. Colton Ford will perform songs from his new album, Permission, at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 16. Tickets are $30. At 7 p.m., Friday, June 17, Oscar’s is hosting the Brothers of the Desert Benefit, a nonprofit that supports Black gay men and allies in the Coachella Valley. Performer Patty Cakes will be hosting an edition of The Newlywed Game, and Dion Khan will be performing. Tickets are $95. Oscar’s Palm Springs, 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; 760-325-1188; oscarspalmsprings.com/events.

The Purple Room has some good choices for how to spend your June evenings. At 8 p.m., Friday June 3, and Saturday June 4, pianist and singer Billy Stritch returns to the Purple Room for two evenings to put a spotlight on the music of Cy Coleman. Tickets are $55 to $65. Recording artist and Carnegie Hall performer Jeff Harnar will dedicate an evening to the songs of Stephen Sondheim at 8 p.m., Friday, June 17. Tickets are $40 to $45. At 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18, Jonathan Karrant performs his show Anything Goes!, an evening of songs from the ’40s to the ’90s. Tickets are $35 to $40. Michael Holmes’ Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-322-4422; www.purpleroompalmsprings.com.

The Alibi lineup for June is eclectic and exciting! At 8 p.m., Thursday, June 2, rapper Mykki Blanco is set to perform. Tickets are $23 in advance. 1960s rock band Love is now Love Revisited, and the group is heading to Palm Springs at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 5. Tickets are $18 in advance. Ever wanted to see a legendary fiddle player? At 8 p.m., Sunday, June 12, Doug Kershaw, aka “The Ragin’ Cajun,” brings 60-plus years of fiddle-playing to town. Tickets are $22 in advance. The synth-pop goodness of Dan Deacon will electrify The Alibi at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 19. Tickets are $25 in advance. The psychedelic and world music infused jams of Los Bitchos collide with local Latin-rockers Giselle Woo and the Night Owls for a special show at 8 p.m., Friday, June 24. Tickets are $24 in advance. All shows listed are 21+. The Alibi Palm Springs, 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-656-1525; thealibipalmsprings.com.

The synth-pop goodness of Dan Deacon will electrify The Alibi on June 19. Credit: Micah E. Wood

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...

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