Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 will perform at The Alibi on July 10.

Happy July! While several venues are in the midst of their summer slumber, the entertainment is heating up at other venues. Stay safe; stay hydrated; and enjoy what the valley has to offer in July.

Fantasy Springs is bringing the Latin and country goods. At 8 p.m., Sunday, July 3, Mexican legend and Grammy winner Pepe Aguilar comes to town. Tickets are $39 to $99. More Latin icons will take the Fantasy Springs stage at 8 p.m., Friday, July 29, when Los Tigres del Norte will perform their norteño hits. Tickets start at $49. As for that aforementioned country: Catch a night of platinum country hits at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 30, with Brett Eldredge. Tickets start at $49. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio; 760-342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage has—cliché alert!—something for everyone. At 8 p.m., Friday, July 1, witness the Low Key Comedy Show with sets by Trevor Wallace, Pablo Francisco, Annie Lederman and Matt Rife. Tickets are $19.99 to $50. Fans who love ’70s rock staple Heart can catch Nancy Wilson’s Heart (she’s a founding member of the band, of course) at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 16. Tickets are $25 to $60. Billboard chart regular Richard Marx brings an evenings of his hits to town at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 30. Tickets are $25 to $65. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.

The big three regular series continue to roll on at Agua Caliente in Palm Springs. For Desert Blues Revival Wednesdays, check out the multi-instrumentalist Jessica Kaczmarek Band (July 6), a seasoned blues guitarist with a band of blues brothers in the form of Lester Lands and the New Breed Band (July 13) and a blues rock soul jazz funk kinda vibe from Sayed Sabrina (July 27). Shows are every Wednesday at 7 p.m., Tickets start at $10, available at eventspalmsprings.com/blues. Jazzville Thursdays bring the triple-booking of the Kevin VDE Quartet, Lia Booth and Mark Kopitzke (July 7); the jazzy pianist-led Adam Hersh Quintet (July 14); the hard-swingin’ jazz octet Nutty (July 21); and a show celebrating the music of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond by the Jason Fabus Quintet (July 28). Shows take place at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $10, available at jazzvillepalmsprings.com. Caliente Comedy Fridays bring the laughs with Don Friesen (July 8), Sammy Obeid (July 15), Jeff Leach (July 22) and Jason Stuart (July 29). 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.

Take a trip up the mountain to Pappy and Harriet’s for some intriguing shows—and somewhat cooler temps! At 9 p.m., Sunday, July 3, punk-rock veterans T.S.O.L (alongside Voodoo Glow Skulls and No Consent) will certainly bring mosh pits to the desert. Tickets are $25. Into Mexican garage rock from the ’60s? Check out Los Dug Dug’s at the Pioneertown Palace at 9 p.m., Thursday, July 14. Tickets are $22 in advance. At 9 p.m., Sunday, July 17, groove the night away with the electronic indie act Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Tickets are $20. At 9 p.m., Thursday, July 28, folk-rock duo Mapache will perform one acoustic set and one full band set. Tickets are $22 in advance. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown; 760-228-2222; www.pappyandharriets.com.

Oscar’s in Palm Springs features a decidedly unique July calendar. Accomplished comedian and producer/star of the webseries Madonnalogues, Nadya Ginsburg brings her new standup show to town at 7 p.m., Friday, July 8. Tickets are $35 to $45. At 7 p.m., Monday, July 11, attend GLOW, an interview with the original members of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), and hear stories about their heyday. Tickets start at $34.95. At 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 26, book a dinner reservation (and make the suggested $20 donation to Hanson House, if you can) to attend what’s billed as Los Angeles’ longest-running weekly event, Legendary Bingo With Deven and Ned. Oscar’s Palm Springs, 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs; 760-325-1188; oscarspalmsprings.com/events.

The Alibi is booming in Palm Springs, bringing in some top-notch entertainment. At 6 p.m., Saturday, July 9, rock out with ’80s Latin-punks Cruzados. Tickets are $16 in advance. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80—Seun is the son of Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti—will perform a night of African music with Fela’s own twists at 8 p.m., Sunday, July 10. Tickets are $30 in advance. The synth-pop stylings of Jerry Paper will grace The Alibi stage at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 17. Tickets are $20 in advance. Pay tribute to the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia with Jerry’s Middle Finger, performing at 8 p.m., Sunday, July 31. Tickets are $22 in advance. The Alibi Palm Springs, 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-656-1525; thealibipalmsprings.com.

Pepe Aguilar comes to Fantasy Springs on July 3.

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...