It’s September, meaning temps will finally start getting cooler—and the entertainment is getting hotter. Here’s some what local venues have to offer during the month.
Fantasy Springs has a stacked lineup. At 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, the multinational vocal group Il Divo will perform. This tour is a tribute to Carlos Marin, a member who passed away late last year. Tickets range from $59 to $129. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, Chicago is coming to Indio … literally! Tickets start at $59 to see the classic-rock band. Country music singer/songwriter Chris Young moseys into town at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. Tickets start at $29. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio; 760-342-5000; www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage features some events worth checking out. At 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, the accomplished rock duo of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will share The Show stage. Tickets are $55 to $85. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, from Guns N’ Roses, it’s drummer Steven Adler! Tickets are $20 to $50 to hear Adler perform songs from Appetite for Destruction. It’s a double-dose of comedy at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, as comedians Ken Jeong and Joel McHale will keep you laughing all night. Tickets are $55 to $150. At 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30,dance the evening away with Spanish-music legends Los Ángeles Azules. Tickets are $65 to $110. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; 888-999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.
At Agua Caliente in Palm Springs, the residencies continue to attract crowds! Desert Blues Revival Wednesdays offer the modern blues-rock of the Bill Grisolia Band (Sept. 7), the groovy Jerrell Ballard Blues Band (Sept. 14), and the glam-punk mix of SugarMill Slim (Sept. 28). Shows are every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10, available at eventspalmsprings.com/blues. Jazzville Thursdays offer the vintage charm of Stardust Revue (Sept. 1), the jazzy Judy Wexler Quintet (Sept. 8), an evening of gypsy-jazz from Hot Club of Los Angeles (Sept. 15), the swing and big-band sound of the Amanda Castro Band (Sept. 22), and the sounds of Bob DeSena Latin Jazz (Sept. 29). Shows take place at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $10, available at jazzvillepalmsprings.com. At Caliente Comedy, check out Chip Nicholson (Sept. 2), Tommy Savitt (Sept. 9), Keith Ross Nelson (Sept. 16), Chris Strait (Sept. 23) and Jimmy Della Valle (Sept. 30). Shows are every Friday at 8 p.m., 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.
Spotlight 29 hosts two big shows in September. At 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, funny man Felipe Esparza returns to Coachella for a laugh-filled set. Tickets are $40 to $95. Mexican singer, songwriter and dancer Gloria Trevi, aka “The Supreme Diva of Mexican Pop,” will grace the Spotlight stage at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22. Tickets are $55 to $205. Spotlight 29 Casino, 46200 Harrison Place, Coachella; 760-775-5566; www.spotlight29.com.
Morongo has some intriguing music offerings this month. At 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, regional Mexican singer Roberto Tapia is set to perform. Tickets start at $39. Latin group Los Nuevos Rebeldes will take the Morongo stage at 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets start at $39. At 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 18, multi-genre Filipino artist Lani Misalucha will perform. Tickets start at $59. Morongo Casino Resort Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon; 800-252-4499; www.morongocasinoresort.com.
Pappy and Harriet’s, per usual, has a full September lineup. At 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, country artist Jesse Daniel will perform a late-night set indoors. Tickets are $15. The ’90s country/rock band Cracker will keep the Campout tradition alive by performing two shows: at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10. Tickets are $35. At 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, legendary pioneer of the punk scene Patti Smith and her trio will perform. Tickets are $70. Hard-rockers Flames of Durga are having a vinyl release party at the Pioneertown palace at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16. Tickets are $15. Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown; 760-228-2222; www.pappyandharriets.com.
The Alibi in Palm Springs features something for everyone! At 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, Brainstory, a group who plays everything from psych rock to jazz, will be performing with local band The Teddys. Tickets are $15. Ever wanted to dance the night away to your favorite hits of the 2010s? Look no further than Best Night Ever, a dance party happening at 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16. Early-bird tickets are $15. At 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, witness a mix of soul, gospel, country and rock with The War and Treaty, alongside singer/songwriter opener Teddy Grossman. Tickets are $26. The Alibi Palm Springs, 369 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-656-1525; thealibipalmsprings.com.
The Purple Room’s events return in September! At 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2,and Saturday, Sept. 3, catch actress/Broadway star Marilu Henner. Tickets are $55 to $65. Attend a very special evening with Grammy Award-nominee Clint Holmes as he performs the songs of Peter Allen at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16. Tickets are $35 to $45. At 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, and 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, witness special drag performances by “The Greatest Ho on Earth,” Lady Bunny. Tickets are $35 to $45. Michael Holmes’ Purple Room, 1900 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs; 760-322-4422; www.purpleroompalmsprings.com.