World-Class Music in Greater Palm Springs

Look out Coachella, there’s a new place to hear world-class music in greater Palm Springs! The new Acrisure Arena is attracting some of the biggest tours and musical artists on the planet, including favorites like Madonna and Janet Jackson. Why not combine your next gay getaway to Descanso with a live concert experience?

Just minutes down the road in Palm Desert, Acrisure Arena opened in 2022 and is acoustically designed to host large concerts for around 11,000+ fans. Compared to larger venues like Kia Forum in Los Angeles (which holds 18,000+) or Chula Vista in San Diego (20,000+), Acrisure’s smaller size means it’s possible to get seats closer to the stage. The sound quality is impressive, and ticket prices are often lower, too. It’s a win-win!

For a VIP experience, many concerts at Acrisure offer upgrade packages to The Compound. This lively outdoor lounge and gathering space offers sunset views and varying extras like complimentary beer and wine, a buffet, firepits, 9-hole mini-golf and more. If you really want to splurge, some shows feature Meet & Greet photo opportunities with your favorite performers. Just check the specific event listings to see what’s on tap.

Acrisure Arena is hosting an exciting line-up of over 120 music and sporting events in 2024. Here are a few upcoming performances you could plan desert getaway around:

Janet Jackson – Reunite with Ms. Jackson on her Together Again Tour with special guest Hip-Hop legend Nelly on June 4.

Sarah McLachlan – Marking its 30th anniversary, Sarah will perform her beloved Fumbling Towards Ecstacy album in its entirety on June 1. Special guest Feist.

New Kids on the Block – Get ready for a nostalgic blast from the past with special guests Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff on July 6.

Jennifer Lopez – Catch her triumphant return to the touring stage after a five-year break with This Is Me…Live plus her greatest hits on July 19.

Alannis Morisette – The Triple Moon Tour will rock the stage August 8, with special guest Joan Jett.

Grupo Marco Registrada – Hailing from Sinaloa, this Norteño group has over 9.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify and has made waves on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart. See them August 10.

Kings of Leon – The multi-platinum rock band is back with their 9th full-length studio album, Can We Please Have Fun on August 23.

Chicago + Earth, Wind & Fire – An unforgettable night of epic sets from both bands, culminating in an encore performance together on stage, September 7.

Eric Clapton – The legendary guitarist and 18-time Grammy winner takes over the arena on October 10 with special guest Jimmie Vaughan.

In addition to hosting world-class live music concerts, we’d be remiss not to mention that Acrisure is also home to the Coachella Valley Firebirds. If you’re into hockey, raucous home games are held on the ice October through April.

Getting to the Arena is easiest by Lyft or Uber. If you plan to drive, pre-purchasing on-site parking online is the way to go. Fans save 20% off day-of event pricing when purchasing before 11:59pm the evening before their event day. Acrisure Arena is a cashless venue.

Find the current schedule for all upcoming events at Acrisure here. Whether you’re a fan of pulsating dance music, soulful melodies, or old-school rock, you won’t regret adding a live music experience to your next desert getaway at Descanso Resort.