VintageVibe Festival Kicks Off in Palm Springs October 19th!

Set in glamorous Palm Springs, California, famed getaway destination of the icons of Old Hollywood, VintageVibe Festival is a celebration of the evolution of American style and pop culture (considered to be anything pre-1999). The 60,000 square foot indoor (air-conditioned) marketplace will include vendors who not only represent eras gone by, but also new and innovative vendors who nod to the stylings of yesteryear in their products and design. The show will also feature several renowned headliners that have the “VintageVibe” such as Shannon and The Clams, Generationals, Nick Waterhouse, Best Coast, and others each night of the three-day festival.

VintageVibe Festival has chosen the Saguaro to host its kick off pool party event the evening of October 19th, with eighties flashback band, The Flux Capacitors on hand for the celebration.

Deemed the official “Back to the Future” tribute band, The Flux Capacitors arrive decked out as the beloved movie characters complete with a real, time traveling Delorean. The act offers a rocking repertoire of the most beloved 80s songs of all time, including live performances of all music from the Back to the Future movie. They have been featured as one of the 20 top tribute bands in Los Angeles by L.A. Weekly and have performed in venues ranging from Los Angeles ComicCon to corporate events for Sony and Google, and can be seen on Netflix in the documentary Back In Time.

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The Saguaro is a Palm Springs landmark known for its colorful appearance, mod decor with a southwest twist, and the breathtaking views of the San Jacinto Mountains that frame their notable, Instagram-worthy pool parties. Whether you prefer a daily yoga session to kick start your day, an afternoon bike ride through Palm Springs on a desert cruiser, or a craft cocktail at their rustic tequila bar, El Jefe, the Saguaro has got you covered.

Admission to the pool party is included for those staying at the Saguaro the evening of Thursday, October 19th, or tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door. Ticket includes access to the pool area, bar, food and specialty drinks and an experience into the future.

VintageVibe Festival is a celebration of American culture in the heyday and twilight of the 20th century, a time period unique for its bold evolutions and modernizations in style, fashion, music and art. The Festival, taking place October 20 – 22, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, features a marketplace teeming with memorabilia, art, goods, and fashion that are either a direct blast from the past or a nod to it. Above all, nothing speaks 20th century like its music. VintageVibe will host a number of renowned musical acts that have a throwback sound including Best Coast, Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, Nick Waterhouse, The Cactus Blossoms, and more lighting up the stage each evening. In addition, there will be musical performances all day long on the marketplace stage. For more information, visit www.vintagevibefest.com.

VintageVibe Festival is generously sponsored by Palm Springs Life, the Saguaro Palm Springs, Palm Springs Mod Squad, Palm Springs Convention Center, and Union Booth. VintageVibe Festival is presented by Emerging Pursuits, LLC under the auspices of Mancuso Show Management, Inc.

The Saguaro Palm Springs opened in February 2012. The bold color palette is the work of architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, who have infused the property with hues that reflect the indigenous flowers that bring color to the desert landscape. The 244 room hotel, originally constructed in 1977, features a buzzing pool scene and a Mexican cantina, El Jefe. A partnership between Ron Burkle and Andrew Zobler, the Sydell Group is the creator and manager of unique hotels rooted in their location and architecture. Sydell Group’s diverse portfolio of award-winning properties include The NoMad, New York; The Line Hotel, Los Angeles and Washington, DC; Freehand Miami & Chicago; The Ned in London, as well as upcoming openings in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York.

Need a place to stay? Check out our special rates on all Palm Springs area hotels!

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Palm Springs Design Projects Featured in the HGTV Faces of Design Awards!

Local Design and Consultation Firm Nominated for Two Categories in National Contest

Palm Springs’ reputation as a design mecca just received even more national endorsement. H3K, a Palm Springs-based firm specializing in design consultation and project management for upscale residential and commercial remodeling and renovation, is one of the companies selected to participate in the annual The HGTV “Faces of Design Awards,” which asks nationwide viewers to vote on projects that exhibit excellence in a wide array of categories. H3K has projects in the “Curb Appeal” and “Living Large in Small Spaces” categories. Online voting opened on July 25 and will continue through September 5. Both H3K entries may be seen […]

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Women Take Center Stage as Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Lineup and Tickets

The Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival continues with 100% female artists as it announces its fifth season of entertainment with 30 artists, including chart topping, Grammy-winning artists and award winning masters of their craft.  The Festival continues to create stories of its own, creating anecdotes that band members and the audience share about the unique weekend featuring women in jazz.

One story is about the stage. Since launching in 2013, the stage is reserved to exclusively recognize women musicians. “We recognize that men have a greater advantage attaining work as musicians,” says Gail Christian, Executive Producer of the […]

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Original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, to Perform at this Summer's Comic Con Palm Springs

Comic Con Palm Springs announces its 2017 lineup! The event will return to the Palm Springs Convention Center August 25-27, 2017 and will feature an array of artists and celebrities, fun programming, colorful costumes, and musical entertainment. Headline celebrities will include Stan Lee, Marvel Comics founder, Rob Lefeild, artist/creator of Deadpool and Cable, and actress Dana Gaier (voice of “Edith” in Despicable Me). The three-day event offers a special VIP dinner with Stan Lee, more than 450 merchandise exhibitors and a special concert performance by Lynda Carter. The inaugural event last year attracted more than 15,000 attendees, and this year it is expected to attract nearly 25,000.

The event will start on Friday, August […]

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Plans for July 4th? Check out the Food Samaritans' “IndepenDANCE Day Party”

Photo: Laura Goldenberger Photography

Food Samaritans (AAP) will host a dazzling IndepenDANCE Day party and fundraiser on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the historic O’Donnell House, perched high on the mountainside above the Palm Springs Art Museum, at 412 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way in downtown Palm Springs. The event begins at 7:30 pm, and the City of Palm Springs’ fireworks display will commence at approximately 9:15 pm.

DJ Baz will play a range of upbeat dance songs (some with a patriotic twist) and guests will be treated to a good ole” 4th of July Barbecue with burgers, grilled chicken, and more. Tickets for this event are $150, which includes an open bar, barbecue, entertainment, and valet […]

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Got Pride? Gear Up for Palm Springs Pride Week & Join in the Equality March on June 11th!

I’m happy to present a special guest post by Ron deHarte, President of Palm Springs Pride. PalmSprings.com celebrates and honors the diversity of Palm Springs, and is honored to share this very important message with our readers. In Love & Pride, Kate #LoveWins

Ron deHarte, President, Palm Springs Pride

Pride means something different to everyone.  For some, it’s about being with friends and family in safe and affirming environments. For others it’s about raising awareness on issues that impact their life. At the end of the day, Pride Week is about celebrating our diverse community, giving a voice to those most vulnerable among […]

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Celebrity Interior Designer Christopher Kennedy to Design Sanctuary Palm Springs!

Photo: California Home + Design

Christopher Kennedy does it again!

I just learned that one of my faves, celebrity interior designer Christopher Kennedy (pictured at right), is going to donate services for the new Sanctuary Palm Springs House for LGBT youth in foster care. Kennedy will also hold a fundraiser on May 27th to support the home redesign. When I last caught up with the indefatigable Mr. Kennedy it was at his Christopher Kennedy Compound Home Tour (Modernism Week Show House 2017). Not content to rest on his laurels, Kennedy is passionate about giving back to the community, and Sanctuary Palm Springs is truly an excellent […]

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Mark Your Calendars: Comic Con Palm Springs Returns this Year, August 25 - 27, 2017

Now in its second year, Comic Palm Palm Springs will return August 25 – 27, 2017 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, located at 277 N. Avenida Caballeros. As with last year, Comic Con Palm Springs endeavors to bring together some of the most passionate and talented people from the world of comic books and entertainment to produce an exciting new comic con in one of the most famous and fun cities in the world. Its team reports they’ve spent years working, observing, and listening to what people want and sought from their comic con experiences, and seek to reflect that in the […]

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Pre-Stagecoach Party at Jackalope Ranch + the Stagecoach Lineup for this Weekend!

Photo: StagecoachFestival.com

Now that Coachella 2017 is in the rearview mirror, gear up for Stagecoach this weekend (April 28 – 30), also at the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, CA. If you’re not familiar with Stagecoach festival, it’s a power-charged blend of country, alt-country, classic rock, and more. The lineup this year includes headliners Dierks Bentley, Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney, as well as Jerry Lee Lewis, .38 Special, The Zombies, Son Volt, Justin Townes Earle, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Tommy James and the Shondells, Cyndi Lauper, Los Lobos, Cowboy Junkies, The Long Ryders, The Blasters, The Sadies, John Moreland and more.

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Don't Miss the Last Few Weeks of Desert X—Closing April 30, 2017

Doug Atiken’s Mirage House, 2017. Photo: Lance Gerber

Seen Desert X yet? If not, what are you waiting for? You have till April 30, 2017 to see what all the fuss is about. The Instagram-worthy (check out #desertx and #desertx2017) site-specific exhibit has already attracted tens of thousands of visitors this spring—alleviate your FOMO go check it out!

An exciting new art project of the Desert Biennial, a nonprofit steering committee and charitable organization that promotes art and the environment in the Coachella Valley, Desert X, which opened Feb. 25, 2017, features indoor and outdoor installations across the valley and its striking desert landscape with 18 works by established […]

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