Palm Springs: A Music Mecca and All That Jazz



Greater Palm Springs is known for many things, among them a world-class resort lifestyle, celebrities, art, and architecture. With the widespread popularity of music festivals such as The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival, Stagecoach Festival, and Palm Springs’ own Splash House, music joins that illustrious list as well. Bruce Fessier, music reporter and critic for the Desert Sun, recently released his list of Top Ten Music Festivals in the Coachella Valley.

While the list includes obvious powerhouse festivals Coachella and Stagecoach, there are a few inclusions that might surprise you. Coming in at #5 after just two years was the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, just behind the 22-year-old Idyllwild […]

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Kelly McLean is Vice President of McLean Company Rentals, a vacation rental, real estate and property management company based in Palm Springs since 1985. She is a member of the Palm Springs Tourism Advisory committee, Palm Springs Woman’s Club, Desert Aids Project, Ophelia Project, and National Charity League.

In 2013, Kelly co-founded and produced the successful Palm Springs music festival, Splash House, with her brother Tyler McLean.  Blending poolside fashion, community and music at some of Palm Springs’ hippest hotels, Splash House has presented artists ranging from Moby, Cut Copy and Chromeo to Anna Lunoe. Tyler and Kelly were recently awarded the “Rising Star Award” by […]

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Greater Palm Springs Pride Unveils 2015 Marketing Campaign

Greater Palm Springs Pride recently unveiled artwork [pictured at right] created by renowned, mid-century modern artist, Nat Reed as the cornerstone of the 2015 marketing campaign for Palm Spring Pride Festival and Parade scheduled to take place November 6-8, 2015 in downtown Palm Springs.

“We wanted to take our marketing to an all new level,” stated Ron deHarte, President, Greater Palm Springs Pride. “There are six major Southern California Pride Festivals and we wanted a brand and a compelling image that was iconic, very Palm Springs-centric and that would really stand out,” said deHarte.

“We loved what Nat came up with,” said […]

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