Ahhh, August in Palm Springs. Not only is it the hottest month of the year, it can also be a hot and muggy mess (but, it’s a dry heat, amirite?). Since you won’t be going on a hike (seriously, though don’t hike when it’s this hot) or spending a ton of time in the pool (which at this point feels more like a hot bath), you might be looking for a concert or event to enjoy during the month which ends by kicking off Labor Day Weekend. Well, here’s what’s happening in the Palm Springs area in August.

Styx | August 2

Styx will perform a concert in the Palm Springs area
The rock band seems to make an appearance at least once a year in the Coachella Valley and, well, it looks like the first Friday in August will mark their 2019 stop at the Show at Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage. Tickets run $65 to $95.

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Howie Mandel | August 3

The comic and TV personality takes a little time out from judging America’s talent to do stand up at Fantasy Springs Casino. Tickets for the 8 pm show in the Special Events Center start at $39.

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Taco Bell Hotel | August 8 – 12

After all the hype and the insanely fast booking of rooms, The Taco Bell Hotel will open its doors to guests August 9 in Palm Springs. What will it be like? What will it smell like? And will there be enough plumbers and Gas-X on hand? We shall find out.

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Splash House | August 9 – 11


The second round of Splash House will take place at hotel pools around Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Air Museum. The hotel events are sold-out, but you can still grab passes to the After Hours events at the Air Museum. Those are going for $50.

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Dane Cook | August 9

Dane Cook is… a) still around, and b) doing stand up comedy in Cabazon this at Morongo Casino Resort Spa on August 9. Tickets run $49 to $89.

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Mary J. Blige | August 10

The singer, songwriter, and actress takes the stage at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs on Saturday night. She’s sold over 80 million records and has won a whopping nine Grammys. Tickets for her concert are $79 to $149.

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All of the Tribute Bands | All Month

Lineup for the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio
There are plenty of tribute bands performing around the Coachella Valley throughout the month. Spotlight has performances on Friday for $10 (info here) and Fantasy Springs has free Rockyard performances on Saturdays (info here).

Idyllwild Strong | August 16 – 18

Idyllwild (Flicker)

The cozy mountain community that sports a great brewery, a truly unique “bud and breakfast”, and a dog mayor will see the return of the Idyllwild Strong Benefit Festival for a second year to raise money for those impacted by the Cranston Fire in July 2018. There will be plenty of performances and, really, any excuse to get up to Idyllwild is a good one – especially during the summer.

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Sebastian Maniscalco | August 16

The comedian, actor, and best-selling author will bring his Stay Hungry Tour to The Show on Friday, August 16, at 8 pm.  Maniscalco recently performed four shows at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden, and released his new Netflix Original special, also titled Stay Hungry – which is streaming now.  Tickets start at $65.

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Lance Burton | August 17

The magician takes a break from performing in Las Vegas – where he has been doing his thing now for 31 years. You can catch him at Fantasy Springs Casino with tickets starting at just $29

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Hatch Chile Roasting | Various Dates

It’s that time of year again, Hatch Chile Pepper fans! We have a list of where to find all of the roasting locations around the Coachella Valley here.

Boz Scaggs | August 23

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter brings more than 50 years of soulful hits to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center.  Tickets are prices at $69, $59, and $49.

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Have a great time this August in Palm Springs and stay cool out there!