Free weekly concerts in the park starting Downtown in February

Elton John, Madonna, and Tina Turner — or at least reasonable facsimiles of them — are coming to Palm Springs’ newest park, the city’s Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.

The acts are coming in the form of free monthly concerts, from February through July 2022, sponsored by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, working in collaboration with James Elliott Entertainment. They will appear at the new Palm Springs Downtown Park.

According to Chamber officials, the tribute band performances will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Only acts who look, sound, and perform like the real thing will be featured.

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“Our city now has the perfect outdoor venue in which to host a concert series like this,’ said Chamber CEO Nona Watson in an email sent Tuesday.  “Our goal is to bring visitors and residents from throughout the Coachella Valley to downtown Palm Springs during the middle of the week so as to provide a boost to our local bars, restaurants, and retail businesses. We also believe these special events will increase hotel room nights thanks to those attending weekend conventions and events extending their stays.”

Kicking off the series on Wednesday, Feb. 2, will be TLR – Experience the Eagles Music, a hardworking and much in-demand tribute band based in Los Angeles. Other tribute groups scheduled to appear include those devoted to the music of Elton John, Madonna, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The concert series is free and open to everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets.

Co-producer James Elliott Entertainment has more than 20 years of experience in the music industry. His company books acts at several casinos, and currently provides tribute bands to the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series.

Sponsors of this series are the City of Palm Springs, Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, PS Resorts, and Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels. To market the entire affair, the Chamber will enlist the assistance of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism as well as Visit Greater Palm Springs. If the initial set of shows proves successful, the series may continue throughout the summer and year-round.

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