Every Thursday evening in May, starting at 7:30pm, Palm Desert's Civic Center Park Amphitheater is the site for the City of Palm Desert’s free Concerts in the Park. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. The Family YMCA of the Desert will conduct children activities prior to each concert and food trucks will be onsite with tasty food options, beverages and snacks for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.

This May, the concerts will kick off in a big way on May 3 with a performance by Ambrosia, the Grammy nominated band known for its hit singles "How Much I Feel," "Biggest Part of Me," and "You're the Only Woman (You & I)." The full schedule (with links to performers’ websites) is as follows:

May 3: Ambrosia

May 10: The PettyBreakers, Tom Petty Tribute Band

May 17: Dead Winter Carpenters, Americana/Roots/Bluegrass

May 24: The Blue Breeze Band, Motown/R&B 

May 31: All Our Exes Live in Texas, Indie/Folk Harmonies

Palm Desert Civic Center Park is located at the northeast corner of Fred Waring Drive and San Pablo Avenue. For additional information about the Concerts in the Park series, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 425 or visit: http://www.palm-desert.org/events/concerts-in-the-park