Since Desert Trip isn't happening this fall, The Desert Sun’s Daniela Franco has put together a list of some Palm Springs area music festivals you should consider attending over the next month:


1. Salton Sea Fest | 7 am-7 pm - Saturday, Oct. 21 | The Salton Sea Recreation Area, 100-225 State Park Road, Mecca | Admission – free | Featuring the Great California Balloon Race, an organic farmer’s market, a Modernism Week vintage car show, a Kai Wai Paddle Sports Club paddle to preserve Hawaiian culture, food beer and live music by artists to be announced. Information:

2. Joshua Tree Music Festival | 5 pm Thursday, Oct. 5 through midnight Sunday, Oct. 8 | Joshua Tree Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Road, Joshua Tree | Tickets: $180 all-weekend, $925 for five weekend passes and a car camp pass; Thursday only $50; Friday or Saturday only $90, Sunday only $70, kids 11-16 $90, kids under 11 free | Featuring playshops and continuous global music on two stages, including Seun Kuti (son of Fela Kuti) and Egypt, guitar master Vieux Farka Toure, the Last Internationale, Thunderball and the Brooklyn funkestra, Turkuaz. Information:

3. Desert Glow Fest (formerly known as Health-Glo) | 5-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 | Downtown Cathedral City | Tickets: $20-$60. All-access packages 21 and over only | Featuring art, fitness activities, a paint party and EDM music by DJs and a live show by Madison Beer. Information and registration:


4. Desert Hot Springs Fall Festival | 2-10 p.m. Oct. 7 | Mission Lakes Marketplace | Admission - Free | Featuring music headlined by Gin Piston with food, wine and craft beer, carnival rides and family activities. Information:

5. Desert Oasis Music Festival |1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7-Sunday, Oct. 8 | Empire Polo Club, 81800 Avenue 51, Indio | One day $99; two-day $175; VIP $175 and $325; Platinum Passes $300 and $550; Camping $60- $180, plus fees | Featuring multiple bars, including a Craft Brew House Bar, food from a variety of fine restaurants, and 24 bands on three stages, including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Los Lobos, Jboog and Kinky. Information:

6. Cal Jam 17 | Friday, Oct. 6 camping only with DJ music starting at 5 p.m.; doors for the main event open at 11 a.m. Saturday with music going from noon until after midnight | Glen Helen Regional Park, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino | Tickets: $99 plus fees, including all activities and parking; RV parking $259 plus fees, car camping $169 plus fees. | An extension of the two California Jams in the 1970s in Ontario, featuring carnival games and rides, the Foo Fighters Rock ’N’ Roll Museum, outdoors movies, a water park, food booths and music on three stages by 18 artists on Saturday, including the Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood and Japandroids. Information: or (888) 512-SHOW

7. Desert Daze Music & Art Festival | Starting with DJ sets from 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 through late Sunday, Oct. 15 | Institute of Mentalphysics (also known as the Joshua Tree Retreat Center), 59700 8. Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree | Tickets: $229-$450 for the weekend, $89-$149 for single day passes | Featuring art installations, Cristopher Cichocki’s multi-media “Circular Dimensions,” created daily film screenings, metaphysical workshops, a farmer’s market, meals from food trucks, booths and a diner, juice and alcohol bars, and music on three stages by artists including Iggy Pop, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice, Unknown Mortal Coil, Panda Bear, John Cale of the Velvet Underground, Eagles of Death and Jesika Von Rabbit. Information:

8. Mothership: A Women’s Festival & Retreat | Friday, Oct. 13-15 | Basecamp, 82950 61st Ave, Thermal | Tickets: $219 plus $25 for parking or $125 for RV parking. 21 and over | Featuring workshops during the day “from yoga to tattoos — everything you can think of that’s female-fronted,” all-female live music at night. Open to people who “identify partially or wholly as women/womxn and want to connect, collab and celebrate feminism.” Information:

9. Vintage Vibe Festival | Thursday, Oct. 19 Kick-Off Pool Party with the Flux Capacitors on Thursday and continuous music from 11:30 a.m. Friday through at least 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 | The Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, and the Saguaro Hotel, 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs | Tickets: $20 three-day general admission (good for marketplace admission, including second stage bands), early bird single day passes from $69-$129; early bird three-day passes $199-$249 | Featuring a vintage marketplace, pool party and music by 14 artists on two stages, including Best Coast, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Nick Waterhouse, the Cactus Blossoms, Shannon and the Clams, and Phat Cat Swinger. Information:

10. Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival | Friday, Nov. 3-5 | Riviera Hotel Ballroom, 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive, and the Annenberg Theater, 101 N. Museum Drive, with Pride Week parties at the Spa Casino Nightclub, 401 E. Amado Road on Friday, the Chiki Pool at the Riviera and the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, 400 S. Indian Canyon Drive, on Saturday | Tickets: $75-$90 for Friday or night; $90 for the 11 a.m. Sunday brunch; $20 for the Pride Casino Party; $65 for the Pride Pool Party; $35 for the L-Fund Party at the Hard Rock | Featuring all-female jazz artists including a Friday concert by vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and Claudia Acuña saluting Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday; a Saturday concert by Miki Howard and Kandace Springs, and a Sunday Gospel Brunch with the Firm Foundations gospel quartet, led by Sandra Adams. Information:

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