By Rebecca Pikus
Summer in the Desert belongs to us again! The Exciting, Original Event “A Summer Music Festival” offers a 6-week series of Live Music Events along with an Exhibition of amazing Music Art! Many Musicians are also Artists — and many Artists are also Musicians! So what could be a better combination!
Leslie Jean Porter Gallery has put together a great line-up of Musical Performers & DJs ready to animate the Dance Floor!
Wed. May 20, 7-11pm: ROCK N’ ROLL
Wed. May 27, 7-11pm: DISCO
Wed. June 3, 7-11pm: JAZZ
Wed. June 10, 7-11pm: ROCKABILLY, LINE DANCING
Wed. June 17, 7-11pm: DRUM CIRCLE
Wed. June 24, 7-11pm: DJ SPIN-OFF
In addition, an Exhibition of Music-Themed Art opens Wed. May 20 – June 30 at the LJP Gallery. The Art Curator is yours truly – Rebecca Pikus! The creative genius for all the eclectic gallery shows is Leslie Jean Porter, of Paris, France, Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, & Palm Springs — Leslie is an Award-winning Filmmaker, Producer, Director, Photographer, Writer, Documentarian, Fashion Icon, & Fine Artist! There will be an amazing collection of Paintings, Sculptures, Photography Art, & Music Artifacts available for viewing and purchase:
MARIO PIKUS — Music Paintings & Vintage Guitar Sculptures
GARY KOTT — Modern Guitar Sculptures
STEVE CONNELLY – (“Spirit of the King”) Elvis Paintings from his Palm Springs Series
SIMEON DEN – Iconic Photography: Stevie Wonder, Warren Zevon, Barbara McNair
PETER PALLADINO: Iconic Photography: Skye Ferriera
& SURPRISE GUEST ARTISTS
The Kick-Off for the Music Event will be Sat., May 16, 7pm-12am: UNDERGROUND ELECTRONIC, with DJ JAY CUE from Palm Springs & L.A. , Spinning Electronic & Techno — (18 yrs old & up)
All Music Events will have Open Bar (over 21) (hosted by Crater Lake Vodka & Coachella Valley Brewing Company), Refreshments, — Music, Art, Dancing! Couldn’t ask for anything better – to use a California word: Awesome!