The first week of the Palm Canyon Roadhouse Acoustic Electric Guitar Challenge was success bringing 10 enthusiastic performances! Music at the Palm Canyon Roadhouse is nothing new as the venue boasts some of the longest running open mics in the Coachella Valley. By now adding the guitar challenge element, several new faces were brought in to be welcomed by the friendly and supportive atmosphere. Movie prizes from the Mary Pickford Theatre were given away to the liveliest of audience members, receiving keychains, t-shirts, and sunglasses. In the end it was Rey Guerra, a Roadhouse regular and security guard who was declared the first place winner! Rey took home 2 tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm from MIX 100.5 and earned a spot in the finals where he’ll compete for the grand prize of a 3 day, 2 night trip to Las Vegas from Crater Lake Vodka! A close second place was Zack Lindsay, another Roadhouse regular musician who chose to take home a movie ticket package from the Mary Pickford Theater. Third place was awarded to Marco Thoma who also decided on a movie ticket and concession package from the Mary Pickford Theater.

THANK YOU to ALL of the talented musicans/guitar players at the Palm Canyon Roadhouse Acoustic Electric Guitar Challenge for putting on a great show AND for being so supportive of one another: Paul Gihren, Jeremy Goodlander, Jim Sheppard, Jack Ruvio and Kevin, Freddy Live, Richard Finn, James Velasquez. I hope to see you all next week! Look for coverage of this week’s event and the announcement of winners in the next issue of Coachella Valley Weekly! SPECIAL THANKS to all of our sponsors: MIX 100.5, Crater Lake Vodka, Abe’s Brand & Happy Sushi, EstheticX.Obsession Massage & Wax Bar, CV Weekly and Mary Pickford Theater.

The Palm Canyon Roadhouse Acoustic Electric Guitar Challenge is ALL AGES and runs EVERY TUESDAY. YOU may compete EVERY week! Sign in starts at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY and FANS and note that the competition runs from 8-11pm so be sure your friends and family know to stay until the end to voice their vote!!! For questions or information about sign-up, please see or contact creator and host, Morgan James at or 714-651-1911