Showcasing “Earth to Mars” the Bruno Mars Experience tribute Show

By Denise Ortuno

It’s that special creepy time of year when thoughts of witches, vampires and ghosts fill the imagination and ghouls come out to play. And if you live in the Coachella Valley, it’s also when the most anticipated party of the year takes place, BB Ingle’s Annual Halloween Bash!

BB’s parties are legendary, and have been entertaining desert party goers for decades. His Halloween parties in particular are enormously popular, giving attendees the chance to shed their everyday persona and dress up as whatever they want to for a night of decadent freaky fun. His parties are epic, and bring people from not only the desert area, but all over southern California to attend. Last year’s event, held at the Hard Rock hotel (now Hotel Zoso) was enormous, bringing out well over 2,000 people to play. The costumes ranged from the demur, to over the top, with even a full-fledged Genie cruising around on his very own magic carpet willing to take pictures with anyone that would ask. You can probably find just about any costume at BB’s party; it is a coveted event that people look forward to, an event that stimulates all the senses.

BB must have been born to bring people together, starting his career as a leader in social gatherings back in the 80’s when he and a few others founded BB O’Briens. The night spot was a constant in desert nightlife, and after its closure, BB began throwing special holiday/event parties earning him the Master of Events and Godfather of parties title that he has today. BB is also the 5 time winner of the CV Music Awards “Promoter of the Year” and was twice chosen as one of the CV Weekly’s twelve most Interesting and Influential Men in the Coachella Valley of 2015 2016.


This year BB’s 34th Annual Halloween Bash, will take place on Saturday night, October 27th and will be held at the newly named Hotel Zoso (formerly Hard Rock Hotel) in downtown Palm Springs.

The mega party, which is being produced by Ray Phillips and RSP Productions, will be spread out around the hotel, incorporating the elaborate underground ballroom. Five stages of entertainment include heart pumping music from DJ’s: Ray Phillips, Aaron C, C3ASARE, The Deep Ones, DJ Fathom, DJ Mike, plus others, playing all genres of music including Top 40, Hip-Hop, EDM, Classic Rock and Latin. The party will also feature the classic rock band Dude Jones and will be introducing the talented young singing sensation Ariss Durazo. There will also be a special showcase performance by “Earth to Mars” the Bruno Mars Experience Tribute Show. Food will be available through hotel outlets and there will be plenty of bars to accommodate thirsty hell raisers.

Halloween has long been a holiday for kids to dress up, knock on stranger’s doors and extort candy (give me a treat or else). But the holiday has evolved into a much needed adult break from reality as well. It’s a night of fantasy, scares, dares, tricks and treats. And for us living in the desert, we have been lucky to have the “Pied Piper” of parties in our midst to throw exciting, edgy Halloween events every year. With BB’s 34th Annual Halloween Bash at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs, it is certain that there will be plenty of treats for us all….and maybe a scary trick or two. Happy Halloween!

The party goes from 8:30pm to 2am and guests must be 21 or older to enter. Tickets are priced at $25 per person in advance for general admission online at Tickets are also available at: Skitzo Kitty, Sensuality, and PSA Organica.

For tickets visit or call 760-880-1059.

  • Photos By Lani Garfield

  • Photos By Lani Garfield

  • By Lani Garfield

  • Photos By Lani Garfield

  • Photos By Lani Garfield