By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

I love being a Firefighter. If there is one thing, I would love to do other than that is be a rock star. I love music. But since I can’t dance, and certainly can’t sing, that ain’t gonna happen! But at times I feel like a rock star because of two really great people.

Tracy Dietlin publisher of the CV Weekly (who I think the world of) gets me front and center stage at the Westin Grooves concert series which started last Friday evening Nov 19th at the beautiful Westin Resort in Rancho Mirage. Tom Scaramellino, a friend, and General Manger along with his staff give you the rock star experience and service at the Westin Resort.

The show was fantastic! Nonstop music, great food, drinks, friends, and dancing to the tunes of Patrice Rushen, DW3, Michael Paulo & Paul Jackson Jr. who did not miss a beat. In addition, the Westin Resort hosted their annual “Balloon Glow” with multiple hot air balloons in the night sky creating a beautiful backdrop to the stage and full moon.


Mr. Scaramellino and his team have the Westin looking beautiful. It is truly one of the classiest golf resorts in the Coachella Valley. The new “Backyard” at the resort is beautiful with new features, looks, multiple seating areas around firepits, entertainment, dinning and sipping on cocktails. The recently renovated rooms look great and are extremely comfortable.

The next concert is scheduled for January 22, 2022, with Paul Brown and Brian Bromberg. Tell your friends and family and make it a point to get your tickets now and make sure you get a seat to the series sponsored by the CV Weekly. I promise, you will feel like a rock star – I did. Thank you, Tracy!