By Craig Michaels

Leave your Walkman and boombox at home and get your big hair ready for 80’s FEST! Prepare to be transported back in time to the era of big hair, neon fashion, and iconic music at the 80’s FEST, taking place at The Show at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage, Saturday March 2nd, 2024. This flashback music festival will feature three legendary bands: Berlin, The Hooters, and The Smithereens, promising a night of unforgettable performances and pure 80s nostalgia.

Headlining the event is Berlin, an American band that forever changed the landscape of pop music with their groundbreaking sound. Known for their hit songs “Take My Breath Away” and “Metro,” Berlin’s fusion of new wave and electronic elements created a sound that was both innovative and captivating. With their sensually appealing lyrics and mesmerizing melodies, Berlin continues to captivate audiences worldwide, making them a must-see act at 80’s FEST.

Joining Berlin on stage are The Hooters, a band that emerged from the vibrant Philadelphia music scene in the early 80s. Founded by co-leaders and songwriters Rob Hyman and Eric Brazilian, The Hooters quickly made a name for themselves with their energetic rock and pop-infused songs. Hits like “And We Danced” and “All You Zombies” became instant classics, showcasing the band’s unique blend of musical styles and their infectious energy on stage.


Completing the stellar lineup is The Smithereens, a band that has been a mainstay in the alternative rock scene since their formation in New Jersey in 1980. With their gritty sound and compelling lyrics, The Smithereens have amassed a dedicated fan base over the years. Songs like “A Girl Like You” and “Blood and Roses” have become anthems for a generation, solidifying the band’s status as one of the defining acts of the 80s music scene.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of the 80s live on stage at 80’s FEST. Put on your brightest neon-colored clothes, lace up your leg warmers, and get ready to dance the night away to the unforgettable sounds of Berlin, The Hooters, and The Smithereens. Tickets are available now, ranging from $35 to $75, and can be purchased online at or by calling (800) 514-3849.

Written By: Craig Michaels