City of Indio, Desert Theatreworks & Palma City Launches New Music and Art Event

The first-of-its-kind ‘Más Indio’ music and art show, featuring local bands and artists, will be held from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at the Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC) on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

A collaboration between the City of Indio, Desert Theatreworks and Palma City, Más Indio will showcase the following bands: The Red Pears; Slipping Into Darkness; Alchemy; The Kathys; Yoni; Alternative Facts; and After Two. The House DJ will be IndioCholo.

“We wanted to create an event for local artists to share their talents, especially here in Indio and the east valley where the underground music and art scene is thriving but does not have a lot of opportunities to be seen and heard,” said Más Indio founder and Palma City president, Andrew Gonzalez. “I’m happy the City of Indio is supporting events relevant to its residents and the community, and I’m also excited to work with Desert Theatreworks, which is one of the best theater and entertainment companies in the Coachella Valley.” 

Gonzalez came up with the concept of Más Indio after attending similar “local” music events in Los Angeles, San Diego, Pomona and San Bernardino. “Each was different, but they all revolved completely around their community and have now grown bigger into well-known events that people love to attend each year. That’s what I hope to see with Más Indio,” explained Gonzalez.


“As the No. 1 city in the nation for live music and known as the ‘City of Festivals,’ Indio not only attracts talent from around the world at our music and arts festivals but we recognize some of the best bands and artists are homegrown right here in Indio and the Coachella Valley,” said Indio Mayor Michael H. Wilson. “Más Indio celebrates very talented local artists, and gives residents and visitors the opportunity to come and discover exciting new bands, visit IPAC, and enjoy our downtown.”

Más Indio will have food and beverages available for purchase, as well as art vendors. Admission is $10 per person and presale tickets are available at The event is open to anyone 18 years and older. IPAC is located at 45175 Fargo Street in downtown Indio. For more information, please contact Jim Curtis at 760-391-4174 or