Riviera Palm Springs is an iconic playground of the past, characterized today by its Old Hollywood glamour with a fresh, contemporary twist.

Set upon 24 pristine acres, Riviera Palm Springs is where Old meets New Hollywood. A favorite destination of Rat Pack icons, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., Riviera continues to attract Tinsel-town’s elite with its rich history and famed parties.

Nightly live entertainment offered to hotel guests and locals featuring award-winning musicians and Palm Springs’ favorite acts.


Sidebar Lounge offers a swanky retreat for resort guests and locals alike. The lounge, located next to Circa 59, boasts an elevated outdoor patio with plush booths that overlook the sparkling illuminated pool and nighttime activity. Sidebar hosts an array of live entertainment, including Southern California’s most sought-after musicians, from live jazz talents to acoustic throwback bands.

Starlite Lounge sits adjacent to the hotel’s lobby, providing an enticing welcome for resort guests throughout the evening. With dazzling light fixtures and furnishings adorned with bright stone-inspired colors of ruby, sapphire, and topaz, guests feel like celebrities as they casually sip on inventive cocktails over live entertainment from the resort’s elegant white grand piano.

Featured Acts:

Will Donato is an award-winning composer and saxophonist, whose new upcoming CD release for 2014 “Universal Groove” is his fifth solo CD release on Innervision Records. He was recently voted best artist in the Desert. Will currently has a hit radio single, “Grand Slam” produced by hit-maker Steve Oliver on the Billboard Chart Top 30. Will has performed with some of the best known musicians of the genre, namely Ricky Lawson of Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson fame, Al McKay of Earth Wind and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power, Steve Reid of The Rippingtons, Steve Oliver, Greg Karukas, Nick Colionne, Joey Sommerville, and more.

Machin’ (ma-cheen: Spanglish Slang meaning “Supremely Excellent) is a bilingual, Latin influenced band formed in the high desert of the Inland Empire. Their style, “Spanglish Jive”, is an eclectic combination of sounds ranging from Ska, Reggae, Cumbia, Gypsy, and Latin rhythms. Since the birth of the band in September 2012, Machin’ has made a strong presence in the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin. With less than two years as a group, Machin’ was selected by Golden Voice to perform at Coachella Festival 2014. Shortly after, they received the award for “Best Live Performance Band” in the Coachella Valley.

Lindsey Harper is the recent 2014 winner of the “Unsigned Only Music Competition. She has one of the most gorgeous voices in popular music and has toured internationally with Selena Gomez. Lindsey sings with the band PowPow on a song placed on an upcoming Garnier Fructis commercial. As a performing musician, she’s made television appearances on The People’s Choice Awards, Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning America, and Jimmy Fallon. Her current album, “All of Me,” is a spiritually uplifting album that melds classic pop songcraft and soulfully emotive vocals with a contemporary production sheen drawn from R&B, hip-hop, and EDM

Gino Matteo, part of the Roots-Music world, is a young man with an incredible knowledge and respect for the past. Gino’s performances are spontaneous, explosive, and original- a triple threat to the music world. Gino is the definition of an “old soul” with a voice as smooth as velvet but tough as nails. Gino writes music about his life as he lives it. His love, joy, and pain pour through his guitar and voice. Using the experiences learned over time, Gino Matteo’s sound respectfully pays tribute to true Blues while adding a bit of his own life in between and is quickly carving out a name for himself being among the finest songwriters and guitarists in music.

Jade Bennett is a singer-songwriter hailing from Southern California. Her voice is unmistakable and her story is amazing. Drawing from personal demons and life changing trials, her songs breathe new life into the music world in a dark, sultry, smoky soul infused kaleidoscope of aural genius. Growing up in a family that loved music, she was turned on to the perfect concoction of sounds to create a musician. Soul, Gospel, Funk, Rock, Blues, Oldies…. It was all a part of her daily life.

Courtney Chambers is Pop/Rock singer songwriter from Los Angeles and has been performing her own music all over LA and OC for over a decade as well as touring to various parts of the U.S.   She’s been compared to artists such as Stevie Nicks and Rickie Lee Jones with a touch of Jeff Buckley’s haunting and soaring vocals. In 2001, Chambers formed her own record label Royal Daughter Records and since then has released 3 full-length studio records and currently working on her 4th studio record “Tales of the Aftermath”.

Arnie Vilches, a seasoned guitarist, has played music most of his life.
He has had the honor of touring recording with a few big name artists, including Mark Farner, Singer/Songwriter/Frontman of Grand Funk Railroad, CCM Recording artist Two Or More, Viva Santana, and currently Bobby Kimball the Original Lead Singer of TOTO. He’s been halfway around the world doing shows with artists like Cheap Trick, Robin Trower, Blue Oyster Cult, Bachman/Turner/Overdrive, REO Speedwagon, Edgar Winter, Carmen, Phil Keaggy & The Newsboys just to name a few. “When I have my guitar in my hand, I can say things that come straight from my heart.”

NYE 2015

Frank Sinatra Jr. along with a spectacular 8-piece orchestra will be performing on New Year’s Eve. Riviera Palm Springs will evoke a magical evening of entertainment, dancing and culinary delights, including a four course dinner prepared by Executive Chef John Roberts and New Year’s party favors and a Champagne Toast at midnight, for up to 650 guests. Doors will open at 7:30pm and prior to Frank Sinatra Jr.’s performance at 10:45pm, which will continue through midnight, the hotel will amuse guests with the Riviera Palm Spring’s pianist Martin Ross.

Tickets are $289-$350 per person. To purchase tickets, please email RSVP@psriviera.com


For a full list of live music events, please visit – http://www.psriviera.com/calendar   For more information, call 760.327.8311

  • Frank Sinatra Jr

  • Martin Ross

  • Will Donato

  • Courtney Chambers

  • Lindsey Harper