Sponsored by ACT for Multiple Sclerosis

Featuring: Live music by 4 local youth bands created through the Coachella Valley-based, AMP – Academy of Musical Performance

Each band will compete in a friendly competition for Best Stage Performance; Most Crowd Participation; and Top Creative Costume Design – with a panel of local celebrity commentators, similar to ‘The Voice.’ The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in each category. Each band will be given a color to identify them, and the audience can purchase swag bags that will contain 4 colored paddles that they will use for voting for their favorite band in each category. ‘Rock for MS’ T-Shirts will also be included in the swag bags. 

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park Amphitheater at 73600 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert. Refreshments  will be available for purchase.

The event is to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis while celebrating World MS Day with thousands of others around the globe. This event is a win-win for two local nonprofits, providing awareness and fundraising support for ACT for Multiple Sclerosis while offering youth bands the chance to gain more experience performing as they take part in a fun competition. 

World MS Day is officially marked on the last Wednesday of May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis.


In 2009, the MS International Federation (MSIF) and its members initiated the first World MS Day. This year’s theme is ‘Life with MS.’

The Host Organization is ACT for Multiple Sclerosis which was founded by the late Gloria Greer in 1999, ACT for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the premier resource for individuals in the Coachella Valley who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Client programs, designed to help clients live stronger longer, include:

Strength training, exercise and cardiovascular health programs; therapeutic and flexible massage; adaptive yoga; aquatic therapy for those with mobility issues; educational seminars and workshops; assistance with equipment products designed to improve safety, mobility and independence; and electric bill & air conditioning repair bill assistance program.

ACT for Multiple Sclerosis provides quality assistance that makes a meaningful difference to people in the Coachella Valley living with MS and their family members regardless of income.

For additional information, go to ACTforMS.org.