Recognizing the Best of the Valley’s Local Musicians and Bands on Sunday, May 22 at The Riviera in Palm Springs

Got your tix for the 3rd Annual CV Music Awards? If you purchase your tickets now you can take advantage of the pre-event price of $25. If you wait until the day of the awards show and concert, tickets will be $35 cash at the door.

Just like national awards shows, like the Grammys or CMAs, this will be the party of the year for local musicians and bands! In only its third year, the CV Music Awards has become one of the most anticipated events on the valley’s music scene!

A special “Pioneer Award” will be presented to The Evaro family, along with “Trailblazer Awards” given to local desert rock legends The Hellions and a separate award to Gary Arce (Yawning Man).

This year a “Lifetime Achievement Award” will be given to rock legend Terry Reid.


And do to the recent and sudden death of local music store owner and musician, an “In Memory” tribute will be done for Randy Hewitson, owner of Musicians Outlet and SIR.

Emcees for the event include: Patrick Evans (CBS Local 2 meteorologist), Bianca Rae (KESQ Anchorwoman) Bronwyn Ison (owner Evolve Yoga, CV Weekly writer,Tina Marx Show) and Craig Michaels (Craig Michaels Productions/Tina Marx Show).

Winners will be announced in 32 categories by celebrity presenters. Local bands slated to perform during the awards show are: Bridger, Michael Keeth & Martin Barrera, House of Broken Promises, Se7en4, Jesika Von Rabbit, Hollace, 5th Town, J Patron with Christina Reyes, Lootenant/Jayoh/Million, Lisa Lynn & the Country Gentlemen, YIP YOPS, The Sweat Act, Mikey Reyes & Bryanna Evaro, Drum Hall, Eevaan Tre, Alex Harrington, Rick Shelley, Gina Carey, Thr3Strykes & The Dirty X’s, and a Jazz Jam with Slim Man, Joe Baldino, Rose Mallett, Yve Evans, Smooth Brothers, Cat Lyn Day, Mikole Kaar & Craig Chestnut.

In addition to the awards show there is an after-party that starts at 9 p.m. with a limited number of $75 VIP party tickets available (includes the awards show entry). The VIP tix include a hosted bar that includes Crater Lake Vodka & Gin, Coachella Valley Brewing Co., wine, and food sponsored by Jackalope Ranch. There will also be entertainment by DJ Alex Harrington, full set by nominated 80s cover band, Long Duk Dong, and special “Surprise” performances.

In addition to saluting the great independent music of the Coachella Valley, the CV Music Awards will also support Loving All Animals with all proceeds from the amazing raffle package going directly to them.

With its own long history associated with the music and entertainment industry, the Riviera Palm Springs is the perfect spot for this party. The midcentury hotel is located at 1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive. For tickets and information, call (760) 501-6228 or To book a room reservation at the Riviera for the awards night, call 866-588-8311 and mention CV Music Awards to get the special discount rate of $112.00.

Sponsors for the CV Music Awards are: Presenting Sponsor – Hot Purple Energy. Title Sponsors – CV Weekly and The Riviera Palm Springs. Gold Sponsors – Crater Lake Vodka, CV Brewing Company, Jackalope Ranch, Desert Wraps, Musicians Outlet, CYM Lighting, and DarMar Awards.