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Event Summary

22nd Annual Concert Series | Benefiting Guide Dogs of the Desert

The Gardens on El Paseo is excited to host the 22nd Annual Concert Series, kicking off on January 25 and ending on March 14. This series has brought together music and giving to unite the community for over two decades. Since the concerts inception, The Gardens has been able to help raise more than $1 Million for those in need.

The one-hour concerts take place on Saturday’s on the center lawn in front of Saks Fifth Avenue. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event at 4:30 p.m., but VIP & Step Up Tickets will only be available for Pre-Purchase.

Wine begins at 4:30, lite bites at 5:15 p.m. and entertainment taking the stage at 6 p.m. 

*In the event of a rain cancellation, you will be notified via email.

The Gardens on El Paseo
73545 El Paseo
Center Lawn
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Event Details

Meet Your Title Sponsor: Agua Caliente Casino

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa is a luxurious award-winning resort right in your backyard! Presented with the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended award, as well as, the AAA Four Diamond award, this resort has everything you could possibly need for an amazing getaway. The Sunstone Spa has been proclaimed the #1 Spa in California and the #3 Spa in North America, and our world-class dining options such as The Steakhouse will keep you coming back again and again. For an evening filled with decadence, visit Pivat the only cigar lounge in Southern California where you can smoke an epic cigar, enjoy a smoked old-fashion, and be entertained by the hottest video poker machines in shear indulgence. Located just of the I-10 on Bob Hope Dr., this resort will immerse you in lavish surroundings and awaken all of your scenes! 

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Meet Your Charity: Guide Dogs of the Desert

Since 1972, Guide Dogs of the Desert has made a difference in the lives of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Over the past 45 years, more than 1,400 client/guide dog teams from around the country have graduated from Guide Dogs of the Desert – enjoying richer, fuller, and more productive lives. Attending a 28-day in-residence training on the Guide Dogs of the Desert campus, the blind individual is matched with the highest-quality guide dog that is custom trained to the individual’s personal needs and home environment—all at no cost to the client—thanks to financial supporters like you. Because of this founding philosophy, class sizes are small assuring individualized training for optimal success as a team. It is you who makes it possible for Guide Dogs of the Desert to provide these individuals with custom-trained guide dogs that deliver the gift of new found confidence, independence, safe mobility, and infinite smiles. To learn more about Guide Dogs of the Desert please visit:

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Meet Your Food & Wine Sponsor: Tommy Bahamas Restaurant & Bar

Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of coastal living, Tommy Bahama is dedicated to the good life. Our Restaurant, Bar & Store combines a tranquil environment with excellent food and fashion, all created with a dose of island flair. The restaurant & bar is the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience with a menu that features coastal cuisine along with hand-crafted cocktails while the store offers stylish apparel for men and women, footwear, jewelry, accessories and home decor.

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Meet Your Charity Sponsor: Deidre Braun, Licensed Acupuncturist, APC

Deidre K. Braun, M.S., L.Ac., is a fellowship-trained acupuncturist and herbalist who has been practicing for 23 years.  After 18 years at Desert Orthopedic Center, I have moved my practice to Kinetix Health & Performance Center in Palm Desert, California.

A native of Southern California, Deidre earned her Master's of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo-San University in Santa Monica, CA. Following an internship at Yo-San, she conducted a fellowship in acupuncture at the Luzhou Medical College and Beijing Traditional Medicine Hospital in China. In 1997, she began a 20-month study at UCLA with the Laboratory for the Study of Addictions to determine acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating the symptoms of withdrawal.

Deidre is licensed by the State of California and by the National Council for Certification of Acupuncturists. Additionally, she has taught at Samra University in Los Angeles and Yo-San University.

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Meet Your Entertainment: Finesse

Exciting, professional, edgy...this describes Finesse. Jojo and the beautiful, talented Britt have been performing the hits for seven years, perfecting all your favorites. Covering everything from the 1960's to the current Top 40's, their sound is incredible and their showmanship is off the charts - you cannot take your eyes off their performance.

Whether Rock, Pop, Sultry, or Country is your "thing", Finesse can guarantee you non- stop, self- contained exciting, LIVE entertainment.


Deja Kreutzberg