This weekend August 17 and 18, the nearby mountain community of Idyllwild will celebrate the 20th anniversary of this unique event.
Undoubtedly the celebrations will include some relief that the recent fires in the area spared the quaint little town in the pines. The annual event raises funds for the Idyllwild art academy and students from the academy play a part in the event. See the great story about the founding of this event.
The event provides Palm Springs residents the opportunity to take a break from the heat and enjoy some cool Jazz under the pines. The event also includes specialty foods and a 60 vendor arts and crafts market place. Just an hour from Palm Springs or Palm Desert this is a great getaway close to home. At this time tickets are only available at the pharmacy in town or at the door if still available. This years performers include Paul Carman Quartet, Ray Goren Band, Diane Schuur, Tim Weisberg and Friends, Casey Abrahms, Billy Valentine and the Euphoria Brass Band plus many others. Check the festival website by clicking the logo above.