Home #Hwoodtimes Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for Apr. 29–May 1, 2022🌴

Here’s Your Gay Desert Guide for Apr. 29–May 1, 2022🌴

April 29–May 1, 2022 

White Party weekend is finally here! After two years on hiatus and with new leadership, the event that helped put #ILoveGayPalmSprings on the map is back! The city has been abuzz all week with men from all over the world converging here. (If they’re wearing cowboy hats, it’s a safe bet they are here for Stagecoach, not WP!)

The Sunday Tea Dance with Paula Abdul will be the highlight. KGAY 106.5 and GayDesertGuide will be on hand for all the fun, and we look forward to celebrating with you!

May is heating up with the Desert Oasis Music Festival, Palm Springs Hot Rodeo and the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. Find everything to do when you place GayDesertGuide.LGBT on the home screen of your mobile phone for quick access to events, happy hours and attractions.

And listen to KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs no matter whether you’re near or far from the Coachella Valley. Enjoy this great weekend in #GreaterPalmSprings

Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide & KGAY 106.5 Palm Springs 


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This Weekend in #ILoveGayPalmSprings
April 29–May 1, 2022

We’re keeping you updated on the weekend’s Top Events: White Party Palm Springs with headliner Paula Abdul, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, Desert Winds Freedom Band FREE Pops Concert, Blatino Oasis, PS Animal Shelter Yard Sale, International Jazz Day, Coachella Valley Symphony, MTU Musical Theatre Weekend, Thunder from Down Under, local theatre…and more!

Read Brad’s Blog to Learn More!

White Party Palm Springs

The largest gay circuit party in the United States is back this weekend, April 29–May 1, with daily pool parties at the Hilton Palm Springs and themed events at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Paula Abdul headlines this year’s Big Top Circus T-Dance on Sunday. Also scheduled to perform this weekend: Raye, Netta, Karina Raye, Amannda & Nikki, and more. Even if you can’t attend, look up in the direction of the Convention Center at 9:45 pm on Sunday, May 1 for a 10-minute fireworks display! Get tickets


The highest-grossing country music festival in the world takes place April 29–May 1 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Headliners this year are Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs. Artists ranging from folk, mainstream country, bluegrass, roots rock, and alternative country are scheduled to perform, including Maren Morris, Midland, Brandi Carlile, Jordan Davis, Tanya Tucker, Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, The Black Crowes, Cody Johnson and many more. Get tickets

Desert Winds Freedom Band FREE Pops Concert

On Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm at Temple Isaiah, this concert is a celebration of DWFB’s 20th season as well as a thank you to the community, and it’s a great way to check out the group and spend an enjoyable Sunday afternoon. The concert will be an eclectic mix of music from popular Disney Movies, the movie Exodus, standards like “Harlem Nocturne” and “You Raise Me Up,” Beach Boys Greatest Hits, Gershwin’s “Embraceable You,” a few Jewish selections like “Nonantum Bulgar,” “Hatikva,” and a beautiful Yiddish Lullaby as well as a fun “Italian Holiday” medley. More info

We have a featured HOT DEAL for savings at El Patio, plus deals at Men’s Grooming Spot, Zin American Bistro, Revel Public House, AMP Sports Lounge, Kitchen 86, Desert Mischief, Il Giardino, Trevor Wayne Gallery, Oscar’s, Lulu California Bistro, 1501 Uptown Gastropub, The Purple Room, Bear Wear, Boozehounds and more! See All Deals
Featured Events
On the Air at KGAY 106.5
YOU CAN WIN 2 nights in Prague and then 7 nights on board the Amadeus III cruising the Danube River brought to you by Brand g Vacations, plus $2,500 airfare credit provided to fly from Palm Springs International Airport. Listen to KGAY 106.5 EVERY WEEKDAY at 8:20 am and 4:20 pm for the KGAY Danube River Cruise Keyword of the Day, enter that word on the KGAY Contest Page and you’ve got an entry! The more days you listen, the more chances to win!

Here’s this week’s Gay Desert Guide Oasis Insiders Bonus Entry Keyword:

KGAY 106.5 and Gay Desert Guide have your chance to win 2 VIP Passes to Out in the Vineyard’s “Gay Wine Weekend,” July 15–17 in beautiful, pastoral Sonoma County. This is a full weekend of wine & celebration with winemaker dinners, winery tours and events benefiting Face To Face, Sonoma County HIV/AIDS Network. Enter to win on the KGAY 106.5 Contest Page
Saturdays with Ross Mathews is on KGAY 106.5 every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on the FM dial in the Coachella Valley and streaming worldwide online! Listen for Ross to give his insider’s perspective as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 14! Ask your smart speaker to “Play K-G-A-Y Palm Springs.”
Welcome New Partner This Week
Desert Esthetica in Palm Springs offers one-on-one individualized services, including all types of facials, manicures, pedicures, women’s waxing & men’s grooming services (waxing & clipping, “Manzilians” are a specialty!). Recently relocated from the Northeast to the Coachella Valley, David Gerard is a veteran of the industry, with 30 years of experience in skin & body care. Learn more
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