April is a month full of music in the greater Palm Springs area! You’ll enjoy a variety of music this month ... the jazz & blues featured in the Garden Jam Music Festival in Indian Wells, Palm Springs’ annual Opera in the Park, and of course the two major events ... Coachella and Stagecoach. So whatever your musical tastes - from rock to opera, there is something for everyone this month!

   

  

Garden Jam Music Festival, April 5-6

With the BNP Paribas tennis tournament over for another year, music takes over the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Featuring some amazing blues and jazz, the tickets are affordable and the venue is perfect. This year’s event features Jimmie Vaughan, Los Lobos, Buddy Guy, and Bradley Cooper’s backing band from A Star Is Born ... Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. And the Lifestyle Village will offer gourmet food, cocktails and wine, and fine & shopping.

 

Click HERE for more information and tickets.

 

Opera In The Park, April 7

 

Opera in the Park is the premier cultural event in April in Palm Springs. This annual FREE concert of beloved opera arias will feature accomplished opera professionals and will be accompanied by a professional orchestra conducted by Valery Ryvkin. Bring a picnic lunch or make a reservation at the Café d’Opera, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of opera at Sunrise Park.

 

Click HERE for more information and tickets.

 

Coachella Music Festival, April 12-14 & 19-21

The Coachella Music Festival turns 20 this year. Named the best outdoor music festival in North America twelve times by Pollstar, this year’s festival features headliners Tame Impala, Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino, as well as several unique art installations across the festival grounds. Tickets are sold out, but you can still get on the waitlist for both weekends.   

 

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Stagecoach Music Festival, April 26-28

Country music fans flock to the Polo Grounds this month to see live sets by Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean. With a variety of restaurants to choose from, including Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse, and on-site amping available, it’s sure to be a wild weekend of country music.

 

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AmDocs Film Festival - March 29 - April 4

The 8th annual American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) comes to Palm Springs and showcases films that tell real stories behind the real issues. Named one of the world's five coolest Documentary Film Festivals by MovieMaker magazine, AMDOCS has a fast-growing reputation for featuring a superb program of films that engage, inspire and entertain its audience. This year’s festival will screen over 150 films across three venues: the Palm Springs Cultural Center (Camelot Theatres), the Helene Galen Theatre in Rancho Mirage, and the Indian Wells Theater and Oliphant Auditorium.

 

Click HERE for a full list of films and ticket information.

 

ANA Inspiration, April 1-7

Here’s your chance to watch the best women golfers in the world at the first major golf tournament of the year … the ANA Inspiration held at Mission Hills Country Club. This year is the 48th year for the tournament to be hosted at Mission Hills … the first tournament was held in 1972 and hosted by Dinah Shore. So come out and watch the play, stop by the autograph tent to meet your favorite players, and relax at the ANA Experience exhibit. Players are competing for a $2 million prize and that classic jump into Poppie’s Pond.

 

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Palm Springs Fashion Week, April 11-13

Not to be outdone by Palm Desert, it’s time for Palm Springs to host their fashion week, with three days of fashion, music & beauty, and a special live music performance by Jaira Burns. This year’s event takes place at the Riviera Hotel and features a fabulous 100-foot runway built over the Chiki Pool at the hotel. The show tends to be a bit edgier than Fashion Week El Paseo, and features one of my favorite Project Runway designers, Candice Cuoco. 

 

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Dive-In Movie Series, April 26

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie poolside on a warm desert evening! So head over to the Arrive Hotel on April 26 at 7pm to check out the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles. And it’s totally FREE!

 

Click HERE for more information.

 

Palm Canyon Theatre

If you’re looking for live theater, don’t miss the two newest productions at the Palm Canyon Theater. Grand Hotel, inspired by Vicki Baum's period novel, tackles issues of life and death, financial ruin, love and murder, as people and come and go through the lobby of the Grand Hotel. And The Diary of Anne Frank is the true story of a young Jewish girl who kept a diary of her time hiding from the Nazis during World War II.

  • Grand Hotel, Apr 5-14
  • The Diary of Anne Frank, Apr 25-28

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

 

Homes are Selling Faster … And Selling Prices Are Up!

For the fourth month in a row, the number of homes sold was down across all price bands and in all cities in the Palm Springs area, while inventory woes have eased a bit. There are still fewer homes on the market priced in the upper and lower price bands, but we saw a slight increase in inventory for homes priced between $500-$999,999 over the same month last year. 

 

It’s still a good market for our sellers, and good homes that are properly priced continue to sell quickly, with Days on Market down (-3.5%) to 82 days.

 

 

Trendvision’s® most recent year-over-year, February 2019 vs. February 2018 Report shows fewer homes sold in all price bands, with the biggest drop in the under $500,000 price band, a (-17.5%) drop in number of homes sold.  

 

Home sales in the $500,000-$999,999 price point dropped again this month, with (-10.6%) fewer homes selling, while the $1M+ price band saw sales fall off by (-8.2%).

 

Average selling prices rose for homes priced under $1M, while sale prices dropped (-7.1%) for homes priced $1M.

 

For more information on specific cities go to Desert Market Update, or click here for information on a specific city: Send Me A City Report.

     

Give us a call at (760) 625-7229, or visit www.thehamiltonregroup.com, for an easy-to-use home search, and for information on how we can help you with all your important real estate needs.

     

 

The Hamilton Real Estate Group is evolving to meet all of our customer’s real estate needs. If you are ready to sell, call or email us, or for a FREE instant home valuation report, click here: What's My Home Worth?

 

Selected Best Concerts and Live Performances In April

  

McCallum Theatre

  • Tony Danza Apr 4
  • Something Rotten! Apr 5-7
  • Steven Curtis Chapman Apr 10
  • Chris Botti Apr 12-13
  • One Night Only Apr 24

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Fantasy Springs

  • Ashanti & Ja Rule Apr 6

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Morongo 

  • Cedric the Entertainer Apr 12
  • Rodney Atkins Apr 26

For more information and tickets click HERE.

 

Agua Caliente Casino

  • Michael Carbonaro Apr 5
  • Daniel Tosh Apr 26

For more information and tickets click HERE.