Oasis Music Festival performances at the Plaza Theater postponed to May

The Oasis music festival organized by Palm Springs Life is postponed to May, according to information from KESQ.

The outlet reported that an email was sent to ticket holders on Friday announcing that the festivities had been moved from January 26-30 to May 11-15.

While there were no cancellation announcements on the festival’s website (or any of its social media pages) on Saturday morning, the site says the January 26-30 performances at the Plaza Theater featuring The Milk Carton Kids, Y La Bamba and The White Buffalo – along with several local bands – are rescheduled for May 11-15.

Organizers did not immediately respond to The Desert Sun on Friday.

The beloved Plaza Theater has sadly been closed since the Palm Springs Follies closed in 2014.

The festival was announced last October at a “Help Save The Plaza Theater” campaign press conference following a $5 million donation from television and theater producer – and Palm Springs resident – ​​David Lee.

A portion of the proceeds from the all-genre festival goes toward restoration efforts at the historic 800-seat theater built in 1936.

The Plaza Theater was established as a Class I Historic Site by the Palm Springs City Council in 1991 and hosted the first Palm Springs International Film Festival under then-mayor Sonny Bono. It also hosted the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a dance and musical revue show with performers 55 and older, for 22 years before its last encore in 2014.

Desert Sun reporter Brian Blueskye covers arts and entertainment. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @bblueskye. Support local news, subscribe to The Desert Sun.

Gerald R. Schneider