One of the most amazing musical tributes ever will happen right here in Palm Springs on February 23-25, 2014 when Memories in the Desert takes us back over 70 years for a tribute to the USO shows of history that brought comfort and joy to our troops through World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Featuring the music of the big band era, boogie-woogie, and those fabulous 50s and 60s this three-day extravaganza truly has it all.
Starring comedian Bill Johnson, a live orchestra and the beautiful girls of Company B, expect to see a tribute to the Andrew Sisters along with some of the most memorable and extraordinary music of the century. Truly an American tour de force, Memories in the Desert will walk us right down Memory Lane to a time when our parents and grandparents enjoyed the patriotism of a bygone era. The first evening will feature the USO Tribute Show during dinner followed by an original tribute to the USO shows of Korea and Vietnam.
On the second evening expect to enjoy M*A*S*H 4077 Night at the Palm Springs Air Museum with a party that will include a Martini in the Swamp, a Mess Hall Dinner, and a 1950s Dance Party Under the Stars on the museum’s tarmac. And just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any better the third night will feature a rousing trip to Las Vegas at the Palm Springs Riviera with a notorious stage production that pays homage to the World Famous Rat Pack.
It is hard to imagine three days with more action, more fun, and more memories that also honors generations of American troops. I am willing to bet all three nights are a sellout crowd. With thousands of folks heading to the Valley to attend this incredible event I know my office will be as busy as we’ve ever been. The Palm Springs area has long been a favorite of retirees and a mecca of nostalgia thanks to its illustrious history as the favorite playground of the entertainment industry.
Some of the most famous names in show business history have made their homes right here in Palm Springs. Most notably, the iconic Bob Hope, who entertained thousands upon thousands of troops over the years was one of our most recognizable local faces. I like to think that the spirit and energy of these wonderful entertainers who gave us so many happy memories lives on in our hearts and in our lives as we enjoy the music and memories of yesteryear. Don’t miss this chance to relive the past and celebrate our troops. As Bob Hope would have said, Thanks for the memories!
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