“Oscar’s Palm Springs has long been known for a variety of events, most notably its popular Sunday tea dance.
However, in recent years, Oscar’s owner Dan Gore has made a number of improvements, sprucing things up and elevating the entertainment offerings—and Independent readers have noticed, voting for Oscar’s as both the Best Outdoor Venue and the home of the Best Open Mic event in this year’s Best of Coachella Valley readers’ poll.
“I’ve always been involved in entertainment,” Gore said during a recent interview. “I came from entertainment, I’m not another restauranter; I’m more of a show producer and stage producer. The restaurant part just fell in my lap. It all stems from the restaurant business being so hard to manage and to make enjoyable. The entertainment, the open mic, and the celebrities who we’ve had there—that came to fruition because I wanted it to be more fun for me as a business owner, because running a restaurant was not a fun aspect of it all. The entertainment was what has driven me all along. … I take great pride in the entertainment I bring to Oscar’s, and we try to bring unique things there. We try to be the first with all our types of entertainment…”