Palm Springs’ iconic supper club, Michael Holmes’ Purple Room (www.purpleroompalmsprings.com), is thrilled to announce the opening of its tenth season since the grand reopening in 2013. This landmark year brings an extraordinary line-up of talent and an exhilarating blend of nostalgia, celebrating the rich history of this cherished venue. It all starts Labor Day Weekend Friday & Saturday, September 1 & 2 with the Purple Room debut of Debby Boone, and weekdays beginning August 29 with its regular lineup of local legendary talent: Jazz legend Rose Mallet every Tuesday, Darci Daniels, Charles Herrera and Michael Holmes ‘Swinging the Music of the Rat Pack Era’ every Wednesday and Sharon Sills, known as the Coachella Valley’s Ms VaVaVOOM, every Thursday.
“We are very excited to announce that kicking off the season Labor Day Weekend, Debby Boone will be performing with her band in her first performance at Purple Room! What makes this particularly exciting is Miss Boone primarily plays major concert venues. This is a wonderful opportunity to see this brilliant performer in our intimate club,” said owner and performer Michael Holmes known for his Sunday evening star turns in The Judy Show! “September will also see the brilliant Verve recording artist, Brenna Whitaker, Debby Holiday and her tribute to Tina Turner, Jonathan Karrant with his new CD release, Tony Nominated Sharon McNight, and Meghan Murphy’s premier with The Big Red Show, a true must see.”
The club famously known as the birthplace of The Rat Pack, consisting of legendary entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., among others, continues to be a beacon for live entertainment in Palm Springs. The Purple Room, originally opened in 1960, has always stood as a testament to the heyday of classic Palm Springs style and swagger.
“October brings the ‘by popular demand’ return of the incomparable Lorna Luft with her retrospective show, 70, Girl, 70. Then imagine a glorious infusion of the Great American Songbook, Django Reinhart and witty banter and you have one of our all-time favorites, The Black Market Trust,” Holmes continued. “Lee Squared – the hysterical return of Peggy Lee and Lee Liberace performing together in their riotous world tour returns to Purple Room. Wrapping up October is the stunningly talented Liz Callaway bringing her first solo show to Palm Springs.”
Below is the full schedule of September shows.
September 1 & 2 – Debby Boone: This multiple cross-over artist has enjoyed Top 10 successes on the Pop, Country, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Christian charts. She became a household name thanks to her record-breaking debut single You Light Up My Life in 1977, charting #1 on Billboard. Debby’s last album release was her thirteenth studio recording, Swing This, music that is evocative of the golden age of Las Vegas.
September 3, 10, 17, & 24 – The Judy Show!: The longest-running show in Purple Room history, featuring Michael Holmes channeling Judy Garland in a spot-on tribute, filled with laughter (much of it inappropriate) and song. “Holmes’ spot-on embodiment of Garland is hilariously entertaining, yet there’s a depth of feeling there too… This is great cabaret.” – Palm Springs Life
“Michael Holmes channels Judy Garland with humor and haunting accuracy.” – LA Times
September 8 & October 1 – Elvis: The Early Years with Scot Bruce: Bruce, a preeminent Elvis performer, recreates the magic of the King’s early years in a high-energy musical experience that is “the closest you can get to Elvis in the flesh.” CNN. “Scot Bruce is not just an Elvis impersonator; he is a captivating performer who embodies the spirit and charisma of the King himself.” – The Sacramento Bee. “Bruce has the Elvis act down pat… his show is a rocking tribute that should not be missed.” – Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 9 – Brenna Whitaker: A Voice & A Piano: The extraordinary jazz vocalist, known for her unique interpretations and storytelling, promises an evening of intimate performance. “Whitaker’s voice is a revelation, her interpretations are a sensation.” – LA Weekly. Brenna is “one of the most promising jazz vocalists of her generation.” – DownBeat Magazine
September 15 – Jonathan Karrant: Eclectic: Jonathan’s album, “On and On,” hit number 4 on the Billboard Jazz charts. Known for his soulful and engaging performances, Jonathan captivates audiences with his unique jazz interpretations. “Jonathan Karrant works straight out of the American songbook with a level of manly confidence and jazz suavity that can be devastating.” – The New York Times. “Karrant owns a world-class voice, robust, smooth, and precise.” – Jazz Corner
September 16 – Debby Holiday: A Tina Turner Tribute: With a voice that’s a force of nature, Holiday pays homage to the indomitable Tina Turner in an electrifying tribute. “Debby Holiday rocks the house… A tour-de-force tribute to the incomparable Tina Turner.” – Broadway World. “Holiday not only captures the power and energy of Tina Turner, she also brings a warmth and emotional depth that is riveting.” – San Francisco Chronicle
September 22 & 23 – Meghan Murphy: The Big Red Show: Murphy, a powerhouse vocalist with a heart as big as her hair, delivers an unforgettable, soul-stirring show. “Murphy is a vibrant explosion of cabaret brilliance. She balances the perfect mixture of humor, emotion, and powerful vocals in her performance.” – Chicago Tribune. “Meghan Murphy has a powerful voice and an infectious spirit that is impossible to resist.” – Time Out Chicago
September 29 – Palm Springs JUMP!: A raucous variety show that takes audiences on a wild ride through the glamour and excitement of Palm Springs’ most famous faces. “Palm Springs JUMP! is a zesty, high-energy performance that showcases the iconic glamour of Palm Springs.” – Desert Sun. “It’s a rollicking journey through the star-studded past of Palm Springs. An absolute must-see!” – Palm Springs Life
September 30 – Sharon McNight: Surviving Cabaret: Tony nominee McNight, known for her superb comedic timing and powerful voice, presents a night of cabaret like no other. “McNight delivers a masterclass in cabaret performance. Comedic, poignant, and utterly captivating.” – The New Yorker. “Sharon McNight is a powerhouse performer with a knack for comedy and heartbreaking honesty.” – San Francisco Examiner.
Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this historic season. For tickets, please visit www.purpleroompalmsprings.com.