Ring in 2018 at an unrivaled blockbuster celebration. What better way to welcome the New Year than with an evening of fun for the whole family, plenty of food and drink, and a live performance with Plain White T’s at the premier outdoor concert theater at Spa Resort Casino. Concert tickets and VIP packages are available.

Celebrate the New Year with the Plain White T’s as they take the stage at 10:30 p.m. at Southern California’s unique outdoor concert venue for a blockbuster celebration in downtown Palm Springs. Tickets, starting at $35, and Premier Pass VIP packages are still available, but going fast. The $100 Premier Pass VIP package includes premium seating for the concert along with access to the VIP lounge area, two complimentary cocktails for those 21 and over, light hors d’oeuvres, party favors and a commemorative NYE lapel pin. Available online at SpaResortCasino.com.

Plain White T’s, the celebrated band composed of Tom Higgenson, Tim Lopez, Dave Tirio, De’Mar Hamilton and Mike Retondo, kicked off their career in the Chicago suburbs, playing a mix of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock and roll in basements and clubs across the metro area. A decade-and-a-half later, they have thousands of shows, a string of multi-platinum hit singles (“Rhythm of Love,” “1, 2, 3, 4”) and the 18th most downloaded song of all time under their belts: Grammy-nominated “Hey There Delilah.” The band’s latest album, “American Nights,” is their first independent release since 2001, and the collection focuses on everything fans have come to expect from the Plain White T’s – summery anthems, heart-on-the sleeve lyrics and acoustic love songs. 

Spa Resort Casino’s third annual New Year’s Eve Countdown celebration begins at 8 p.m. and will broadcast the East Coast Times Square celebration live on a giant digital display at 9 p.m. The evening’s entertainment will also include DJ Dense, noted Los Angeles DJ and Music Director for the LA Clippers, with plenty of room for dancing. Local area restaurants and merchants will set up along a retail section of the party, which includes full bar gardens for the entire evening.

Late night partygoers will enjoy Plain White T’s as they take over the entertainment at 10:30 p.m. with a staged concert.  The open-air, state-of-the-art concert venue features ticketed seating and standing room areas for the concert and main event – a unique multi-media New Year’s Eve countdown celebration, Palm Springs-style, replete with lighted palm tree countdown and a fireworks display.

“The block party has something for everyone whether you celebrate the New Year by East or West Coast time,” Spa Resort Casino General Manager Kari Stout-Smith said. “It’s a New Year’s celebration to rival Times Square, minus the East Coast temperature.” The outdoor block party is located on either side of E. Andreas from N. Indian Canyon to Calle Encilia across the street from Spa Resort Casino, a popular space for outdoor concerts.  The block party is free to the public and all events are viewable across the event area. Limited general admission and VIP passes are available for purchase to the concert with Plain White T’s and midnight celebration.

Spa Resort Casino is gearing up for another spectacular New Year’s Eve in downtown Palm Springs.

“We appreciate the help of our sponsors in bringing back this celebration for a third year,” Stout-Smith said. “We are excited to once again welcome locals and visitors alike to ring in the New Year out under the stars in beautiful downtown Palm Springs.”

Date: December 31, 2017
Concert Time: 10:30 p.m.
Block Party Event Time: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Block Party Event area: Free to the public. Bar gardens, merchandise and food vendors will provide items for sale.
Where: Entrance is from N. Indian Canyon and E. Andreas Road.
Parking: Parking is available at the Spa Resort Casino’s north parking lot off Calle El Segundo.