The weather may be cooling down but the stage at the Purple Room is heating up as Tony and Grammy Award-Winner John Lloyd Young takes a turn on the Great Purple Way debuting his latest concert, “Introducing: John Lloyd Young.” Adding to this month’s star power, Tony Award-Nominated singer and actress Andrea McArdle will perform at The Purple Room, the desert’s premiere supper club.
The Purple Room is celebrating its fifth anniversary in October with Happy Hour at the bar all night on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each night features free live entertainment from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.
The Purple Room’s owner, Michael Holmes, will continue his high-octane weekly performance of The Judy Show!, featuring Joel Baker. Every Sunday evening in October, catch the searing magic of song and laughter as Holmes parodies Judy Garland’s classic 1960s television show. Holmes is a local gem who shines like…Ruby slippers, and brings poignancy and boldness to the legendary Miss Garland.
The blazing entertainment continues throughout October as special guests perform on Friday and Saturday nights, with a roster that includes: critically acclaimed singer Jonathan Karrant celebrating his new album release; world-renowned Elvis tribute artist Scot Bruce in “Elvis: The Early Years;” and “Palm Springs – Jump!” a classic Palm Spring entertainment musical revue.
The Purple Room, located at 1900 E Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, California 92264, opens every day at 4:00pm, with Happy Hour in the bar and lounge every Tuesday through Saturday, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and on Sunday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Dinner and free entertainment can be enjoyed every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night (no cover). Ticketed shows on Friday and Saturday night begin with dinner reservations at 6:00 pm and performances at 8:00 pm. For The Judy Show on Sundays, dinner reservations are at 5:00 pm and the show begins at 7:00pm. Details and ticket information can be found at purpleroompalmsprings.com.
“October 2018 is one for the record books. The raw talent of the performers will be phenomenal, and the energy they create will be palpable,” said Michael Holmes, owner of The Purple Room. “If you have never encountered Andrea McArdle, Jonathan Lloyd Young or Jimmy James, prepare yourself to experience several definite desert nights of entertainment. And if you have, we know why you’ll be joining us at The Purple Room.”
Evening with Andrea McArdle
Friday, October 12
Tony Award winning singer and actress Andrea McArdle is known the world over as the original Annie on Broadway, garnering the distinction of being the youngest Tony nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in history. McArdle has performed in theater venues from Las Vegas to London, and has released her eponymous fan-favorite Broadway album.
John Lloyd Young
Saturday, October 13
Originating the Frankie Valli role in Jersey Boys and winning the Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical was just the beginning for actor and singer John Lloyd Young. Young has received multiple awards including a Grammy Award for the cast album, which went platinum, has performed with casts including Les Miserable, and was an appointee of President Obama to the President’s Committee on Arts & Humanities. Young’s debut album, “Introducing: John Lloyd Young,” is a celebration of classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s. This rising star is not to be missed.
PALM SPRINGS – JUMP!
Friday, October 19
This musical revue pays tribute to the legendary stars who called Palm Springs home or performed in Palm Springs –from Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby to Lucille Ball, Keely Smith, Elvis Presley, Sonny Bono and many more.
JONATHAN KARRANT ALBUM RELEASE
Saturday, October 20
Jonathan Karrant returns to the stage to perform songs from and celebrate the release of his new album featuring a collection of standards from iconic favorites to obscure tunes. Jonathan's acclaimed studio album, On and On hit #4 on the Billboard Jazz charts.
ELVIS: THE EARLY YEARS – SCOT BRUCE
Friday, October 26
Scot Bruce Tribute to Elvis Presley If you saw the True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood on E! Entertainment Network, that was Scot playing Elvis in the recreation scenes. He performs at Disneyland on a regular basis, and tours with the Legends of Rock & Roll – Buddy, Roy & Elvis.
JIMMY JAMES VOCALS & TRACKS – DIVAS ARE FOREVER!
Saturday, October 27
Jimmy James brings his Award-Winning Multi-Media Show from New York City to The Purple Room Supper Club. Celebrating his 35th Anniversary in Show Business, this show promises to showcase the classic impressions that made Jimmy James Legendary: CHER, ELVIS, BARBRA, ADELE, JANIS JOPLIN and more!
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