Producers of the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival
Presenters of Your Women's Circle
This is a special offer extended to LBGTQ women coming from of town to the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival. This package is offered by Your Women Circle group and promoters Lucy and Gail. It is designed to make the Festival a weekend of entertainment and encounters that connect women with new friends and old.
Solo Travelers – There are a series of activities planned for women travelling alone at the Women’s Club designed to comfortably bring women to together to tour local sites, yoga, meditation, and conversation.
Hospitality Suite - The Palm Springs Women’s Club has been turned into a “private club” for package holders to enjoy each day before the daily concerts. The club offers a continental breakfast, lunch and free drinks and an opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of other women in town for the Festival. It will host a farewell party on Sunday afternoon after the last concert at 3pm.
Local women may participate with a single admission ticket.
In addition to free pick-up and delivery to the Palm Springs Airport the package includes the following:
Tickets - 3 Preferred Seating tickets valued individually at $350 for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday Concerts which will feature Nnenna Freelon, Ledisi and the Divas of the Desert.
Hotels – There are rooms available at the Courtyard by Marriott near downtown Palm Springs at the rate of $159 per night plus tax and resort fee for package holders. Guests who choose this hotel can request a code to make the reservation.
There is no host hotel. A decision was made that it was best for guests to select a space based on their level of comfort because of COVID concerns. There are large hotels, boutique hotels, motels, and private home rentals available in the area.
Concierge – There is a concierge to assist you in your hotel selection and travel plans. You can contract Michelle Walker at MichelleDWalker@outlook.com. After you purchase your package you will be contacted regarding your arrival times and provided with information to make this a fun and enjoyable weekend.
Airport Arrival – Call the concierge to arrange airport pick-up from delivery to the Palm Springs Airport.
Early Arrivals – Coming in on November 10 you can enjoy the weekly downtown party called Village Fest and a meet and greet for the early birds.
Concerts November 11-13 - The doors open for the Festival at 4pm on Friday, 3pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Package holders have the best seats in the house.
Saturday Night Party – On Saturday night, November 12, following the Ledisi concert there will be an LBGTQ party at a downtown hotel for Festival goers
Lucy and Gail began in 2003 with an event called Dinah in Color which was intended to provide an identifiable space for women of color to come together during the Dinah Weekend in Palm Springs. This eventually grew beyond Palm Springs borders into annual trips to places like San Francisco and Las Vegas. These vacations included tours, dances, concerts and a variety of cultural experiences.
In 2013 Lucy and Gail formed a non-profit, the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, and began producing an annual jazz festival in Palm Springs featuring female jazz and blues artists. The 2020 Festival was cancelled because of the Corona virus.
In 2019 they introduced Palm Springs Women’s Week which was 7 days and 21 events Celebrating Lesbian Culture and Thought. The week include an art exhibit, celebrity chef, conferences on empowerment and women’s health and was anchored by the Jazz Festival.
In 2020 planning has begun for a Queer Women’s Art Festival that will feature women artists and craftswomen from around the country for a major virtual exhibit of their work.
Through out this journey their goal has always been to promote Lesbian culture and enhance Lesbian political and economic clout.