World Class Food & Wine paired with World Class Music

Relax and unwind while enjoying incredible music from Southern California’s top musicians! Discover the magic of our talented lineup and experience the perfect harmony of music and relaxation at the Palm Springs Food & Wine Festival!

Jassgrass at Palm Springs International Food and Wine Festival, 2023.


Jazzgrass, founded in 1999 by Barnaby Finch to pay tribute to the progressive side of Bluegrass music, draws its inspiration from the renowned all-star ensemble known as “Strength In Numbers” that emerged at the Telluride Festival. Following some changes in the lineup, Barnaby revived the music in 2011, bringing on board a group of talented local musicians.

The band now features the remarkable Don Reed on mandolin, dobro, and guitar, as well as the skilled Jeremie Levi on fiddle. Adding to the rhythm section, we have the versatile Bill Saitta on bass and the dynamic Jeff Olson on drums. Lastly, we have the seasoned ace Bob Hamilton on guitar, whose extensive experience speaks for itself. Contributing his expertise as the musical director is none other than pianist Barnaby Finch, who boasts an impressive resume with esteemed artists such as George Benson and Lionel Richie, among others.

Michael Anthony Gagliardi

Michael Anthony Gagliardi

Michael Anthony Gagliardi is an internationally recognized and acclaimed guitarist, known for his Jazz and Flamenco styling’s. Originally from Palm Desert, he has received prestigious accolades such as the Bespoke Award and the title of 2023 Best Luxury Event Guitarist Southern California from Lux Magazine in London, England.

He is a 7-time La Quinta Arts Celebration Most Popular Artist and a 10-time Riverside County Library System Amphitheatre Concert Most Consecutive Artist. He has performed alongside renowned musicians including BB KING, AARON NEVILLE, BUDDY GUY, KEIKO MATSUI, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, JOSE FELICIANO, ASIA, PAUL THORN, and FISHBONE. 

DJ Mod Girl

DJ Mod Girl

Awarded “Best of the Desert” in 2022 & 2023 by the Desert Sun, DJ Modgirl (AKA Kellee McQuinn) is not only the life of the party, she’s also a cover girl on magazines, billboards, and ad campaigns as well as a television entertainer, and an award winning producer, director, lyricist and performer.

With an outfit for every occasion, she spins at all the major events throughout Palm Springs and has opened for such luminaries as Harry Styles, Paramore, Jody Watley and Martha Wash and performed at the Obama White House from 2009 – 2016.

You can hear her high energy music mixes every Sunday on KGAY 106.5 from 4-6pm on her Sunday Tea Dance radio show and see her perform at one of the several residencies she has in the Coachella Valley.

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DJ Galaxy

DJ Galaxy

Vincent Corrales is a staple of the local club scene. As DJ Galaxy, he performs frequently in Coachella Valley and beyond, and is one of the hosts of KGAY 106.5’s Retro Lunch.

Our readers are big fans, as for the third year in a row, he’s been voted the Best Local DJ in our Best of Coachella Valley poll.

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Palm Springs, CA  92262

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