Spotlight on Acrisure Arena: World-Class Concerts & More

Why not combine your next gay getaway to Santiago with a live concert experience at Acrisure Arena? This new world-class indoor stadium is attracting some of the biggest tours and musical artists on the planet to greater Palm Springs, including favorites like Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Shakira.

Just minutes down the road from Santiago, Acrisure Arena opened in 2022 and is acoustically designed to host large concerts for around 11,000+ fans. Compared to larger venues like Kia Forum in Los Angeles (which holds 18,000+) or Chula Vista in San Diego (20,000+), Acrisure’s smaller size means it’s possible to get seats closer to the stage. The sound quality is impressive, and ticket prices are often lower, too. It’s a win-win!

For a VIP experience, many concerts at Acrisure offer upgrade packages to The Compound. This lively outdoor lounge and gathering space offers sunset views and varying extras like complimentary beer and wine, a buffet, firepits, 9-hole mini-golf and more. If you really want to splurge, some shows feature Meet & Greet photo opportunities with your favorite performers. Just check the specific event listings to see what’s on tap.

Acrisure Arena is hosting an exciting line-up of over 120 music and sporting events in 2024. Here are a few upcoming performances you could plan desert getaway around:

New Kids on the Block – Get ready for a nostalgic blast from the past with special guests Paula Abdul and DJ Jazzy Jeff on July 6.

Alannis Morisette – The Triple Moon Tour will rock the stage August 8, with special guest Joan Jett.

Grupo Marco Registrada – Hailing from Sinaloa, this Norteño group has over 9.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify and has made waves on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs Chart. See them August 10.

Kings of Leon – The multi-platinum rock band is back with their 9th full-length studio album, Can We Please Have Fun on August 23.

Chicago + Earth, Wind & Fire – An unforgettable night of epic sets from both bands, culminating in an encore performance together on stage, September 7.

Eric Clapton – The legendary guitarist and 18-time Grammy winner takes over the arena on October 10 with special guest Jimmie Vaughan.

Shakira – The international pop goddess has expanded her stop in the desert to include two shows, November 2 & 3.

Cyndi Lauper – Catch the iconic singer, songwriter and activist at Acrisure on November 24. We refuse to call this a Farewell Tour!

In addition to hosting world-class performers and live music events, we’d be remiss not to mention that Acrisure is also home to the Coachella Valley Firebirds. If you’re into hockey, raucous home games are held on the ice October through April.

Getting to the Arena is easiest by Lyft or Uber. If you plan to drive, pre-purchasing on-site parking online is the way to go. Fans save 20% off day-of event pricing when purchasing before 11:59pm the evening before their event day. Acrisure Arena is a cashless venue.

Find the current schedule for all upcoming concerts events at Acrisure here. Whether you’re a fan of pulsating dance music, soulful melodies, or old-school rock, you won’t regret adding a live music experience to your next desert getaway at Santiago Resort.