October 18th & 19th | The Tack Room Tavern, Indio, CA

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Please join us on October 18th and 19th at The Tack Room Tavern in Indio, CA for the 12th annual Concert for Autism!

The Concert for Autism is two nights of performances by some of the Coachella Valley’s most talented bands and musicians - all with the goal to raise money to help families touched by Autism.

Each night the show will begin at 5:30 p.m. All ages are welcome until 10 p.m. This year's concert is being held at The Tack Room Tavern in Indio, CA, on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club. It is located at 81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201.

Both evenings will include raffles and silent auctions featuring items and services donated by several local businesses. There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door and we will be accepting any additional donations all night long.

The proceeds from this event will be donated to the Desert Autism Foundation (formerly Lumpy’s Foundation for Autism). This local organization provides financial assistance to families with Autistic children so they may afford vital therapies, programs and activities.

Come out and listen to some live local music while supporting a great cause! If you can't make it, please consider making a donation through our paypal page. Every little bit helps!

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that Autism now occurs in 1 out of every 68 children.

The Concert for Autism is put on by a group of musicians who have personal connections to Autism as fathers, mothers, family members and friends. Though the concert is not directly affiliated with the Desert Autism Foundation (formerly Lumpy’s Foundation for Autism), we have found this charity to offer valuable assistance for those families that deal with Autism on a daily basis. We will be donating all funds raised from the concert to this organization. Your donation to this charity is tax deductible. If you are interested in donating items for use as raffle or silent auction items, please send us an email, or contact us by phone at (760) 702-4110.

New for 2019!

This year we are excited to announce that we have partnered up with additional venues to hold events in support of the Concert for Autism. Coachella Valley Brewing Co and The Hood Bar and Pizza are hosting live music leading up to the Concert for Autism to raise more funds for kids with Autism.

On Sunday, October 13th, the Coachella Valley Brewing Co will host Oktoberfest Acoustic for the Concert for Autism from 2pm - 5:30pm. No cover charge for the show. We will collect donations throughout the afternoon. Performing will be: The Sieve & the Saddle, Rob Lawrence, Krystofer Do, Tim & Val, Matt Hunkins, Five Acre Dream and Josh Heinz. This show is all ages. Coachella Valley Brewing Co is located at 30640 Gunther St, Thousand Palms, CA 92276.

On Wednesday, October 16th, The Hood Bar and Pizza will host the Open Mic for Autism. We will take donations throughout the night. Matthew Claborn will be your host. Come play. Come perform. Come donate! The Hood Bar and Pizza is located at 74360 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

On Thursday, October 17th, The Hood Bar and Pizza will play host to the Concert for Autism Pre-Show Party with performances from: Ormus, The After Lashes, Instigator, Plastic Ruby, Hover and Desert Roots. Come enjoy a fantastic mix of desert music for the cause. There will be a suggested donation of $5.00 at the door. The show is from 7pm - 12:30am. It is all ages until 10pm.

All donations received at these events will also go to the Desert Autism Foundation.

2019 Lineup

Friday - October 18

5th Town band logo
Blasting Echo band logo
Giselle Woo and the Night Owls band logo
Black Water Gospel band logo
Unity Frenzy band logo
Frank Eats the Floor band logo
Wildabeast band logo
Michael Keith band logo
Jetta King band logo
Rick Shelley band logo
Richard Finn band logo

Saturday - October 19

John Garcia and the Band of Gold band logo
The Hellions band logo
Edith & Alice band logo
Captain Ghost band logo
Right On, Right On band logo
Fiesty Joe band logo
Pescaterritory band logo
Versastyle band logo
Courtney Chambers band logo
Vinny Berry band logo
Matthew Claborn band logo
David Saba band logo
Mikayla Fazzone band logo

2019 Sponsors

CV Weekly logo
CV Kids logo
Xpress Graphics logo
Impression Design logo
Tack Room Tavern logo
Road Radios logo
Sugarbritches Productions logo
93.7 KCLB logo
Panoptic Works logo
Coachella Valley Autism Society logo
Circulation Media logo
All Axess Live Streaming logo
Hargrove Foundation logo
AVSU logo

2019 Contributors

Mountain View Tire logo
Islands restaurant logo
Red Lobster logo
Olive Garden logo
Mary Pickford Theatre logo
Boomers logo
The Westin Mission Hills logo
Palm Springs Air Museum logo
Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa logo
Chuck E. Cheese's logo
Ernie Ball logo
An American Carwash logo
Stuft Crust Pizza Bar and Grill logo
Record Alley logo
Amanda's Tea Room logo
Tristone Cinemas logo
It's in the Bag logo
Pure Barre logo
Stater Bros logo
MyGym logo
Aveda El Paseo logo
Ben and Jerry's Rancho Mirage logo
McCallum Theatre logo
Purple Palm Restaurant logo
Bodyworks and Esthetics Center logo
JW Marriott logo
La Quinta Resort and Club logo
Kitchen 86 and bar logo
Skywalker Trampolines logo
The Rowan Palm Springs logo
Indigo Auto Group logo
Luxetone Amplifiers logo
Trader Joe's logo
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant logo
Guitar Center logo
Sprouts logo
Jensen's Finest Foods logo
Mitch's on El Paseo logo
Mastro's Steakhouse logo
La Fe Winebar logo
Bermuda Dunes Country Club logo
Marrakesh Country Club logo
Avondale Golf Club logo
Daily Grill logo
Enzo's Bistro and Bar logo
Jebecah logo
Indian Wells Country Club logo
Rancho Las Palmas logo
Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tours logo
Sullivan's Steakhouse logo
Vibrant Tanning Studios logo
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse logo
Fleming's Steakhouse logo
Dwindle Distribution logo
Castelli's Ristorante logo
BNP Paribas Open logo
Beauty by Elena logo
Best City Nails logo
Cactus Jack's Bar and Grill logo
BRS Roofing logo
Mission Hills Country Club logo
Chelsea Nicole Makeup and Hair Salon logo
Energym logo


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