Come experience the premier party and performance event that always sells out and is always the last Saturday in January!   DESERT STORIES XV — that's right — the 15th production of this spectacular event produced and envisioned by the Hi-Desert Cultural Center.  Featured by the L.A. Times, Desert Sun, CV Independent, and more, this popular signature event for the region is breaking new ground as it is being held in the Hi-Desert Cultural Center's new expansive and state-of-the-art Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center.   Surrounded by fantastic mandala-themed artwork and kaleidoscopes, and with double the restrooms and all  seats reserved with large comfortable seating  (no more folding chairs), this year will be the best yet! There is an exciting line-up of new eclectic artists who are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat as they tell their stories and play their music in a multi-media extravaganza.  Performers include Brent Lewis,  Michael McCall, Matthew Patrick, Patrick Hasson, Lori Herbel, Steffi Sutton, Bonnie Schwartz, Francis Moss, Debbie Bernardini, and a few surprises whose names will all be added soon!  Come hear more true-life experiences and a few tall tales from some of the Desert’s best storytellers—and some special guests. An opening party with a no-host bar, music, and complimentary finger-licking food begins at 6:00 pm. Performances begin around 7:00 pm. And the party continues after the performances until 11:00 for those who want to stay and mingle. There is an intermission featuring our famous massive vegan chocolate fountain and dessert bar. A full bar remains open for the duration of the event.  Avoid a credit card processing fee by purchasing tickets via cash or check in person at the Box Office. Children not admitted. RATED: R – adult themes and strong language.

Elite seats have bistro tables.  Preferred and general seats do not have bistro tables.  Food and drinks allowed at the seats.  Did we say no more folding chairs?  :-)  Lots more room for everyone!

This event is NOT associated with any production claiming to be held at at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center

Venue Details
Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center - Desert Stories Set-Up
58325 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, California, 92284, United States
With its multi-venue, state-of-the-art performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region for more than 50 years.  The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an extensive educational arts and technology  program for youth and adults, and more.  The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars.  It has achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from its many arts educational programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at: and