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Watch: Journey, Harlem Globetrotters, Sesame Street Live among new acts heading to Acrisure Arena

A new round of family entertainment events and concerts has been announced by Acrisure Arena. Monday morning, arena officials and guests announced upcoming performances from:

  • Sesame Street Live on January 11 and 12
  • Harlem Globetrotters on February 24
  • Journey with Toto on April 25
  • PBR on February 10 and 11
  • Ramón Ayala on February 26

The announcement of family fun is a welcome one to presenter Cindy Burson, CEO The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert. "As a mom and as the museum CEO, I'm so excited that Acrisure Arena is doing so much family programming. It's really something that we need in the valley," she said.

"We're so excited for the Acrisure Arena to bring all of these performances: live music, hockey, and in addition to that, to be a new venue that we can attract groups and new meetings and conventions and things like that," said Davis Meyer, Director of Community Engagement at Visit Greater Palm Springs, "Just further making this a year-round destination for visitors from all over the world."

This is the second round of announcements of live, in-person events at Acrisure Arena. The shows announced last Tuesday include:

  • The Doobie Brothers on December 15
  • Grupo Firme on December 16
  • Maroon 5 on December 31
  • The Eagles on January 18
  • Jimmy Buffett - date to be announced

At Monday's announcement, arena officials said that Grupo Firme has already sold out. Organizers expect additional concert and event announcements in coming weeks. “As a local resident of the desert, I’m very proud to see Acrisure Arena’s first ticket on-sale sell out within its first two hours,” said Irving Azoff, co-founder, Oak View Group. “That level of fan engagement speaks to the high demand from the local community to see major touring artists in the Coachella Valley.”

"If you were one of the million people that live in Coachella Valley unless it was a festival, you had to go to Los Angeles for music, big events, big musicians, big sports, none of that came here," said the CEO of Oak View Group, Tim Leiweke, at the September 20 announcement.

He said the arena's economic impact on the Coachella Valley is going to be close to $150 million dollars each year.

The arena's booking team has traveled across the country looking for diverse acts to bring to the valley.

"We're selling the dream of what it's going to be like and how great it's going to be, how amazing it's going to be for the artists who come and visit us," said JoAnne Armstrong, Vice President of programming for Acrisure Arena at last week's announcement.

With all the shows and acts that'll be hosted at the arena, Acrisure is looking to hire 1,000 people to help fill part-time positions.

They're looking to fill event staff from food vendors, ticket takers and set up crews. You can find all the job fair locations and times that'll be taking place throughout the Coachella Valley starting next week here.

Acrisure Arena has also officially unveiled its Concert Access Membership program.

While Premium Club seats may be sold out, Concert Access seating will guarantee Firebirds hockey Season ticket holders the ability to purchase seats in Acrisure Arena for all concerts and family shows, without worrying the show will be sold out.

Check Out the Live Acrisure Arena Construction Cameras

Acrisure Arena is scheduled to open in December. The $300 million, 11,000-seat arena is currently being built in Thousand Palms next to the Classic Club Golf Course just north of the Cook St. Interstate 10 exit.

The arena will be the home of the American Hockey League's Coachella Valley Firebirds. The Firebirds will be the 32nd franchise in the AHL.

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