A Note from the Publisher

Thank you to our advisory board whose talents, insights, and passions contribute to the quality of this publication

Jacqueline Guevara
Executive Director, Joshua Tree National Park Association
Barnett English
Festival Founder and Director, Joshua Tree Music Festival
Dave Catching
Owner, Rancho De La Luna Recording Studio & Rancho De La Luna Mezcal,
Musician, Producer
Mario Lalli
Musician, Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man, Mario Lalli and the Snake Charmers
Bobby Furst
Owner/Creator of FurstWurld, Artist

Our Team

Design Wizard: Jeff Day
Web Guru: Chelsea Van Es
Staff Photographer: Sandra Goodin
Art Writer: Katie Nartonis
Angelus: Poetry Corner Creator
Owner/Publisher: Lisa Lynn Morgan
Owner/Principal: Ray Rodriguez

Barnett English
Glenn Harris
Rebecca French
Kevin Bone
Raymond Rodriguez
Lisa Lynn Morgan

From Our Partners

Andrew Barber
Erin Alvarez
Joe Alvarez
Mos Desert Tavern (Mario Lalli & the Snake Charmers)
Mario Lalli
Cierra Breeze
Jade Winne

WE WOULD NOT BE HERE without our amazing team, the love of this diverse and colorful, supportive community, and the following businesses that have partnered with us. Please, whenever you can, show them some love – lots of it!

29 Palms Inn, 29 Palms Creative Center, Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza, Cabots Pueblo Museum, Casuelas Café, Coco Rose, Compound YV, Copper Mountain College, Cork Tree Restaurant, Coyote Cone, Desert Dog Coffee, Desert Vacation Rentals, Diamond Environmental Services, Fans Sports Bar & Grill, Karen Martin of Farmers Insurance, Healthy Generations, Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Hi-Desert Tails, Karen Lowe of Inspire Realty, Jenifer Halbert Realtor, Joshua Tree Saloon, Joshua Tree Bottle Shop, Joshua Tree Excursions, King of the Hammers, Kitty’s Wildlife Refuge, Larry & Milt’s Western Café, Libby’s Realty, Nature’s Health Food & Café, Palm Desert Bike N’ Brews, Peace of Mind Retirement Planning, Pointed Pearl, Recapitate Hats, Rock & Rapture, Sacred Fire, Stargazing Joshua Tree, Tac/Quila Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Thai Café, The Saint Boniface Boutique Hotel, Tiny Pony, Yucca Valley & 29 Palms, and Tortoise Rock/Spotlight 29 Casino.

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Mario Lalli, considered the Godfather of the Desert Rock genre by many, is one of our desert’s true treasures. Like the other local legends in his latest project, Mario Lalli & the Snake Charmers, they pack venues across the world because of the music they’ve produced over the last 40 plus years. For Lalli and his Snake Charmers there has never been any other option but to make music. They are the music. This latest release, Folklore from Other Desert Cities, is an important contribution to the world of rock and roll.


In October 2022 we celebrated the first Joshuas Honors Gala at the historic Joshua Tree Retreat Center. 22 honors were given, more than 15 acts performed, food and beverages were overly delightful. Everyone on the production team worked hard to make this a special night, but we had no idea what we would tap into. The gathering of creative hearts and minds coming together to lift up those who pour themselves into their craft and this community created an energy we had never experienced before. But then again, we’d been isolated and locked down for a season that lasted longer than anyone expected, and Covid restrictions had just been lifted.

October 2023 proved it wasn’t a fluke or matter of timing – the gathering created yet another vortex on the storied property, one of joy, love, and kindness, and we were overwhelmed once again. Again, there were more than 15 performances – not a single repeat from the year prior – and the magic happened AGAIN.

If you have not yet been or have been and do not want to miss it, please save the date – Sunday, October 20, 2024. We’ll feed you. We’ll entertain you with a vast array of the area’s incredible talent. Libations will flow. And we will be in awe together at just how deep the love and talent runs in this beautiful kaleidoscope community. (Date revised since February 2024 Publication)

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