October 13 + 14, 2023


How to get there

Drinks, Dining,



Past Festivals

Schedule (times are approximate and subject to change)

Friday 10/13

5:50pm Doug Osmun, Marc Perez, Andrew Weathers

6:30pm Tasting Menu

7:10pm Leather Jester

7:50pm AVOLA

8:30pm Wilfrido Terrazas

9:10pm King Britt

10:10pm Michael Flora

10:50pm Stephanie Cheng Smith

11:30pm Technical Reserve

Saturday 10/14

4:30pm Kevin Schwenkler

5:10pm Gleb Kanasevich, Lauren Sarah Hayes, & Ethan Marks

5:50pm Codex Confiteor

6:30 (placeHolder)

7:10pm Sobbing Honey

7:50pm Vinny Golia and William Roper

8:30pm KillDry

9:10pm White Boy Scream

9:50pm Agriculture

10:50pm Stefan Maier

11:30pm Haydeé Jiménez

Rocks and stones.Nature elements.
Green Cactus Plant

High Desert Soundings is an outdoor two-day festival of forward-thinking, radical, experimental, and improvised musics/sound art outside of Joshua Tree, CA. Founded in 2017 by Daniel Meyer-O'Keefe and TJ Borden, we are currently: TJ Borden, Ethan Marks, Michelle Lou.

Interested Musicians and Sound Artists - There is typically a call for future festivals announced in spring/early summer. Keep an eye out on here, and on our social media page.

For more information, you can contact us at highdesertsoundings <at> gmail.com

The Palms Restaurant is about a three-hour drive from both Los Angeles and San Diego, located at 83131 Amboy Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277. Ample free parking is available.

Green Cactus Plant
Green Cactus Plant




Pete AG


The festival is located at The Palms, which is a rustic roadhouse that features a full bar, beer, wine, food service, pool tables and booths. Their drinks and food are affordable and they offer vegan and vegetarian options.

The center of Twentynine Palms is about 6 miles away from the venue and it boasts a variety of food options.

A listing of restaurants can be found here and neighborhood bar options here.


Rustic camping is offered free of charge to festival goers on BLM land adjacent to The Palms. Flushing toilets are available for campers, however there are no showers and no running water. Please be prepared to bring all of your own camping gear and water. There isn't much shade, so consider bringing hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Remember to pack out what you bring in and to be considerate of neighbors. Quiet hours are midnight - 8 am.

If you decide not to camp, hotels, motels, and inns are listed here.

There is also a plethora of airbnb rentals in the near and surrounding areas.

Doodle Hand Holding Taco

Purchase Tickets HERE

Potted Cactus
Potted Cactus