8 Desert Oasis Music Festival Headliners to Listen to Now

Get Ready for the Desert Festival on Oct. 7-8 With This Round Up

Written By: Marvin Garcia
Photos Provided By: Empire Music Ventures Desert Oasis Music Festival

Music lovers rejoice because in Coachella Valley the spirit of festival season is very much alive this fall with the upcoming Desert Oasis Music Festival on Oct. 7-8. The event of the season will be held at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA, which is notorious for Coachella Valley Music Fest and Stagecoach.

Presented by Empire Music Ventures, the same group behind the  Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience, has put together a lineup of 24 live bands ready to take stage and enchant audiences with a rich variety of genres that include reggae, hip hop, ska punk and Latin rock.

Let’s get a closer look at the headliners who will be performing and get a better idea what to expect from the First Annual Desert Oasis Music Fest.

Desert Oasis Music Festival

Saturday, Oct. 7:

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

There is really no need for an introduction for this living legend and the amazing work he has done to keep the Marley legacy alive. At the young age of 13, Damian began on the journey with his band, The Shepherds, participating in renowned reggae music fests. Over the years he has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey and Bruno Mars. With his latest album Stony Hill released, we are definitely in for a treat as the main headliner for Saturday.


Steel Pulse

British reggae? Yes, please. Their music is known to stand for high causes that include but not limited to fighting injustice, educating and spreading positive messages. Some of their discographies includes True Democracy (2005), Rage and Fury (1997), Vex (1994) to name a few.


Los Lobos

With over 30 years of song and tune on their background, Los Lobos have released several albums that serve as solid proof of teamwork and their ongoing commitment to  musical evolution. Some of their albums include, Tin Can Trust (2010), Gates of Gold (2015), The Town and the City (2006) and much more.



A native of the Bay Area, this talented artist began releasing his music independently and became part of the first wave of Bay Area rappers that achieved association with major label companies. Listen to his latest work in The D-Boy Diary.


The Green

Formed in 2009 in O’ahu Hawaii, their debut album earned them critical and commercial success in the reggae music world that awarded the iTunes Best Reggae Album of the Year.  Some of their top hits include “Striking Up A Love,” “Take Me On,”  and the smooth ballad “Chocolate & Roses.”  Find out more from their other albums Hawai’i ’13 (2013), and Ways & Means (2011).

Sunday, Oct. 8:


Having been on a non-stoping tour since 2014, Rebelution is a group that keeps the spirit young while seeing the realness of the world surrounding them. Their songs speak about hard work and satisfaction of reaping its benefits. According to Billboard, “Their dynamic brand of original music weaves hypnotic threads of alt-rock and pop, retro-funk, blues, dub, even traditional Middle Eastern strains.”



Born and raised in Southern California, JBoog grew up with music and was inspired by his siblings to pursuit a career in music. Having teamed up with notorious figures of reggae music in the past, it gave him the opportunity to work with Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong Studio, Don Corlean’s Hit Maker Studio, which nurtured his talent. His single, “Let’s Do it Again” has a soft yet passionate feeling with catchy lyrics that convey sincerity. You can hear more of his music in his albums Wash House Ting (2016), Backyard Boogie (2011) and Roots Satisfaction (2009).


Reel Big Fish

Distinguishable for their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs and metallic personal touch, Reel Big Fish became a hit during the ‘90s as their hit single “Sell Out” took over MTV and radio charts. However, before their breakthrough, most of the awareness of their music spread through word-of-mouth underground.

No doubt this will be the must-experience music event of the season. Passes are on sale now starting at $175 for the whole weekend and $99 for one-day passes.

Empire Polo Fields
81800 Ave 51
Indio, CA 92201
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