Music in the Gardens: Jazzgrass

Past Event

Join us in the Sunnylands gardens for our free Music in the Gardens concert series, happening every Sunday in March, 11 am to 1 pm, featuring a different musical act each week.

The series concludes with a performance by Jazzgrass on Sunday, March 31, from 11 am to 1 pm. Full schedule below. Free parking and attendance. Reservations not required.

2024 Music in the Gardens schedule

3/3: Jac Jacaruso
3/10: Jamie & the Jents
3/17: The DoJoes
3/24: Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers
3/31: Jazzgrass

Water and sun protection are recommended. Guests may bring blankets and folding chairs. No seating is provided. While guests are invited to bring food and picnics to Sunnylands, large coolers, ice chests, grills, and alcohol are not permitted. No large shade structures or items that puncture the lawn are permitted. Please see our Plan Your Visit page for visiting rules and guidelines.

Parking for this event is at a premium. Sunnylands will close its gates for safety reasons when the parking lot reaches capacity. We strongly encourage guests to carpool or utilize a ride-sharing service for this event.

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Program changes may require the cancellation or rescheduling of some events. Outdoor programs may be canceled or modified due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds.

For information, please call 760-202-2254 or email

About the Artist

Back by popular demand is Jazzgrass to round out our 2024 series. Jazzgrass was put together in 1999 by Idyllwild resident Barnaby Finch to honor the newer and more progressive side of bluegrass music. Don Reed, a famous Idyllwild virtuoso, is on mandolin, dobro, and guitar. Jeremie Levi Samson, a fixture in the valley doing everything from jazz to country to gypsy music, is on fiddle. On bass is Bill Saitta, one of the busiest musicians in the desert. Jeff Olson is on drums. Bob Hamilton, who has played with the likes of Grammy-nominated Postmodern Jukebox, is on guitar. Rounding out the band is pianist Barnaby Finch, the band’s musical director. Barnaby spent time as music director and touring member of Lee Ritenour's band since 1982. Prior stints include Ronnie Laws, Alphonse Mouzon, Boz Scaggs, and Lionel Richie. His piano was featured on the Lionel Richie/Diana Ross hit Endless Love. From 1982 to 1989, Barnaby toured with George Benson, acting as conductor and musical director for two of those years.

Posed photo of the Jazzgrass musical act