Music in the Gardens: Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers

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 continues with a performance by Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers on Sunday, March 24, 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

Led by Nathan James, the Rhythm Scratchers have forged a cumulative sound that combines elements of 1920s acoustic blues, amplified juke joint hill country, and 1950s uptown blues mixed with 1960s soulful R&B. The Rhythm Scratchers pay homage to these traditional genres while injecting their own unique sounds, including Nathan on a custom LED-lit “Washtar Gitboard.”

Posed photo of Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers musical act