Art of Music

Musical performances with conversation, education, and storytelling…

Jam on the Rocks Productions proudly presents The Art of Music at Old Town Artisan Studios. Inspired by the mission of OTAS, this new series fuses musical performance with conversation, education, and storytelling. Each presentation will focus on an element of musical theory, history, genre or style by featuring expert musicians here to share their craft. Join us on the historic Old Town Artisan Studios campus and be swept up by the beautiful surroundings, engaging community, and world-renowned talent.

It is a joy to be bringing The Art of Music to our ever-growing artistic community.
All proceeds from ticket sales will contribute to our extensive Outreach Program, through which we provide art experiences to the underserved members of our community. Be sure to stay in touch—there will certainly be more to come as this series grows. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you for a wonderful season!

Just like that, our first season of The Art of Music at Old Town Artisan Studios has come to an end. Wow, what a run–we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  We would like to thank Jam on the Rocks Productions, as well as all performers, technicians, and volunteers for making this season a huge success.  If you would like to hear from us about next season and other upcoming opportunities, please sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.  Thank you for your support!

2021-2022 Season Performances:

  • 09/16 – Stringing Together the Genres – Bob Hamilton & Jeremie Levi Samson
  • 10/14 – Perfecting the Improv…Making Music Fit the Moment – Deanna Bogart
  • 11/11 – Roots & Blues – Nathan James
  • 12/9 – A Smooth Jazz Christmas – The Chase Huna Trio
  • 01/13 – MoTown: the Sound and the Stories – The E & J Movement
  • 02/10 – Music and Emotion – Deanna Bogart & Jeremie Levi Samson
  • 03/10 – Renaissance to Rock and Bach…History of Strings – Fred Benedetti
  • 04/14 – Bluegrass Then and Now – Bob Hamilton
  • 05/12 – The Art of the Jam…Blues, Rock, Country and Jazz – Bob Gross
  • 05/26 – Season Finale: Night at the Copa – Leanna & the Jazz Caddies
There are no upcoming events at this time.

Mission & Vision

We are dedicated to ensuring that art remains a vibrant part of the creative fabric of the Coachella Valley – from art in schools to lifelong learning.


The individuals we touch through art include families in need, kids in after-school programs, individuals with special needs, seniors and veterans.

Why We Serve

Art is both medicine and food for the soul. Our commitment is to making art available and accessible to all members of our community.

Board of Directors

Meet our dedicated board members that bring Old Town Artisan Studios and its mission to our beloved community.


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Try a one-day workshop to learn a new skill, test out a medium you are curious about, or simply have a good time!


Paint Your Own Pottery is a fun experience for all!  Choose from several ceramic items and paint to your heart’s delight.

 Art Camp

Looking for a fun way to beat the heat? Join us for Summer Art Camp! A week-long camp for young artists, ages 7-15.

All Upcoming Events at Old Town Artisan Studios.

All Upcoming Events

A listing of all free and fee-based happenings at OTAS!

Art of Music at Old Town Artisan Studios.

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Art all 9x9x9 in. or smaller featured in our annual raffle.

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An annual auction highlighting ceramic eggs by various artists.

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Color the World Gala 2023.

Color the World Gala

Join us for a spectacular evening of music, festivity & celebration

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Gingerbread Lane

A fantastic community event for all to attend and take part in holiday fun!


With your valued support we are able bring art to our friends who need it most.


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