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The Art of Music

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.

Presentations will take place every second Thursday of the month. Doors will open at 5:00pm. Music will begin at 6:00pm. General Admission seating is available on a first-come basis. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are sold for each individual concert.

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!

Masks are recommended for those that are not vaccinated.

Upcoming Presentation:  

Musical Guest: Bob Hamilton

April 14th, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Doors & VIP reception open at 5:00pm

Bob Hamilton is a multi-instrumentalist known for guitar and banjo but is well versed on all string instruments. Bob is considered one of the musicians that can be called upon to join in any setting to play any, and all, styles of music. He plays nationally as a solo artist, as well as with renowned acts such as POST MODERN JUKEBOX. Bob is also revered as an instructor from beginners to advanced players.


General Admission: $10                                 VIP Pass: $50

Interested in a more intimate experience?
VIP passes are available for purchase! VIP passes include admission, reserved VIP seating, a light dinner, and a pre-show “meet and greet” with the musicians.

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  –  Deanna Bogart

05/26  –  Night at the Copa  – Leanna & the Jazz Caddies

The Art of Music Donor Program

The Art of Music series was created to kick start a much stronger music program at OTAS that will include lessons, workshops, and even named-act concerts. Our goal is to create a donor base with the primary intention of building and supporting this new music program in order to keep all current programming strong. We are seeking donors that would like to be part of our founding team. Let’s build something new together!

Masters Level ($1,500)
Receive V.I.P. tickets for two to all of The Art of Music presentations (2021-22 season). This level establishes you as a classroom donor for the OTAS music program.

Classical Level ($500)
Receive V.I.P. tickets for two to all of The Art of Music presentations (2021-22 season).

Orchestra Level ($250)
Receive General Admission tickets for two to all of The Art of Music presentations (2021-22 season).

For more information or to make a donation directly to The Art of Music, please call our office at (760) 777-1444.  

Music Program Scholarship ($120)
Sponsor a child to take a 4-week music class!

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.

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

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