Gene Evaro Jr Band to perform New Year’s Eve — Proceeds Benefit Youth Arts Education Program

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JOSHUA TREE, CA — Following last year’s sold-out New Year’s Eve concert at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree, Gene Evaro Jr and his band return to the Center to once again rock in the new year as the Blak Box Theater is turned into an electrifying concert venue.  Fresh off a national tour with Blues Traveler, Gene Evaro Jr and the band have toured the country — opening for the likes of Grammy nominee Elle King (Ex’s and Oh’s), Galactic, and Con Brio, to name a few.  Net proceeds benefit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s award-winning ArtsTech Academy Education Division, which provides weekly arts education to over 700 youth and adults including after school arts enrichment in each of Morongo Unified School District’s elementary schools.  Concert doors will open at 9pm with the live music performance running from 10pm-midnight.  With a full cash bar and club atmosphere, this fun and high-energy New Year’s Eve celebration is most suited for adults and teens who are accompanied by an adult.  Tickets are only $25 and are available at the Cultural Center Box Office, by calling 760.366.3777, or online at  Unaccompanied minors will not be admitted.  From folk magic, crazy funk, and lyrical poetry, join Gene and his band as they ring in the new year!
Gene Evaro Jr has the power and dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire while the music has the soulful craftsmanship of Stevie Wonder.  Evaro can sing, play and lead in a way that brings to mind Stephen Stills or Prince.  His songs have a natural showmanship built in to them, from charging, salsa-tinged breakdowns to fluttering horn drops, to big-city guitar solos.  Watching Gene Evaro Jr and his band feels like you are experiencing some grand force of nature spiritually, like loving in a hurricane or testifying to the heavens in a meteor shower.
PHOTO CAPTION: Gene Evaro Jr and his band will perform in a special concert this New Year’s Eve at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center with net proceeds benefiting youth arts education.
With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a 50+ year non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that serves as the regional performing and visual arts organization for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park.  The Cultural Center operates its own performance venues and produces award-winning professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more.  It operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation.  Learn more at:

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