From its striking desert landscapes to glamorous mid-century architecture, Palm Springs, California, has long been a celebrated destination for LGBTQIA+ travelers seeking a fun and friendly getaway. The nightlife is where it’s at this summer, especially as the warm nights amp up. 

There’s something for everyone in Palm Springs, but karaoke nights amplify the allure of our beloved desert evening entertainment. If you’re looking for seven nights in the spotlight, here’s your ultimate guide to queer karaoke in Palm Springs.


Karaoke Nights

Venue: Quadz Palm Springs

Location: 200 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs

Time: 6 p.m. until close

Sundays are always “Sunday Funday” here in Palm Springs, so kick off your marathon week of karaoke over at Quadz in the heart of the Arenas district. Every Sunday at 6 p.m., you’ll find locals and travelers alike belting out tunes alongside host Stephen B. With an impressive range of tracks to pick from, your karaoke skills will get a good warmup for the week ahead.

A flyer for Karaoke Nights at Quadz Palm Springs

Courtesy of Quadz Palm Springs


Streetbar Karaoke

Venue: Streetbar

Location: 224 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs

Time: 9 p.m. until close

Start your “business” week on a high note (literally!) with Streetbar Karaoke. Also nestled in the heart of the Arenas district (and the first gay bar ever established in Palm Springs back in 1991), Streetbar lights up the night from 9 p.m. on. It’s an absolute must for karaoke enthusiasts — the drinks are strong and the vocalists are even stronger!

A flyer advertising karaoke at Streetbar in Palm Springs

Courtesy of Streetbar


Karaoke with Sean Taylor Jackson

Venue: The Roost Lounge

Location: 68718 E. Palm Canyon Dr., #203, Cathedral City

Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join the fun at The Roost Lounge for Karaoke with Sean Taylor Jackson. Known for its friendly vibe and classic cocktails, The Roost ensures a diverse variety of music and memories every Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. over in Cathedral City (a.k.a. Cat City).

A flyer of the karaoke event at The Roost Lounge

Courtesy of The Roost Lounge


Karaoke & Cocktails with James

Venue: V Wine Lounge & Martini Bar

Location: 600 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs

Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Happy Hump Day! Bring your friends to the chic V Wine Lounge & Martini Bar for Karaoke & Cocktails with James. Between sips of popular libations, you’ll be sure to have enough liquid courage to conquer the stage every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.

A flyer for karaoke at V Wine Lounge

Courtesy of V Wine Lounge


Terry-oke Thursday

Venue: One Eleven Bar

Location: 67555 E. Palm Canyon Dr., #A103, Cathedral City

Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Make your way back to Cat City for the weekly Terry-oke Thursday with Terry Larson at One Eleven Bar. With a warm atmosphere and welcoming audience, you’ll be serenading the crowd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. You surely will see some friends there you’ve already made throughout the week!

A flyer for karaoke at One Eleven

Courtesy of One Eleven


Friday Night Karaoke

Venue: AMP Sports Lounge

Location: 68-718 E. Palm Canyon Dr., #201, Cathedral City

Time: 8 p.m. until close

The weekend’s here, and it’s time for Friday Night Karaoke at AMP Sports Lounge. Join in with host Josh Ryan from 8 p.m. on, and be sure to make a good impression since you’ll be back again tomorrow night…

A flyer for AMP'D Up Karaoke

Courtesy of AMP Sports Lounge


Saturday Amp’d Up Karaoke

Venue: AMP Sports Lounge

Location: 68-718 E. Palm Canyon Dr., #201, Cathedral City

Time: 8 p.m. until close

Close out the week with a triumphant return to the AMP Sports Lounge for Saturday Amp’d Up Karaoke. The bar dials it up to 11 with $2 Jell-O shots, unbeatable drink specials, and crowd-pleasing songs hosted by KJ Paul. It’s the perfect way to cap off a week of queer karaoke (Queer-aoke?) adventures!

A flyer for AMP'd Up Karaoke

Courtesy of AMP Sports Lounge

There’s no easier way to let down your guard and let your voice be heard in Palm Springs than by immersing yourself in our thriving karaoke scene. And there’s no better place to stay while you’re doing it than one of our iconic, independently-owned boutique hotels. Each property has its own unique character and charm that the big chains can’t match, and promise a home-away-from-home experience amidst the enchanting desert backdrop.

A stay at one of the Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels gives you the perfect balance of relaxation, exploration, and music-filled nights. So go ahead, book your stay, and prepare for an unforgettable karaoke journey under the star-studded Palm Springs sky!