Special Events

2013 Dinner in the Canyons

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will open the 2013-2014 season with the Dinner in the Canyons fundraiser on Saturday, October 12. This annual public event is held outdoors under the stars in Andreas Canyon, an ancient home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians – earliest people of Palm Springs. Proceeds of the event help fund Museum exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural festivals.

The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. overlooking the Coachella Valley at sunset, followed by an elegant dinner under the stars, Native entertainment, and a live auction of handcrafted Native American jewelry and other items. Attire is desert casual.

Entertainment for the evening features MATOU (pronounced mah – TOE), a collaboration of six Native American and Maori performers. Their music has been described as an eclectic fusion of Native American flute music and traditional Maori chants. The captivating MATOU sound is unique and timeless – a sweet blend of funk, soul, hip hop, and rap combined with their own distinct Polynesian groove rhythms.

Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis – with table location determined according to level of sponsorship and the date your reservation form is received. Individual tickets are also available now.

If you have any questions or wish additional information about sponsorships or individual tickets, please contact Steve Sharp, Director of Development, at 760.833.8167 or ssharp@accmuseum.org.


5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner, Entertainment & Live Auction

Tickets: $300 ($235 is tax deductible)

Attire: Desert Casual

Complimentary parking and shuttle service to the event site will be provided from the parking area.


Agua Caliente Cultural Museum gratefully acknowledges the generosity of  those who have sponsored the 2013 Dinner in the Canyons.

Eagle Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Special Gifts



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