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Palm Springs Speaks presents Rick Steves

Palm Springs Speaks

Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)

 Palm Springs Speaks presents Rick Steves

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission Mar 3, 2019 $45.00 $4.37
Premium Reserved Mar 3, 2019 $60.00 $5.28
Rear Reserved Mar 3, 2019 $30.00 $3.46
VIP Reception @ 2:00 p.m.
This includes a VIP Meet and Greet Reception on stage at 2:00 p.m. with the speaker and Premium reserved seat.
Mar 3, 2019 $95.00 $7.42
ADA General
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email or call 760-624-8752 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Mar 3, 2019 $45.00 $4.37
ADA VIP @ 2:00 p.m.
This is an ADA non-seat assignment. Email or call 760-624-8752 for assistance with seating and companion ticket purchases.
Mar 3, 2019 $95.00 $7.42
ADA Premium   more info Mar 3, 2019 $60.00 $5.28
ADA Rear   more info Mar 3, 2019 $30.00 $3.46

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Event Details

Rick Steves

Rick StevesGuidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America's most respected authority on European travel. Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. As an 18-year-old, Rick began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started his business, Rick Steves' Europe, which has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a staff of 100 full-time, well-travelled employees at his headquarters in Washington state. There he produces more than 50 guidebooks on European travel, America's most popular travel series on public television, a weekly hour-long national public radio show, a weekly syndicated column, and free travel information available through his travel center and Rick Steves' Europe also runs a successful European tour program. Rick Steves lives and works in his hometown of Edmonds, Washington. His office window overlooks his old junior high school.

Rick Steves and book

About Our Benefactor Sponsors

Formed in 1971, the Friends of the Palm Springs Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to support the Library in providing world-class service to the community through the purchase of books, movies, music, the visual arts, furnishings and electronic equipment by advocating for funding, gifts and memorials. The Friends raise awareness about the library and are the link between the Library and the community and its elected officials. The Friends support programs that encourage reading, literacy, culture and the arts as well as volunteer-based activities to support our greater community.

The Palm Springs Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage the development of the cultural arts in the Coachella Valley with a specific focus in the areas of film, fine art, live performance, dance, music, and community festivals. The Center is dedicated to advancing education, to nurturing community-wide participation in the cultural arts, and to sponsoring scholarship awards for deserving individuals.


  • Lucie Arnaz-actor, singer
  • Tracy Conrad – Palm Springs Cultural Center Board member
  • Sid Craig – Former Theatrical Agent, Community Organizer
  • Frank Goldstin – MOMENTOUS Events
  • Ellen Goodman – Executive Director, PSUSD Foundation
  • Barbara Keller – Owner, LULU
  • Geoff Kors – Palm Springs City Council member
  • Becky Kurtz – Executive Director, Desert Town Hall
  • Andrew Neiderman – Author
  • Tim Parrott – Former Executive Director Of Desert Town Hall
  • Susan Rosser – Co-founder Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Board, Committee member Rancho Mirage speaker series
  • Ric & Rozene Supple – Philanthropists, Owners of Camelot Theater
  • Jacqueline Wachs – President, Friends of the Palm Springs Library
  • Lisa Vossler Smith – Executive Director, Modernism Week
  • Kim Waltrip – Producer
  • James Williamson – PSUSD Schools District Board


  • Ron Willison, President, Palm Spring Library Board of Trustees
  • Michael C. Green, Palm Springs Cultural Center
  • Matt Christianson, Camelot Theatres, Palm Springs Cultural Center
  • Jeannie Kays, Director of Library Services, Palm Springs Public Library
  • Julie Warren, Public Relations & Library Services Manager, Palm Springs Public Library






What time does the event start?

VIP Meet and Greet reception with Rick is at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for those with VIP tickets.  Rick's lecture is at 3:30 p.m. with book signing to follow.  All paid ticketholders receive a free book.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While there are no age minimums, we do expect this to be an event suitable for adults.  Parental guidance is suggested.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

While there is limited parking on the Ramon Road side of the Richards Center for the Arts, we recommend utilizing the abundant parking located on the north side of Palm Springs High School.  The address for your GPS, Uber, Lyft, etc. is 2401 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262.  Volunteers will guide you to the theater.

What can I bring into the event?

No food or drinks are allowed in Richards Center for the Arts, except bottled water.  Light refreshments will be sold in the lobby prior to the event but must be consumed in the lobby. 

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Phone: 760-624-8752

 What's the refund policy?

All sales are final.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must bring your printed ticket with you for admission.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?



Have questions about Palm Springs Speaks presents Rick Steves? Contact Palm Springs Speaks

Event Venue Map

Venue map / Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School


General Admission




Premium Reserved




Rear Reserved




VIP Reception @ 2:00 p.m.




ADA General




ADA VIP @ 2:00 p.m.




ADA Premium




ADA Rear



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    When & Where

    Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs High School
    2248 Ramon Road
    Palm Springs, CA 92264

    Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)

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    Palm Springs Speaks

    Palm Springs Speaks is a new speaker series presented in the west end of the Valley by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library

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