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Readers' Picks

30 Sep 2019
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Here is the complete list of 2019-2020 Best of Coachella Valley finalists, as determined by the readers of the Coachella Valley Independent. This Final Round of voting will take place at through Monday, Oct. 28. The winners and other results will be announced at on Monday, Nov. 25, and in the special Best of Coachella Valley section in the Independent’s December 2019 print edition. Scroll to the bottom to find downloadable logos and ballot-advertising information. For more information, call 760-904-4208, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Congratulations to all of the finalists! Arts Best Art Gallery CODA Gallery Heather James Fine Art Melissa Morgan Fine Art Michael Weems Collection Shag Best Indoor Venue Fantasy Springs Special Events Center The Hood Bar and Pizza McCallum Theatre Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace The Show at Agua Caliente Best Outdoor Venue Empire Polo Club Fantasy Springs Rock Yard The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens…
26 Nov 2018
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This whole process started back in August, when voting began in the first round of the fifth annual Best of Coachella Valley readers’ poll. Now, after three months, two rounds of voting and ballots from more than 1,300 people, we’ve come to the glorious end of the process: Here are the results of the Best of Coachella Valley 2018-2019! From all of us here at the Independent: A huge, sincere thank you to all of the readers who voted. We realize that this is not an easy ballot to fill out—almost 130 categories is indeed a lot— but because you took the time to do so thoughtfully, the slate of winners and finalists presented here is truly impressive. It’s diverse; it’s valley-wide (even including representation of the high desert); and it shows how truly great the people, places, organizations and businesses are that call the Coachella Valley home. Now, it’s…
27 Nov 2017
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At long last … here are the results of the fourth annual Best of Coachella Valley readers' poll! From all of us here at the Coachella Valley Independent, we’d like to thank the many, many readers who voted this year. The results, as you’ll see below, represent the amazing diversity of the Coachella Valley, with winners coming from all parts of the valley. We’d also like you to come and celebrate with us! The Best of Coachella Valley 2017-2018 Awards Show and Celebration takes place Friday, Dec. 15, at The Hood Bar in Pizza in Palm Desert—this year’s winner for Best Dive Bar! The awards start at 6:30, and will be followed by a performance from Best Local Band winners The Flusters. The event will be followed by an after-party featuring Herbert, Sunday Funeral and Black Water Gospel. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists … and welcome to…

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