SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Whether you like modern rock, Dixieland jazz, country, gospel or bluegrass, the 42nd edition of the Sacramento Music Festival continues down the path of musical diversity for 2015. Some of the bands for this year's Festival include Tower of Power, Everclear, Eve 6, Shawn Mullins, Gloriana and the Latin-tinged rock and roll group, Malo.
In addition to contemporary bands, fans of the Music Festival's jazz roots can enjoy the sounds of artists like Sister Swing, the Dixie Company, Vivian Lee and Stephanie Trick. Popular acts Mumbo Gumbo, Tom Rigney & Flambeau and Wonderbread 5 will also be returning, rounding out a diverse lineup of close to 300 sets of music performed throughout the holiday weekend.
Other acts include the Nickel Slots, Joy & Madness, Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers, Lisa Haley & the Zydecats, Miggs, Brodie Stewart, Deke Dickerson, Kyle Rowland, Mercy Me, the Royal Society Orchestra, HowellDenine, Spangler and Latin Touch, to name a few.
"The Sacramento Music Festival offers a truly unique concert experience that the whole family can agree on," said Mike Testa, chief operating officer of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau. "If you're coming out to celebrate the festival's jazz history or to hear a band's Top 40 hit, there's truly something for everyone. The incredible list of bands, coupled with affordable ticket prices and Sacramento's great weather make the Music Festival an ideal place to spend your Memorial Day Weekend."
Discounted tickets and festival passes are on sale now, and full-price tickets and passes will be available throughout the festival. Visitors can find more information about the festival, the musician roster, parking and more at sacmusicfest.com. Music fans should also stay tuned to Facebook for more Festival news and ticket giveaways.
The Sacramento Music Festival was established on Memorial Day Weekend in 1974, with concerts taking place in Old Sacramento and throughout the city's downtown. Originally the Old Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, the event has expanded to include a wide array of musical acts, while still honoring its jazz beginnings. The festival is sponsored and managed by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society. The SCVB coordinates the main stage bookings and manages the event's marketing and advertising.