Concerts & Live Music

Seeing live music shows and concerts is a popular draw for visitors to California’s capital. They range from the free concert at the annual Farm-to-Fork Street Festival, massive music shows like Aftershock, GoldenSky, and Sol Blume, and smaller series like the free Concerts in the Park in Downtown Sacramento to more traditional venues like the Golden 1 Center and Memorial Auditorium, as well as smaller concert venues.

If you love live music, don’t miss smaller venues like Ace of Spades on R Street, as well as coffee bar performances and solo artists at some of the region’s favorite restaurants, which can provide the perfect audio accompaniment to your farm-to-fork meal.

Sacramento's GoldenSky Country Music Festival

The two-day GoldenSky Country Music Festival is headed back to Sacramento’s Discovery Park on Oct. 14 & 15, 2023, featuring Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Maren Morris, Parker McCollum, and more.

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Sol Blume Music Festival

Sol Blume R&B, Soul, & Hip-Hop Music Festival will return to Sacramento's Discovery Park on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30.

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Podcast: Sacramento's Concerts in the Park Returns to Downtown

Sacramento's favorite free summer concert series is back, delivering 13 free concerts on Friday nights in downtown's Cesar Chavez Plaza.

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Upcoming Music Events

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Feb 07

916 Swing

Feb 7, 2023 - Sep 10, 2024 Stoney Inn Rockin' Rodeo
Feb 08

Blues and Bourbon Wednesdays: Pinkie Rideau

Feb 8, 2023 The Starlet Room at Harlow's
Feb 08

Wednesday Nooner: Mason Durst

Feb 8, 2023 Sacramento State - University Union
Feb 09

ArtMix: Mardi Gras

Feb 9, 2023 Crocker Art Museum

Performing Arts

Sacramento has several top caliber performing arts groups, including the Sacramento Ballet, the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, and many more. Visitors can see shows in a variety of venues, including the historic Memorial Auditorium in downtown...

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