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, 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.

GoldenSky Country Music Festival

Oct. 15 & 16, 2022: top-tier country music artists, a craft beer hall featuring local breweries, a “farm-to-fork” dining experience from some of Sacramento’s best restaurants, a dance hall saloon, mechanical bull rides and so much more.

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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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Oct 06


Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022 Discovery Park
Oct 06

Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged

Oct 6, 2022 - Aug 31, 2023 Luna's Cafe & Juice Bar
Oct 06

Live at Five Music Series

Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 27, 2022 Downtown Commons (DOCO)
Oct 06

Poetry Night at The Guild Theater

Oct 6, 2022 Guild Theater

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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