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.

Visit Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Festival

Visit Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Festival returns to Capitol Mall for its 10th anniversary on Sept. 22 & 23, 2023, featuring Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Cannons, and more.

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Sacramento's Aftershock Music Festival

Aftershock returns to Sacramento's Discovery Park October 10-13 featuring headliners Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Slayer, and more.

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Sacramento's GoldenSky Country Music Festival

GoldenSky Country Music Festival is headed back to Sacramento's Discovery Park Oct. 18-20, 2024, featuring Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, and more.

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Holo Holo Music Festival

The Holo Holo Music Festival is returning to Sacramento's Heart Health Park Sept. 21-22, 2024⁠, ft. headliners Kolohe Kai, J Boog, Maloi, and more.

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Sacramento's Concerts in the Park

The 30th Annual Concerts in the Park series brings live music to downtown’s Cesar Chavez Plaza on Friday evenings from May 5 to July 28, with the exception of July 7.

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Upcoming Music Events

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Apr 18

Happy Hour at the Sacramento Zoo

Apr 18, 2024 Sacramento Zoo
Apr 18

The Emo Night Tour

Apr 18, 2024 Harlow's
Apr 18

The Message: A Journey from Jazz to Hip Hop

Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 25, 2024 Crocker Art Museum
Apr 19

A Motown Celebration with Chester Gregory

Apr 19, 2024 The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts

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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