Celebrate 40 Years of World-Class Music During 2013 Sacramento Music Festival
Mark your calendar to spend Memorial Day Weekend celebrating four decades of amazing world-class musical entertainment during the 40th Anniversary of the Sacramento Music Festival happening May 24-27, 2013. Plus, a special advance pricing offer for the four-day event badge is being offered at a reduced $99 price and extended through April 30.
Complete with a high-energy Friday night kick-off and a vibrant Saturday morning parade, the musical celebration will take place on 24 venues throughout Sacramento with headliners that include Los Lobos, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, The Blasters, John Lee Hooker Jr., The James Hunter Six, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, and Wanda Jackson, Ben Taylor, the Beer Dawgs and Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers. In addition to lively street entertainment, the annual event offers a variety of musical venues that range from cozy club settings and inside luxury hotels to large-scale outdoor stages and even aboard the picturesque Delta King river boat. In fact, four of Sacramento’s luxury hotels will offer musical entertainment including the Holiday Inn, Embassy Suites, Sheraton Grand and Hyatt Regency. And, new this year, the main stage will be positioned on the iconic and sprawling grassy area officially known as the “1849 Scene” in front of the California State Railroad Museum located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
Originally known as the Old Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, the event has evolved over the years to embrace and offer a wide variety of musical styles in addition to classic jazz and swing. In fact, this 40th anniversary community celebration will showcase Rockabilly, soulful blues, rockin’ blues, country, zydeco, rock, bluegrass, ragtime, jazz, swing, street beat, cajun, Latin music, big band, orchestras, dance bands and more. Plus, a high-energy “Next Generation Band” performance site will feature talented youth jazz bands from near and far that always draw a young and spirited crowd.
On Friday through Sunday, Sacramento Music Festival activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. until midnight and on Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With lower ticket prices this year, regular event prices vary from $10 to $110 for a four-day event badge. And, along with a variety of public transit options, ample parking is available and free shuttle buses run between venues all weekend long on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival is proudly presented by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society with support from the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau. Proceeds from the event support the preservation of traditional jazz through STJS Jazz Education Programs. To purchase tickets or for more information about the 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival, call 916-444-2004
Big Wake Weekend Powered by Toyota Brings H1Speedboat Racing Back to Folsom Lake
Information Booth Now Open in Granite Bay
Big Wake Weekend powered by Toyota, California’s premier picnic and celebration combining culture, sport and entertainment, takes place at Granite Bay State Recreation Area May 31-June 2. Big Wake Weekend will feature the thrill of 200mph H1 Unlimited Hydroplane series along with the Hyperlite Experience, wakeboarding's premier demonstration and exhibition. The event will bring back H1 speedboat racing to Folsom Lake after more than 46 years. It’s expected to be one of the premier family events this summer in the Sacramento region. Tickets for the beach party weekend are already on sale but it just got a bit easier to learn more about the event and network with other boat racing enthusiasts as the officials at Big Wake Weekend have opened an information booth in Granite Bay.
Prior to April 15 open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Beginning April 15 – open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week
Big Wake Weekend:
7165 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay. 916-990-6620.
Raley Field's seventh-annual Brewfest Presented by Wing Stop
Raley Field’s seventh-annual Brewfest, presented by Wing Stop, will take place on Friday, June 7, from 7-10 p.m., with the VIP portion of the event set for 6-7 p.m.
During this Northern California Festival of Beers, all of the festivities will take place on the Raley Field outfield, with brewers set up in a quarter-mile semi-circle around the perimeter of the playing surface and a stage set up near second base.
The 2013 Brewfest—a partnership between Raley Field and the Northern California Brewer’s Guild—is expected to draw more than 55 local breweries. As in years past, there will be live music throughout the event, with food available for sale.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the event, with VIP tickets available for $50. VIP tickets include 18 tastings instead of the 10 tastings offered in the regular ticket package. In addition, VIP ticket holders can gain entry into Raley Field an hour prior to the 7 p.m. regular entry time. Additional tastings are available for purchase at the event for both regular and VIP ticket holders.
Tickets are available now at Raley Field’s Round Table Pizza Ticket Office and online at ticketmaster.com.
2013 GEICO AMA EnduroCross
Saturday, June 8 2013
Sleep Train Arena - Sacramento
EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a Supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in! Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. For dates of all seven EnduroCross events, be sure to log-on to www.motorsportshour.com for local air dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus network.
Folsom Rhythm & Brews
Carrera Productions is proud to introduce Folsom Rhythm & Brews, a new annual family-friendly event, to the Sacramento region. FRB will feature world-class musical talent, the best craft breweries, fantastic food choices, and more! The great music, Kid Zone, and Dad Zone is free. Beer tasting requires buying an FRB Tasting Kit.
Saturday • June 15 • 2013
Free Admission | Tasting Kits $18
Noon – 6 pm • Beer Tasting Noon – 5 pm
2 Stages 6 Bands: Buck Ford, Against the Grain, David Landon Band, Mumbo Gumbo, Curtis Salgado, Chris Cain.
Live on the Boulevard at the El Dorado Hills Town Center
The weather isn't the only thing heating up in El Dorado Hills! Everyone's favorite concert series, Live on the Boulevard, is back with a 13 show line-up running June 20th through September 19th in the Steven Young Amphitheater. With a new time, 6:30-8:30pm, the series kicks off Thursday, June 20th, with Petty Theft, a Tom Petty Tribute band that is sure to get everyone on their feet, and ends with a rockin’ show from Journey Unauthorized. This year there will be a special bonus performance by the Folsom Symphony on September 19th. The orchestra consists of 65 talented volunteer musicians who perform at Folsom Lake College’s Three Stages Theater.
Live on the Boulevard Band Line-Up
June 20 – Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute)
June 27 – Front Fenders
July 11 – Todd Morgan and the Emblems
July 18 – Summer of Love
July 25 – Super Huey (Huey Lewis and the News Tribute)
August 1 – Cash Prophets (Johnny Cash Tribute)
August 8 – Preston Turner
August 15 – The Rising (Bruce Springsteen Tribute)
August 22 – Stompy Jones
August 29 – Skynnyn Lynnyrd (Tribute)
September 5 – Chris Cain
September 12 – Journey Unauthorized (Tribute)
September 19 – Folsom Symphony
23rd Annual High Sierra Music Festival Adds Robert Plant
The 23rd Annual High Sierra Music announces a headliner whose legendary status is unprecedented in the twenty-three year history of the festival. The voice of Led Zeppelin and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Robert Plant will appear with his latest outfit, Robert Plant Presents The Sensational Space Shifters. The band will draw from Plant’s long career and focus on his years with Led Zeppelin. With a career spanning more than forty years, Plant is regarded as one of the most important and influential singers and artists in the history of music. This monumental performance will occur on the first night of the Festival, Thursday, July 4. The 23rd Annual High Sierra Music Festival runs July 4 through July 7, 2013 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA. Four-Day passes must be purchased for entrance.
Other artist additions include Papadosio, The M Machine (Live), Moksha Featuring Skerik & Jennifer Hartswick, Orgone, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Mike Dillon Band, Nataly Dawn, Silent Frisco, Tumbleweed Warriors, The Melodic, Jelly Bread, Scott Pemberton, Living Folklore, and Artists-at-large Skerik and Jennifer Hartswick.
The Festival lineup includes Robert Plant Presents The Sensational Shape Shifters, Primus, Thievery Corporation, moe., Steel Pulse, Leftover Salmon, The Greyboy Allstars, Gramatik, Emancipator, The John Scofield Überjam Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Allen Stone, North Mississippi Allstars, Pimps of Joytime, Lord Huron, White Denim, Carolyn Wonderland, Rubblebucket, The Barr Brothers, Papadosio, The M Machine (Live), Moksha Featuring Skerik & Jennifer Hartswick, Orgone, Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler, Sarah Jarosz, Anders Osborne, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Mike Dillon Band, Aoife O’Donovan, Houndmouth, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Revivalists, Futurebirds, Nataly Dawn, Silent Frisco, Tumbleweed Warriors, The Melodic, The Whiskey Sisters, Miner, Octopus Nebula, The David Mayfield Parade, Fruition, The California Honeydrops, Jelly Bread, Scott Pemberton, Living Folklore, Artists-at-large Skerik and Jennifer Hartswick, and many more to be announced. Daily and late night schedules to be announced later this spring.
For all details on tickets, camping and parking, visit highsierramusic.com, facebook.com/highsierramusic, twitter.com/highsierramusic, instagram.com/highsierramusic.
Nestled in the quaint town of Quincy, CA (3,500 ft), the High Sierra Music Festival has been recognized for over two decades for its trademark sense of community and annual traditions among festivalgoers and music lovers. The picturesque location, wide variety of artists, unique musical settings, and affordable prices all combine to make High Sierra the ultimate, intimate festival experience.