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Pops in the Park

If you didn’t get your fill of live music with the Sacramento Music Festival, never fear. All this June, we have Pops in the Park. Starting out in 1991 as an afternoon concert, the East Sac Pops in the Park has since evolved into a series of evening concerts to help fund the upkeep of neighborhood parks.
This year, it kicks off June 1 in East Portal Park with perennial SacramentoMusic Festival favorites Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Rigney and his gang of talented musicians always gets the audience up on their feet with their energetic Cajun and zydeco tunes, traditional New Orleans jazz, waltzes, blues and ballads. The emcees for the evening are B Street Theatre’s Buck Busfield and Bill Blake.
The series continues through June in various East Sacramentoparks. Here’s the schedule:
June 1- Tom Rigney and Flambeau, East Portal Park
June 8- Mercy Me, Glenn Hall Park
June 15- The John Skinner Band, Bertha Henschel Park
June 22- Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers, McKinley Park
All shows start at 6pm. Get there early with your blankets or lawn chairs to get the best spots. The shows are free, with proceeds from food and drink vendors benefitting neighborhood projects.
To find out more about Pops in the Park, visit the website at

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