Rejoice, all music lovers! This Memorial Day weekend you can listen to all the live music you desire at the SacramentoMusic Festival. Once upon a time, this was known as the Sacramento Jazz Festival. However, a name change to the Sacramento Music Festival was deemed necessary to more accurately reflect the wider range of music genres the festival will offer. There is something there for everyone.
Celebrating its 40thanniversary this year, the Festival is, as the organizers put it, “one GIANT PARTY pulsing with many styles of music. There will be dancing in the streets! Music will be running morning, noon, and night.”
The Festival will feature such notable bands as Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Los Lobos and the Bob Ringwald Trio (featuring his daughter, Molly). These and more than 80 other bands will serve up traditional New Orleans style jazz and swing, blues, R & B, Cajun/zydeco, American Roots rock, Western swing, Rockabilly, country, bluegrass, Latin and mariachi music.
Over the weekend, these bands will perform at more than 20 sites throughout Old Sacramento and the Convention Center (including a number of free Next Generation youth band sites).
Tickets are available by the day or as an All-Events pass for the entire weekend. For more information on who will be performing, when and where, and ticket info, visit http://www.sacjazz.com/.