Celebrate World-Class Music During the 2016 Sacramento Music Festival
The 43rd year will be celebrated May 27-30, 2016. Mark your calendar to spend Memorial Day Weekend celebrating four decades of amazing world-class musical entertainment during the 43rd Anniversary of the Sacramento Music Festival happening May 27-30, 2016.
Complete with a high-energy Friday night kick-off and a vibrant Saturday morning parade, the musical celebration will take place on 15 venues throughout Old Sacramento. with headliners that include Tom Rigney and Flambeau, Coronet Chop Suez, Joy and Madness., High Sierra Jazz Band, Wonderbread 5, Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers and many many more. 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, Sacramento’s luxury hotels will offer musical entertainment including the Holiday Inn, and Embassy Suites. And, we will again have the main stage 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 43rd 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 $45 for a single day to $125 for a four-day event badge. And, along with a variety of public transit options, ample parking is available. The 43rd 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 43rd Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival, call 916-444-2004 or visit www.sacmusicfest.com.
Friday, May 27 thru Monday, May 30
Parade takes place Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m.
Friday thru Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Monday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$45(for a single day Friday) – $125 (for a four-day event badge)