Sacramento Concerts, Music Events, and The Local Music Scene This Week

Here are some of the many music events happening in the Sacramento area this week. For more detailed information on these events and many more go to www.eMusiConnect.com.

Sacramento Area Concerts & Music Events

Defending The Caveman at Cosmopolitan Cabaret on 1000 K Street in Sacramento. Continues WED-SUN. Show times are at 8PM or 7:30PM with some 2PM matinees. Tickets are $33.00 – $48.00.

Through Sunday, July 24th: Music Circus presents Oliver! at Wells Fargo Pavilion on 1419 H Street Sacramento. Shows at various times. Tickets are $30.00 – $59.00.
Beginning Tuesday, July 26th – Sunday, July 31st: Anything Goes

Through Sunday, July 31st: CA State Fair Concert Series at Cal Expo. Info at www.bigfun.org

Friday, July 22nd: Friday Night Concerts in the Park will feature Prieta – Roman Funerals – Kelps – The Denver Piledrivers at Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10 & J Street in Sacramento. 5PM/Free

Friday, July 22nd: George Winston at Crest Theatre 1013 K Street in Sacramento. Concert at 8PM. Tickets are $25.00 – $33.00.

Sunday, July 24th: Train at Thunder Valley Casino Outdoor Summer Concerts. Concert at 7PM. Tickets are $29.00 – $69.00.

Tuesday, July 26th: Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Concert at 7PM. Tickets are $21.50 – $98.00.

Wednesday, July 27th: Fairytale Town presents Twilight Concert Series at William Land Park 3901 Land Park Drive Sacramento. Concert at 6PM. Tickets are $10.00.

Thursady, July 28th: Asleep at The Wheel at Harlows on 2708 J Street Sacramento. Show at 7PM. Tickets are $37.00 ADV

Thursday, July 28th: Hot Lunch Concert Series presented by Hot Italian will feature Exquisite Corps at Fremont Park on 16th & Q Street in Sacramento from 11:30 – 1PM/Free.

Thursday, July 28th: Fiesta en la Calle (weekly through July 28th) at Cesar Chavez Park on 9th & J Street in Sacramento. 5PM-8:30PM./Free

Tickets On Sale This Week:

Cake at Freeborn Hall UC Davis on Thursday, October 6th & Friday, October 7th. Tickets are $TBA. On Sale FRI through Tickets.com.

(Note: Tickets.com should get a clue about how nice it would be for customers if they displayed the cost of a ticket in advance of the on sale date. Not into surpises when it comes to spending my $ these days. Tickets will go FAST…it’s been awhile since Cake played a show in the SAC area.)

The Local Music Scene:

Friday, July 22nd:

Reggae By The Pool at Red Lion Hotel on 1401 Arden Way Sacramento. Music is from 5-10PM. $10 Cover/Kids Under 12 Free.

Conscious Vibes Website Pary at Harlows 9PM

Tracorium at Torch Club 9PM/$8

DJ Epik – Man Machine – Kodac Visualz – DJ Fooders at Blue Lamp 9PM

Hot Tar Roofers – Perpetual Drifters at Fox & Goose 9PM/$5

3 Dance Floors of DJ Top Hits, Hip-Hop, Latin at Faces $5 before 10PM/$10 After

Superlicious at Power House Pub 10PM/$10

CrookOne TGIF at Golden Bear 10PM/No Cover

Voltera – Beyond the Grove – Slave Unit – Outshined at Distillery 10PM/$5

Thaw Jack Frost at Marilyns 9PM/$5

80′s & 90′s DJ Mix at Mix Downtown 9PM

Flirt Fridays DJ Audio1 at District 30 9PM

Kevin Never Talks at Lunas 9PM/$6

Iconoclast Robot – Conflict Minerals – James Cavern at Naked Lounge Downtown 8:30PM/$5

DJ Scene at Park Ultra Lounge 10PM/$15

Roger Carpio & X-GVNR – Jon Droll at Townhouse 9PM/$5

Get Down To The Champion Sound with DJ Esef at Capitol Garage 10PM/$5

Faster Pussycat – Big Boss Graffiti – Venrez – Restrayned at The Boardwalk 9PM/$12-$14

Kevin Lee Florence – Caldendar Kids at The Refuge (All Ages) 7PM/$5-$7

Free Fan Appreciation Show with Stepchild at Shenanigans 9PM/$5

Rogue at Swabbies on The River at 6PM/$5

Saturday, July 23rd

Tyler Rich – Method Echo – Autumn Sky – Fate Under Fire – The Repair – at Ace of Spades (All Ages) 6PM/$15

Greens Hotel LAUNCH with Neon Indian – Little Foxes – D.A.M.B. – Dreaded Diamond – Exquisite Corp – Resa – Jon Droll – Sam I Jam – Taylor Cho – Mike Diamond – My Cousin Vinny 5 p.m

Dane Drewis Band at Marilyns 9:30PM/$5

Rich Driver at Fox & Goose 9PM/$5

Conscious Vibes Website Party Launch at Harlows 9PM/$10

Wonderland at Mix Downtown 9PM

A Lot Like Birds – I The Mighty – Early States – The Mighty – Ben Union at Luigis Fungarden (All Ages) 8:30PM/$5-$7

Justin Farren – Justin McMahonat Lunas 9PM/$6

Country Music & Line Dancing 8PM with DJ’s on Three Floors at Faces $5 before 10PM/$10 after

DJ Peeti-V at Park Ultra Lounge 9PM

Johnny Knox at The Torch Club 9PM/$12

Broughty Cole – Johnny Rulon – I Bison at Naked Lounge Downtown 8:30PM/$8

DJ Whores at The Golden Bear 10PM/No Cover

Club 90 – Bump City at Power House Pub 10PM/$15

DJ Don Lynch at District 30 9PM

The Angry Samoans – Boats! – Flip-Offs! – No Beatings from Holly – The Scowndrolls – Judhea at The Boardwalk 8PM/$10

Cinema 7 at Swabbies on the River 4PM/$5

DJ Larry Rodriquez at Press Club 9PM/$5

Dubb DJ’s at Blue Lamp 9PM

X-GVNR & Brian Hawk at Townhouse Lounge 9PM/$5

Sunday, July 24th

Dragalicious Show & DJ Hits at Faces 9PM/$5

Blues Jam at 4PM and Groove Session 8PM at Torch Club/$5

Mark Zito & Claud Hay at Power House Pub 3PM

Industry Night at Golden Bear 9PM

Riff Raff at Swabbies on the River 4PM/$8

Dubb DJ’s International Sundays! at Blue Lamp 9:30PM

Disclosure: I have been covering the local music scene in the Sacramento area for over ten years, and just want people to know what's happening where they live. There is a lot to choose from and a wide variety of local talented musicians.

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July 22, 2011 | 11:23 AM

Thanks Ann! Update to LAUNCH: Neon Indian has canceled. Added to the bill are Chain Gang of 1974, Ganglians, Free the Robots, ISO50, Who Cares and Sister Crayon. Event info: http://5432launch.wordpress.com/

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