Concerts in the Park Announces 2017 Lineup

12-weeks of live performances begin May 5 in Downtown Sacramento


Jordyn Anderson
Cell: 707-779-2287
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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (March 30, 2017) Downtown Sacramento Partnership today revealed the 2017 Concerts in the Park (CIP) lineup during a free lunchtime concert in downtown Sacramento. The free weekly summer music festival returns for its 26th season Fridays May 5 through July 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Cesar Chavez Plaza.

The 2017 Concert in the Park Series features an impressive lineup of the hottest names among nationally touring artists and the region’s musical talents from the worlds of R&B, Americana, pop, rock, indie, alternative and hip-hop on the Waitr Stage as well as Sacramento’s hottest DJs spinning between sets on the Blue Diamond Growers’ DJ Stage.

On the heels of a new record deal with Warner Bros. Records, Sacramento-based electronic duo Rituals of Mine will headline the kick-off of Concerts in the Park on May 5, followed by:

  • Los Angeles-based quintet Grizfolk on May 12
  • Cemetery Sun making their CIP headlining debut on May 19
  • Americana duo HONEYHONEY on May 26
  • Secret Band, the creative side project of Dance Gavin Dance members, on June 2
  • Founding member of the legendary underground hip-hop crew Hieroglyphics Del The Funky Homosapien on June 9
  • Reggae funk mashup on June 16
  • Legendary ska punk band Mad Caddies on June 23
  • Self-described “bootie shakin’ rock n’ roll” band Vista Kicks on June 30
  • Crowd favorite Sacramento-based Arden Park Roots on July 7
  • Redefining R&B artist LUM.R on July 14
  • And, wrapping the series, Joy and Madness on July 21.

“We’re pleased to see Concerts in the Park continue to attract such a high caliber of national and regional talent,” said Sureena Johl, events manager of Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “The incredible 2017 Concerts in the Park lineup reflects the tremendous growth and prominence we’re seeing in downtown Sacramento. We’re still deeply committed to showcasing the greatest musicians in our region while also being an attractive destination for nationally touring artists.”

More than just great music and Sacramento’s favorite Bud Light Beer Garden, Concerts in the Park for the first time will also curate seven unique experiences during the summer festival series.


2017 Concerts in the Park Lineup

May 5: Rituals of Mine

Sol Peligro, Lucid, DJ Eddie Z

May 12: Grizfolk

Inland, The Diva Kings, Adam J

Amgen Tour of California Team Presentation

May 19: Cemetery Sun

Life in 24 Frames, The Color Wild,

Zach Van Zyck, Robbie (HOF)

Backstage VIP Package presented by Live Nation


The Nickel Slots, Josh Lane & The Heartfelt,

Salt Wizard, DJ Whores

Military Appreciation Night

June 2: Secret Band

Eternity Forever, A Foreign Affair,

Lost Things, Billy Lane

Meet the Makers Night  

June 9: Del the Funky Homosapien

Soosh*e!, The People’s Revolution, DJ Epik

June 16: ZuhG.

The Lique, Simple Creation, Zephyr

Art Night

June 23: Mad Caddies

Another Damn Disappointment,

Destroy Boys, DJ Nocturnal

June 30: Vista Kicks

Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers, ONOFF, Sunday School, My Cousin Vinny

July 7: Arden Park Roots

Our People, Jette, DJ Rated R

July 14: R.LUM.R
Joyzu, Trophii, The Philharmonik, Jon Reyes

Neon Night

July 21: Joy and Madness

Ideateam, Mikey LP & The Krooks,

Joseph ONE


Recently Downtown Sacramento Partnership announced a new marketing partnership to deliver the 2017 Concerts in the Park stage by Waitr, the restaurant on-demand mobile ordering app known for delivering delicious local food to your door. The sponsorship agreement provides Waitr users with premier experiences and activations at Concerts in the Park, including new on-demand door-to-door delivery service.Bands and activities change weekly, check to learn more about the weekly lineups, food options and on-site activities.

The 2017 Concerts in the Park series is presented by Bud Light with sponsorship from Blue Diamond Growers’, Live Nation and Kaiser Permanente.