Arts & Culture, Music

Meet the Bands: July 22

Kathryn DeGroot

We are getting close to the end of the #CIP2016 season, don’t miss out on the great beer and delicious food, so come have a rocking good time downtown!

Some Fear None

Rock /Hard Rock

The CIP stage welcomes back for another hardcore performance Some Fear None. With only being together as a band since 2011 Some Fear None has been making a name for themselves in the Sacramento music scene. They recently won of some Sammies awards this year for ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Best Hard Rock Band!’ 

SFN 1 promo CIP 2016

What is your musical inspiration?

We just really love music in general but are most inspired by the metal era of the 80’s and grunge era of the 90’s. Bands like the Deftones, Jane’s Addiction, Tool, SOAD and Chevelle to name a few of the frontrunners.

What is one “fun fact” about you and your band?

They frequently surprise fans by randomly inviting them to bring 1 or 2 friends or family members to closed rehearsals for a meet and greet and private performance of the set they are working on for the next show and hand out “swag”.

Other than performing at Concerts in the Park, what do you come to downtown on your own time to do for fun?

There is so much we can do downtown, but we like to go to Old Sacramento, go out to eat,visit the museums, can’t wait for the new arena and along with the arena we love sports!

For more Some Fear None visit their website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE them on Facebook, and listen to them on

Cemetery Sun

Alternative Rock/Pop/R&B

With a mixture of 90’s Hip Hop and RnB mixed with alternative pop sensibilities, Cemetery Sun comes and joins the CIP party! With their EP releasing this year we are excited to hear what they have in store for our ears!  

new promo

Has your band played at Concerts in the Park before?

We played one time opening for Dance Gavin Dance about two summers ago as the first opener. It was a standout point in our early career for sure.

What’s the origin of your bands name?

We wanted to capture how the music mixes the darker themes with lighter vocal melodies. The name stands for when the darkness meets the light.

What is your favorite music venue in Downtown Sacramento?

Harlow’s always treats us right!

For more Cemetery Sun visit their website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE them on Facebook, and listen to them on


Rock / Experimental

Adding to their already long list of people they have performed with Sages joins in on the fun and will “play music for our earholes” for the first time! With life and all that goes on in it the inspiration behind their music, they are sure to connect with you.


What was the first gig you played?

New Years Eve 2015 with Frank Hannon Band at Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill.

What food can you not live without on tour?

Beer and Taco Bell

If you could collaborate with anyone (CIP performer or not) who would it be?


For more Sages visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and LIKE them on Facebook.

AMTD played their first public performance at a Second Saturday Art Walk for Salon Paisley in downtown Sacramento.

For more A Mile Till Dawn visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and LIKE them on Facebook.

The Heartbreak Time Machine


Over the past 13 years, The Heartbreak Time Machine has earned solid respect from fellow professionals in the Sacramento music scene with numerous hits performed all over Northern California.

Heartbreak Time Machine - Promo - 10152015 Jeremiah Jacobs

What was the first album you ever bought?

Styx – Kilroy Was Here.

What food can you not live without on tour?

Protein bars… There is no prep needed!

How has your music evolved over the years?

I care a lot more about my audience and try to write FOR them instead of TO them, if that makes sense. I want to play music that has a space for you. 

For more of The Heartbreak Time Machine visit their website, follow them on Instagram, and LIKE them on Facebook.

DJ Oasis

With a very open and versatile format for all ages DJ Oasis is here to rock the crowd and keep you entertained and on your feet!

DJ Oasis

What was the first album you ever bought?

Above the rim soundtrack because I loved Regulators so much as a kid

What food can you not live without on tour?

Water and Chicken Tenders

What are some traditions/rituals that you/your band do before a performance?

Definitely have a couple drinks to gain focus and vibe out

For more DJ Oasis visit his website, follow him on Twitter, and LIKE him on Facebook.