Arts & Culture

Musical MAYhem

Guest Contributor | Dylan Fisher,

In honor of its Make it a Music Night campaign, wants you to feel the rhythm all May long. Here are just a few ways you can move and groove in downtown Sacramento this month.

Island of Black and White_photo courtesy Seething Studios

Concerts in the Park 2016
Cesar Chavez Plaza
May 13

Turning up the volume in Downtown Sac for 25 years, Concerts in the Park (CIP) is the largest outdoor happy hour on the grid! Join this Friday as we take over CIP’s Instagram feed. While you’re jamming to the sounds of New Kingston, Andrew Castro, and the Element Brass Band, make sure to use the hashtags #CIP2016, #Cheers25Years, and #Sacramento365 to share your favorite moments. Keep the party going with your very own after party at Dive Bar.

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

Motown the Musical
Community Center Theater
May 18-29

Love the music of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Smokey Robinson? Broadway Sacramento ends its 2015-2016 season with Motown the Musical.  Hear some of the world’s most iconic songs through the life story of Berry Gordy. Before the performance, be sure to head over to Cafeteria 15L for some Discount Dining! Present your day-of ticket for 10% off your meal or drinks.


Sacramento Music Fest
Old and Downtown Sacramento locations
May 27-30

One of Sacramento’s favorite music events returns to Old Sacramento this Memorial Day weekend!  Featuring over 100 unique performances – including headliner Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — this festival is fun for the whole family. While you’re soaking in the sounds and sun, make sure to stop by Ten 22 for some delicious food or drinks for lunch, dinner, or happy hour.

If these selections aren’t enough for you then check out our Make it a Night page for more musical events! While you’re on, be sure to check out our Featured Artist, drummer and educator Mike Johnston.


Guest Contributor | Dylan Fisher,