Events, Family, Music

Sacramento Music Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend

Guest Contributor | Scott Ford

The charming streets, courtyards and riverbanks of Old Sacramento are filled with world-class live music this weekend during the 43rd Annual Sacramento Music Festival. 


Photo courtesy of Jake Guild, Sac Music Fest

This one-of-a-kind outdoor music experience spans Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – May 30, and features over 100 live musical performances at 15 venues in the city’s historic district.  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stray Cat Lee Rocker and Pablo Cruise are among the headlining acts of this year’s festival that features a wide range of musical genres including New Orleans Jazz & Swing, Blues, R&B, Cajun / Zydeco, American Roots Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Latin.

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Photo courtesy of Jake Guild, Sac Music Fest

With tens of thousands of attendees expected, the Sacramento Music Festival is a can’t-miss event for fans of high-quality live entertainment.  Festival Director Tom Duff calls it “an outdoor party in one of the most iconic waterfront settings in Sacramento.”

The sights, sounds and flavors of the Sacramento Music Festival kick off this Friday, May 27th and continue day and night through Monday, May 30th.  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the region’s premiere celebrations of live music.

Tickets, information and a full lineup of musical acts are available at