The 2012 Sacramento Music Festival is all brand-new and shiny like a new penny.
2011 was the last year of the Sacramento Jazz Festival & Jubilee.
This is the 39th Annual Festival in Sacramento. The organizers are looking to get back on a track of growth for Festival attendees and music participants.
Attendance has been dropping the last few years and organizers and the city want to have more than 700,000 people attend this years Festival!
Well for a music festival like the old Jaz Jubilee it signals a change in the styles of music and types of musical acts who will be showcased.
No longer is the focus on old-time traditional jubilee jazz.
Sure, that form of music will be heard. It is traditional jazz after all and important to the development of that genre.
But this year it will be joined with reggae, American roots music, country, modern jazz, gospel and more.
The changes are key to broadening the types and numbers of music lovers who attend the four-day Music Festival.
When: May 25th to 28th, 2012
The Festival begins at 10am each day with the last set starting at 10:30pm each day except
Monday when the last set is 2:30pm.
The Parade kicks off the Festival in Old Sacramento at 10am on Saturday May 26th
What: Sacramento Jazz Festival
Where: Sacramento, California
Who: Who will be playing at the 2012 Festival?
Acts including Johnny “Guitar” Knox, the Zydecats, Sista Monica Parker, Big Sandy & His Fly -Rite Boys, Jazz ‘N’ Samba, Mariachi Los Gasllos, 101st Army Dixieland Jazz Band Uptown Lowdown Buster Blue Big Sam’s Funky Nation Saint Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band and MORE here
Solo act Deadstring Brother makes Sacramento Music Fest debut
From $10 for a Senior pass on Memorial Day to $110 for a four-day Adult pass and everything in-
between. Check out the prices and buy your tickets HERE And you can ride shuttle buses to all
venues for just $5 for the entire weekend. Kids 12 and under are free.
Food: Besdes great restaurants in Old Sacramento and downtown a lot of favorite food vendors return to the festival this year including the number one seller grilled oysters, grilled sausages (the number two favorite), Cajun & Filipino food, Tri-tip, nuts & freshly picked cherries, root beer floats, Bloody Marys and more.
Schedule of events each day can be found HERE
Hotels: For out of town visitors these hotel packages are excellent!
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The Festival kicked off in Old Sacramento this morning!
The parade was moved from its traditional Friday noon time to accommodate more families, festival organizers said.”