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Skip’s Music Welcomes Musical Greats on Stage During 40th Anniversary Sac Music Festival

Skip’s Music Welcomes Musical Greats on Stage During 40th Anniversary Sac Music Festival

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day Weekend in Sacramento, Skip’s Music will welcome a number of the valley’s greatest musical artists on stage on Saturday evening, May 25, at 5 p.m.

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Aboard Trains & More!

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Aboard Trains & More!

Coinciding with the 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum, aboard popular weekend excursion train rides and even complimentary admission to event badge holders.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to a special poetry reading that will include jazz music on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in the East Theater.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.

Weekend excursion train rides will be offered on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday weekend (May 25-27).   Trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Fun at the County Fair

Family Fun at the County Fair

The 2013 Sacramento County Fair will be held May 23 - 27 at Cal Expo. Activities include a carnival, food, barn animals, music, and shopping.   <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

General Admission is only $5.

Drexel University hosting – Sacramento Brand Drawing Board on May 21

Drexel University hosting – Sacramento Brand Drawing Board on May 21

A strong brand narrative can have a huge impact on a city’s culture and prosperity.

That brand can influence someone’s decision to visit, go shopping and dining, support a beloved sports team, or even decide to make that city their home.

Five of the Sacramento region’s top marketing experts will be at Drexel University Sacramento on Tuesday, May 21 (6-7:30 p.m.) to discuss various ways that Sacramento’s brand will need to be rebuilt for the city to continue thriving.

The free event is open to the public.

Special "Writing from Within" Workshop this Saturday!

Special "Writing from Within" Workshop this Saturday!

Have you ever wanted to document your life story?  Or learn to write with more skill and style?  Or even see your place in the world from a fresh perspective?  Now is your chance to improve your writing skills and potentially even turn your life stories into published novels and screenplays during a special “Writing from Within” workshop offered by Bernard Selling this Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the City of West Sacramento Community Center.  

An accomplished writer, director, producer and writing teacher, Selling has a successfully written, produced and directed award-winning documentary and short fiction films based on stories by American authors.

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter's Fort "Hands on History" Event this Saturday!

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special event “Hands on History: Sutter’s Fort in 1846 - A Community of Many Faces” this Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.

Sacramento Music Festival Announces Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as Friday Night Headliner

Sacramento Music Festival Announces Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as Friday Night Headliner

Known for their hard-rocking, blues-based and guitar-driven music that really energizes a crowd, the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will headline the first night of the 40th Anniversary Sacramento Music Festival that opens on Friday, May 24.  Music enthusiasts from near and far will spend Memorial Day Weekend celebrating four decades of amazing world-class musical entertainment taking place on 24 venues throughout Sacramento.

Complete with a high-energy Friday night kick-off by the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band  and a vibrant Saturday morning parade, the musical celebration will also showcase live musical performances by Los Lobos, Ben Taylor, The Blasters, John Lee Hooker, Jr., The James Hunter Six, Wanda Jackson, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, James Garner’s Cash Tribute, The Rhythm Vandals, The Beer Dawgs, Jimmy Pailer, The Kyle Rowland Band, and many more!