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Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Aftershock: A Love Story for 19,000 Rock and Metal Fans

Discovery Park, Sacramento - The heat was stifling and the dust was enough to make any contact-wearer’s eyes flood. Dirt caked the ripped jean vests and sweaty faces of the crowd; regardless of the drought driven conditions, over 19,000 people flocked to Sacramento’s Discovery Park this weekend to thrash, mosh, and headbang to genre and decade-spanning rock.

I made my way to my first show of Saturday: Pepper. It was a classic Sacramento Summer day. The heat accompanying the blend of rock and reggae, with that wonderful ground-shaking bass in full effect and felt full-force from even the very back of the crowd. 

SacWorldFest 2014 Offers Vibrant Multi-Cultural Music & Dance Line-Up!

SacWorldFest 2014 Offers Vibrant Multi-Cultural Music & Dance Line-Up!

A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment line-up has been announced for the 7th Annual SacWorldFest, a family-friendly celebration proudly presented by Sacramento State and Wells Fargo Bank. Showcasing cultural diversity through lively music and dance, the annual festival has expanded to a week-long celebration -- September 27 through October 5, 2014 -- with many of the key events taking place on the dynamic college campus.  Plus, Sacramento State will offer FREE parking and easy access for any visitors attending SacWorldFest events.    

Kick-Off Gala at Sac State on Saturday, 9/27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

10th Annual Mediterranean Food and Music Festival This Weekend!

10th Annual Mediterranean Food and Music Festival This Weekend!

Source: Jean Sara Baba

Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Local Museums to Offer Free Admission During “Museum Day Live" - 9/27!

Five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to ticket holders all day on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Participating local museums include the following:   California Automobile Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum & Historic Site, State Indian Museum and The California Museum.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in our dynamic heritage and cultural life for free.

Discover Our Diversity This Labor Day Weekend

Discover Our Diversity This Labor Day Weekend

It’s no secret we live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in America, and this Labor Day weekend features many events celebrating our colorful Sacramento community! Below are a few noteworthy happenings that you should check out during your extra long weekend.


Time Travel this Weekend:
Americana in Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento; Thurs-Sun Various Times
In lieu of the annual Gold Rush Days (due to drought concerns), this festival celebrates American history with live music, vintage vehicles, museum fun, and so much more. Plus, there’s a beer garden, so how are you going to say no to that?

Mexican-American Music and Fun:

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers With Special Drop-In Open House on 9/6!

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers With Special Drop-In Open House on 9/6!

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? Enjoy working with visitors, children and school groups? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush.  For those interested but want to find out more information, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.  Volunteer applications are being accepted now through September 19, 2014.  After an evaluation and interview process, volunteer training will begin on September 27, 2014.