Concerts in the Park

FREE summer music festival Every Friday from May - July at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Downtown Sacramento.
  • Cesar Chavez Park
    910 I Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    916-442-8575

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  • Dates: May 4 - July 27, 2018

    CIP returns Fridays from May 4 through July 27, 2018!
    Join us for downtown Sac’s largest outdoor happy hour.
    Fridays / 5pm – 9pm / Cesar Chavez Plaza

    With close to 6,000 fans gathering in the heart of the city to see local and nationally touring artists and downtown Sac’s hottest DJs spinning between sets, Concerts in the Park (CIP) is the ultimate destination for Friday night happy hour! The FREE outdoor music festival returns to Cesar Chavez Plaza for its 27th season in May 2018.

    Roughly 1,000 artists have rocked the CIP stage over the past 26 years, showcasing local talent and nationally touring artists like Cake, Tesla, Deftones, The Brodys, and Blackalicous. Grab a beer and toast with us to music-filled Fridays!

    Tune in to Summer with the epic list of 2018 Concerts in the Park headliners:

    May 4: Kicking off the season, popular local band Cemetery Sun returns to headline for the second time in two years.
    May 11: Chico-based 5-piece pop-reggae fusion band Mystic Roots plays.
    May 18: Franz Ferdinand, Grammy-nominated post-punk revival group, headlines.
    May 25: Reggae-rocker Mike Love takes the stage.
    June 1: Americana bluegrass band Dead Winter Carpenters plays.
    June 8: Sacramento-based Peter Petty plays an infectious blend of swing, jazz and blues.
    June 15: Playing CIP for the fourth time, reggae-pop-rock group Elements of Soul headlines.
    June 22: Dance Gavin Dance, a Sacramento favorite, brings their genre-defying sound.
    June 29: Founder of Stones Throw Records and renowned Bay Area DJ, Peanut Butter Wolf, takes the stage.
    July 13: Recently in the national spotlight, Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers make their headlining debut.
    July 20: The alt-rock duo Middle Class Rut attempts to surpass their record for second-highest CIP attendance.
    July 27: The season wraps with acclaimed electronic duo The Crystal Method.

    With close to 76,000 fans gathering in the heart of the city during the 12-week series, Concerts in the Park is Sacramento’s largest, free outdoor music festival. More than 500 artists have rocked the CIP stage over the past 26 years, showcasing local talent and nationally touring artists like Cake, Tesla, Deftones, The Brodys, Blackalicous, Del the Funky Homosapien and more.

    Full CIP Weekly Lineup: Bands and activities change weekly; check GoDowntownSac.com/CIP to learn more about the weekly lineups, food options and on-site activations.

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