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"A Musical History of the Blues" FREE Event

"A Musical History of the Blues" FREE Event

Elk Grove -- Enjoy a spectacular FREE concert "A Musical History of the Blues" on Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m. at Cosumnes Oaks High School, 8350 Lotz Parkway 95757. Featuring local musicians playing our favorite blues songs -- starting at the beginning of this genre through today -- this concert is sponsored by the City of Elk Grove with FREE admission for everyone! Lightning Boy Kory Gibbs -- the talented teen from Amador County -- is featured performing a Stevie Ray Vaughan blues classic. Visit www.elkgrovecity.org for tickets to this limited seating FREE event. Kory Gibbs headlines a one-night performance with the Thundering Blues Band at the Sutter Creek Theater on Friday, July 19, in Sutter Creek. Bruce Dixon is the opening artist. Advance tickets are $8 online at www.suttercreektheater.com or $10 at the door.

“Above Ground” Walking Tours on Weekends in Old Sacramento!

“Above Ground” Walking Tours on Weekends in Old Sacramento!

First-time guests and even longtime residents will enjoy Old Sacramento walking tours to gain a fresh perspective of original and reconstructed buildings to learn more about California’s fascinating past. 

In addition to the popular underground tours already underway, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation now also offers fun and intriguing “above ground” tours on weekends through August 25!  There are two tours available, one is the Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Tour on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and the other is Old Sacramento Architectural Tour: From Canvas to Brick on Sundays at a 11 a.m.

Whether you’re interested in seeing buildings that still hold clues to California’s Gold Rush history or if early architecture design is more your style, don’t miss a summer filled with intriguing walking tours in Old Sacramento!  For more information, call 916-808-7059 or visit www.historicoldsac.org


 

Round-Trip Shuttle Service Now Available from Railroad Museum to Sacramento Zoo on Weekends

Round-Trip Shuttle Service Now Available from Railroad Museum to Sacramento Zoo on Weekends

Non-stop, roundtrip shuttle service is available to and from the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento Zoo beginning on July 6 and continuing through August 25.  Coordinated by the Sacramento Zoo, the 20-person bus will shuttle interested visitors back and forth between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for an affordable $2 per person roundtrip (children ages one and under are free).

The convenient shuttle will transport visitors from the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento History Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park to the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town, allowing guests to easily visit multiple destinations in a single trip.  With ample parking available in Old Sacramento, the shuttle also helps to alleviate parking constraints in the residential community that surrounds the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town.
    

Local Museums Offer Wide Range of Exhibits to Fascinate and Appreciate in July

Local Museums Offer Wide Range of Exhibits to Fascinate and Appreciate in July

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and destinations that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year.  In July, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering exciting new exhibits, a sampling of which follows:

Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento Displays “Records of Time” -- Closes July 7

Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento

Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento

For the fourth consecutive summer, the fun and free “Time Travel Weekends” historical street theater program will resume in Old Sacramento on Saturday, June 29, and continue on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013.  To the delight of guests near and far, the lively program takes Old Sacramento visitors on a trip to the 1800's with hilarious street theater, exciting parades, interactive craft activities for children and knee-slapping shows in the Eagle Theatre.  Offered on weekends from 11 a.m.

Sacramento History Museum to Debut “Trouble In River City” Exhibit

Sacramento History Museum to Debut “Trouble In River City” Exhibit

The Sacramento History Museum is set to debut a new exhibit on Friday, June 28, 2013, titled “Trouble in River City” that chronicles a long-running criminal trial that took place in Sacramento and captivated the nation during the Great Depression. Showcased by fascinating trial transcripts, documents, video, photographs, and interactive elements, the exhibit will investigate the nearly four-month trial that included such sensational elements as faked kidnappings, beatings and media leaks.

Using artifacts, images, and documents from the Center for Sacramento History’s impressive collection, the new exhibit will highlight the intriguing trial that took place in 1935 when 18 farm labor organizers were tried for Criminal Syndicalism – the attempt to overthrow the government by violent means.

Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento on June 29

Lively, Fun & Free, “Time Travel Weekends” Street Theater Resumes in Old Sacramento on June 29

For the fourth consecutive summer, the fun and free “Time Travel Weekends” historical street theater program will resume in Old Sacramento on Saturday, June 29, and continue on Saturdays and Sundays through August 25, 2013.  To the delight of guests near and far, the lively program takes Old Sacramento visitors on a trip to the 1800's with hilarious street theater, exciting parades, interactive craft activities for children and knee-slapping shows in the Eagle Theatre.  Offered on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the continuing program is designed to bring a lively and theatrical flair to the streets of Old Sacramento, reflecting the exciting atmosphere and character of the early gold mining period.