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Sacramento Music Festival FREE "Kickoff Soiree" at the Starlite Lounge Thursday, 5/22!

Sacramento Music Festival FREE "Kickoff Soiree" at the Starlite Lounge Thursday, 5/22!

Great news -- a special Sacramento Music Festival "Kickoff Soiree" is set for Thursday evening, May 22 at Midtown's new Starlite Lounge located at P streets (1517 21st Street, Sacramento, California 95811).

The 2014 Sacramento Music Festival and Jubilee runs Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26.A FREE after-work event, the party will start at 5:30 pm and run til 10 pm. Live music will be shack-shaking county blues from Oakland's HowellDevine rompin' bebop swing with The Afterlife from Sacramento.

Sexy shack-shackin’ music—that's Howell Devine, the massively talented NorCal trio, who became the first blues band the legendary Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years.

Benefit for My Sister's House emergency shelter features dad and daughter duo

Benefit for My Sister's House emergency shelter features dad and daughter duo

VIDEO OF KOICHI AND ELLIE REHEARSING

When minister’s assistant Koichi Mizushima and his 9-year-old daughter Ellie take the stage at the Crest Theatre, their duet will be a song of love and a message of hope for women and children in crisis.

Mizushima, former owner of Kamon Restaurant, is with the ministerial staff at the Sacramento Buddhist Church. He and his daughter are among the featured performers at a gala for My Sister’s House, “Change...A New Beginning,” on Monday, May 19, at the historic downtown Sacramento theater.

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers

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, May 31, 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 June 13, 2014.  After an evaluation and interview process, volunteer training will begin on June 23, 2014.

Sutter's Fort Calls Out for Volunteers!

Sutter's Fort Calls Out for Volunteers!

If you are passionate about California’s fascinating history and would enjoy sharing and demonstrating the compelling stories from the mid-1800s, consider becoming a volunteer at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park!  

Applications are now being accepted for volunteer positions this summer and comprehensive training is provided. A background in California history is not required and a variety of positions are currently available.   For instance, you might choose to serve as a docent -- dressed in period attire of course -- to present the events and times of the John Sutter and his New Helvetia settlement.  Or, you might choose a role behind-the-scenes at the historic site.   Either way, you’re encouraged to get involved in this worthwhile volunteer effort.

The Show Must Go On!

The Show Must Go On!

      Americans have a love affair with music & entertainment. From Broadway musicals to the latest craze of talent shows that make stars and celebrities for new talent instantaneously. Sacramentans have always had a love affair with it's performing arts probably more so than any other market it's size in the country. The recession has hindered a lot of the arts groups including our school's music and drama programs which serve as the gene pool that supplies our community with all the great talent for community theatre, ballet, symphony etc... 

Sacramento Music Festival Extends $99 Special For All Advance Four-Day Event Badges

Sacramento Music Festival Extends $99 Special For All Advance Four-Day Event Badges

With nearly 100 bands scheduled to perform at 20 venues during the 41st Annual Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee, the special $99 four-day event badge price has been extended to ALL advance tickets leading up to the festival.  Once the world-class musical event begins, four-day event badges will cost $110.  The Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee is scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, 2014.

A wide variety of musical styles will be featured at the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival, such as American roots rock, soulful and rockin’ blues, Cajun/zydeco, country, rockability, bluegrass, ragtime, early New Orleans jazz & swing, street beat, Latin music, big band, orchestras, banjo performances, dance and party bands, and more.  Performance highlights each evening include the following:

Local Museums Delight in the Outdoors with Special Events in May!

Local Museums Delight in the Outdoors with Special Events in May!

Imagine. Explore. Discover.  In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In May, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are featuring events and activities focused on the great outdoors, a few of which include the following:

“Dig It - The Secrets of Soil” at The California Museum -- May 1, 2014 thru March 29, 2015