Best Summer Concerts in the Sacramento Area

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Love live music? Summertime in the Greater Sacramento Area is boasting with summer concerts in nearly every city and town, from El Dorado Hills to Elk Grove! Check out our list of the best summer concerts in the Sacramento Area.


Concerts in the Park, Downtown Sacramento

Tune into summer every Friday night for free concerts in the park at Cesar Chavez Plaza for a music festival including nationally acclaimed bands, the region’s top musical talents and DJs. When taking a break from rocking out, concert-goers can take in live art exhibits, shop mobile boutiques and enjoy a wide array of food vendors and cold drinks at the Bud Light Bar.

July 13: Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
The Gold Souls, Mino Yanci,
Something Heartfelt, benjam

July 20: Middle Class Rut
Black Map, Dark Signal, Blackheart

July 27: The Crystal Method
Write Or Die, Ryan Moe,
My Cousin Vinny / Mike Diamond

WHEN: Fridays @ 5-9pm | WHERE: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Gather in Rocklin

Go experience great food and music in a wonderful community atmosphere at the Gather concert series in Rocklin! As the summer nights heat up, you can expect live music at various parks in Rocklin! Bring the family and spend your evenings with the community!

WHEN: Thursdays & Fridays @5pm-8:30pm | WHERE: Parks in Rocklin, see web site for complete details.

Palladio Summer Concerts

On Wednesday nights in Folsom until August, you can enjoy live music at the Palladio.

  • July 18 – Cheeseballs – High Energy Party Dance Band
  • July 25 – Swift Country – Tribute to Taylor Swift
  • August 1 – Island of Black & White – Reggae Dance Band
  • August 8 – Mania – Beatles Tribute
  • August 15 – Take 2- Big Band Dance
  • August 22 – The Spazmatics – Nerds that Rock!
  • August 29 – Pop Fiction – Party Dance Band

WHEN: Wednesdays @7pm-9pm  | WHERE: Palladio, 350 Palladio Parkway Folsom, CA 95630

Live on the Blvd. 

The ever popular Thursday night concert series at The El Dorado Hills Town Center is back with an amazing line-up that promises a “get out of your seat and dance” vibe and entertainment for the entire family. Concerts are festival style seating so bring your chairs.  Check back later for concert line up and event details. Note: new concert time 7-9pm and new set up time 5:30pm.

  • July 12: Life in the Fastlane – Eagles Tribute
  • July 19: Zeppelin Live – Tribute
  • July 26: Cripple Creek Band – Rock/Country

WHEN: Thursdays @7pm-9pm | WHERE: El Dorado Hills Town Center - Steven Young Amphitheater, 4364 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Thunder Valley Summer Concerts


Join in on Thunder Valley's ninth annual Summer Concert Series at their 5,000-seat Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets are on sale now. 

  • July 13- Peter Cetera, Richard Marx
  • July 14- Paul Rodriguez and Latin Legends
  • July 20- Charlie Wilson
  • July 21- Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper
  • Aug 3- Brad Paisley
  • Aug 4- Soulfest
  • Aug 11- Jo Koy
  • Aug 31- Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee
  • Sept 1- Funk Fest
  • Sept 2- Rewind Lost 80’s Live ’18 featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Men Without Hats, Animotion, Missing Persons, Farrington & Mann the original When in Rome UK, Bow Wow Wow
  • Sept 14- Billy Idol
  • Sept 21- Cheap Trick, Ann Wilson of Heart

WHEN: Various days and times | WHERE: Thunder Valley Amphitheater, 1200 Athens Ave. Lincoln, CA

Summer Concerts in Rancho Cordova

Join the Rancho Cordova community every Friday night in August for their free concerts in the park. There will also be food trucks. 

  • Aug. 3: Auto Reverse
  • Aug. 10: Cherry Bomb
  • Aug. 17: When Doves Cry
  • Aug. 24: Apple Z
  • Aug. 31: Department of Rock

WHEN: Fridays @ 6:30pm | WHERE: Village Green Park, 3141 Bridgeway Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Concerts in the Park are a free series of concerts for the Fair Oaks community. It’s an opportunity for families to come together to enjoy a relaxing summer evening in the park. Bring your chairs, blankets and a picnic. 

WHEN: Thursdays @6:30pm - 9pm | WHERE: Village Park, 4238 Main St, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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