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Music Matters: Classics, Concerts, Classes, and More!

Jul 30, 2019 10:58AM

Take a trip down music memory lane in this feature that will make you want to exercise those vocal cords, bust out that old guitar, and spin that vinyl. From familiar favorites to the health benefits of music, we've got it all. Tune in to the next few pages for more!

Learn an Instrument

It's never too late to learn a musical instrument or start to sing. “Learning can be different for each individuals from singing at home and engaging with a ukulele class of beginners to learning classical cello and everywhere in between,” says Tara McConnell, music therapist, clinical director and owner of McConnell Music Therapy Services, Inc. “The health benefits, the social connection, and personal wellness all exist with all humans. We speak with inflection and cadence, we walk in a rhythm, our hearts and breath have a rate. Being ‘in’ music is innately human and to experience the benefits, no background in music training is required. Your heartbeat is the only prerequisite you need.”

Not sure where to get started? We’re here to help! “Start small by taking a step and singing a little louder at church or with your kids or grandchildren, and then see where it takes you,” McConnell says. “What instrument have you always wanted to learn? Take a risk and do it. And remember it’s not about the end product or how ‘great’ you are, it’s about your brain health!”

Here are a number of local businesses offering classes and lessons for music education. Pick up the phone and get ready to toot your own horn today.

The Nicholson Music Co.


The Nicholson Music Co.

636 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-983-0763, nicholsonmusic.com/lessons.html

The Nicholson Music Co. offers a dozen instructors who teach a range of instruments including guitar, flute, piano, bass, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, violin and more.

Kline Music


Kline Music

2200 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, 916-456-8742, klinemusic.com/lessons.html

More than 20 instructors offer private lessons for the following instruments: piano, electric bass, guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, drums, violin, fiddle, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, accordion, voice and more.


Roseville Piano Studio

534 Oak Street, Roseville, 916-789-0408, rosevillepianostudio.com

Piano lessons for anyone age seven and up, where you will learn to play the piano by simply playing the piano.


Bach to Rock

82 Clarksville Road, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-265-2600; 2311 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, 916-435-1300, b2rmusic.com

Provides music lessons for students of all ages and skill levels, and even offers opportunities for students to perform in venues around the area.

Sacramento Choral Society


Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra

4025A Bridge Street, Fair Oaks, 916-536-9065, sacramentochoral.com/auditions

This group is an auditioned, volunteer chorus with a professional orchestra committed to the performance, education, and appreciation of choral orchestral music for the Sacramento area. Visit the website for more information on auditioning. 


Creative Aging Choral Initiative Hart Senior Center

915 27th Street, Sacramento, 916-808-5462, cityofsacramento.org

This initiative brings together Sacramento’s older adults to form a community where they creatively express themselves through song. Pre-registration is required for upcoming sessions of Singers with Hart. 


The Strum Shop

209 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-787-8786, thestrumshop.com

Choose between group or private lessons to learn guitar or ukulele in a supportive, knowledgeable environment.

Photos by Dante Fontana


Health Benefits

Music does a body good. Research has proven music can do a number of things to improve both your physical and mental health, including reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

“Learning to play music keeps the brain sharper as we get older,” says Gilbert R. Luceno, MD, a family medicine physician with Mercy Medical Group in Roseville. “According to a study done in April of 2011 published by the American Psychological Association, playing an instrument as a child keeps the mind sharper as we age. The study, done at the University of Kansas Medical Center, recruited 70 healthy adults ages 60 to 83, who were divided into groups based on their levels of musical experience. The musicians performed better on several cognitive tests than individuals who had never studied an instrument or learned how to read music."


Music also improves our listening and reading skills as well as hand-eye coordination. “A person will need to learn to listen well to know whether or not one is hitting the right notes,” he shares. “Reading sheet music in order to play specific notes will enhance a person’s reading skills and at the same time, playing a musical instrument requires good hand-eye coordination.”

Tara McConnell, board certified music therapist, clinical director and owner of McConnell Music Therapy Services, Inc., has been a board-certified music therapist since 1996. She says all areas of your brain are simultaneously working while engaging in playing an instrument or singing. “There is no other activity that can do this in quite the same way, as neuroscience has discovered,” she says. “It is simply like a music multi-vitamin for your brain that increases concentration, focus, attention, [and] executive functioning, elevates mood, increases relaxation, reduces stress, and generally helps you feel better.”

Even listening to music throughout your day-to-day routine comes with its own set of benefits. “Many people use energetic music to motivate them to do more difficult or disliked tasks, such as cleaning the house or washing dishes, as well as during exercise. I teach people to shape their workouts to start and end with the slower songs they like as a warm-up and cool-down and increase to the most energetic music in the middle to support the level of intensity of the [workout],” says Karen Rae Sanchez, PsyD, MBA, MT-BC, board certified music therapist, director and founder of In Harmony Music Therapy Services and registered psychological assistant with Valley Neuropsychological Services in Citrus Heights.


“The music pushes us and then helps us relax without us being consciously aware of what it is doing! I even encourage my patients diagnosed with depression to put on more energetic music in the mornings to help them get going with their day. When I do employee health seminars, I suggest listening to upbeat music during that mid-afternoon slump because it works just as well as, or even better than, coffee or a candy bar!”

Music therapy, or the clinical use of musical interventions used to improve clients’ quality of life, has proven beneficial for those with cognitive disorders. “In persons with mild to moderate dementia, both singing and music listening enhances general cognition and executive function and reduces depression. Providing people with dementia who are in institutional care with at least five sessions of a music-based therapeutic intervention reduces depressive symptoms and improves overall behavioral problems and may also improve emotional well-being and quality of life and reduce anxiety,” says Harinder Dhir, MD, MPH, a physician at Kaiser Permanente Occupational Medicine in Roseville.

Dhir adds that music helps us connect to those around us. “Musical activities such as listening to music, playing an instrument, singing or dancing are an important source of social contact, which promotes interaction and a sense of belonging with others, which has many health benefits,” he says. “Social bonding during group musical activities can occur. Endorphins (and the endogenous opioid system in general) are released during synchronized exertive movements and are involved in social bonding across primate species further associating with a number of human social behaviors (e.g., laughter, synchronized sports). Passively listening to music engages the endogenous opioid system.”

No matter your age, you shouldn’t feel discouraged to try to learn a musical instrument today. “It is never too late to learn how to play a musical instrument,” Dr. Luceno says. “Never give up. Remember that everybody was a beginner at some point. Playing a musical instrument is a learned skill. Continue to play and learn. Most importantly, have fun with it. And sing your heart out.”


Comeback of Vinyl

There are more ways to listen to your favorites tunes today than ever before. You can turn on your playlists wherever you are, thanks to smartphones, computers, TVs, and even the old-school stereo or record player (if you still have one). In 2017, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reported that sales of CDs and vinyl outsold digital downloads for the first time since 2011. 

According to local record store employees, the popularity of buying vinyl and growing a collection has been trending upward for years. “I don’t think it’s a quick trend that will just come and go. It’s been on the rise since I started working at Dimple Records 13-plus years ago, and I’m glad to see it still going strong,” says Melissa Hogan, store manager at Dimple Records, which will be closing all store locations later this year. “Not only is it a wonderful thing to hold a physical album in your hand and appreciate the effort the artist put into all the artwork, but also to hear the full crisp sound. Digital and CD formats have their benefits, but vinyl is unique, and sounds the most like you’re sitting there listening to the band live.”


Tim McKenzie, owner of Hi-Tones Record Store, said the comeback is also due in part to the adventure of shopping for new records and the thrill of finding something rare. “At a record store, a potential customer can walk in and touch, feel, and hear the music. Most local record stores stock a wide variety of music genres, where a customer can spend hours perusing the record store bins,” he says. “There are no real limitations on what a vinyl record buyer may stumble upon. ‘Crate digging’ is a term that record collectors use when they are on the hunt. There is a satisfaction when they stumble upon that hidden vinyl gem in the LP bins.”

And it’s not just a particular generation that is driving the comeback. It’s all ages. “We see many younger record buyers in our store on a regular basis trying to build their collections one LP at a time,” McKenzie shares. “Some have stated they got the record bug from an older relative or family friend who introduced them to vinyl.”

CDs vs. Digital vs. Vinyl

What’s the difference between all the versions of recorded music? First, it’s important to note the difference between analog and digital recordings.

“A vinyl record is an analog recording, and CDs are digital recordings,” McKenzie explains. “A digital recording does not capture the complete sound wave a record does.” Because of that sound that comes through on records, there is a sense of nostalgia also tied to the rise in popularity. “We are currently seeing past record buyers and collectors actively rebuilding their collections,” he says. “When CDs came along, many people liked the convenience and portability of a CD. Now that CD sales have declined due to streaming and downloads, people have switched their buying habits back to records. Records bring people back to a different place and time in their lives and they want to experience the drop of the needle and hear that analog sound again. Vinyl offers a far more superior sound than CDs and downloads.”

Vinyl also offers additional details that give you a chance of learning more about the artist’s inspiration. “When you purchase a vinyl record, not only do you get the vinyl LP, but you also get the inner sleeve which typically has liner notes and vast artist information including lyrics, song-writing credits, band members and more,” McKenzie says. “Record covers are also a big attraction for vinyl buyers. Album artwork has always brought collectors to a different time and place. LP covers are also being used as wall art in many collector’s homes.”

Fortunately, as the sales of vinyl rise, the music industry has responded to the growing demand. “It helps that the record industry is recognizing the market for it, and therefore making them much more accessible again,” Hogan says. “Whether it’s The Beatles or The Rolling Stones re-releasing old classic albums in special edition vinyl format or if it’s a brand-new release title, it’s nice to see the record labels are almost always making them available on both CD and vinyl formats.”

Finding Good Vinyl and How to Care for It

When shopping at record stores, check with employees to see if the store has a policy on checking condition in advance of buying used records.

“Dimple checks condition in advance, so all of our product should be good—although you’re still welcome to double-check before purchasing if you wish,” Hogan says. “If you’re shopping pre-owned vinyl elsewhere, always watch for scratches and warping. If you’re shopping new vinyl, watch for fun collector’s editions or rare numbered copies, as some may even be similar in price but will end up being more collectible since they’re limited!”

Both McKenzie and Hogan shared their expertise in how to properly shop for and take care of vinyl records. “Don’t waste your hard-earned money on junk vinyl,” recommends McKenzie. “A quality record should appear shiny and new. Records with deep grooves, scratches, dirt and dust should be avoided at all cost. Many collectors will purchase multiple copies of one record just to get the best copy possible. I say save your money and buy the best copy you can to avoid the headache of an inferior record.”

Once you find good quality records, you will want to take the steps to properly store them. “Records should always be stored upright and not stacked in a pile to avoid damage such as pressure warp or ring wear,” McKenzie says. “Record crates are a great place to store your vinyl. Always remember to never pack your crates too tight. Outer and inner record sleeves are a must to protect your investment.”

When it comes time to play your records, be careful on how you handle the vinyl. “Records should be handled with care by holding the record by the edge or the label,” McKenzie shares. “Never touch the playing surface with your fingers that contain oils and attract dust.” Hogan offered three tips every record player should follow. “One, never leave vinyl in a car or other areas that will get very warm or hot, as this is how warping usually happens. Two, put the vinyl disc back into its sleeve when you’re done listening to it, which will help avoid scratches and dust. And three, keep your record players and vinyl records clean, and fix as needed. When handling the discs, carefully hold them by the edges to avoid fingerprints. If a vinyl has collected fingerprints, dust or scratches, try a ‘vinyl cleaning kit,’ which often includes special cleaner, a brush, and/or wipes. For the record player itself, consider purchasing a cover if yours doesn’t have a lid or way to close in some way. This will prevent dust and debris. And replace your record player needle if/when needed.”

The Future of Vinyl

Even with the forthcoming closures of Dimple Records stores, Hogan thinks the popularity of vinyl will continue. “I think vinyl has been coming back for various reasons, but one particular thing I think really helps is that there are more options,” she says. “Not only with genres and titles, but also with having new and pre-owned. Some people prefer the vintage pre-owned players and pre-owned vinyl records, which can be a fun way to build a collection for cheap and creates a part of history in your home. Others like to get the newest/fanciest record players available in their budget, some of which also include Bluetooth, FM radio, CD/vinyl conversions, portable wireless models, and so on. They may prefer to collect new releases, rare picture discs, color discs and box sets, limited numbered items, etc. since they’re a bit more collectible. Then there are some people—such as myself—who like a mixture of both new and old in a variety of genres. Either way, there’s something for everyone.”

“Frame your vinyl for your walls,” says Melissa Hogan


Easy Home Decorating Tip!

“Frame your vinyl for your walls,” says Melissa Hogan, store manager at Dimple Records. “Look for iconic titles or any vinyl with awesome cover art. Whether it’s a super cheap pre-owned vinyl you find at a yard sale or record store, or if you get a new collector’s item, it makes a fun statement piece in your home.” Vinyl frames are available at Dimple Records, Michael’s, Amazon, and Wal-Mart.

WHERE TO SHOP

If you’re ready to go on the hunt for records, there are a number of places you can go searching. “I recommend checking out an independent record store,” says Melissa Hogan, store manager at Dimple Records. “Sometimes you can find good stuff at yard sales, and some big retailers are carrying small amounts of new vinyl these days as well. Plus, many are available online to purchase and have mailed to you directly.” It’s fun to shop at a local store, as you are supporting a local business and you can also build a relationship with your friendly record store employees. Those employees may even be willing to keep an eye out if a record you have been wanting arrives at the store. 

“There’s definitely fun benefits of shopping at an indie record store,” she says. “Not only do you have the product there in your hands to look over in person before you buy it, but you also have the atmosphere and experience that comes with the environment. There’s always a big selection, lots of other fun stuff to browse, rewards cards and in-store discount coupons, enter-to-win contests, free goodies with purchase, etc.”

Dimple Records
(Current liquidation sales)
Seven locations throughout Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom and Citrus Heights
dimple.com
Open 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

Hi-Tones Record Store 
244 Vernon Street, Roseville, 916-864-3386, hitonesrecordstore.com
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Kicksville Vinyl & Vintage
1104 R Street, Sacramento, 916-706-0536, kicksvilleshop.com
Open Monday-Friday 12-7 p.m., Saturday 12-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Phono SelectRecords
2475 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, 916-400-3164, phonoselect.com
Open 12-6 p.m. daily


Ultimate Boomer Playlist

Every year, a new song is deemed the Song of the Summer. But who needs new music when the best songs and classic tunes come from the Boomer generation? Here’s our list for the Ultimate Boomer Playlist. Take a look, and then be sure to tell us what song you’d add to the list!

“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones

“A Day in the Life” by The Beatles

“Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band

“American Pie” by Don McLean

“Be My Baby” by The Ronettes

“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

“Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

“Born To Run” by Bruce Springsteen

“Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do” by Neil Sedaka

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel

“California Dreamin’” by The Mamas And The Papas

“Come And Go With Me” by Del-Vikings

“Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas

“December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)” by The Four Seasons

“Don’t Worry Baby” by The Beach Boys

“Earth Angel” by The Penguins

“Feel like Making Love” by Bad Company

“Fire And Rain” by James Taylor

“Good Lovin” by The Rascals

“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys

“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John

“Hooked on a Feeling” by B.J. Thomas

“Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful

“Hotel California” by Eagles

“House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals

“I Get Around” by The Beach Boys

“I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher

“I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles

“In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry

“Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley

“Johnny Angel” by Shelley Fabares

“Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

“Last Dance” by Donna Summer

“Let’s Spend the Night Together” by The Rolling Stones

“Light My Fire” by The Doors

“Lightning Striking Again” by Lou Christie

“Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan

“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett

“My Girl” by The Temptations

“Peaceful Easy Feeling” by Eagles

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin

“Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward

“Runaround Sue” by Dion

“Sailing” by Christopher Cross

“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel

“Sherry Baby” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

“Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum

“Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

“Summer Breeze” by Seals & Croft

“Superstition” by Stevie Wonder

“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond

“That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets

“The Twist” by Chubby Checker

“Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds

“Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters

“Wake Up Little Susie” by The Everly Brothers

“Walk On By” by Dionne Warwick

“What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye

“Where Did Our Love Go?” by The Supremes

“Will You Love Me Tomorrow” by The Shirelles

“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by Righteous Brothers


Upcoming Concerts

A plethora of talented and notable bands and artists are touring this summer and making stops in the Sacramento area. From cover bands to reunited acts, there’s a concert for every musical taste. Tune in to this calendar of upcoming concerts in August and September, and get your tickets fast before these shows sell out!

Backstreet Boys

8 p.m. Thursday, August 1

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento


Super Soul Fest ’19 Featuring The O’Jays, The Whispers and More!

5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln

Marcia Ball


Marcia Ball

7 p.m. Saturday, August 3

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


One Nation Under a Groove Tour: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and More!

5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 4

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln

The Waifs


The Waifs

7 p.m. Sunday, August 4

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Preservation Hall Jazz Band

7:30 p.m., Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller with guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs

8 p.m. Wednesday, August 7

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Satinder Sartaaj Live in Concert

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento


An Evening with Willie K

7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 11

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Weird Al Yankovic 

8 p.m. Sunday August 11 

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street, Sacramento


¡Cubanismo!

8 p.m. Tuesday, August 13

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue


Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues

7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


REO Speedwagon with Warrant

7 p.m. Friday, August 16

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


The Mick Martin Big Band with special guest Jackie Greene and guitarist Ryder Green

7 p.m. Saturday, August 17

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


An Evening with Marie and The Osmonds

7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Aaron Neville Duo

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 20

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento


Chris Botti

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers


Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 21

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


One Night of Queen: Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works

7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Travis Tritt & The Charlie Daniels Band

7 p.m. Friday, August 23

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Yolanda Del Rio and Beatriz Adriana

7 p.m. Friday, August 23

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento


Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Mozart and Haydn – Humor and Heartache

7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 24

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, August 25

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Crash Test Dummies

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento

Popa Chubby


Popa Chubby

7 p.m. Friday, August 30

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Ringo Starr and His All Star Band

7:30 p.m. Friday, August 30

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Rewind Funk N Soul ’19: Morris Day & The Time, The Pointer Sisters and More!

5:30 p.m. Saturday, August 31

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours

7 p.m. Saturday, August 31

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


K-Hits Rewind Fest 2019 – Lost 80s Live! Featuring Loverboy, A Flock of Seagulls and More!

5:30 p.m. Sunday, September 1

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Pitbull

7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Mads Tolling Duo

7 p.m. Friday, September 6

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


The Beach Boys

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


V101’s Big Block Party Featuring Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, Ma$e and More!

6 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Majickat: A Tribute to Cat Stevens

7 p.m. Saturday, September 7

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Dave Matthews Band

8 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento


Iron Maiden

7:30 p.m. Monday, September 9

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento

High Time Irish Band


HighTime Irish Band

8 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


An Evening With Cake & Ben Folds

7 p.m. Wednesday, September 11

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento

Funky Feat


Funky Feat

7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Steely Dan

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 13

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

7 p.m. Saturday, September 14

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Glenn Miller Orchestra

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, September 15

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Adrian Belew w/ Saul Zonana

7 p.m. Monday, September 16

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


John Mayer

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 17

Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento


Earth, Wind and Fire

8 p.m. Wednesday, September 18

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street, Sacramento


Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

7 p.m. Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Air Supply & Wilson Phillips

7 p.m. Friday, September 20

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


India.Arie 

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento


The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 and Wednesday, September 25

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Coco Montoya

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


The Beatles’ Music Live Again! Abbey Road & Magical Mystery Tour, Live in Concert

6 p.m. Thursday, September 26

Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom


Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Lil Duval 

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 27

Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento

Tommy Castro

 

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

7 p.m. Friday, September 27

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, Vic Johnson

7:30 p.m. Friday, September 27

Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln


Leyla McCalla

7 p.m. Saturday, September 28

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento


Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

2 p.m. Sunday, September 29

Mondavi Center, 523 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis


Hot Club of Cowtown

7 p.m. Sunday, September 29

B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento

 

By: Kourtney Jason