Sacramento Music Festival returns for 43rd year

Once again, jazz ensembles and fans will flood the streets of Old Sacramento this Memorial Day weekend in honor of the 43rd annual Sacramento Music Festival.

The four-day, 15-venue affair across Old Sacramento promises 100 acts in a variety of genres, such as jazz, swing, R&B, blues, rock and country. Discounted early bird tickets are now on sale: an all-event pass starts at $110 while individual days go for $20-$45, plus service fees.

Keep checking the website through April for the full lineup and major headliners, but about 40 bands are already confirmed. Mostly, they’re are the usual suspects, including local favorites Mumbo Gumbo, Joy & Madness and Peter Petty, but there’s one surprising name on the list: Pablo Cruise, the ‘70s platinum soft rock band with hits like “Whatcha Gonna Do?” and “Love Will Find a Way.” 

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