Anca Green July 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Best places for free concerts in the Sacramento area

SAFE-blog-concertsA cool outdoor concert is a great way to take the edge off the summer heat. So, grab your blanket and your beach chairs, and if you forget to pack a picnic, don’t be surprised to see a food truck or two.

Sacramento – Concerts in the Park

Ceaser Chavez Park – 9th and J Streets, Sacramento

Starting May 4th and every Friday until July 27th, enjoy concerts in the park! Between 5pm-9pm, the free concert bands include Middle Class Rut, The Crystal Method, Rituals of Mine, and much, much more! Come check it out.

See Downtown Sac - Concerts in the Park for more details.

Roseville – Concerts at Vernon Town Square

311 Vernon Street, Roseville

Enjoy the small town feeling in old town Roseville with free concerts at Vernon Street Square. Every third Saturday from June until September, you can rock to the sounds of tribute bands to Tom Petty and Journey to name a few. Check out these concerts and the amenities you can add for an extra cost at:

See City of Roseville - Free concerts at Vernon Street Town Square for more details.

Rancho Cordova – Friday Night Concerts

3141 Bridgeway Dr., Rancho Cordova

With bands such as Cherry Bomb, When Doves Cry, and Apple Z, Friday evenings in Rancho Cordova are sure to help you cool off! With the events held at the beautiful Village Green Park amphitheater, there isn’t a bad seat in the house and since it’s free – this is a win – win!

See Cordova Community Council - Friday Night Concerts for more details.

Folsom – Summer Concerts in the Park

403 Stafford St., Folsom

Concerts in Folsom are held every Friday from June until the end of July. This is a great way to get family and friends together and enjoy some food truck fare, while relaxing after a long week. The bands include Have Mercy, Innersoul Band, and Simple Creation, to name a few.

See City of Folsom - Summer Concerts in the Park for more details.

Summer Concert Series at Palladio

240 Palladio Pkwy., Folsom

With an exciting lineup of bands every Wednesday night from now until the end of August, the Summer Concert Series at Palladio offers wild concerts and food for sale (even a beer garden) in the middle of an excellent shopping area. Exciting acts from Hip Service, which is described as a Dance Party Extravaganza to Swift Country, a Taylor Swift Tribute Band, can get you movin’ and groovin’ in style!

See Palladio - 2018 Summer Concert Series for more details.

El Dorado Hills – Live on the Boulevard

El Dorado Hills Town Center, 4364 Town Center Blvd., El Dorado Hills

Playing every Thursday during the summer in Steven Young Ampitheater, Live on the Boulevard is just plain fun. With tribute bands like Skynnyn Lynnyrd (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute), Life in the Fastlane (Eagles tribute band), Super Huey (Huey Lewis tribute band) and Forejour (Foreigner and Journey tributes), these events are very popular! Food is sold on site by Ruffhaus Hot Dog and Casa Ramos Mexican Restaurant, or you may bring a picnic.

See El Dorado Hills Town Center - 2018 Live on the Boulevard  for more details.

We hope you get your dance groove on and enjoy these free, fun events!


Anca Green

Anca Green is a senior communications specialist at SAFE Credit Union within the marketing department and has focused on writing for much of her career. She’s passionate about the creative process and seeing a big picture vision come to fruition. After hours, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband.