Country Music Festival at Old Sacramento Waterfront


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A new festival is coming to Sacramento this summer for country music fans.

The SAC Waterfront Festival is set to take place at the Old Sacramento Waterfront on July 31, according to a post about the landmark. The Facebook page. In the social media post, country music artist Jimmie Allen was announced as the headliner for the festival’s inaugural year.

“If you love country music, sunshine and good times, the SAC Waterfront Festival is calling. Join us for the country music event of the year,” the post read.

Allen, a 36-year-old singer from Delaware, is known for his country hits “Make Me Want To”, “Best Shot” and “Freedom Was a Highway”, the latter being a duet with Brad Paisley. Allen is currently nominated for Best New Artist at the upcoming 64th Annual Grammy Awards on April 3.

The festival is organized by ST Productions, which produces live shows at the Quarry Park Amphitheater in Rocklin. ST Productions also produces the Folsom VYBE Music Festival at The Field at Lakeside at the corner of Oak and Bidwell streets on May 21.

ST Productions co-owner and president Todd Speelman told FOX40 in a phone interview Monday that the festival will feature at least four musical acts. Speelman said the other festival acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

“It promises to be a great show,” Speelman said. “It’s the biggest stage they’ll ever have at Old Sacramento. The lights and production are just amazing for his shows. So that’s going to be a big problem.

The Old Sacramento Waterfront said a limited number of tickets will go on presale Friday at 8 a.m. Presale ends at 8 a.m. on March 20. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

Advance tickets start at $39 for general admission. Speelman said prices will increase by $10 after the presale ends.


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