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Rock Friday nights in #CIPSAC fashion!

Before you leave the house on Friday night to head over to Cesar Chavez Plaza for Concerts in the Park (CIP) make sure you are dressed in your best #CIPSAC fashion! This year we are commemorating the 2019 concert season by bringing you limited edition merchandise for you to rock all year long. Make sure to head over to the Downtown Sac booth this Friday June, 7 th to check out all of the swag we have for you to show off your love of Sacramento and CIP.


If you live in the area then you have seen The People of Sacramento's (TPOS) classic “Home is Sacramento” shirts that are a hometown staple for anyone who wants to show off their Sactown pride. We have teamed up with TPOS to create ‘Home is Sacramento' shirts branded for CIP with pink lettering on the front and the CIP logo on the back of the shirt so you can show off your love for downtown Sacramento and concerts season! These limited-edition shirts can only be purchased onsite at CIP. The shirts retail at $25 + tax with 10% of the proceeds going to the Downtown Sacramento Foundation. The foundation focuses on entrepreneurialism, place making and social service outreach, so not only will you be looking good at CIP but you can feel good to! Make sure you attend the event from 5pm-9pm this Friday to get your hands on one before they are gone.

It's officially festival season, which means our beloved boutique music festival Sol Blume is coming up soon!

In just a few short weeks, the festival will return for a second year to downtown Sacramento's historic Cesar Chavez Plaza on Saturday, April 27. Sol Blume will once again offer attendees a family-friendly day of celebrating live music, culture, love, diversity and good vibes.

Sol Blume will look to once again offer music-lovers a carefully-curated lineup of some of today's hottest R&B, soul and hip-hop music acts. Plus, the fest featuring non-overlapping performances so fans can catch every minute of main stage action!

Artists set to take the stage include Grammy Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter and California-native Miguel, who's headlining close-out performance at Sol Blume 2019 will mark his second-ever major concert performance in the city of Sacramento after his last show in 2012. Other notable performers include some stellar singer/songwriters and hip-hop acts including Jessie Reyez, Queen Naija, J.I.D, Maségo, Tierra Whack, Ari Lennox, Raveena, Snoh Aalegra, Kiana Ledé, Tobi Lou, Jess Connelly, Dave B, Ivy Sole, Parisalexa and UMI. Plus, Sacramento's own Andrew Power (aka Soulection) will be spinning tunes to keep the party going all day long!

Experience Sol Blume Music Festival

While you're patiently waiting for Concerts in the Park to return to Cesar Chavez Plaza starting May 4, you can get your music fix at Sol Blume this Saturday, April 28! Do not miss out on tickets – they might sell out!

Touted as more than merely a music festival, Sol Blume will offer food from local vendors, retail opportunities and art activations, in addition to the musical performers.

You'll be able to channel your inner hippie in front of a giant flower wall, rest your feet in a Chill Lounge by All Good, wander around a vendor village with interactive booths, and discover a super secret photo opportunity that will blow your mind (and impress your Instagram followers)! We can't give away ALL the details…

This is an all-day event (12-10 PM) – come prepared for a long day filled with good vibes! All ages welcome, so bring the kids along for some outdoor fun! Don't worry, there will be beer for attendees who are 21+!

You probably know Sol Blume headliner Jhené Aiko from appearing on tracks like Big Sean's “Beware”, Omarion's “Post To Be”, and from her own songs, including “The Worst” and “While We're Young”.

Other performers in the lineup include:

The Internet: Formed in 2011 by Odd Future members, The Internet has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo and received a Grammy nomination for their 2015 album Ego Death.

GoldLink: Chosen as part of the XXL Freshman Class in 2015, GoldLink has since had his debut studio album's lead single, “Crew”, peak at 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 list AND earned himself a Grammy nomination.

Sabrina Claudio: Her achievements include an Apple Music promotion as their Up Next artist, landing on the Billboard Emerging Artists and Top R&B albums charts, and recently releasing the single “Don't Let Me Down” featuring Khalid.

Full lineup and ticket information can be found here .

Have we convinced you yet?! Snag tickets, enjoy Sol Bume, and then make sure to head back to Cesar Chavez Plaza on May 4 for some more music with the first show of Concerts in the Park !

Head Downtown for the Holidays!

The dishes are done, the leftovers have been eaten and the relatives have all gone home. Thanksgiving has come and gone and we all know what that means…it is now socially acceptable to play Christmas music all day, every day until December 26 th ! If you are looking for ways to make this winter season merry and bright then head downtown for the holidays and experience all the festivities we have to offer.

Yule love our guide for how to plan your month in #DowntownSac this holiday season!

Theatre of Lights
Now -December 24 th
Old Sacramento Waterfront

Theatre of Lights is a free holiday lighting extravaganza at the Old Sacramento Waterfront with nightly performances now through Christmas Eve (Thurs-Sun) features a live-action retelling of Moore's 1823 poem — “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” more popularly known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The highlight of the 20-minute production is a live dramatization on the balconies above K Street, complete with a special appearance by Jack Frost, and the lighting of the 60-foot Christmas tree by St. Nick himself.

Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink
Now – January 20 th
7 th and K Streets

The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink has been a seasonal landmark on The Kay for over 25 years, providing a playful escape into a winter wonderland for kids and adults alike. The City of Sacramento established the rink back in 1991 and soon after the Downtown Sacramento Partnership assumed operation and management of the rink with the goal of creating a signature holiday experience for the region. Come out and experience the treasured holiday destination for outdoor skating and a launching pad for exploring the ever-booming central city.

Tiger Miracle Pop-Up
Now-December 31 st
722 K Street

Are you ready for your festive photo-op!? Tiger Bar & Restaurant is one of the few locations in Northern California to be a part of the Miracle Christmas Cocktail Pop-Up Bar. When you walk downstairs of the bar you will see lights decorated from celling to floor with digital fireplaces, garland and even a twerking Santa! The pop-up has 13 different festive craft cocktails with unique glassware to make your drink over the top. Make sure to head over to get your fix of all things holiday and make sure to wear your best ugly sweater and take your photo to make all your friends jealous that you have a winter wonderland right here in #DowntownSac!

Holiday Movies at The Crest Theatre
Now – December 24
1013 K Street

Some of your favorite holiday classics are coming back to the big screen this holiday season! The Crest Theatre will be playing holiday movies throughout the month of December and will make you feel all kinds of nostalgia making you remember the first time you ever saw these holiday movies. Check days and time to see if one of your favorites will be playing!

Sacramento Ballet's the Nutcracker
December 12 – 22
1515 J Street

The most beloved of all Sacramento traditions, The Nutcracker is the “crown jewel” of holiday entertainment. Clara's fearless battle with the Mouse King, the soaring Magic Balloon, the sparkling Snowflake Forest, the delicious Kingdom of the Sweets, and the radiant elegance of the Sugar Plum Fairy have been creating cherished family memories for three decades.

Torch Club Holiday Party
December 16 th
904 15 th Street

Celebrate the holidays at The Torch Club! Come out and listen to some great holiday music from Bill Mylar & Friends and eat some tasty treats. They are even collecting items to help make Christmas merry and bright for kids who have been affected by the Camp Fires. Here are a few of the items that will be accepted:

  • New (unwrapped) toys
  • Backpacks
  • Gift Cards

Sacramento Santa Run
December 21 st
California State Capitol

The Sacramento Santa Run brings a day of fun for the whole family with a 5k Run/Walk and Merry Mile, and a festive finish at DOCO with cookies, milk, music, and snow. All participants are encouraged to dress up as Santa Claus (one Santa suit is provided per registration entry) or one of your favorite holiday characters or traditions. Costume ideas include Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, reindeer, elves, dreidels, menorahs, ornaments, trees, and candlesticks.

Holiday on the Steps
December 21 st
California State Capitol

Spread holiday cheer on the steps of the California State Capitol with Dance on the Edge! They will be hosting an outdoor Latin dance night for the community to come out in their coziest sweaters and bring their holiday spirits and get ready to dance on the steps of the Capitol with friends and family.

There you have it! We just planned your whole month of December that will be filled with fun, laughs and holiday cheer.

Happy Mother's Day: Celebrate Mom in #DowntownSac!

She's the one who is there for you no matter what, is your biggest cheerleader, and loves you unconditionally…she's your mom! Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12 th and we have some ideas for how you can treat your mom to the best day in #DowntownSac. Whether she wants to spend the morning eating brunch at one of many spots downtown, shopping, or just relaxing out at home with family we have got you covered on how to show the one you love how MOM-umental she really is!

But first, brunch!

Photo: Punch Bowl Social

What better way to show mom you love her than letting someone else cook for her for a change! Take her out to one of these downtown restaurants and let her sit back, relax and enjoy some delicious food and treat her to the Mom-Mosa bar at one of these downtown brunch spots:

Take her out downtown!

After you are done getting a bite to eat downtown stop by the Downtown Commons where your mom can receive special offers at these retailers:

  • Pressed Juicery: Offering any 4 items for $20 which includes their juice, freeze, lattes & tonics. Additional taxes, restrictions, taxes, and fees may apply.
  • The Look: Let your mom get pampered at The Look where they are giving moms 15% off their services

You can also wine and dine your mom at the Old Sacramento Waterfront's chocolate week from May 13-19 with chocolate themed events happening all week long! Tickets make a great Mother's Day gift, but make sure to buy tickets early to make sure your mom doesn't miss out on any of the mouth-watering events.

Shower her with gifts!

It can be difficult picking out a gift for your mom, but thanks to some of our #DowntownSac retailers they make it easy to find sentimental gifts that she will love!

  • Bloem Decor and G Rossi Florist : You can never go wrong with sending your mother a bouquet of flowers to show her how much you love her this Mother's Day. Bloem Décor and G Rossi Florist have stunning flower arrangements that are perfect for the occasion.
  • Blossom Bathhouse: Treat your mom to some handmade bath bombs! Located in DOCO, Blossom Bathhouse has everything you need to give your mom the ultimate at home spa day. They are even doing a promotion were you can get 5 bath bombs, shower steamers and fairy dust for $30 and 3 of their foaming sugar custards to use in the shower for $40.
  • Shelf: Get your mom something made by a local maker! Shelf changes products month to month to showcase new modern designs and goods that are made by local designers and artists. She will love handmade goods from downtown that are different then your traditional macaroni art you made her as a child.
  • Macy's Backstage: Located in DOCO, Macy's Backstage have mom's favorite gifts at a great price. They have everything from jewelry, fragrances, pajama sets, robes, slippers and so much more. Some gifts even cost as low as $20!

You now have everything you need to show the special women in your life how you hit the mother lode having her as your mom!

Sunset Sip Returns to the Old Sacramento Waterfront

Our city has quickly grown into a great place to live and play. During the summer months, this includes some great options for the perfect stay-cation.

What's a stay-cation, you ask? It's the new way to relax, unwind, and get that sense of escape without leaving your hometown. It's the festival vibe of Concerts in the Park (we miss it already!!) and the resort-like peace of Waterfront Yoga. The liveliness and craft of the Farm-to-Fork Festival, and the vibrant atmosphere of the R Street Night Market. As Sacramento grows, so does the city's events, celebrations, and gatherings that seem to give us that vacation experience in our own backyard.

The Old Sacramento Waterfront has curated its own unique contributions to a local's stay-cation options, and Sunset Sip is at the top of this list.

Celebrating its second year, Sunset Sip is an evening wine-tasting event for the wine curious and connoisseurs alike. With the waterfront and setting sun as its backdrop, this event invites El Dorado Wines to come down and pour samples of some of their best local bottles.

Sunset Sip is more than just a wine tasting. It's a gathering that highlights what our local wineries have to offer. Why venture to Napa when award-winning wines are being brought to you?

As the evening quickly approaches, we wanted to highlight three things to look forward to for the evening to come.

1. El Dorado Wine Country

Many of us have yet to discover this new, up-and-coming wine country. Boasting 42 wineries, El Dorado Wines is excited to bring some of their wineries down for an evening of exploring the palate. 20 of their wineries are bringing signature wines to our Waterfront for guests, and they can't wait to share with you! Read more about El Dorado Wines here , and add their wineries to your future day trip plans.

Wineries will be pouring for VIP at 5:30pm and General Admission at 6:30pm.

2. Food to Pair

What's a booze-y evening without some light bites?? Most of us will need to make it to work on the Friday after Sunset Sip, so to make sure your stomach stays well balanced while sampling wines from 20 vineyards, we're excited to provide some eats from some of our favorite local restaurants.

Delta King will be preparing opulent spread of fruits and cheeses, Rio City Cafe is bringing sliders and some Vegetarian friendly items, Fat City Cafe has something off-menu cooking up in their kitchen, and our VIPs have a special secret something waiting for them in the VIP lounge!

3. Entertainment and Extras

For some, all we need is good food and good wine, but what's an event without live music? We are excited to welcome #CIPSAC alum Simple Creation back to the Old Sacramento Waterfront. Their reggae beats are the perfect soundtrack to an evening of summer sipping.

For VIPs, an exclusive, comfy lounge awaits that is perfect for relaxing and catching some late afternoon sun. This lounge also includes a Bubble Bar featuring wineries' best sparkling wines and champagnes only available for VIP. With early entry and an upscale eatery included, upgrading to VIP seems pretty worth it!

Make sure you snag your tickets before this event sells out! Your stay-cation awaits…