Music Scene

  • Sacramento is home to a thriving music scene, which is part of its larger cultural scene, and the variety of music genres to be found in the city is as diverse as its population. See below for current and former bands from Sacramento, a list of music venues, Sacramento record labels, and publications dedicated to the Sacramento music scene. Many musicians are in multiple bands and there have been attempts made to track the incestuous relationships between the Sacramento music scene.

Sacramento has a reputation as a center for Dixieland jazz, because of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee which is held every Memorial Day weekend. Events and performances are held in multiple locations throughout the city. Each year thousands of jazz fans from all over the world visit for this one weekend. 

Sacramento is also home to a recently growing metal and post hardcore scene, spawning new and fresh acts into the national circuit.

Around 2016 a diverse music and art scene began becoming more visible. Street art, art galleries, and the rise of acts such as Hobo Johnson have given the city new life.

Local Musicians and Bands

Local Record Labels


Clubs, Bars, and Restaurants

Instruments, Sheet Music, Accessories

These stores may also offer music instruction.

Sound Equipment Rental

Musical Instrument Repair

Record Stores

This is a listing of dedicated music shops. Major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Costco, etc. may also carry instruments and/or CDs.

Music Publications


Shows and other events should be posted on the Events Board.

Movie Theaters

Sacramento has no shortage of movie theaters:



FearOverload Haunted House

Heartstoppers Haunted House

The Woodland Corn Maze



Run To Feed The Hungry

In 1994, 796 participants turned out for the inaugural Run to Feed the Hungry event on Thanksgiving morning. This Sacramento tradition, now celebrating a record-breaking 28,644 participants in 2015, is not only the largest run in Sacramento 🏃🏽  - but also the largest Thanksgiving Day fun run in the country!

Run to Feed the Hungry is owned by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and all profits directly benefit the organization. The costs associated with putting on this event are kept low as a result of our generous sponsors, contributions of goods and services and through the incredible volunteer efforts of the community! We're proud to consider you our family, friends and dedicated partners. See you Thanksgiving Day! 

Bowling Alleys

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