There’s a nice payoff for music fans willing to explore outside the city of Sacramento — and it doesn’t have to be a long trek.
Stroll down a historic main street of small-town America to catch a top-notch show at the Palms Playhouse in Winters or Powerhouse Pub in Folsom. Experience the combination of college culture and renowned music at UC Davis’ Mondavi Arts Center or at the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College. Join summer evening partiers at the outdoor amphitheater at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln.
“It’s always great to get out of town,” says Sacramento native Mick Martin, a musician who has played worldwide and just about every local venue during his near 50-year career. He then launched into a lively Sunday afternoon blues set with his band, the Blues Rockers, at the Powerhouse Pub in Old Folsom.