Midsummer isn’t cool for live entertainment around the capital • Sacramento News & Review

The region is halfway through the hot season – and dancers, musicians and filmmakers are all trying to help stave off the Summertime Blues.

Here’s an update on what some of the area’s best entertainment venues have to offer in July and August

July 21 – Tony Cole and the Stingers perform at Drake’s: The Barn in West Sacramento

Drake’s: The Barn in West Sacramento. Courtesy photo.

The region’s newest jazz quartet, Tony Cole and the Stingers, will play an outdoor sunset show along the Sacramento River on Thursday, July 21 from 6 to 9 pm at Drake’s: The Barn. The Stingers are quickly making a name for themselves throwing upbeat energy into jazz classics as well as hitting all the right notes for Rat Pack-era standards. The venue they’re playing in, the Barn, is West Sacramento’s ever-popular two-acre gathering spot—a spot overlooking the river and city skyline, surrounded by food, beer, wine, and cocktails to… was enjoyed across the lawns of the Bridge District. This community beer garden also includes an outdoor fire pit and two hours of free parking in the West Sacramento lot around the corner at 5th Street & Bridge. Additionally, there is free parking in front of the Barn. Drake’s: The Barn is located at 85 Riverfront St, West Sacramento. There is no cover charge for Tony Cole and Stinger’s performance that night.

July 29 – The Katie Knipp and Joe Louis Walker Band at Sacramento’s Sofia Theatre

The Katie Knipp Band. Photo by Phil Kampel

Fresh off the news that their latest album, “Katie Knipp: Live at the Green Room Social Club,” has landed their third Billboard top ten hit, local musicians Katie Knipp, Gabe Nelson, Otis Mourning and Neil Campisano will participate. stage at Sacramento’s Sofia Theatre, sharing the evening with Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker. This will be the Katie Knipp Band’s first performance outside of the Bay Area with its newest member, Nelson, who years ago built his reputation as the bassist for Capital City chart-topping band Cake. This upcoming performance will also feature a special appearance by Quinn Hedges, filling in for the band’s regular guitarist, Christ Martinez. Knipp told SN&R this week that it’s a pleasure to open for Joe Louis Walker for the second time, especially inside one of her band’s favorite venues in California. Tickets cost $28 to $33. Sofia at b Street is located at 2700 Capitol Ave, Sacramento.

July 31 – The Darling Clementines: Dark Western at Harlow Nightclub in Sacramento

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Darling Clementines Burlesque and Drag Show will host a particularly eye-catching tribute to Sacramento’s frontier past on Sunday, July 31 at Harlow Nightclub. In addition to the usual Clementine’s fantasy-fueled entertainment, this Midtown evening will also include an appearance by DJ Lady Char at Harlow’s pre-show mixer. The show is meant to provide a night of dancing and cheering that is like the old days of the Sacramento saloon. Harlow’s recommends getting cash for tipping the strip queens, as well as checking out the vendors and kick booths run by Quinn Helix. Tickets are $15 for standing and $20 for cabaret seating. Doors for the show open at 7:00 PM, with the performance at 8:00 PM Harlow’s Nightclub is located at 2708 J St, Sacramento.

August 5 – “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, One Journey, One Song” at Sacramento’s historic Tower Theatre

Leonard Cohen. Archive photo.

Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s documentary on the late singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen will make its Sacramento premiere on Saturday, August 6 at the elegant Tower Theatre. The film delves into Cohen’s life as an artist, viewing his creative compass through the lens of his internationally beloved anthem “Hallelujah.” A song that was initially rejected by Cohen’s old label Columbia Records in 1984, “Hallelujah” was a track that the composer continued to work on, enlisting other artists such as John Cale, Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright to help out on it. made it a mega-hit. around the world. The unlikely story of “Hallelujah” will light up the screen at Sacramento’s historic theater beginning August 5th. Tickets are $11.50. The Tower Theater is located at 2508 Land Park Dr, Sacramento.

August 13 – Forever Goldrush performs at Sutter Creek Provisions

Forever Goldrush at Sutter Creek Provisions. Courtesy photo.

Sacramento’s favorite infantry troubadours will play the actual foothills community they grew up on Saturday, August 13th. The venue will be Sutter Creek Provisions, a popular spa in the Victorian-era mining town of Amador County known as “Mother’s Jewel.” Lode.” Provisions is located 45 miles east of Sacramento. Amidst a setting of Western storefronts and rustic gardens, the boys of Forever Goldrush will play songs from their albums Unknown Territory, Halo in My Backpack, The Amador Frequency and Chambers, as well as cuts from the next two albums. Cover charge is $10. Performance starts at 7pm Sutter Creek Provisions is located at 78 Main St, Sutter Creek.

August 16 – Crash Test Dummies perform at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre

The Crest TehaPhotograph by Scott Thomas Anderson

The band behind ’90s seminal albums The Ghost that Haunt Me and God Shuffled his Feet is bringing 25th anniversary tour at Sacramento’s Crest Theater on Tuesday, August 16. This show follows a long hiatus from live appearances for Dummies; and their re-energized return to the road will be highlighted by the vocal powerhouse of bass-baritone Brad Roberts, who will sing over the pristine and highly original lines that made the Dummies a roaring success in the early days of Generation X. Tickets are $35 to $55. Doors for the show open at 7pm The Crest Theater is located at 1013 K St, Sacramento.

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