Sacramento/ Arts & Culture
Published on December 05, 2019
3 music events to look forward to in Sacramento this weekendPhoto: David Aymond/Unsplash

If you love live music, there's no time like the present when it comes to getting out and about in Sacramento. From classic tunes to holiday melodies, here are the local shows worth checking out this weekend.

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Festival of Music

From the event description:

The Sacramento City College Choirs will once again present their annual Festival of Music at the acoustically pristine All Saints Episcopal Church. Joining our choirs this year is two-time Grammy Award Winning Native American Flautist, Mary Youngblood. Also featured on our concert is the premiere of a new work written by our Vocal Ensemble students along with resident composer and Bay Area musician, Derek Sup.

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m.
Where: All Saints Episcopal Church, 2076 Sutterville Road
Admission: $10
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Virginia Ayers Dawson for 'The Season's Reason'

From the event description:

As the Holiday season begins, Virginia and her band, AyerPlay, will share songs that remind us of the true reasons of the season: Gifts of love, hope, joy, peace, compassion, faith and unity. Musicians include Chan Louie on piano and John Armato on drums. The evening will consist of familiar tunes, as well as some of Virginia's original compositions which she will be sharing for the first time publicly. Of course, a few holiday favorites will be included to spark a bit of seasonal cheer. 

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at The Auditorium, 1425 24th St.
Admission: $15-$25
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David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown featuring Sara Gazarek

From the event description:

Classics from Vince Guaraldi’s "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and familiar carols combine with Benoit’s velvety contemporary jazz piano. This inspirational tribute concert features the classic music of Vince Guaraldi along with "A Charlie Brown Christmas" originals from David Benoit, who took over the helm as music composer for the new Charlie Brown Christmas TV Specials more than a decade ago. 

When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St.
Admission: $49.50-$69.50
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