First Festival


Sacramento's grass roots music festival

First Festival was founded early 2015 with a mission to bring Sacramento together through music, food, art, vendors, craft beer, and community. The 1st First Festival was held at Riverwalk Park in West Sacramento on May 23rd, 2015. It featured 18 bands on 3 stages with 10 food trucks and over 40 local vendors and artists. It was an exciting inaugural event. The 2nd First Festival was held on June 18th and 19th-- expanding to two days-- and featured 43 bands on 3 stages with over 70 craft beers on tap, beautiful stages that rival any music festival, tons of vendors, interactive art, local food, and a brand new concept: The Craft Beer Lounge which featured a wooden dance floor, cocktail tables and bar stools. It was a big hit! The 3rd First Fest returned to Riverwalk Park in West Sacramento and was the first year that featured stand-up comedy and a live podcast. The 2017 show featured 38 music acts including Sacramento favorites Oleander and Arden Park Roots. Our collaboration with Artists of Sacramento brought over 30 gallery and installation artists. We featured 10 stand-up comedy acts, and over 40 local food and business vendors. It was our biggest year yet and we're excited for what's to come! 


After the 2nd First Festival, Danielle wanted to create an outlet for Sacramento to find local live music while providing a streamlined event listing process for local bands to get the word out. Introducing: #showupsacramento ( Show Up Sacramento is an online calendar that is fully integrated with social media. Visitors can browse neatly organized events, purchase tickets, read about the show, find the venue (with a map, even!) and then share the show on social media to let everyone know they are going. The best part is the mailing list-- subscribe and get weekly updates of the coming weeks' shows right to your inbox. This service is complimentary for bands. Where else does their show listing hit local music fans emails weekly for free and JUST because they listed their event-- nowhere until now! Find Sacramento area music events all in one place-- with ease.

Get Social With Us!

Facebook: /firstfestsac
Instagram: first.festival
Twitter: @firstfestsac

Facebook: /showupsacramento
Instagram: showupsacramento
Twitter: @showupsac
App (GooglePlay only currently): #showupsacramento