7Performance Sites and Locations
Music will be performed in the streets and at over 15 sites in “Old Sacramento” Area. Venues vary from small, cozy club settings for about 100 people, to a giant area in Old Sac where 3,500 fans can let loose and party. “Next Generation Band” sites feature talented youth jazz bands from near and far. You’ll find music in THREE of Sacramento’s luxury hotels: on the Delta King riverboat at the Holiday Inn and Embassy Suites in Old Sacramento.
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“Old Sac” is a National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park with world-renowned museums focusing on railroad history and the Gold Rush era. Performance sites in Old Sacramento range from the charming precincts of the refurbished Delta King riverboat (floating hotel on the Sacramento River), to the highly improbable Freeway Gardens— a parking lot under Interstate 5. Music is performed in the majestic California State Railroad Museum, in canvas tents along the Sacramento River, in the foliated Firehouse Restaurant (and their cozy banquet room), in world-class hotel ballrooms, The Junction and even below street level in the brick-covered Round Table Pizza Parlor. Plus, our biggest venue Turntable on the Green where you’ll be able to hear our Featured Bands! They’re all within the perimeter of Old Sac, an easy walk from venue to venue, so that visitors may sample any of the festival’s lively musical styles all in one area. Outdoor venues are covered from the sun but open to fresh breezes from the Sacramento River — and perhaps even infused with the spirit of Old Sacramento’s Wild West heritage, making it conducive for thousands of attendees to get down and get crazy. Even the excursion trains have music!
All of the Next Generation sites are FREE of charge to the general public. There are four youth band sites: Including the Delta King Dock alongside the historic Delta King Riverboat, and inside the Delta King Riverboat the Delta King Theater, downstairs and below street level Round Table Pizza, plus the open stage by the Pony Express Rider. This is where tomorrow’s jazz musicians develop their talents. The festival annually presents over a dozen groups of young people (high school age and younger) as a way of fulfilling the STJS mission to preserve Traditional Jazz and develop a new generation of musicians to play it.
We'll get this party started on Friday night, then start Saturday morning with a colorful parade along the streets of Old Sacramento lined with music fans of all ages. Music will permeate Old Sac and the major downtown hotels. Get an All-Events badge and enjoy all four days at a bargain price. Pre-Jubilee sales Available now!