Folsom Free Summer Concert Guide

May 29, 2015

summer concerts

One of the great things about living in the Folsom is the abundance of free summer outdoor concerts. Rock, blues, country, jazz, even 80’s disco will be played in 3 locations every week beginning Saturday. Family-friendly, pleasant crowds, great music, and best of all, they’re free! Come on down and enjoy great music and hang out with family and make new friends. Here’s your comprehensive guide to take you from May through September. Share with a friend, or two.

Palladio has free concerts on the plaza every Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm from June 3 to August 26, but they are kicking off the season with a special concert on Saturday May 30, featuring ‘Super Huey’, the Huey Lewis and the News tribute band, and will close out the season Saturday September 12 with the Spazmatics.

Lawn chairs and blankets allowed, ice chests and alcohol not. The venue is beautiful, featuring a fountain in the center, sculptures and trees. Space is limited though, and sight lines can be blocked, by those features, and dancers. Get there early for to snag a good spot.

Wednesday night concerts at Palladio from 7 to 9

June 3 – The Department of Rock — Dance Rock Show
June 10 – Disco Revolution — 70s Disco and R&B
June 17 – Total Recall — 90’s Alternative
June 24 – Hip Service — Dance Party Extravaganza
July 1 – Unauthorized Rolling Stones — Rolling Stones Tribute
July 8 – Superlicious — 80s, 90s and Today
July 15 – Cover Me Badd — Variety Dance
July 22 – Swift Country — Taylor Swift Tribute
July 29 – Mania! The Live Beatles Experience — Beatles Tribute
August 5 – Forejour — Journey and Foreigner Tribute
August 12 – Nunchuck Taylor — 80s through Today Dance Party
August 19 – Apple Z — Dance Rock, Classic Rock to Modern
August 26 – Cheeseballs — Variety Dance
Sept 12 – Saturday – Spazmatics — “Nerds that Rock” / 80s Dance

The Folsom Historic District launches its 2nd season of summer concerts Thursday, June 4, and run through July 31 . Concerts are held at the amphitheater, which features a brand new stage cover. Free parking in the garage, lawn chairs and blankets allowed, lots of restaurants with food to go options, and the official policy is ‘no alcohol’.

Thursday night in the Historic District 630 to 830

June 4 – Ant Bee – Nostalgic Rock & Country
June 11 – 8 Tracks – 8 Track Era Music
June 18 – Rhythm Vandals – Tribute to Santana
June 25 – Eat Cake – Indy Alt Rock/Blues Rock
July 2 – no concert
July 9 – Golden Cadillacs – Country Rock
July 16 – Keep on Truckin’ – Classic Rock
July 23 – AKA – Classic Rock
July 30 – Taylor Chicks – Acoustic Rockin’ Country

The city of Folsom’s Friday night concert program, the oldest series in town,  is held at Lion’s Park every Friday from 630 to 830.

This one has plenty of space to kick back or to let the kids run around. Great for groups. Some food and drink for sale, but many bring a picnic.

Friday Night at Lions Park 630 to 830

June 5 – Rolling Heads – Classic Rock
June 12 – SwingMasters Big Band Big Band Swing
June 19 – Have Mercy Band Classic Rock
June 26 – Dave Russell Band Country
July 3  – no concert
July 10 – Island of Black and White Reggae, Funk
July 17 – Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame Blues
July 24 – Walking Spanish Americana
July 31 – Todd Morgan and the Emblems Various

El Dorado Hills has 2 venues with concerts as well. Here’s what they’ve got:

El Dorado Hills CSD Community Park every other Friday at 7

This one is great for kids. Food and drink vendors on site.

June 5 – Cover Me Badd – Popular Dance Hits
June 19 – On Air – 11 Piece Classic Rock
July 3 – no concert
July 10 – Superlicious – 80’s
July 24 – Ike and Martin – Acoustic
August 14 – Pop Fiction – 70’s to Present


Live on the Boulevard – Town Center – Thursdays 630 to 830

Very popular. Beautiful setting on the water surrounded by bars and restaurants.

June 18 – Fleetwood Mask – Fleetwood Mac Tribute
June 25 – Boys of Summer – Eagles Tribute
July 2 – no concert
July 9 – Peace Frog – The Doors Tribute
July 16 – Island of Black and White – Rock, Reggae and Blues
July 23 – Petty Theft – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute
July 30 – Cash Prophets – Johnny Cash Tribute
August 6 – Journey Unauthorized – Journey Tribute
August 13 – Joy and Madness – Rock and Funk
August 20 – Dave Russell – Country
August 27 – Skynnyn Lynnyrd – Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute
September 3 – Folsom Symphony – Symphony
September 10 – Aerorocks – Aerosmith Tribute

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