This year will be the 41st that the Sacramento Music Festival has put up their tents, set their chairs and brought together a remarkable lineup of musicians for their festival fans. In earlier years when the festival was called the Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, the event attracted thousands who were devoted to that genre. Through time, the festival has changed its focus and its draw by expanding into other areas of jazz and now into a multitude of popular genres that include jazz, country, bluegrass, Latin, swing, orchestra, dance bands and so much more.
The notable highlights of the Sacramento Music Festival could go on for pages. Due to the number of musicians and bands, location, volunteers, and all the little details that go into making it a success year after year, it’s nearly impossible to give a nod to all those people and plans that deserve a salute. Following are just a few highlights of the 2014 features that will once again draw thousands to Old Town Sacramento.