It was a big weekend in Sacramento as the crowds gathered at Cal Expo for one the area’s largest annual music festivals.
Held on Sunday at Papa Murphy’s Park, City of Trees transformed the soccer field into music fest grounds as 20 bands on four stages delighted the afternoon/evening crowd. This is the third City of Trees festival– the second straight at the Cal Expo location–held just as summer winds down and the less blazing weather of fall begins.
While the weather wasn’t blazing, the music was all that and more. Led by the aptly named The Greeting Committee to open the City of Trees on the two main stages, the show wrapped up more than eight hours later with Poway’s Blink-182 and the group’s brand of pop-punk.
In between were strong sets from New Politics, returning after a 2015 appearance, New Jersey-based Bleachers, Dreamcar and Bishop Briggs, to name some highlights.
City of Trees remains one of Sacramento’s biggest and most anticipated outdoor shows that showcases both national and up-and-coming talent.
Photos by Steve Martarano