Pro tip: Don’t make any plans for Friday evenings from May 5 through July 21, because you’ll most definitely want to be at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento every week to experience Concerts in the Park’s epic lineup, which we have revealed for you below.

From the dark and intense electronic vibes of local heroes Rituals of Mine (formerly known as Sister Crayon), to the legendary MC skills of Del the Funky Homosapien, to ska-punk staples Mad Caddies, to the genre-bending R&B stylings of R.LUM.R, CIP’s 2017 lineup is a seriously legit blend of touring national artists and established local bands.

In an exclusive interview with Submerge, Sureena Johl, events manager of Downtown Sacramento Partnership said, “We can’t wait to rock another season of Concerts in the Park. This year’s lineup is packed with an incredible range of both national and regional talent!”

Johl went on to say, “This season is going to be an unforgettable experience for everyone, on and off the stage. I’m especially excited about everything we’ve planned to expand on and complement the music. From artists to makers, retailers and vendors, Concerts in the Park is going to be the best local festival in town, every Friday in the park.”

Check out the full lineup.

May 5

Rituals of Mine
Sol Peligro
DJ Eddie Z

May 12

The Diva Kings
Adam J
Amgen Tour of California Team Presentation

May 19

Cemetery Sun
Life in 24 Frames
The Color Wild
Zach Van Zyck
Robbie (HOF)
Backstage VIP Package Presented by Live Nation

May 26

The Nickel Slots
Josh Lane and the Heartfelt
Salt Wizard
DJ Whores Memorial Set
Military Appreciation Night

June 2

Secret Band (featuring members of Dance Gavin Dance)
Eternity Forever
A Foreign Affair
Lost Things
Billy Lane
Meet the Makers Night

June 9

Del the Funky Homosapien
The People’s Revolution
DJ Epik

June 16

The Lique
Simple Creation
Art Night

June 23

Mad Caddies
Another Damn Disappointment
Destroy Boys
DJ Nocturnal

June 30

Vista Kicks
Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers
Sunday School
My Cousin Vinny

July 7

Arden Park Roots
Our People
DJ Rated R

July 14

The Philharmonik
Jon Reyes
Neon Night

July 21

Joy and Madness
Mikey LP and the Krooks
Joseph ONE

Felipe Silva | @the_lost_coast

Concerts in the Park happens every Friday night from 5–9 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento from May 5–July 21. All shows are free and all ages are welcome. Check out to learn more about the hottest concert series in town.