Set in the building that used to house Hamburger Patties at the corner of 17th and J streets, Goldfield Trading Post, Midtown Sacramento’s newest country/rock bar and music venue, is scheduled to host their grand opening the weekend of Aug. 1 and 2, 2014. The building, which has quite a bit of history behind it, is no stranger to live music. A long time ago it used to be Sam’s Hof Brau, a restaurant and bar by day that hosted live blues bands at night. Now in its newest incarnation, Goldfield will be opened and operated by a tried-and-true local team of business owners including Eric Rushing and Bret Bair from two of Sacto’s most successful music venues (Ace of Spades and Assembly), as well as Tyler and Melissa Williams of the popular Midtown barbecue joint Tank House. If there was ever a team that could transform that old funky space into a new successful venue/restaurant/bar, it’s definitely this group! On Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, Goldfield will host a live performance by Joey Hyde (this is a Jon Pardi afterparty, who is playing Ace that same night) and on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 they will have Deejay Silver (this one will be a Brad Paisley afterparty, who is playing Sleep Train Amphitheatre earlier that night). Both those shows are free, 21-and-over and get underway at 10 p.m. After those big parties on the grand opening weekend, you can look forward to regular happenings at Goldfield like their open mic nights on Mondays hosted by James Cavern, free line dancing lessons on Tuesdays hosted by Sarah Stokes, beer pong tourneys on Wednesdays and live country band karaoke on Thursdays. Welcome to the hood, Goldfield. We can’t wait to belly up to your bar! To learn more, visit or

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