Recently my parents were visiting from out of town and Submerge head-honcho Melissa Dubs and I decided to take them out to dinner (who am I kidding, they bought dinner, that’s what parents are for right?) in Folsom’s Historic District. As we were grubbing on delicious Mexican cuisine and drinking margaritas by the pitcher on Hacienda Del Rio’s legit patio area, we couldn’t help but overhear live music flowing out from nearby Hotel Folsom and Powerhouse Pub. We talked amongst ourselves about how Historic Folsom is a really fun place to party, to see live music, to dance and to let loose with the occasional “woo!” Then I remembered that Folsom Live is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. With 15 bands on five stages, the annual event will once again transform Sutter Street and Historic Folsom into one giant party. See country/rock artist Jack Ingram (who won the 2008 Academy of Country Music award for “Best New Male Vocalist”), Wonderbread 5 (easily one of Northern California’s most popular party/cover bands), East Bay Soul (featuring Greg Adams from Tower of Power), Tom Rigney and Flambeau (New Orleans style roots), Maxx Cabello, Jr.– pictured above– (Bay Area blues/rock/soul) and many others. Tickets are just $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit to purchase online, or hit up Dimple Records locations, Powerhouse Pub, Beach Hut Deli in Folsom or the Folsom Chamber of Commerce office to purchase tickets in person. Gates open at 5 p.m., and you can ride Regional Transit for free with your ticket purchase!

    Jonathan Carabba

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