PRVLGS at Rio City Cafe | Photo by Tra Huynh PRVLGS at Rio City Cafe | Photo by Tra Huynh

We’ve often wondered why there aren’t more live music series that happen in the fall here in Sacramento. With those wretched 100-degree days behind us (thank the lord!), fall is arguably the best season weather wise in the Sacramento valley. Warm days, cool nights, it’s the perfect backdrop for some bar hopping and music watching. Enter Old Sacramento’s “Live at 5” concert series, a brand new Thursday night series that just launched last week and will continue through the end of October. From 5–7 p.m. every Thursday, some of Sacramento’s best musicians will play free shows at four participating Old Sacramento restaurants and bars: Fat City Bar and Cafe, Rio City Cafe, SacTown Sports Bar and Grill and Ten22. Just some of the acts organizers have lined up to play are Justin Farren, The Bumptet, Ross Hammond, Banjo Bones, Simple Creation, Alex Jenkins Trio and many others. Enjoy a good variety tunes, happy hour specials on food and drinks, walk around and then tell you friends about it, because Live at 5 ends on Oct. 26! To view the full lineup and see a breakdown of who is playing which venue on which days, visit, or follow them on Instagram (@OldSac). See you on Thursdays in Old Sacramento!

Xochitl at Fat City Bar and Cafe | Photo by Tra Huynh

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #250 (Oct. 9 – 23, 2017)**