Building off the buzz from last year’s successful inaugural event, the all-local music and art event known as First Festival is bringing the heat in 2016, and we’re proud to bring you the exclusive first look at the killer lineup. It all goes down on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at Southside Park in downtown Sacramento. Event organizer Danielle Vincent tells Submerge that because they received so many submissions from bands wanting to play First Fest, narrowing down the lineup was no small task.

“I feel like we were able to put together a lineup that showcases the Sacramento music scene excellently,” she said. “The music is what makes the festival and I can’t wait to see all these amazing local bands all in one place!”

Tickets are on sale now at and for just one week they are buy-one-get-one-free! Check out the performing bands below (lineup is subject to change).

Playing on the two Main Stages: Epsilona, Tell the Wolves, Drop Dead Red, At Both Ends, Death of Reason, Surviving the Era, Death Party at the Beach, California Riot Act, Urd-Om, Humble Wolf, Sun Valley Gun Club, Whiskey and Stitches, That Kid Raja, Simpl3Jack, Zeroclient, Clockwork Hero, Rebel Radio, Conceived in Chaos, Slaves of Manhattan, A Mile Till Dawn, Face the Horizon, Simple Creation, Skyler’s Pool, The Nickel Slots, Thunderchief, Heat of Damage and The ClayDogs.

Playing in the Craft Beer Lounge: Be Brave Bold Robot, The Heartbreak Time Machine, Campfire Crooners, Andrew Castro, Honyock, Justin Farren, Blue Oaks, The Stoneberries, Peter Holden, Chowder Heart and Friends, Sean Fleming, James Vincent, Sweet Taunts, The Hey Nows, Patrick Dunn and The Rattlin’ Bones.

In addition to all the great local music, attendees can expect rad vendors, tasty food options, and a well-curated selection of craft beer put together by Beers in Sac. Get your tickets now so you don’t miss out on what is likely to be the best lineup of local music all year!