As you may know, this pandemic has changed our lives in many different ways. Within the music industry, most live events, including large concerts and small local performances, have been canceled for over a year. In light of this obstacle, local Sacramento artists and bands are having to find new and improved ways to bring music to their fans. After a year of no live music, it’s safe to say that we’re all craving a little jam session!
To help us get back into the musical groove of things, here are a few local bands that are staying active during this time. Enjoy virtual concerts, sit downs with the artists, and some upcoming in-person performances to fulfill all your music needs.
Local Sacramento Bands You Need to Hear
Since 2007 Lucy and Gwendolyn Giles have been producing Punk rock and alternative music in Sactown. After opening for Green Day in early 2020, the pandemic hit, and this took Dog Party on a different path. This dynamic duo turned to Facebook and Instagram to find an alternative way to give their fans the music they wanted by offering live virtual sound checks.
*Check out Dog Party’s top hits and upcoming events while staying up-to-date with their music:
TESLA the Band
TESLA was formed in Sacramento in 1985 and has been playing ever since. With their heavy/blues metal music, they have opened for bands like Def Leppard and Aerosmith. While TESLA does not have any upcoming tours, they are very active on social media offering their fans virtual concerts as well as virtual sit downs through social media at this time.
*Check out TESLA’s top hits, upcoming events, and connect with the band:
Rolling Heads, the band, has been one of the best cover bands in Sacramento since 2012. Anything from modern hits to 80’s music, they can do it all. When they aren’t performing around the U.S., Ted and Denise Leonard run a non-profit that provides guitar lessons to at-risk children. Ted, Denise, and the band can be found performing at many local events in Sacramento in the upcoming months.
*Check out Rolling Heads’ upcoming events, virtually and in-person:
As an 80’s Tribute Band, Rock Monsterz has performed the best rock hits of the 80’s. Anything from Aerosmith, AC/DC, Van Healen, Bon Jovi, and more! While they are currently not doing any tours or offering virtually concerts, they are still accepting bookings for events through The Bash.
*Check out Rock Monsterz’s newest music and stay tuned for any upcoming performances:
Since 1999, Fast times has been performing 70’s and 80’s tribute songs all around California. They have performed at many places like the House of Blues, L.A Entertainment Center, Del Mar Fair Grounds, and many more locations. Currently, Fast Times is scheduled to perform April 16-18, 2021 at Cache Creek Casino. More information for that upcoming event can be found here.
*Check out Fast Times’ newest music and keep an eye on upcoming local performances:
Additional Music on the Horizon
It’s always good to support locals, but there are concerts going on virtually all around the world. From people like Bret Michaels to Stephen Pearcy, Fall Out Boy, and many more are playing nightly on their own virtual platforms. Some concerts do charge a fee to watch, but many of them are free. Easily turn your Friday night into an at-home concert with your favorite bands and artists, and enjoy VIP treatment from the comfort of your home.
The Toyota Amphitheatre, located just moments from Hard Rock Sacramento, is kicking summer off the right way as they have started announcing new shows in 2021 with the Jonas Brothers kicking things off on Saturday, August 28th! Throughout the rest of the year, you can expect to see Brad Paisley, Luke Brian, The Doobie Brothers, and many more hit this one-of-a-kind stage in Sacramento. Get your tickets today and enjoy live music once again!
In the meantime, take a virtual look at our rock ‘n’ roll Memorabilia collection which can be found as soon as you walk through our doors and throughout the entirety of the property. Once you take a good look at all of our memorabilia, head over to our Memorabilia quiz and we’ll guess which memorabilia speaks to you the most. With so much music showcases located on property and on our site, we’re sure to get you excited to live music once again.
Next time you are out exploring the local Sacramento bands, don’t forget to stop by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento to experience one of a kind pieces from music history across the world, an exciting gaming floor, and much more!