Folsom Historic District Alive with Music this Weekend

Jazz, Blondie, Beatles, Blues and more!

Folsom’s Historic District is going to be buzzing this live music this weekend, with something for everyone. 

Hundreds of music students and performers from all over California are coming to town to participate in the inaugural California Jazz Competition. This event is produced by the Live Performing Arts Academy, led by the long-time musical director for Folsom High, Curtis Gaesser. 

Curtis was recently recognized as the Educator of the Decade, by Choose Folsom/Folsom Chamber of Commerce, and though he’s retiring from teaching for the school district, he’s going to be going strong with this new endeavor.

The Jazz Competition performances will be happening on 3 outdoor stages:, the Zittel Family Amphitheater, one in front of Scott’s Seafood, and the third on Sutter Street. All performances are free for the public to enjoy. More info and schedules here. Come on out and be amazed by the talent of these great young artists. 

Heart of Blonde plays Powerhouse Pub Friday April 18

If jazz isn’t your thing, you can get your country on as Mark McKay’s national tour makes a stop at the Folsom Hotel  Friday night. 

The Powerhouse Pub has a great lineup of bands this weekend, including LA’s sensational ‘Blondie’ tribute band, Heart of Blonde , the Beatles Tribute Band Ticket to Ride , party band 8 Track Massacre  and on Sunday, Blues Man AC Myles 

Also check out GasLight with Randy Sykes on Friday and the Big Bret Duewel Duo  on Saturday. 

So much music going on. Go get you some!