The Sac memorial auditorium was built in 1927 and was dedicated to all the Sacramento citizens who died in war. Though it is elegant in appearance, it is very warm and welcoming...to Sacramento natives, it just "feels like home" :) In it's 71 years, it has seen everything from the circus to the Grateful Dead to Josh Groban(which I enjoyed very much!!) Neil young will be the next to appear there on Feb. 23, 2004.
Ticket info: http://www.10best.com/Sacramento/Tickets/
Dress Code: There is no dress code-it just depends on what you are going to see there. If it is more of a formal occasion, people tend to follow the formal dress, but if it is something like a rock concert...lots of jeans and old shirts!!!! :)
ARCO Arena is the top venue for sports, entertainment and special events in the Greater Sacramento area.
With over 200 spectator events each year, ARCO Arena is one of the busiest buildings of its kind in the United States.
More than 2 million fans from around Northern and Central California visited ARCO Arena last year for events
ranging from NBA basketball to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. ARCO has hosted such world-famous
acts as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Garth Brooks, and a growing role call of today's biggest names in entertainment.
The $40 million, 442,000 square-foot arena opened in 1988 and was built without taxpayer money. The current
configuration seats up to 17,317 and is versatile enough to host anything from ice shows to monster trucks.
ARCO Arena is home to the Sacramento Kings of the NBA and the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs. ARCO Arena has twice
been host to the NCAA Western Regional Men's Basketball Tournament.
Dress Code: Tight black leather ;)
Bar & Live Music Club located in Downtown Sacramento.
Great local and Touring Music Artists featuring many styles of music: Alternative & Indie Rock, Folk & Americana, Jazz & Blues, Tribute Bands, Reggae & Pop. Reoccurring performances by Jackie Greene, The Mother Hips, Cuesta Drive & The Americana Ramble w/Richard March.
The only place in Sacramento for LIve Band Karaoke!
Beautiful Urban Garden Patio.
Open mon - fri 3pm til / Sat & Sun 6pm til
Dress Code: Casual
This old movie house has not only independent movies but also live concerts and other special events. During the jazz festival, it's one of the many venues downtown. The original theater on the site dates back to 1912; this one was built in 1946. After being closed for some years, it was reopened and restored in 1995.
Dress Code: Come as you are.
One really great performance! The auditorium has pretty good sound, but it tends to echo as it is a pretty old building.
Also, if you're sitting in the back row or in the balcony, you might want to bring some binoculars or opera glasses...
Nightlife in Sacramento can go a few different ways depending on what you're into. The restaurants all close by 10 or 11 p.m but the clubs and bars tend to be live until 2 a.m. Downtown is where most of the action is. You can find a college-age dance club like 815 L st--thats the name and address, or a simple watering hole like the Pine Cove at 29th and E st. Other bars to check out include: The Torch Club (15th and J) for great blues nightly, The Zebra Club (19 st and P st) for a shoulder to shoulder meat market, or Fanny Annes in Old Sac for 4 storys of music, dancing and drinking