SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Music means money for Sacramento, attracting new crowds.

“No we never did come downtown, so I’m kind of excited.”

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Maryanne Reisig is downtown to attend the Neil Diamond concert at the Golden 1 Center. It’s her first time at the new arena.

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“Looks like some cool news restaurants, and I came down early just to get a lay of the land,” Reisig said.

Big name concerts like Katy Perry, Janet Jackson, and Neil Diamond are a different kind of cash crop for this farm to fork city. The Golden 1 is a game changer, says Mike Testa of Visit Sacramento.

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“We’ve been told is it’s one of the top-revenue grossing arenas in the country and a lot of that is certainly because of the music that goes into that building. It is showing that this market can [not only] support concerts but it can support big-name concerts.”