By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Country music fans will be getting their own festival in Sacramento – the weekend just after Aftershock.

Organizers announced the GoldenSky Country Music Festival on Wednesday. The brand-new two-day event is scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16 at Discovery Park.

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Sacramento city officials hailed the festival’s arrival.

“GoldenSky is a great addition to our creative economy and will help our city regain its momentum as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Mayor Darrell Steinberg in a statement. “Our hotels, restaurants and other businesses will enjoy millions of dollars in additional sales, and we can all share in the sense of fun and celebration that country music brings.”

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While organizers say the festival will feature “top-tier” acts, no artists have been announced. A full lineup is expected come spring.

The new event comes after city leaders announced their push to brand Sacramento as a “city of festivals.” City council members approved spending $700,000 towards the rebranding effort.

Aftershock Festival has grown to be Sacramento’s biggest event. The festival now spans four days.

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