Fall doesn’t mean that outdoor music festivals and concerts have to end.  With fall ramping up, Sacramento still has plenty of outdoor concerts that’ll be worth buying a couple of tickets to, planning a weekend and hanging out with friends. Sacramento has its own vibe as far as fall music festivals and concerts go. Think more rock, bluegrass and country and less fist-pumping EDM. Check out a few of these concerts below.
Folsom LIVE
Downtown Folsom
200 Wool St.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 985-5555

Date: Sept. 26; 5 p.m.

Dubbed Folsom’s Favorite Night out, many local residents agree with the title. Held on the last Saturday of September for more than a decade, this small town local festival brings in lots of great artists for you and your family to enjoy. This year Love and Theft, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Cripple Creek Band, Shana Morrison, A Mile Till Dawn and Arden Park Roots are a few of the bands headlining. Tickets aren’t officially on sale, but sign up on Folsom Live for an email update when tickets become available.

Marco Antonio Solis & Camila
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
1200 Athens Ave.
Lincoln, CA 95648
(877) 468-8777

Date: Oct 2; 7 p.m.

The “La Experiencia” tour kicked off in June and this duo have been on the road since. There’ve been rumors that romance and gallantry are gone from Latin music, but these two romantic powerhouses are making a strong argument against that. Dubbed an “unforgettable experience, ” you don’t want to miss out. Hit up ticketmaster.com for a pair of tickets.

Luke Bryan “Kick The Dust Up Tour”
Toyota Amphitheatre
2677 Forty Mile Road
Wheatland, CA 95692
(530) 743-5200

Date: Oct. 15; 7 p.m.

On the road since May, arguably one of the most popular country singers is headed to Sacramento County for his “Kick The Dust Up” tour. Tickets are still selling strong and are well-priced. Head over to mightyfinetickets.com to score yourself a pair. Opening up for Luke Bryan will be Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.

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Hangtown Halloween Ball
El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5860

Date: Oct. 22-25; 10 a.m.

Is there nothing better than a Halloween festival in a lovely small Northern California town like Placerville? Hangtown Halloween Ball isn’t just a four-day concert, as it’s a fun-filled family event with something to do for everyone. The main stage will showcase some of the best bluegrass, country and local artists around and the rest of the fairgrounds are full of activities like arts, crafts, wine tasting, yoga and circus acts. Head over to Eventbrite.com for tickets.

Aftershock Presented By Monster Energy
Gibson Ranch Park
8556 Gibson Ranch Park Road
Elverta, CA 95626
(904) 514-8517

Date: Oct 24-25; 10 a.m.

A relatively new concert that’s hit the Northern California area, “Aftershock” always brings a packed lineup that’s sure to delight rock fans. Held over two days at the lovely Gibson Ranch Park, you won’t need a passport to get to this multi-day concert. This year, there are four stages and headliners include Slipknot, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson and Breaking Benjamin. Tickets are still available at AftershockConcert.com.

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Paulo Acoba is a California native raised in the Bay Area and living in the Central Valley. He enjoys distance running, cycling and grassroots motorsports. He holds a degree in management from the University of California Merced. Paulo has been writing for Examiner.com since 2012 and covering the Fresno area.