Sacramento Concert In The Park 2012 Schedule

When: Every Friday Night | May 4 – July 27 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza | 10th & J streets

More Info: 916-442-8575

We are excited to announce the 2012 band line up for the Friday Night Concerts in the Park (CIP). The 21st birthday season of this free, all ages outdoor concert series will be bigger and better than ever – featuring brand new genres, legacy bands, and Sactown’s hottest DJs! The local music festival starts in Cesar Chavez Plaza every Friday night from 5 pm to 9 pm May 4 though July 27. Get a quick glimpse of all your favorite local bands before the season starts!

Island of Black and White, Storytellers
Featuring: DJ Shaun Slaughter

Lite Brite, Horseneck
Featuring: DJ Whores

Infamous Swanks, Blackeyed Dempseys
Featuring: DJ ADMJ (pronounced Adam Jay)

May 25: ZUHG
Element of Soul, Playboy School
Featuring: X’GVNR (pronounced Ex-Governor)

Jonny Craig,  Allinaday, Track Fighter
Featuring: Verdugo Brothers

Todd Morgan & the Emblems
Featuring: DJ Mikey Likes It

June 15: RELIC 45.
Out of Place, Sexrat, Reggie Ginn
Featuring: DJ Shaun Slaughter

June 22: 7 SECONDS
Bastards of Young, City of Vain
Featuring: DJ Whores

The Coalition, Diva Kings
Featuring: DJ Fedi

DOGFOOD, Street Urchinz
Featuring: DJ Nate D ft. Inkdup on drums

The Walking Dead, A Single Second, The Left Hand
Featuring: Blackheart

Jack and White, Autumn Sky
Featuring: CrookOne

WRINGS (Formerly Early States), Hero’s Last Mission
Featuring: Chaotic Fusion

Michael Tolly Johnson Where Are You?

Dude if you are still alive please give me a call. It’s been almost 15 years and I miss you brother.

Your Pal,


Sacramento Concert in the Park 2011 Schedule

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) has released the 2011 schedule for the Friday Night Concerts in the Park. The 20th season of this free, outdoor concert series will rock Cesar Chavez Plaza every Friday night from 5 pm to 9 pm starting May 6 and continue though August 12. For the latest concert news, visit

2011 Concert in the Park Schedule

May 6
The Tattooed Love Dogs 
Aaron King & The Imperials

May 13
The Golden Cadillacs
Keri Carr*
Miss Lonely Hearts*

May 20
Agent Ribbons
Roman Funerals*
Golden Ghosts*
The Dreaded Diamond*

May 27
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
The Freebadge Serenaders*
The Afterlife*

June 3
Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers
Tess and Hip Trash*
The Kyle Rowland Band*

June 10
Walking Spanish(*)
Nikki Bluhm*
Island Of Black And White*

June 17
Debora Iyall(*)*
Exquisite Corps*

The Generals
Breaking Glass*

June 24
Mumbo Gumbo
Los Blazing Hangovers

July 1
Kepi Ghoulie Electric
Dog Party
The Favors*

July 8
The Nibblers(*)

Gerald Pease Combo
The Bell Boys* with James Cavern* and Jesi Naomi*

July 15
The Nickel Slots CD Release(*)
Whiskey & Stitches
Bright Faces*

July 22
The Kelps
The Denver Piledrivers*
Jet Black Popes*

July 29
Lite Brite
Mondo Deco*
Jem & Scout*

August 5
Musical Charis (*)
Be Brave Bold Robot*
Adrian Bourgeois
San Kazagaskar*

August 12
The Brodys
Automatic Rival*
A Single Second* CD Release

*29 first time acts
(*) 6 first time headliners

Produced by the DSP, the Concerts in the Park attract more than 4,500 fans every Friday night during the 15-week concert series. The event is presented by Budweiser and sponsored by Revolution Wines, CBS 13 and CW 31.

**This post was re-posted from the Downtown Partnership’s Website.

de Vere’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party in the Park Downtown Sacramento

Cesar Chavez Plaza, 10th & J streets

March 17, 2011 • 10 am – 10 pm

This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have teamed up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The party in the park will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving to Cesar Chavez Plaza located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at 10th & J streets to accommodate our fans.

Event Timeline

10:00 AM: Doors Open

11:00 AM: Live dancers on stage

11:30 AM: Nine-8th’s Irish

12:00 PM: Lunch served!

  1:30 PM: Dancers on stage

  2:30 PM: Whiskey and Stitches

  4:30 PM: Black Eyed Dempseys

  6:30 PM: Pipes and Drums

  7:30 PM: Zoo Station

10:00 PM: Park closed. Head to de Vere’s Pub!

Information above came from offical event website. Drink Responsibly and if you’re going to drink at least drink something Irish. Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! @SacramentoMarko

The Jamba Juice Secret Menu

Yesterday while returning from an offsite meeting I got a strange craving for sour Patch Kids. It was barely 11:45 AM and in all honesty I hadn’t had breakfast and barely even had a full cup of coffee. While trying to rationalize picking up a bag of Sour Patch Kids before even having lunch I remembered that I had heard Sour Patch Kid was a flavor on Jamba Juices “Secret Menu”. Awesome, it is much easier to rationalize a smoothie than a sugary bag of little fattening candies! Shortly after arriving at Jamba Juice I sent out a quick tweet about the goodness I was picking up. I was surprised to hear that not many people knew about the secret menu and all the fun off menu items Jamba has to offer so I decided I’d write about it. Enjoy and rationalize juice responsibily! 

Just a warning, some of these sound really made up and even a little strange but I confirmed the list this morning. Unfortunately there is no link for a breakdown on each of the flavors. I searched around and found different explanations for the same flavor. When I asked why at Jamba this morning the cashier told me Jamba Juice wants to keep that secret so it keeps those who are “in the know” feeling special. Enjoy!

Here is the secret menu from Jamba Juice:
•Dirty Orgasm
•Strawberry Shortcake
•Sunny Delight
•Thank You Jesus
•Tootsie Roll
•Tropical Tango
•Melonade wave
•Now and Later
•Orange Dream Machine
•Andres’ Surprise
•Apple Pie
•Berry Depressing
•Chocolate covered Strawberries
•Fruity Pebbles
•White Fruity Pebbles
•Pink Fruity Pebbles
•Hello Jesus
•Reese pieces
•San Diego
•Sourpatch Kid
•Starburst [aka Pink Star]
•Lemonade Lightnin’
•Strawberries Dreamin’
•Strawberries Lightnin’
•Pacific Passion
•Peanut Butter and Jelly
•Penis Shooter
•Pineapple Dreamin’
•Rainbow Sherbert
•Raspberry Dreamin’
•Blue Gummi Bear
•Chocolate Gummi Bear
•Green Gummi Bear
•Pink Gummi Bear
•Red Gummi Bear
•White Gummi Bear
•Screaming Orgasm

Sacramento, You Deserve The Best Organic Massage & Skin Care

My friends Derra and Gabe over at La Vita Bella Organic Spa are offering a sweet New Year’s promotion! Check this out!

Start the weekend right! Organic Spa Specials starting at $99 for a 1 hour massage and facial or $39 for a 1 hour massage ($25 for new clients)! Call to reserve today! 916~456~SKIN  This deal expires after the weekend. La Vita Bella

La Vita Bella Organic Spa 916~456~7546 Located at 706 56th Street Suite #110 Sacramento, Ca 95819  In the Fabulous Forties!

New Years Eve In Sacramento

New Years Day is my birthday so I’m pretty happy to live in such a great town with a variety of events to offer. Here are a few links to my picks of great events in and around Sacramento’s Midtown Grid! Happy New Years!

Live Music

Family Fun

Gettin Yo Groove On!

If you’re going out tonight please remember that taking a taxi tonight will save you the hassle of parking, a designated driver, a DUI, running over your best friends foot, or simply living the life of Lindsey Lohan. If you plan on drinking please take lots of pictures so you can figure out what happened, whose number is scrawled on your arm, and why you’re wearing some else’s pants in the morning. Have Fun! @SacramentoMarko

PS If you happen to be at Mix Downtown or The Shady Lady Saloon tonight take a look around and you’ll probably see me! ~Marko


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.