Live performances in Sacramento you won’t want to miss

These headliners are bringing their hits to the stage at some of Sacramento’s best venues.

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Sacramento’s best venues are hosting some big names for concerts and performances this year. Mark your calendars for these headliners coming to the City of Trees, and get excited for what’s to come.


Red Hot Chili Peppers | Saturday, Feb. 17
This rock band has traversed genres including funk, punk, hip-hop, and more. Catch this band from the ‘80s live at Thunder Valley Casino (1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln).

Madonna | Saturday, Feb. 24
See Madonna’s best-selling solo “The Celebration Tour” with special guest Bob the Drag Queen for a one-of-a-kind experience at Golden 1 Center (500 David J Stern Walk).


Fall Out Boy | Sunday, March 3
Jimmy Eat World assists Fall Out Boy in bringing alternative-indie jams to the stage — with a healthy helping of emo rock on the side, of course.

Bad Bunny | Tuesday, March 5
Known for his Latin rap and reggaeton vibes, Bad Bunny is ready to shake things up with some bachata, hip-hop, and soulful lyrics.


Goo Goo Dolls | Saturday, April 6
This record-breaking, platinum-achieving rock band is known for hits like “Iris,” “Black Balloon,” and “Slide.”

Dirty Heads | Friday, April 12
The groove is contagious with this band’s mix of hip-hop, reggae, rap, and rock. The Elovaters will share the stage — a perfect match with their chill reggae tones.

Ali Wong | Saturday, April 13
Known for her stand-up specials and Netflix dark comedy “Beef,” Wong is bringing her jokes to the stage at Thunder Valley Casino.

John Mulaney | Friday, April 19
This three-time Emmy and Writer’s Guild of America award-winning comedian is known for his borderline trauma-dumping, awkward-but-he-knows-it style of humor.


Kane Brown | Friday, May 10 + Saturday, May 11
Brown’s “In The Air” tour is bringing his country songs fused with R&B and pop influences to Sacramento.

Pearl Jam | Monday, May 13
All of your grunge and early ‘90s vibes are coming back, and they just hit different when you’re 23 years deep into the 21st century.

Boyz II Men | Saturday, May 18
Stokley and Hi-Five are joining this R&B group for an evening of timeless hits, like “End of the Road,” “Motownphilly,” and more.

Sublime with Rome | Friday, May 31
These artists are joined by The Expendables for a unique blend of surf-rock, reggae, punk, and metal.


Janet Jackson | Tuesday, June 11
The “Together Again” tour will have you dancin’ in the moonlight in DOCO, and we love that for you.

Tim McGraw | Saturday, June 29
McGraw shares the stage with American singer-songwriter Carly Pearce for a night of country music and some good ol’ Southern twang.


Pepe Aguilar | Saturday, July 20
This American singer played his first concert at the age of three and never looked back. Hear his hits like “Promestiste” and “Tu Sangre en mi Cuerpo” live at the G1C.

“Fiddler on the Roof” | Tuesday, July 9-Sunday, July14
A Broadway classic, this musical takes a heart-warming, gut-wrenching look at a family living through the tough realities of a small Russian village in the early 1900s.


Jason Mraz & The Superband | Friday, Aug. 9
Straight from early 2000s San Diego, Mraz is bringing hit singles like “The Remedy” and “I’m Yours” that will have you reminiscing about when times felt simpler.

John Legend | Friday, Aug. 16
This multi-platinum singer-songwriter was named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine, but he’s better known for having a voice that seems to melt away your worries.


Hozier | Monday, Sept. 9
This artist’s “Unreal Unearth” tour comes to the City of Trees, a fitting spot for the internet’s “Forest Daddy.”

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