Sacramento Music Festival

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The Sacramento Music Festival (formerly the Old Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee) was held every May during Memorial Day weekend in Sacramento, California, United States. It is organized and put on by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society and features some of the most noted jazz musicians in the world. The 35th annual Jazz Jubilee was held in 2008, while the 44th and final festival was held in 2017.

The diversity of this festival regularly brings thousands of people from all over the world. It presents a lot of traditional jazz, but also swing, blues, zydeco, barbershop, ragtime and mainstream jazz, along with a number of specialty acts.[1]

The Jubilee features a vast array of performers in Old Sacramento's concert venues as well as dozens of special performances, including a big opening parade, Sunday jazz gospel services, specialty concerts for pianists, banjoists, and programs to honor American servicepeople. Also present at the Jubilee is a wide variety of youth bands from across the United States and Canada.


  1. ^ "Homepage". Sacramento Music Festival. Retrieved 2016-05-13. 

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