If it’s June it must be time for East Sacramento Pops in the Park. Every Saturday in June friends, family and neighbors gather to picnic and enjoy a variety of live music acts in East Portal Park, Bertha Henschel Park, McKinley Park and Glenn Hall Park (City Council District 3).
The first Pops in the Park was held in 1991, and the annual event is now firmly established as an East Sacramento tradition.
This year’s Pops in the Park lineup is/was:
- June 4 – The Count (East Portal Park)
- June 11 – Beth Duncan Swing’n Jazz Band (Bertha Henschel Park)
- June 18 – Joy & Madness (along with Walking Spanish) (McKinley Park)
- June 25 – AKA Live (Glenn Hall Park)
I always enjoy attending the McKinley Park Pops in the Park with friends and/or family. A potluck picnic dinner, live music, and people watching – a winning combination. Joy and Madness really energized the crowd judging from the number of folks dancing! I arrived too late to hear Walking Spanish.
It was a good-sized crowd this year, as always. Pops in the Park is a very family friendly event – and there were lots of children and family dogs in attendance.
This free to attend event raises funds for our neighborhood parks through sponsorships and advertising dollars, as well as the proceeds from the sale of food and beverages. I was very impressed when I checked the East Sacramento Pops in the Park website at the number of projects supported by Pops in the Park dollars to date. Check it out.
Tip: The Natomas area will hold a Pops in the Park event in September.
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