(Last UPDATED 4/16/2022) Pops in the Park will take place in 2022, after skipping 2021 due to continuing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. The event went virtual in 2020, also due to COVID-19. See Updates below for the latest information.
Description and review of East Sacramento Pops in the Park, a tradition in East Sacramento since 1991.
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 Sacramento 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)
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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. These events are very family friendly – 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 Pops in the Park website at the number of projects supported by these events to date. Check it out.
Tip: The Natomas area will hold a Pops in the Park event in September.
See related blog post: 27th Annual Pops in the Park
(April 6, 2022) Pops in the Park is back! The 2022 schedule has been reduced to two concerts. Mark you calendar for Saturday, June 18 (McKinley Park) and Saturday, June 25 (East Portal Park). While no start time has been released to date, it is likely the music will start at 6:00 p.m. as in previous years. Hope to see you there!
(May 2021) Pops in the Park will not take place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully we will all be able to get together next year.
(5/19/2020) East Sacramento Pops in the Park is going virtual in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic! Join your fellow Sacramentans on June 6, 2020 for a Virtual concert featuring Jackie Greene. Benefiting Woman’s Empowerment, the concert will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Facebook Live.
Have you attended this fun annual event? What would you add?
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