2013-2014 Sacramento Concert TicketsSacramento is the state capital of California, located at the point of convergence of the Sacramento River and the American River. Although both rivers have caused the city some major flooding, they have also been the key movers in the success of the city’s economy. Because of its strategic location, Sacramento was the trading post during the Gold Rush era. It was the terminal point for many modes of transportation including the Pony Express. Since then, Sacramento has always been a center for commerce. In recent years, the American and Sacramento rivers no longer used extensively as trading routes, they are now used mainly for recreation. In 2002, Sacramento was named by Time magazine as the most ethnically and racially integrated city in America.
Sacramento has many venues for cultural arts performances and sporting events. The Sleet Train Arena, formerly called the Power Balance Pavilion, is one of Northern California’s leading multi-purpose venues located in Sacramento. It opened in 1988 as ARCO Arena Sacramento and was the residence for numerous sports teams namely the WNBA Sacramento Monarchs, AFL Sacramento Attack and the CISL Sacramento Knights. Now it is the home of the Sacramento Kings. It has a seating capacity of over 17,000 and hosts about 200 events annually including major concerts by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake.
The Crest Theatre is the last standing movie palace of Sacramento from the early 1900s. It was originally named The Empress Theatre when it opened in 1913 with a 2,000 seat capacity. It was later named The Hippodrome before it acquired its current name when the interior of the Hippodrome was torn down and the Crest was built inside its shell. After a long period of hiatus, the Crest Theatre was refurbished in 1995 to bring it back to its 1940s splendor complete with its art deco interiors with gold leaf details. The Crest Theatre is now open every day of the week for special film programming and various performances ranging from concerts, comedies, dance and theatre. It has a lineup of annual film festivals like the Trash Film Orgy and the Sacramento Film and Music Festival.
The most recent addition to Sacramento’s performance venues is the Wells-Fargo Pavilion, which opened in 2003 on the site of the former Music Circus Tent. As home of the Music Circus, it still maintains the circus tent design with a theatre in the round stage but with an improved covering made of Teflon-coated fiberglass fabric instead of the canvas tent. It covers an area of 53,000 square feet with a seating capacity of 2,200 and boasts of state of the art technology lighting and turntable stage.