American alternative rock band Collective Soul is set as the Sunday night headline act for the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee, which runs May 23-26.
The Atlanta-based group, fronted by singer/guitarist Ed Roland and named after a phrase from Ayn Rand’s “Fountainhead,” broke into the mainstream in 1994 with its hit “Shine.” Featuring a sound that initially merged ’90s grunge-rock riffs with a more accessible adult-contemporary vibe, Collective Soul has scored seven No. 1 hits in its two-plus decades.
The festival has already booked Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue as its opening-day headliner. Singer-songwriter Matt Kearney headlines May 24. Also scheduled to play Sunday is Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats, as well as Tejano band the Texas Tornados.
Nearly 100 bands are expected to play during the four-day festival, with most venues near Old Sacramento and the Sacramento Convention Center. Previously known as the Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, the festival has been booking a wider range of musical acts in recent years – including rock, roots, blues, country, swing and more – in addition to jazz.
Los Lobos, the main headliner in 2013, drew some 3,000 fans, organizers said.