Crowds of music lovers turned out Saturday to experience the first City of Trees festival at Gibson Ranch Regional Park in Elverta.
The gathering of alternative-rock acts featured performers such as pop-rock crooner James Bay, singer-songwriter Garrett Borns of Børns and Icelandic indie juggernaut Of Monsters and Men.
Rounding out the evening in the headlining spot was Sacramento’s own Cake.
The band’s ritual of handing out a tree at its shows seemed especially fitting given the setting.
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“We usually refrain from doing our tree thing at festivals, because of the vomit and dust and drunkenness,” said frontman John McCrea. “But I think at this one we’ve just got to.”
Look for a review by The Sacramento Bee’s Chris Macias today at sacbee.com and in Monday’s print edition.