The guessing games are over for the 2016 edition of Concerts in the Park. The initial lineup for this free concert series, which runs on Fridays during the summer at Cesar Chavez Plaza, was announced on March 25. One headliner had yet to be named for May 20, but now we know who it is ... Geographer.
Geographer is a San Francisco indie-rock band known for its whirling synthesizer sounds and songwriter craft from leader Mike Deni. They’re the kind of group you might otherwise see at TBD Fest, or another festival that embraces electronic music and indie rock vibes.
While some locals might’ve hoped to see a Sacramento area band with a national draw taking that May 20 spot, the addition of Geographer shows an increasing emphasis on Concerts in the Park organizers booking bands from outside the area. Other national acts in the series, which runs from May 6-July 29 include singer-songwriter Chuck Ragan, country artist Tyler Rich and Chico’s Hail the Sun.
Here’s the full lineup for 2016 Concerts in the Park:
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May 6: James Cavern
Tessa Evans, Current Personae, DJ Epik
May 13: New Kingston
Element Brass Band, They Went Ghost, Andrew Castro, DJ Eddie Z
May 20: Geographer
Dusty Brown, Joseph in the Well, Death Party at the Beach, DJ: Young Aundee
May 27: Chuck Ragan
Darius Koski, Humble Wolf, Ghost Town Rebellion, DJ: Benji the Hunter
June 3: Hail the Sun
Kill the Precedent, NMBRSTTN, Peace Killers, Trash Rock DJs
June 10: Authority Zero
Another Damn Disappointment, O’Mulligans, Little Tents, DJ: My Cousin Vinny
June 17: Vokab Kompany
Who Cares, Good Samaritans, The Scratch Outs, DJ: CrookOne
June 24: Arden Park Roots
JRas & Iriefuse, ZFG, DJ: Squarefield Massive
July 1: No concert due to July 4th weekend
July 8: Tyler Rich
Hannah Jane Kile, Colleen Heauser, Taylor Green, DJ Rawhide
July 15: Drop Dead Red
Hans! And the HOT MESS, PointDexter, Soft Science, DJ: Zephyr
July 22: Some Fear None
Cemetery Sun, Sages, A Mile Till Dawn, DJ Oasis
July 29: The Brodys
The J Band, TL Miller Experience, The Heartbreak Time Machine, DJ: Joseph ONE