Ain’t Necessarily Dead Fest
1 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Auburn Regional Park
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Chances are you didn’t move quickly enough to use those free Ticketmaster vouchers for this month’s Dead & Company show in Wheatland, but no vouchers (or even tickets) are required for this free afternoon of Grateful Dead tributes and thus-inspired originals on two stages at Auburn District Regional Park, courtesy of Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Moonalice, Midnight North, Tracorum, Lonesome Locomotive and more. 3770 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Free. www.facebook.com/events/1014471868646393/
MAU “Family Picnic Jam”
3 p.m. Saturday, July 16
Berryessa Brewing Co.
There can be no better setting than Berryessa Brewing for what Sacramento’s MAU (which features Sherman Loper of Kai Kln) is all about: slugging a few really good beers on a country road, playing some sharp and robust daytime blues and Americana jams (along with their friends Mesophyll) and probably getting home before the club crowds come out. 27260 Highway 128, Winters. Free. www.berryessabrewingco.com
Culture Shock with World/Inferno Friendship Society
8 p.m. Monday, July 18
Cobbled together from the remnants of Subhumans and Citizen Fish, U.K. ska/punk veteran act Culture Shock just dished up the frisky “Attention Span,” their first album in a quarter-century. They’re touring with a group of certified lunatics in World/Inferno Friendship Society, a punk rock cabaret sideshow with some punchy tunes of its own. Doors 7 p.m. 2708 J St., Sacramento. $15 advance/$18 door. www.harlows.com
Looking ahead: Bad Religion w/ Against Me! Oct. 29 at Ace of Spades
Punk rock royalty Bad Religion and fireballing alt-punk act Against Me! on the same bill? Yes, please! Tickets go on sale July 15. 1417 R St., Sacramento. $32.50. www.aceofspadessac.com