A guide to Sacramento’s City of Trees summer concert at Gibson Ranch


Whether you want to rev up for the event or just want to know more about it, here’s a look at the bands and more at the City of Trees summer concert on Saturday at Gibson Ranch in Elverta.

Tickets are still available, but VIP passes are sold out.


The Sacramento area’s new one-day concert is headlined by alternative funk rockers - and Sacramento hometown heroes - Cake.

RELATED: Cake headlines City of Trees Festival at Gibson Ranch

The event also features pop rock crooner James Bay and singer-songwriter Garrett Borns of Børns, but you don’t want to miss the Icelandic indie rock juggernaut Of Monsters and Men, who came out with a bang in 2011 with the vibrant and omnipresent anthem “Little Talks” and recently followed it up with their sophomore record “Beneath the Skin.”

Another exciting songwriter and singer on the City of Trees stage will be Elle King, daughter of comedian Rob Schneider and actress London King. Her musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues.

Here are warmup videos for popular performers James Bay and Borns.

Rounding out the band lineup are Halsey, Night Riots, New Politics and The Moth & The Flame. Here are synopsis of those performers.

City of Trees takes place in the beautiful natural backdrop at Gibson Ranch.


What: Cake headlines a new Sacramento music festival presented by Radio 94.7 FM, with Of Monsters And Men, James Bay and more.

When: 2:30-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Gibson Ranch County Park, 8556 Gibson Ranch Park Road, Elverta

Cost: $49.50, kids ages 10 and under free when accompanied by adult.

Information: cityoftrees.com


If you miss City of Trees, here are some of the concerts still left for the rest of summer and into early fall.

Symbiosis Gathering – Sept. 17-20, Oakdale. As much a spiritual journey as it is a music festival, Symbiosis hosts various events, but this is the big one. www.symbiosisevents.com

American River Music Festival – Sept. 18-21, Lotus. This beloved riverside festival has secured nationally celebrated musicians for its headliner spots, including adored Americana songstress Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers and bluegrass aficionados the Infamous Stringdusters. www.americanrivermusic.org

TBD – Sept. 18-20, West Sacramento. Sophomore year for this breakout festival includes EDM royalty Pretty Lights, 1980s hitmakers Tears for Fears and Sacramento’s boundary-pushing hip-hop group Death Grips. www.tbdfest.com

Hangtown Halloween Ball – Oct. 22-25, Placerville. New Orleans jazz/funkmaster Trombone Shorty, bluegrass juggernauts Railroad Earth and Yonder Mountain String Band and tribal-techno spectacle Beats Antique lead a jam packed lineup. hangtownhalloween.com

Editor’s note: This story has updated to correct the lineup at Hangtown Halloween Ball.