What does a band that has spent years on the airwaves, headlined countless world tours, released nine studio albums (while members have gotten PhDs and started successful businesses) do when it gets the urge to tour again more than 20 years after its inception?
If you’re the Offspring, you turn your shows into street parties complete with bands, plenty of food — and free beer!
On Sunday, April 8, the Offspring will head to Sacramento’s Papa Murphy’s Park on one of its limited Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival dates. And the SoCal punksters are coming with a who’s who of bands from their classic years – Pennywise, The Vandals, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Unwritten Law and Los Kung Fu Monkeys.
The Offspring seemed to take over the radio with their “Smash” record (which came out in 1992) and their songs “Keep Em Separated” and “Self Esteem.” From there they put out. The band’s following albums brought songs “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy),” “Why Don’t You Get A Job?” “The Kids Aren’t Alright” and “Want You Bad,” each of which seemed to live on MTV and rock radio.
Aside from the music, the daylong festival will have food from a nearly a dozen taco vendors from throughout Northern California and beer from more than two dozen craft breweries offering more than 100 different beers. What’s more exciting is that upon entry, festivalgoers receive a free beer snifter, which can be filled up for free at any of the craft beer tents.
The show takes place inside the Cal Expo Center near the banks of the American River. The festival is for those 21 years and older until the craft beer tents pack up at 4 p.m, after which all ages are welcome.
Two tiers of tickets already have sold out, so jump on this one before another price increase. VIP packages with early entry to the beer tents also are available.
Check out SabrosoTacoFest.com for more details
- Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
Bands: The Offspring, Pennywise, The Vandals, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Unwritten Law, Los Kung Fu Monkeys
Where: Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, April 8
Who can go: 21+ until 4 p.m. All ages after 4 p.m.