Miguel, Jessie Reyez headline Sol Blume fest in Sacramento

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Downtown Sacramento’s Sol Blume festival is Saturday, April 27, at Caesar Chavez Plaza.
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Sol Blume, the boutique downtown-Sacramento music festival heavily favoring vibed out R&B and hip-hop performers, has just released its second-year lineup. It does not disappoint. Headlined by Miguel and Jessie Reyez, Sol Blume has returned with a lineup that reads like a mixtape from a friend whose musical tastes are way ahead of the game. The gathering is Saturday, April 27, at Caesar Chavez Plaza, downtown Sacramento. The full script, 17 performers in all, includes Queen Naija, Masego, Snoh Aalegra, Jess Connelly, Tierra Whack and J.I.D, among others. Following last year’s initial event, Sol Blume has continued the formula of taking the who’s who of emerging R&B artists and assembling them all on a single bill, making it easy to imagine that as each artist’s trajectory continues to grow, this will be the show that is revered in the future. Combine the musical lineup with a growing number of art installations, along with vendors and food, all beneath the trees of downtown Sacramento’s Caesar Chavez Plaza, and it’s apparent why Sol Blume was one of this writer’s favorite events last year. From headliner Miguel, who has collaborated with everyone from Mariah Carey to Kendrick Lamar, to the performances taking place on two near-adjacent stages to minimize downtime and allowing performances to weave seamlessly from one to the next, Sol Blume is a cultural event far beyond the normal local scale. For fashionistas and those into R&B alike, Sol Blume is not to be missed. Tickets and VIP packages are currently on sale. Complete information is at http://SolBlume.com

— Shaun Astor

Related story: Year 1 review: Sol Blume Festival flows like a well-curated mix tape. Shaun Astor / Tahoe Onstage

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Shaun Astor
Shaun Astor cites pop music singers and social deviants as being among his strongest influences. His vices include vegan baking, riding a bicycle unreasonable distances and fixating on places and ideas that make up the subject of the sentence, "But that’s impossible…" He splits his time between Reno and a hammock perched from ghost town building foundations. Check out his work at www.raisethestakeseditions.com

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