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WICKED is Wicked Awesome

By at May 30, 2014 | 0 Comment

Wicked Logo

Back by popular demand – WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, opened this week at the Sacramento Community Center Theater and runs through June 15. DSP Marketing Manager Kachet attended the Thursday 5/29 performance and here's what she had to say: Wicked was just as spectacular as everyone says it would be. I attended the show with my beau and from the

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‘At The Market’ with What’s Poppin’?

By at May 27, 2014 | 0 Comment

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What’s Poppin’? Kettle Corn Susan and Dale Barnhart have been popping away since 1998. After years of working for ‘the man,’ Susan and Dale both followed their entrepreneurial spirits, which prompted them to leave behind jobs in the retail and airline industries. They wanted the freedom to run and maintain their own business. Their love for kettle corn won over

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Concerts in the Park | May 30: Meet the Band: James Cavern & The Council, Joy & Madness, Survival Guide, Once An Empire featuring Billy Lane

By at May 26, 2014 | 0 Comment

2014 Concerts in the Park

James Cavern & The Council Originally from England, James Cavern has been pursing his passion for music since 2005.  A soul/R&B artist, James Cavern has proven his ability to perform for a broad number of audiences.  Not only has he been touring the country but he has received a number of accolades including winning a SAMMIE for "Outstanding R&B-Soul Artist

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Memorial Day Weekend: Downtown Round-Up

By at May 22, 2014 | 0 Comment

The weather is heating up, the days are getting longer, and many students have just finished their grueling finals just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Known as the ‘unofficial’ start to summer, this weekend is a great time to get out and experience all that downtown Sacramento has to offer. We’ve rounded up some exciting activities for you and yours to partake in

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Downtown Celebrates ESC Approval with #PowerForward Happy Hour

By at May 21, 2014 | 0 Comment

PowerForward

Last night, Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 to approve the downtown Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC). This is the culmination of years of effort, and it has the potential to be the most transformative project our city has seen. To celebrate our city's next chapter, downtown restaurants are offering a special purple #PowerForward happy hour tonight, May 21 with

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership Applauds Council Approval of Downtown Entertainment and Sports Center

By at May 21, 2014 | 0 Comment

The Downtown Partnership (DSP) issued the following statement in response to the City Council's vote last night approving the Entertainment Sports Center (ESC).   "Sacramento took a huge leap forward," said DSP executive director Michael Ault.  "The ESC is the culmination of years of effort behind-the scenes for the DSP, and it has the potential to be the most

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‘At The Market’ with Ambrosia

By at May 20, 2014 | 0 Comment

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It’s Tuesday and that means it is time for another vendor spotlight from the Certified Downtown Farmers’ Markets. This week we are exploring what Ambrosia brings to the table when they are outside of their walls. Ambrosia It is no secret that Sacramento is the farm-to-fork capital and Ambrosia was one of the driving forces behind the movement as it gained

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A Taste of Melting Pot’s New Happy Hour

By at May 19, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Do you fondue? You will after you read this blog post! The Melting Pot recently revamped their happy hour, and DSPeeps Jayme and Kachet were invited to sample the menu. Read what they had to say: We were so excited to try out the menu. What we weren't prepared for was the amount of decadence we were in store for upon walking through the door. The lighting is low, so

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Calling All Dreamers: And the winner is…

By at May 19, 2014 | 0 Comment

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 The Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) selected not one, but two winners for the 2014 Calling All Dreamers Competition. Grand Prize winner Ana Apple will receive a business start up package valued at $135,000. The quirky, eco-friendly line of apparel for infants, youth and adults will open its first retail store at 1200 2nd Street in Old Sacramento in time for the

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Concerts in the Park | May 23: Meet the Band – The Snobs, Phil & The Blanks, Massive Delicious, Simple Creation, featuring J-Ras

By at May 19, 2014 | 0 Comment

Snobs

The Snobs Starting off as a group of friends in a garage rock band, The Snobs now have a record deal with Half of Nothing Records. The band has a broad range of musical taste. They are inspired by The Clash, The Jam, The Misfits, and Stiff Little Fingers and perform guitar heavy, soulful rock and roll with a lead saxophone. Phil & The Blanx  Beginning at an old

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Nighttime Pedestrian Safety Measures Underway in The Kay

By at May 16, 2014 | 0 Comment

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With the rise of nighttime entertainment hotspots around 10th & K over the last few years, the Sacramento Police Department and the 10th & K Collaborative identified potential safety issues resulting from the increased demand. Measures to ensure safety along The Kay, including late night street closures, will begin this weekend. “We are excited by the success

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership alumnus, Ryan Loofbourrow now ED at Sacramento Steps Forward

By at May 14, 2014 | 0 Comment

Ryan-Loofbourrow

Earlier this year, Sacramento Steps Forward board chair, Pastor Rick Cole, announced former DSP Community Services Director, Ryan Loofbourrow as the next Executive Director of Sacramento Steps Forward. Loofbourrow began his career in Sacramento, where for over 18 years he served in leadership roles including co-chair of the former Sacramento County and Cities Board on

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‘At The Market’ with Black Tie Caramel

By at May 13, 2014 | 0 Comment

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Spring is definitely in the air – if allergies have not already given it away – the return of our Downtown Farmers’ Markets should. As the weather warms up, the farmers’ markets allow people to escape the office for a bit and peruse the wonderful fruits and vegetables brought from local farmers while soaking up the vitamin D. However, these markets offer more than

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Concerts in the Park| May 16: Meet the Bands: Burn Halo, Some Fear None, Alex Vincent Band, FUDI featuring the Sleep Rockers

By at May 12, 2014 | 1 Comments

2014 Concerts in the Park

 Burn Halo This week’s headliners name comes from an illuminated angel’s halo, which is called the burn – hence Burn Halo.  These guys perform a unique version of rock and alternative with a hint of metal. Currently, with Epochal Artist Records, Burn Halo’s popular songs include Dirty Little Girl and Tear it Down. Not to mention, they’ve supported acts like

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AMGEN Tour races through Downtown

By at May 7, 2014 | 0 Comment

AMGEN FINAL MAP

Amgen Tour of California takes off Mother’s Day – May 11 First of many road closures and parking restrictions downtown start evening of Friday, May 9 The Sacramento Police and Public Works departments are encouraging motorists to plan ahead for this year’s Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, Sunday, May 11, especially in light of the ongoing Fix50 project. 

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Mother’s Day in Downtown Sac

By at May 7, 2014 | 0 Comment

Family mothers day river cruise

Behind every smiling child, there is a strong mother that is a cheerleader, coach, and mentor, who works countless hours. This Sunday, May 11th, marks the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day. So what better time is there to treat your mom like the queen that she is? Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing or a decadent brunch at a local restaurant – Downtown

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership
980 9th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: (916) 442-8575
F (916) 442-2053
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