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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

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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

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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

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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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Concerts in the Park | May 9: Meet the Bands: The Nibblers, Autumn Sky, Eli & The Sound Cult, and Egg featuring DJ Epik

By at May 5, 2014 | 0 Comment

2014 Concerts in the Park

The Nibblers The Nibblers are a high-energy funk soul explosion performing original and cover tracks.  With a combination of soulful vocals and blues style horns, the band is the go-to fix for hardcore groove junkies. In 2010 and 2011, the band was awarded a SAMMIE for best funk and R&B band. Connect with the band on Facebook or their official

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Top 10 Travel Services at the Sacramento Public Library

By at May 5, 2014 | 0 Comment

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The Sacramento Public Library has served the local community for over 100 years, striving to provide information, ideas and resources. Most people think books and children's activities when they think about the library. Did you know that the library is also a huge resource when it comes to travel planning? That's right. The Sacramento Public Library can help you plan your

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Concerts in the Park | May 2: Meet the Bands: ZuhG, The Nickel Slots IdeaTeam, Rock & Rhyme, and DJ Epic

By at April 28, 2014 | 0 Comment

2014 Concerts in the Park

Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s FREE Friday night Concerts in the Park kicks off its 23rd season Friday, May 2 at Cesar Chavez Park, in the heart of downtown. The weekly festival at 10th and J Streets begin at 5pm  - just in time for you to celebrate the end of another long workweek and the beginning of your weekend! Get to know the bands (and DJs!) that will be

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Spring has Sprung at Ten22

By at April 24, 2014 | 0 Comment

Ten22

Situated in the heart of Old Sacramento, Ten22 offers a dining experience unlike any other. When you step onto the magnificent patio it feels as though you have been whisked away to a European retreat. The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer and the Ten22 patio is the perfect place to indulge in an after work treat.  Just in time for the new

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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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