Sol Blume, the one-day hip-hop and R&B festival that takes over Cesar Chavez Plaza in Downtown Sacramento, announced the lineup for its second iteration, scheduled for Saturday, April 27.
For his first appearance in California’s capital in more than seven years, Grammy Award-winning California native Miguel will headline a roster stacked with top talent, including the 2018 Juno Award winner for “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” Jessie Reyez, singer-songwriter Queen Najia, and R&B newcomer Summer Walker. They’re performing right along with emcees Tierra Whack and J.I.D, who along with fellow Sol Blume performer and TrapHouseJazz master Maségo was involved with J. Cole’s forthcoming Dreamville Records compilation album (which is expected to drop any day now).
While Sacramento often plays second fiddle to the greater Bay Area, it sees a lot of legacy acts that give San Francisco and Oakland a wide berth on their tours. Otherwise, the city is best-known for the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival every October, which saw the likes of Incubus and Alice in Chains last year. Although rapper and Vice star Action Bronson also performed in 2018, Sol Blume is the only festival to showcase hip-hop in any significant way. Last year, more than 6,000 people turned out to see the likes of Jhené Aiko, The Internet, Goldlink, Sabrina Claudio, and more.
Co-founded by local impresarios Justin Nordan and Fornati Kumeh — the producer-bookers for Sacramento’s annual Concert in the Park series — tickets for the multi-stage Sol Blume go on sale on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 9 a.m., with GA at $85 and VIP for only $199.
Sol Blume 2019 full lineup:
Sol Blume, Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m.-10 . p.m., Cesar Chavez Plaza, Sacramento, $85-$199, solblume.com