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What You'll Get
Partying for a good cause has been known to encourage spontaneous self-hugging and leave lingering feelings of euphoria the next day. Foster warm-fuzzies with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to Sactopalooza (a $25 value) from 4 p.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Raley Field. Of the event's proceeds, 100% go to local children’s causes and charities.
Sactopalooza aims to make the May 14 extravaganza the largest and most jubilant undertaking to date. No less than 10 acts will test the structural integrity of four stages, pulling energied partiers and mild-mannered harpsichordists alike into melodic unity under the compositions of DJ Rigatony and DJ Peeti-V. A slew of the finest tribute bands from around the country are scheduled to pay auditory homage to U2, Sublime, Journey, and more. Rides keep the young-at-heart looking youthfully exhilarated and great food and drinks will flow under enough laser lights and fireworks to make meteor showers blush. After the event, endurance rollickers can use their ticket stubs at local bars and clubs to enjoy after-party privileges such as free or discounted covers, drink specials, and VIP entry.
As the profitability of piñata megastores attests, no one knows how to party like children, which is why 100% of Sactopalooza’s ticket sales will be donated to local kids' causes and charities. Hosting organization Active 20–30 was founded in 1922, and currently serves as a collective of young professionals dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged little ones by throwing fund-raising events, benefitting dozens of Sactown nonprofits every year.
You must be 21 or older to enter this event. While this Groupon is sold out, regular price tickets may still be available.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older to enter event. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sactopalooza Spring Party
The growl of lions and tigers will be replaced by the growls of guitars as the Sactopalooza Spring Party lights up the Sacramento Zoo with music from tribute bands and DJ Rigatony. No Duh blasts a high-energy pop set based on the music of No Doubt with a number of visuals, costumes, and props from the band’s music videos. Nominated for Best Tribute Band at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards, the Red Not Chili Peppers fill the air with classic funk-rock melodies and the four-chord password that grants entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the concerts, attendees can partake in hands-on activities such as mechanical bull riding and gladiator jousting with foam poles.
The Sactopalooza Spring Party is the largest annual fundraising event for the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento. This group of 20- to 30-year-old volunteers works year-round to improve the lives of local children with special needs. In addition to raising funds for children, the group organizes hands-on events to interact with children at an annual picnic, winter clothing drives, and a holiday party at the UC Davis cancer center. Proceeds from the party helps support these events and the organization’s work with children throughout the region.