Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a ticket to Oktoberfest, presented by Active 20-30 Sacramento No. 1 Club (up to a $30 value). The event will be held Saturday, October 1, beginning at 5 p.m. at Fairytale Town. Proceeds from the event benefit local children's charities and causes.
Held in the colorful outdoor setting of Fairytale Town, Oktoberfest fills revelers with food and thirst-quenching brews between bouts of dancing and other activities. Tapping toes and fancy footwork greet Superlicious, who perform hits from the ’80s interspersed with note-perfect Caspar Weinberger imitations. DJ Rigatony will spin groove-inducing tracks, ably accompanying an ongoing jousting event. A mechanical bull raises the adrenaline levels of would-be rodeo riders, and food and beverage stands provide famished bellies with flavorful sustenance. The party, sister event to last spring's Sactopalooza, is organized by Active 20-30 Sacramento No. 1 Club, which serves special-needs children in the community as well as the organizations that assist them, giving attendees the opportunity to tell their friends they're drinking beer to save the world.
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.