Close out Summer with Music in the Roseville, CA Area


The temperature is finally going down for more than just a day or two. Sunset is now about 8 p.m. and setting sooner every night. This is great opportunity to get out to see and hear some live music before Summer closes out September 21.

Foreign(er) Music in Roseville

The Town Square Concert Series in Roseville continues on August 20 with Foreigner Unauthorized. This free concert takes place on the Vernon Street Town Square next to the Civic Center. Attendees can claim spots on the square beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. This Foreigner tribute band was formed in 2012 by lead guitarist Max DeVivo and Bassist Jim Belt in Fresno. They are known for high energy performances and an uncanny ability to reproduce the sound that defined the 70s, 80s and early 90s for so many people.

On September 17, The Cripple Creek Band takes the stage on Vernon Street. Attendees will enjoy a mix of bluegrass music, traditional country and southern rock.

Local restaurants will be open for eating in or carry-out orders and there are usually a dozen or more food trucks in place as well for anyone concert goers that want to eat and drink on the square. There will also be a beer garden set up. No outside alcohol is allowed and neither are coolers or glass containers of any type. Only service animals are permitted on the square at this time.


Champlin at the bit in Rocklin

Quarry Park Amphitheater in Rocklin will present Sons of Champlin on August 13. Headlined by Bill Champlin (from the band Chicago, you may have heard of it) and Mingo Fishtrap (legendary horn player with Earth, Wind and Fire, Little Feat and Parliament), the band is known for a wide range of music from funk to soul going all the way back to 1965.

Molly Ringwald performs at the amphitheater September 17. Yes, that Molly Ringwald of Sixteen Candles fame. Roseville's arguably most famous daughter will be performing with her father, Bob Ringwald. She's promoting her first jazz album and the father and daughter duo are reported to put on an amazing show.

Tickets to the 1,000-person venue go from $25 to $65. There is a large plaza area that supports a variety of food trucks and other vendors for concert goers. If you're interested, check out Quarry Park's Facebook account for a discount ticket code.

Indoor Music and Grill

If you still can't handle the outdoors, one of the places in Roseville that offers free music (after you buy something to eat of course) is Paul Martin's American Grill. Every Thursday and Saturday this month, Paul Martin's offers a variety of music. On August 11 and 13, The Rhythm Vandals Trio will perform their Santana influenced set. Michael Otwell and Equinox will take the stage on August 18 and 20 for a night of Jazz. Finally, on the 25 and 27, The Cheryl T Trio Band will perform their set which includes music from Norah Jones and Ella Fitzgerald. Cheryl Tiburzi, Jimmy Spero and Mark Stivers never fail to please an audience.

In September, Paul Martin's presents Zorelli on the 1 and 3rd. This NORCAL band plays a set centered around reggae and salsa. On the 8th and 10th, Nagual performs an eclectic Latin Jazz that always amazes their audience. On the 15th and 17th, The Rhythm Vandals Trio returns to close out the Summer.

Time to Get Out

This is the perfect time to get out and help celebrate the end of Summer. There are venues all over Roseville and Placer County. If what's listed here isn't for you, start searching. Nearly every club, concert hall and other venues are putting on some great bands from around California. Take advantage of the cooling temperatures and go enjoy yourself.

Kevin Findley has lived in Roseville since 2009. He is a Freelance Commercial and Fiction Writer.