Eight Gigs: Torch Fest

Fri., May 26, 5:30 p.m., Torch Club, $10-$20

The sixth annual Torch Fest begins this Memorial Day weekend at one of Sacramento’s oldest bars with an 11-band lineup that welcomes just about every genre imaginable. Jimmy Pailer & the Prophets and Walking Spanish (pictured) kick off the three-day festival with a mix of blues, rock and folk music. The tunes continue on Saturday with Glass House and Daniel Castro performing songs from his latest album, Desperate Rain. Then, Element Brass Band, The Nibblers, The Twilight Drifters and more will bring the funk, soul, rockabilly and New Orleans-inspired jazz to close out Sunday. 904 15th Street, www.facebook.com/walkingspanish.