Fri., Aug. 30, End of Summer Hot Jazz Jubilee
Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 5 p.m., $10-$225
The official name is End of Summer Hot Jazz Jubilee, and this inaugural event is sure to please fans wanting a fill of jazz. Traveling from New Orleans, after sweeping the Big Easy Music Awards with honors as Best Traditional Jazz Band and Best Female Performer, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns are one of six guest artists making up the 14 bands playing six venues during the four-day festival. Big Mama Sue's bringing her washboard, Tom Rigney and Flambeau (pictured) will spice things up with zydeco, and local jazz favorite the Crescent Katz kick off the event at 5 p.m. on Friday with a poolside party. 11211 Point East Drive in Rancho Cordova, www.hotjazzjubilee.com.