Fri., May 17, Arden Park Roots
Cesar Chavez Plaza, 5 p.m., no cover
Formed in 2007, Arden Park Roots received a Sacramento Area Music Award in the Latin/World/Reggae category in 2008. The Sammies again recognized Arden Park Roots in 2009 and 2011, in the Outstanding Reggae/Ska/Funk/Jam and Reggae/Roots categories, respectively. Then, in 2012, this young band was inducted into the Sammies Hall of Fame. Arden Park Roots' original blend of reggae, rock and punk is all California and pure Sacramento, and the band's third full-length album Pipe Dreams showcases the range of lead singer Tyler Campbell—and the band—on an inspired cover of Ben E. King's “Stand By Me.” Joining Arden Park Roots will be Syncro, Rasar, Live Manikins and DJ Whores. 910 I Street, http://ardenparkroots.com.