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Sister Crayon’s Terra Lopez stays in the moment at last year’s Chalk It Up! festival.

Sister Crayon’s Terra Lopez stays in the moment at last year’s Chalk It Up! festival.


SN&R’s 21st Birthday Bash on the Boulevard is Saturday, May 22, 1-6 p.m. No cover, all ages. SN&R’s new building, 1124 Del Paso Boulevard; (916) 498-1234;


1124 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

(916) 498-1234

Here are 21 legit reasons to attend SN&R’s 21st Birthday Bash on the Boulevard Saturday, May 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. at our new building on Del Paso Boulevard:

21. You don’t have to drive, because light rail stops right next door.

20. Hundreds of our Facebook friends already RSVP’d.

19. The party is an all-ages shindig.

18. Sister Crayon, whose new album drops soon and who doesn’t play often, will gig. It’s reason in and of itself to get your butt over here.

17. We promise not to put you to work delivering papers. Promise.

16. The Grant High School Drum Corps will make an appearance, and who doesn’t love a drum line?

15. May is officially Bike Month in Sacto—so you can take a lovely ride to SN&R’s new building via the American River Bike Trail.

14. Dog friendly—so long as the dog is friendly.

13. The usual food, games, entertainment spiel. No, seriously, there’ll be hella fun stuff.

12. Former SN&R film critic Mark Halverson’s band, the Streamliners, will play. Exact revenge for that scathing critique of lore.

11. Rachel Leibrock will provide tattoo consultation from 2 to 3 p.m.

10. Venerable turntablist DJ Rated R will bust out an entire set of jams from 1989, the year of SN&R’s first issue.

9. Because Midtown is really too much fun.

8. We’re just blocks from the American River. Take a dip, then cruise on by.

7. Building tours will take place all day, so you can leave hate mail directly on Cosmo Garvin’s desk.

6. You were going to be chilling on Del Paso Boulevard anyway, right?

5. Rumor: SN&R CEO Jeff vonKaenel, plus one giant birthday cake. Be there.

4. DJ Shaun Slaughter will be busting out day-rage jams.

3. Three words: garden of beer. Scratch that: the launch of Pale Moon, for only $2; plus $2 Coors Lights and $3 Blue Moons.

2. Old-school underground hip-hop troupe the CUF will headline with what’s sure to be a killer set.

1. It’s free!