If you are like me, you are probably looking for fun things to do during summer (not that I don’t appreciate all the summer syndications of my favorite shows). Being a person that was raised during some of the greatest Warped Tour lineups and big band outdoor festivals here in Sacramento, I love festivals!!! The atmosphere is thick with elatedness and the smell of new friendships being made. This is why I am super excited about LAUNCH Festival here in Sacramento in September!!!
What is LAUNCH Festival? I’m glad you asked. LAUNCH Festival is, of course, a festival that celebrates and brings together people who share interests in art, music, fashion, and design. Its very desire is to enrich the community, which it is certain to do. This year LAUNCH is sure to be spectacular because of the talent it is bringing in. The festival is a multiday event starting on September 4 and ending on September 8. (Below you will find a day-by-day itinerary).
Day 1 will be LAUNCH MARRS (Midtown Art Retail Restaurant Scene) Retail Complex and is all ages. MARRS is a great shopping district located on 20th street and is home to such establishments as Luigi’s Slice and Fun Garden , Azul , Asha Yoga, Sacramento Comedy Spot, and many offices. This area also happens to be involved with Second Saturday. For LAUNCH, MARRS will have such acts as 8th Grader, Penguin Prison, and D.A.M.B (Shaun Slaughter).
Day 2 will be LAUNCH Party at Ace of Spades. This sure-to-be very fun night will include the unique band Mister Metaphor, local alt/indie band An Angle, and the always fantastic Wallpaper.
Day 3 will be LAUNCH Fashion at the Tsakopoulos Library Galeria where designer’s collections are put on the spotlight for fashion-lovers to enjoy. Designers include: Adolfo Sanchez Designs (known for inimitable styles with the goal of empowering women all over the globe), Frock La (women’s fashion designed with the intent to be luxury sustainable fabrics, low-maintenance care (the entire collection is hand or machine washable), and timeless yet edgy designs, and Glaudi by Johana Hernandez (an avant-garde collection for women who stand out for their great success and just as great style).
Day 4 and Day 5 will be LAUNCH Music, both taking place at Cesar Chavez Park with 2 stages. Day 4 will include such great acts as Girl Talk, Tera Melos, and Syncro. Day 5 will include such amazing acts as The Bell Boys (a personal favorite of mine!), Minus The Bear, and Imagine Dragons!!!!
So you can totally see why I’m excited, right?!?!? I highly recommend festivals of any kind, but I especially recommend LAUNCH. It is sure to be a great and joyous event.