Last month, heavy metal event Aftershock and country music festival GoldenSky held back-to-back weekends of music at Sacramento’s Discovery Park. Over 220,000 people attended the two festivals, and both Aftershock and GoldenSky have already announced their dates for October 2024.
Aftershock is the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival, providing four days of rock and heavy metal music over the second weekend in October. The festival had over 100 artists performing across four stages, performing for a sold-out crowd of over 160,000 fans this year.
Aftershock was started back in 2012, bringing in huge headliners since. The lineup this year included iconic bands like Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Escape the Fate, and more. With over 100 bands, there will inevitably be a type of music for everyone.
We were on-site at Aftershock this year, so make sure to check out our day-by-day coverage here. Watch our interview with Escape the Fate below.
2023 saw the second year of the GoldenSky Country Music Festival, with the festival expanding to three days next year due to fan demand. Country music legends joined the lineup including Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Sacramento native Jon Pardi.
Both festivals featured food and drinks from local restaurants and businesses, as well as various different artisans, experiences, and more. GoldenSky also included the GoldenSky Beer Festival with over 150 different selections of beer, seltzers, and ciders.
Both festivals are produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, who also hosts Bourbon and Beyond, Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, and more. DWP is offering limited-time promotions for all festivals next year, starting at $10 down.
Passes for next year’s Aftershock and GoldenSky are already on sale, also starting at $10 down to secure your spot. Aftershock will be taking place October 10-13, 2024, and GoldenSky will be held the following weekend from October 18-20, 2024.