Gold Rush Days

Posted by on August 14, 2010 in Live Performances | 3 comments

The Loose Acoustic Trio has been singing and playing music at Gold Rush Days since 2000, making this our 11th year there. It’s a fabulous event that takes place every Labor Day Weekend in Old Town Sacramento. The California Gold Rush is our history, folks. And this is a fun way for your 4th grader to enrich what they’ll be learning at school this year. There’s so much for everyone to do and see. Check it out:

“More than 200 tons of dirt will be dumped on the streets of Old Town Sacramento as the annual festival “turns back the clock,” transforming Sacramento’s historic district into a scene straight out of the 1850s. Costumed re-enactors, Wild West gun fights, musicians playing period instruments, and many aspects of life during the Gold Rush will be highlighted during the four-day event. Gold Panning, Dancing, Street Dramas, Pony & Wagon Rides, Period Artifacts, Storytelling, Craft Making, the Embarcadero Tent City, the Ethnic Village, Horse-Drawn Carriages and much more!”

Here is the schedule of when we’ll be performing:

Saturday, Sept. 4 – sets start at 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 5 – sets start at 11 am, and 12:45 pm
Monday, Sept. 6 – sets start at 11 am, and 1 pm
(see daily handouts for locations)

So, please join us for a few songs and then stay a while to take in the sights and sounds of Gold Rush Days. It’s a great way to end the summer on a high note.


  1. We participated in this last year and it was alot of fun. Old Town is literally packed during this event, so it’s best to plan accordingly.

  2. Follow up to this event: We spent 2 days in Old Town. The first was to watch all the sets of the Loose Acoustic Trio, the best band in town! The next day, we spent touring Old Town and taking in the gold rush sights as our 4th grader is going to Coloma this year and learning gold rush history this year in her curriculum at Sutterville. What a great weekend!

  3. Thanks for posting. I really enjoyed reading this.

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