Sacramento, California’s largest pageant devoted to R&B and soul music efficiently kicked off the fourth Sol Blume this previous weekend, August nineteenth & twentieth. The 2-day occasion welcomed extra attendees than ever earlier than with 46,000 complete friends touring from throughout the globe in line with pageant organizers.
Thought-about one of many largest annual R&B occasions within the nation since its inception in 2018, the springtime outside music pageant was revitalized after having to reschedule its authentic April dates resulting from historic flooding inside Discovery Park close to downtown Sacramento. Attendees this 12 months traveled throughout the nation from 48 U.S. states and a record-breaking 15 worldwide nations together with Canada, England, Germany, China, France, New Zealand, and Japan in line with the official press launch.
“With a continued emphasis on positivity, variety, and inclusivity, Sol Blume, as soon as once more introduced collectively native residents and vacationers alike to assemble collectively and luxuriate in unimaginable music performances that includes greater than 40 of right this moment’s most sought-after R&B, soul, and hip-hop acts – lots of whom have been performing in Sacramento for the primary time ever.”
Sacramento Bay Space’s personal, critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-nominated artists Kehlani and R&B sensation Brent Faiyaz headlined the 2023 pageant.
ThisIsRnB’s contributing Videographer Chris Iwuoma was in attendance and says the two-day pageant was nothing in need of wonderful. From, the climate cooperating, crowd pleasure, top-notch leisure, and extraordinary culinary edibles, total good family-type vibe, this was the pageant to not miss! Take a look at a number of the reveals’ video performances taken by Chris which actually seize the pageant’s immersive expertise HERE and extra @chris.i_photography
Pageant goers have been handled to unimaginable performances by Ella Mai, Jessie Reyez, Mariah the Scientist, Muni Lengthy, Pink Sweat$, Jacquees, and Chlöe, in addition to pageant alumni Sabrina Claudio, Arin Ray, and Noodles as they returned to Sol Blume. The sensational Harlem-born vocalist and dancer Teyana Taylor made a uncommon pageant look following her farewell tour final summer season.
Different acts included a pair of critically-acclaimed emcees Isaiah Rashad and Joey Bada$$, amongst many others with NorCal ties together with P-Lo, Thuy, LaRussell, Noodles, Zyah Belle, Marc E. Bassy, and extra.
This 12 months’s pageant was not solely about nice music and performances however included quite a lot of family-friendly actions, wellness experiences, immersive artwork activations, and a big number of native meals distributors from throughout the Sacramento area. The pageant noticed the return of the long-lasting Sol Blume Butterfly Home and launched its first-ever storefront activation within the Downtown Commons (DOCO) space.
After the Pageant wrapped every night time, pageant attendees have been additionally in a position to discover downtown Sacramento and be handled to quite a lot of late-night -after-parties with acts like Kehlani, Mariah The Scientist, Kalan.FrFr, and Noodles, amongst others.
Chris shares that he’s already trying ahead to the Sol-Blume Pageant 2024!
*Cowl Photograph Credit score @solblume, @Eazypho
**Photograph Credit @Chris.i_photography, @Respectivecollective, @Createdto_create, @Themcdub, @Jessicapadover
Make sure that to remain tuned for extra Sol Blume information bulletins together with particulars on the return of Sol Blume in spring 2024 by visiting the next channels:
WEBSITE: SolBlume.com Fb,X, Instagram @solblume
ABOUT SOL BLUME: Based in 2017 by ENT Legends, Sol Blume is one in all right this moment’s main unbiased music festivals. Sol Blume continues to create a enjoyable, secure, and inclusive area the place like-minded people can collect to have a good time artwork, tradition, love, social variety, and good vibes.
Held every spring in Sacramento, California, the weekend occasion commonly options performances from a few of right this moment’s hottest R&B, soul, and hip-hop music acts. To be taught extra, go to www.solblume.com and comply with @solblume on Instagram, Fb, and Twitter.