All the musical artists of the Farm-to-Fork Festival
The Farm to Fork Festival returns this year with a diverse lineup of bands and musicians from across the country. From Friday, September 17 through Saturday, September 18, attendees can listen to free folk, pop, soul and rock tunes live in downtown Sacramento, while sampling local wines, beers, and goodies.
With appearances from Fantastic Negrito and White Reaper, here’s a look at all of the musical artists who will be performing on the Farm-to-Fork stage this year.
The record company
Grammy-nominated rock band The Record Company will join Farm-to-Fork’s music lineup on Saturday, September 18. Based in Los Angeles, the trio is made up of Chris Vos (vocals and guitar), Alex Stiff (bass) and Marc Cazorla (drums). The group was recognized after their first and second albums, “Give It Back to You” and “All of This Life”, respectively. In anticipation of the release of their next album this year, the band have shared a new single, “Out Of My Head,” which they will perform on the Farm-to-Fork stage.
White grim reaper
Before heading to the Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, White Reaper will blast his rock, punk and garage bops arena at the Farm-to-Fork Festival on Friday, September 17. The band, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, has a unique punchy cadence, mixing the signature sounds of Van Halen, Cheap Trick and the Ramones. They recently released a series of singles, including “Real Long Time”, following their 2019 album, “You Deserve Love”.
Singer and songwriter Meg Myers can captivate listeners with her emotional storytelling, eerie melodies and eclectic voice. The Nashville-born, Los Angeles-based artist has opened for Awolnation, Alt-J and the Pixies, and has appeared on stages, such as the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York in 2014. Her appearance at the Farm-to-Fork Festival on Saturday, September 18 comes after their latest release, “Nowhere Generation,” a collaboration with iconic punk rock band Rise Against.
Since his debut in 1992, Jeffrey Gaines has made a name for himself with his dynamic performances and lyricism. The singer, songwriter and guitarist recently returned from a 15-year hiatus in 2018 with “Alright,” a 10-track record featuring moving but gruff serenades and sublime guitar solos. He will take center stage at Farm-to-Fork on Saturday, September 18.
Xavier Dphrepaulezz, better known as Fantastic Negrito, is an R&B, blues and rock singer and songwriter from Oakland. Balancing a hybrid line of funk, folk, punk and hip hop, Fantastic Negrito’s avant-garde sound earned him a victory at NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk competition in 2015. It also won the Grammys for Best Album by contemporary blues for his three albums: “Have You You’ve lost your mind again? ”(2020),“ Please Don’t Be Dead ”(2018) and“ The Last Days of Oakland ”(2016). He will perform at the Farm-to-Fork Festival on Friday, September 17th.
Magnolia Boulevard is a five-piece blues and rock band from Lexington, Kentucky. With singer and guitarist Maggie Noelle, keyboardist Ryan Allen, drummer Todd Copeland, guitarist Gregg Erwin and bassist John Roberts, the band infuses a multitude of genres, from psychedelia and bluegrass to funk and soul. Magnolia Boulevard debuted in 2019 with her single “Sister”. They will be on stage at Farm-to-Fork on Saturday, September 18.
Raelyn Nelson Group
On Saturday September 18, the Raelyn Nelson Band will be playing a few tunes for the Farm-to-Folk participants. Originally from Nashville, Raelyn Nelson sings against the backdrop of ukulele, guitars, bass and drums. The country and rock artist, who is also the granddaughter of music idol Willie Nelson, performed live at Farm Aid in 2014.
Sacramento singer and songwriter Tré Burt will bring his poetic ballads and folk songs to Farm-to-Folk on Friday, September 17th. His appearance comes after the release of his second album, “You, Yeah, You”. The record features collaborations with Brad Cook of Bon Iver and Waxahatchee, Phil Cook, Kelsey Waldon and Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso.
Indie alt-pop rock band For the Kids will perform at the festival on Saturday, September 18. The Sacramento-based trio, which includes Michael Hidalgo on vocals, Bird Vallas on bass and Levi Vigna on guitar, debuted in 2019 with their single “City Lights”. The group nostalgically merges pop and grunge from the ’80s and’ 90s, creating a style of their own. They plan to release new singles later this year.
According to Visit Sacramento, the schedule of live musical performances is as follows:
Concerts on Friday, September 17
5 pm-5.45pm Tré Burt
6.15-7.15 p.m. Fantastic Negrito
7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. White Mower
Concerts on Saturday, September 18
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Raelyn Nelson Band
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Boulevard Magnolia
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Jeffrey Gaines
6.15-7.15pm Meg Myers
7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. The record company
This story was originally published September 13, 2021 5:00 a.m.