Thousands danced in the street at Folsom Live

By: Laura Newell Telegraph Staff Writer
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Close to 6,000 people danced down Sutter Street last weekend at Folsom Live. This year 15 bands performed on five stages throughout Folsom’s Historic District. “Over the years, I have learned that people are generally coming to Folsom Live for the experience, so it’s less about the music and more about the experience,” said Mary Ann McAlea, director of the Folsom Tourism Bureau. “Folsom Live is a party atmosphere that allows people to walk around, listen to live music and reconnect with friends and neighbors in a setting that is unique to Folsom.” Some of the evening’s line-up included Jack Ingram, Wonderbread 5, East Bay Soul, Journey Unauthorized, Chris Gardner Band, The Atomic Punks, Rhythm Vandals, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Arden Park Roots, Inspector 71 and Maxx Cabello, Jr. “We love Wonderbread 5,” said Alan Steele, of Folsom. “We come out here every year because it’s a blast.” Rick Stetson, of Folsom, also attended Folsom Live for the variety of music. “We came to hear all the good music,” said Stetson. “My favorite part about Folsom Live is the experience, it goes beyond the bands.” All proceeds go to Folsom Live expenses and to chamber services throughout the year.