Steinberg Proposes Ordinances To Enliven City’s Music Scene

todayAugust 30, 2023 6

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By Robert J. Hansen | OBSERVER Staff Writer

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg delivers the first of his three State of the City addresses Aug. 21. Robert J. Hansen OBSERVER

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg held the first of three State of the City addresses Aug. 21, discussing how the city can take a more entrepreneurial approach to live performances and activate underutilized spaces in Sacramento’s commercial corridors.

“We are a proud, increasingly diverse city, but the music scene still looks like the old days of the jazz jubilee,” Steinberg said, speaking from a vacant building across the street from Downtown Commons.

Eighty-six percent of Sacramento musicians reported four or fewer opportunities a month to play in front of a crowd, according to the Sacramento Music Census, which was released Aug. 21. Regulatory barriers and confusion about permitting dominated the concerns in the census, Steinberg said.

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