Welcome to The Backyard, Sacramento's new outdoor live music venue. Conveniently located behind Rock & Brews Restaurant at Cal Expo, The Backyard, operated by Nederlander Concerts, offers a unique live music experience in an open-air setting.

Whether you're here to enjoy local talent or international acts, our 3,000-seat venue promises an intimate yet electrifying atmosphere perfect for music lovers of all kinds. With the convenience of Rock and Brews' food and drink selections, plus entertainment options like miniature golf and batting cages available before the shows, The Backyard is the ultimate destination for unforgettable performances under the stars. Join us this summer, where great music, local cuisine, and the perfect ambiance converge in perfect harmony.

The Shows

More Info for Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys
Aug 9
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Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys

The Brotherhood Tour

More Info for idobi Radio Summer School
Aug 13
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idobi Radio Summer School

More Info for Michael Franti & Spearhead
Aug 23
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Togetherness Tour

Michael Franti & Spearhead

With special guests Citizen Cope and Bombargo

More Info for Yächtley Crëw
Aug 30
The Backyard
Full Steam Ahead Tour

Yächtley Crëw

with special guest Raynes

More Info for Ice Nine Kills & In This Moment: Kiss Of Death Part 2
Sep 3
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Ice Nine Kills & In This Moment: Kiss Of Death Part 2

with special guests Avatar and TX2

More Info for Julieta Venegas
Sep 20
The Backyard

Julieta Venegas

Venue Information

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Driving Directions

The venue is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd at Cal Expo in Sacramento.  MAP

Ride Share

A designated drop-off and pick-up area is located in the parking lot in front of Rock & Brews Restaurant. Entrance located off of Ethan Way. MAP


Available in LOT D at Cal Expo, entrance located off of Exposition Blvd at Challenge Way.  MAP 

ADA parking is available in the parking lot in front of Rock & Brews Restaurant. Entrance located off of Ethan Way.  MAP

$20 per car.


General Admission

General admission (GA) is standing only

Backpacks, Bags, & Purses

No oversized bags or backpacks are allowed. Clear plastic, vinyl, PVC tote bags only.  Small sized purses or wallets not exceeding 10 inches tall x 14 inches wide are permitted.  All bags are subject to search upon venue entry. Some shows may have additional restrictions, so please check the show listing.

Camera Policy

Professional cameras with detachable lenses, audio or video recording devices, laptops and tablets are not permitted.  Flash photography is not allowed.


Accessible Seating is available for all shows at The Backyard. Please bring your tickets to the box office on the day of the show to exchange them for ADA seating.  If you have a specific concern or accessibility request for an upcoming event, please contact us in advance so we can best accommodate your needs: help@nederlanderconcerts.com.

Marked ADA parking spaces are located in the parking lot in front of Rock & Brews, next to the venue


Children under 5 years of age are not allowed.  Some shows have additional age restrictions, so please check the show listing

Refunds & Exchanges

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges unless a show has been postponed or cancelled.  

If you have purchased tickets to a postponed event, your tickets will be honored at the rescheduled date.  Ticket buyers who are unable to attend a rescheduled show date may request a refund from Ticketmaster within a specified time period after the rescheduled show announcement.  This will allow others who can attend the new date to purchase your tickets.  For cancelled shows, Ticketmaster will automatically refund your tickets


Once your ticket is scanned re-entry is prohibited


This is a non-smoking venue.  Smoking is prohibited at and around the venue at all times.

Water Refilling Stations

Water refill stations will be available throughout the venue. Each patron is allowed to bring in two sealed water bottles or an empty plastic reusable container. Metal containers are prohibited.

Prohibited Items:

  • coolers / picnic baskets
  • poles / sticks
  • drones
  • laser pointers
  • weapons
  • projectiles
  • unauthorized cameras with removeable lenses
  • monopods, tripods, selfie sticks
  • strollers
  • metal containers
  • metal beverage containers (plastic is allowed)
  • outside food & drinks
  • animals (service animals permitted)