A Historic Force…

The Boardwalk, established in 1987 by Mark Earl, has been an historic force in the Sacramento music scene. The Covid-19 pandemic and Earl’s passing in November of 2020 resulted in the permanent closure of the venue in January 2022. Nine months later Derek Clark and Sara Green, owner’s of Orangevale’s Palm Tree Brewing Company, purchased the propertty and the intellectual rights to the venue and spent months revamping the building, and installing state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.

In addition to hosting up-and-coming and national live music acts, the venue is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all visitors. The Hawaiian-inspired food and craft cocktail menus are a testament to Derek and Sara’s dedication to offering something unique and memorable to their customers. With the venue now open five days a week, there are even more opportunities to experience the great atmosphere of The Boardwalk.

Derek and Sara, who met volunteering at their local food bank, share the philosophy that you shouldn’t take more than you can give. They have personally donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to non-profits including, Make A Wish Foundation, Central Park Conservancy, Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food band and Save the American River Association. Their shared commitment to give-back extends to their vision for The Boardwalk; all door profits from concerts are donated to local and regional non-profits.

The Boardwalk is particularly focused on helping families, veterans, and pets at risk!

Give Back

The new owners Derek and Sara, met while volunteering at a local food bank in 2020. They both knew they wanted to do something in the community that was unique and had the ability to give back. When the opportunity to purchase The Boardwalk presented itself, they knew they had found the perfect project with a purpose. Since acquiring the business they have donated 100% of ticket proceeds to local charities including The Orangevale – Fair Oaks Food Bank, where they first met.

State of the Art

Derek and Sara have worked hard to continue the music legacy of The Boardwalk as well as take it to the next level. The audio and visual systems have been completely overhauled, and an old tour bus has been retrofitted into a green room. From the new surfboard tables, Hawaiian themed food and drinks, and eight flat screen monitors that showcase the bands’ performance, you will find that the attention to detail truly creates a unique and intimate Ohana experience!

Unique Venue

At The Boardwalk, we pride ourselves on curating a diverse lineup of bands and artists, encompassing various genres and styles. From rock to jazz, pop to country, there’s something for everyone. We believe in showcasing both established acts and up-and-coming talent, providing a platform for artists at every stage of their careers. This commitment to diversity and inclusivity ensures that each performance at The Boardwalk is unforgettable!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

The Boardwalk is located at 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale, CA.

Is there an age restriction for the shows?

Age limit varies by event. Please check the individual page listing for your specific event. For all-ages shows, guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We do not provide a parent/guardian waiting area onsite. If you still have questions, please give us a call during business hours or email: info@alexbc20e79eb63.wpcomstaging.com.

What am I not allowed to bring to a show?

Items NOT-ALLOWED to be brought into venue include, but are not limited to:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs/substances
  • Outside food/beverages
  • Backpacks/large bags
  • Laser pointers
  • Selfie-Sticks
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Fireworks
  • Large markers/spray paint
  • Multiples of anything meant for sale or distribution without authorization
  • Professional photography equipment or video cameras (members of the media should reach out to info@alexbc20e79eb63.wpcomstaging.com with any inquiries)

Additional items may be added at venue discretion.

Do you have accommodations for guests with disabilities?

The Boardwalk strives to ensure that all guests have a great time at our venue.  We have limited ADA accessible seating.  If you need additional assistance while you are here, please make sure to let us know.

Does The Boardwalk have parking?

We have limited parking at the venue. There is parking available in the surrounding neighborhood. Please do not leave valuables in your car and use a crosswalk if you need to cross the street. We recommend using ride-share services.

Do you have water at the venue?

We have a filtered water station behind the check-in kiosk.

Where can I smoke at the venue?

Smoking, including the use of tobacco products is NOT allowed inside the venue or on the front porch; you may smoke in the parking lot at least 20 ft. away from the door and in designated outdoor areas.

What is your ticket refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. Refunds are given only if a show is canceled. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us during business hours.

What are the wristbands for?

During an event you must have a colored wristband to order alcohol and for in/out privileges.  For all ages shows, if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a paying responsible adult.  There are NO in/out privileges for under-age guests.

Do you have food?

Yes. We have a full menu that serves Hawaiian-American cuisine.