Since opening in 1987, The Boardwalk in Orangevale, a suburb of Sacramento, CA, has showcased some of contemporary music’s most amazing bands and performers.

Greats such as Living Colour, John Waite, Collective Soul, The Tubes, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett, Fall Out Boy, Hank Williams III, King’s X, Portugal. The man, Dokken, Eric Church, Tesla, Tech N9e, Megadeth, The All-American Rejects, Y&T, My Chemical Romance, The Killers, Too $hort, The English Beat, Dream Theater, Paramore and many, many more.

The Boardwalk continues to be a popular venue among serious music fans who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate and historic setting.


Legacy of bands

In The Boardwalk’s storied history, there have been some amazing acts that graced our legendary stage. Some that were already famous and some that became famous later. Can you find them? (Hint: try searching for Paramore)

In this Legacy of Bands Database is the date of the performance of every act (that we know of) that has performed at The Boardwalk over all the years. We’ve even found videos of many the performances.

You can manually search, sort by name, date and videos – ascending or descending. The row turns red when you place a cursor over it, but the only clickable links are in the Photo(s) and Video(s) column.

Note: This database is a true work in process and YOU can help make it better! If you see a discrepancy or know (with proof) of something we missed, please fill out this form.

Also, The Boardwalk has no control over the quality (or length) of any video/audio or photos linked to from this database.