After a two-year hiatus, Aftershock Festival returned to Sacramento County’s Discovery Park this last weekend, welcoming a record-setting 145,000 fans. For the first time in the event’s history, Aftershock spanned four days.
This year’s event, which sold out for the fifth consecutive year, is estimated to have brought in $30 million to the local economy, according to Visit Sacramento. Roughly 75 percent of attendees traveled to Aftershock from outside the region.
Safety was a top concern for festival organizer, Danny Wimmer Presents. To protect the health of fans, artists, staff and crew, all attendees were required to show proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours of the festival. Additional COVID-19 protocols were in place to ensure a safe and healthy event.
“After nearly 20 months of staying home, we needed an event like Aftershock,” said First District Supervisor, Phil Serna. “Aftershock-like events are important because they not only feed the soul through the medium of music, they also give us peace of mind that we’re one more important step closer to normalcy.”
“Each year, Aftershock draws people from all over the country and gives us the opportunity to showcase some of the amazing amenities of the Sacramento County Regional Parks
system,” said Liz Bellas, Director of Regional Parks. “We are glad that we were once again able to safely host this event at Discovery Park and look forward to next year’s event!”
Aftershock will return to Discovery Park again in 2022, with the festival being held the weekend of Oct. 6 – 9. While we all wait for Aftershock 2022, enjoy these photos of this year’s event
, taken by Supervisor Serna.