Hard rock and heavy metal fans will come together for Sacramento’s fifth annual Aftershock Festival on October 21st. This 2-day music festival will take place in Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento and will feature metal legends, like Marilyn Manson and interactive experiences, like Make Your Mark, where attendees can contribute to an ever-evolving painted mural.
Aftershock continues to be Sacramento’s premier metal festival, and AllTheRooms has the complete event guide, including lineup, tickets, and where to stay.
Aftershock Festival Date & Location
The festival runs Saturday, October 21st through Sunday, October 22nd in Sacramento’s Discovery Park.
The lineup includes Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, and more.
See the full Aftershock lineup.
Aftershock Festival Tickets
Festival tickets are available as single-day or weekend passes. VIP admission gets you select food vendors, exclusive viewing areas, designated restrooms, and expedited entry.
Single-day Pass: $94.50
Weekend Pass: $214.50
Weekend VIP Admission: $329.50
Get your tickets to Aftershock Festival.
Aftershock will offer several experiences in Discovery Park to allow attendees to get involved beyond the music.
Dyin 2 Live is an organization aimed at helping those battling cancer by offering experiences to enhance their lives in some way. Stop by and see how you can help.
Heavy Grass is the official weed brand for the festival. They will be offering merchandise and apparel.
Juxtapose Make Your Mark will give attendees the opportunity to contribute to a communally-painted mural.
The Music Experience will be your chance to play with instruments, meet artists, get autographs, and feel a part of the music. Don’t miss this epic experience.
Getting to Aftershock Festival
Discovery Park is located in the center of Sacramento, where the American River and Sacramento River meet.
Bus – Bus routes 86 and 88 both take you within walking distance of the park.
Car – The park is accessible just off I-5 in downtown Sacramento off the Richards Blvd. exit. Grab your parking pass ahead of time.
Shuttle – Aftershock Festival offers park and ride shuttle passes that will take guests from the Sleep Train Arena to Discovery Park throughout the day. Purchase your pass ahead of time.
Where to Stay for Aftershock Festival
The festival does not have camping available, however, downtown Sacramento has many options of places to stay. Here are some of our top finds:
Amber House Inn of Midtown is outside of the chaos of downtown Sacramento, but close enough to the highway to get you to the festival venue. You can stay in this 4.5 star-rated inn for $177/night.
This bright, downtown Sacramento apartment sleeps three and is walking distance from the downtown area. Grab an UBER to the park and back, and spend the rest of your night at one of Sacramento’s fun nightclubs.
The Citizen Hotel is a 4-star hotel in downtown Sacramento with all the amenities: restaurant, bar, and a beautiful rooftop overlooking the city.
Whatever your style, Sacramento has options. Find more places to stay in downtown Sacramento.