With the reintroduction of
Concerts in the Park, Comstock’s is kicking off a new web
series to highlight the local musicians playing these events and
encourage new listening, both of the Sacramento-based artists
gracing the stage and mainstream hits within the same genres.
Concerts in the Park is the longest running music festival in
Sacramento, offering free entertainment to downtown Sacramento
for over 25 years. (The summer series relaunched earlier this
month after a long pandemic pause; its last show was in 2019.)
Located at Cesar Chavez Plaza and open to all ages, the outdoor
concert series takes place every Friday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and
runs May 6-July 29.
This week’s Concert in the Park features Nate Curry, Camilla
Covington, Destiny Molina and Harlequin Rose with DJ NUNU
spinning throughout the night.
Headlining artist Nate Curry is a budding Sacramento-based
rapper, songwriter and producer. In today’s rap and pop music
scene, it is becoming more and more common for successful solo
acts to become a musical Swiss Army knife. Curry wears his trap
music inspiration on his sleeve while writing catchy songs that
have caught the attention of Lil B and Guapdad 4000, two
well-known Bay Area artists with whom Curry has collaborated on
Curry dabbles in a wide range of genres when it comes to his
collaborations and singles, but his long form albums — especially
2020’s “Everything Should Be Fine” — lean heavily into the rap
genre. Camilla Covington brings to the set list a jazzy tone akin
to Solange, with a lyrical delivery reminiscent of artists like
Kali Uchis. Her lyrical style sets her apart from many hip-hop or
R&B artists; it’s honest, raw and to the point. Covington’s
songwriting feels like listening to her thoughts in real time as
they flow over her smoothly produced backing tracks.
Opening the show are Destiny Molina and Harlequin Rose, who share
similar songwriting styles reminiscent of modern R&B acts,
Frank Ocean and SZA. The heartfelt, slow and soft lyrical work
alongside intimate instrumentals make for a soothing listening
experience. Molina and Rose fit the sultry, soulful niche that
Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu occupied in the early 2000s.
Next week’s Concert in the Park series will feature Arden Park
Roots, The Gold Souls and Mateo Briscoe, with DJ Rainjah DJing
throughout the night. Find all the subsequent
weekly lineups here.
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