SACRAMENTO, CA – The highly anticipated Concerts in the Park lineup was revealed this afternoon, and for the first time ever, will include the Amgen Tour of California official Team Presentation during the May 12 concert at Cesar Chavez Park.
In coordination with the overall start of the Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race, Sacramento will once again host the official Team Presentation. The evening gives cycling fans and novices the opportunity to hear from some of the most accomplished professional athletes from around the world, see all the racers for the first time in uniform, and cheer them on before they contend with the 7-day, 575-mile stage race from Sacramento to Pasadena from May 14-20. In years past, the Team Presentation has been a part of a formal gala but this year, the event will be FREE to the public and will take place during one of Sacramento’s favorite events.
“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to once again host the overall start of America’s largest race,” said Mike Sophia, Director of the Sacramento Sports Commission. “Concerts in the Park is the ideal place to welcome the teams to one of the best and most supportive cycling communities in the country, while giving them a true taste of what Sacramento is all about.”
"Over the years, Sacramento has seen some of the most memorable Amgen Tour of California moments. We are excited to return to the heart of California's capital for the women's race grand finale as well as the men's race send-off,” said Kristin Klein, race president and executive vice president of AEG Sports.
Concerts in the Park has selected an impressive lineup for the official Amgen Tour of California Team Presentation that will begin at 5:00pm. The event will feature headliner Grizfolk along with bands Inland and The Diva Kings and DJ Adam J. The event will also include Amgen Tour of California team cars, bike night giveaways, fireworks, vendors, and food & beverages. Cycling fans will have the chance to collect rider photographs and autographs.
For more information on the official Team Presentation, visit www.sacsports.com and for more information on Concerts in the Park, visit www.godowntownsac.com/cip. The event is FREE to the public and all ages are welcome to attend.