Sacramento Bee: Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival postponed to October 2021; Metallica still headlining
Aftershock Music Festival in Sacramento has been postponed by one full year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Danny Wimmer Presents, which organizes the annual hard rock concert series, announced the decision in a news release Friday. Wimmer’s team had held out hope Aftershock could become the area’s “first post-COVID festival to happen” by proceeding with the sold-out event this year, Oct. 9-11, at Discovery Park. “We waited as long as we could but, unfortunately, the recent spike of cases now requires that we reschedule this year’s sold-out Aftershock to 2021,” the announcement said.