It’s May and the Sacramento Music Festival is a little over two weeks away! Coming out to the show is Beth Duncan to help promote this jazz event and also perform her music. Also joining us is Access Sacramento Executive Director Gary Martin to talk about the 2015 Place Called Sacramento Cast & Crew Call.


Every Memorial Day Weekend since 1974, Old Sacramento and other Downtown venues have been home to one of the area’s biggest parties of the year. Originally the Old Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee, the event has evolved with the changing times to include other styles of music in addition to classic jazz and swing.


Sponsored by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, the event supports the preservation of traditional jazz-America’s greatest original art form-through STJS Jazz Education Programs.


Local Jazz vocalist Beth Duncan’s latest album, Come The Fall, debuted at #26 on CMJ’s Jazz Top 40 charts, right below Diana Krall. Tracks from the album have been played on more than 110 stations nationally, along with stations in Canada, Kobe, Japan, Australia and The Netherlands.


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For the 16th year, Access Sacramento launches “A Place Called Sacramento” (PCS), a scriptwriting and short film production project for local writers and producers.

PCS challenges local scriptwriters to write ten-minute scripts about the people, places, and events that make our community such a unique place to live (entry forms on-line at

On May 13th, winners of the script submissions will be announced during the Cast & Crew Call event that begins at 6:30pm.

For more info on a Place Called Sacramento:


Join us and tune in to LiveWire! at 5 p.m.  Wednesday, May 6th on Access Sacramento channel 17. You can also watch the simulcast online the same time it airs at and click ‘watch 17’. The encore presentation airs the following Thursday at 7:30 p.m