SacMusic Relaunch: Coming Soon

Tyler Smith
July 30, 2022

The events on SacMusic.com haven't been updated since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The reason is simple: I didn't live in Sacramento between September 2019 and June 2022. I planned to move back in March 2020, but my job became remote because of COVID. At some point, I put a banner at the top of the site notifying users that the events were out of date. That was that.

This was a disservice to the Sacramento community. SacMusic is the top search result for "sacramento open mics," and the stale events create confusion. The site is not meeting its mission of building a better Sacramento music scene for our region's musicians and community. That ends today.

Preparing for relaunch

To clear the confusion and update the stale events, I plan to relaunch SacMusic in the coming weeks. This process will include the following steps:

  • Removing the existing events from the homepage, and making it more obvious that any existing events probably aren't active.
  • Working with the Sacramento community to source active events, and building relationships with hosts to ensure the information is up-to-date.
  • Relaunching the site with fresh events, giving users some indication of when event information may be stale.

Long term, I'm hoping to build features that allow both event hosts and community members to contribute directly to the site. To that end, the relaunched site will be rebuilt using a new platform that will make building those features more feasible.

Call for volunteers

One of the main reasons the event data became stale is because I maintain this site by myself while working a full-time job. I could use some help.

Do you know where the best open mics are? Email me the details I probably haven't heard about them. Want to help me keep the site's listings up to date? Let's chat and maybe we can get you admin access.

Marching forward

I apologize for dropping the ball on this site, and I apologize for any confusion that it caused. I'm going to do better.

There's lots to do, but SacMusic will come back strong in 2022.