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As one of the nation’s premier independent music festivals, the Bay Area’s Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival will make its way to Sacramento’s Holy Diver on March 1, with a headlining performance by Sacramento’s own Caleborate. While the rest of the festival is taking place throughout the Bay Area between February 19 and 25, this will be the first year the festival expands to Sacramento.

Since 1993, Noise Pop has championed the independent spirit of music and arts in Northern California, similar to the way SXSW has done in Texas—and just about the same amount of time. Among its many reasons for success, Noise Pop founder Kevin Arnold credits its dedication to audience awareness and representation of every facet of Noise Pop history.

“From old school indie rock bands, like Superchunk or Built to Spill, that sort of did start in the 90s and represent that original spirit of the festival,” said Arnold. “To now, music that’s all over the map, from Electronic and Hip Hop, or R&B to Folk, or Country, or Emo, or Metal even.”

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