The valley's newest (gorgeous) concert venue is striking just the right note with busy couples and families. Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom California presents a diverse line up of the regions best bands for their free concert series (oh thank you Palladio!). Three concerts in and it's clear Palladio is a lovely, lovely venue for events. As regular community concert goers know - good food and amenities can be hit and miss. Palladio has something for every date night (or family fun night) configuration.
The concerts begin at 7pm so we like to arrive at 5:30 and, depending on our group, we've done one of three things:
When our group is all ages (including little ones) we hit Whole Foods for a family friendly smorgasbord of fresh, ripe, seasonal fruit, quinoa salad, excellent spicy pico de gallo and tortilla chips and a killer beer garden for the grown ups.
When we are concert going with the tween and teen - we stop off at FreeBirds World Burrito for "make it as you like it" yummy burritos, bowls and salads. A Hip Entertainment fan favorite is the grass fed beef burrito with spinach tortilla. Happy concert goers!
Double dating grown ups are happy with Chicago Fire Pizza for stuffed crust, deep dish pepperoni pizza topped with sweet fire roasted tomatoes and a crisp, tangy caesar salad with a side killer garlic fries. Sierra Nevada beer and mixed drinks all around and we're set with perfect pre dance floor fuel.
After dinner, we head on out and claim our space to enjoy the concert. The Palladio concert line up has been diverse and excellent. This Wednesday, June 27 regional rock favorites Apple Z hit the Palladio stage. Crazy good musicians and powerful vocals Apple Z has great set lists with everything from Maroon 5 to Lenny Kravitz to The Police. Favorites at the Powerhouse, fairs and festivals - lots of people looking forward to seeing this hot band perform at the perfect time at this terrific venue. Work shoes off, dancing shoes on!
After the concert everyone wants Pinkberry. Salted Caramel with mochi and toasted almonds.. yum! The whole post concert vibe is sweet. The stars are out and the good mood is just swimming through the warm summer night. Nice!
Excellent music, great food, friends and family - Palladio has hit a summer home run with their Wed night concert series. See you on the dance floor!