The Historic Folsom Amphitheater will be the “place to be,” tonight when it comes to free outdoor concerts after officials in El Dorado Hills have cancelled tonight’s Live on the Boulevard concert that was scheduled to take place at El Dorado Hills Town Center.


The unexpected cancellation was announced Wednesday night by El Dorado Hills Town Center Chairman Kevin Nagle, who cited complications with alcohol enforcement problems. Nagle made the announcement in an email, as well as in a social media post. 

“Because of the complexity of the issues and risk associated with them, we are canceling the Thursday concert with the hope we remedy these matters quickly,” said Nagle, who added that the situation came about after learning that they have not properly complied with Alcohol Beverage Control enforcement policies in recent years, which was brought to attention by an unnamed tenant of the center. 


The Live on the Boulevard series was set to open tonight and is scheduled into September, at this time it is unknown if it will affect additional upcoming concerts at this time. The concert venue in Town Center differs with others as the venue shares the area with several licensed establishments, which have limitations surrounding on-site sales and consumption areas.

Several posts on local chat pages indicate that local many music lovers up the hill are changing their plans to attend tonight’s Summer Twilight Concert Series in Historic Folsom.  The free concert is the third in a 14-week series at the Zittel Family Amphiteater in the heart of the Historic District and begins at 7:30 p.m.


Tonight’s event features SSM Nashville recording artist Cynthia Renee taking to the stage with her full band for a night of energetic country mixed with pop, 80’s some classic rock and more, there’s something for everybody according to Judy Collinsworth, executive director of the Folsom Historic District. 


A longtime resident of Folsom, Renee is now a signed recording artist with SSM Records Nashville, she just returned home last week after participating in the Country Music Association’s 2023 CMA Fest, an event that welcomes country music’s biggest and rising stars together where they meet and perform for thousands of fans across multiple venues for three days, including Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, Nissan Stadium and Downtown Broadway in Nashville for three consecutive days. 

Renee’s 2022 single, “Working on a Hangover,” climbed to the top of multiple new music weekly and indie charts late last year and is now rising on the nationally recognized Music Row outbreak charts as it continues to grow in radio play across the east coast, Midwest and has made its way closer to home with airtime in Nevada recently. 


Renee will be joined by longtime guitarist and fellow vocalist Jeff Brzozowski, Aaron Geoffroy on electric guitar, Jeff Vita on Bass and drummer Dave Borginis. 

The group brings a collaboration of talent that is several decades strong, as each performer is a veteran to the music industry and has performed with many of the area’s top bands over the years. They recently performed on the rising star stage at KNCI’s Country in the Park. Following their performance in Folsom tonight, Renee and her bandmates will perform at the Gold Rush Music Festival in Auburn Saturday, the El Dorado County Fair on Sunday, the Folsom Hometown Radio Show next Friday night and the Yuba Sutter Fair next Saturday before she returns to Nashville with Brzozowski for a weeklong radio tour in the region.

“Folsom is home to me,” said Renee in a previous Folsom preview article. “It’s where I have lived the majority of my adult life, its where my daughters went to school, where my parents live and where I met my husband. It’s always special to come play on the Historic Folsom stage. The crowd is amazing and energetic and we’re looking forward to it.”

Tonight’s event starts at 7:30 and will conclude at 9:30. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for event and arrive early, small ice chests are welcome.

Parking is free in the Historic District Parking Garage at 905 Leidesdorff Street, which is right next to the concert venue for a dance across the walkway to grab your seat for some great entertainment.  For more information visit

Kayla Thomas
Author: Kayla Thomas