After two weeks of energetic crowd-pleasing performances at the Zittel Family Amphitheatre in Historic Folsom, the 2023 Summer Twilight Concert Series continues this Thursday with local favorite and SSM Nashville recording artist Cynthia Renee taking to the stage with her full band for week three of the 14-week series of free outdoor concerts. 


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. 

A development artist with SSM in 2021, Renee was recently signed by SSM for a label and album contract earlier this year. Her 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 is known for countless regional appearances as a duo with acoustic guitarist and fellow vocalist Jeff Brzozowski, as well as select high profile performances with her full band which plays a mix of modern country, rock, pop and 80s around her collection of originals. 

Joining Renee on the Folsom stage Thursday will be Brzozowski along with locals 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 and have additional performances after Thursday at the Gold Rush Music Festival in Auburn, the El Dorado County Fair, the Folsom Hometown Radio Show and the Yuba Sutter Fair. 


“Folsom is home to me,” said Renee. “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.”


Taking place at the Zittel Family Amphitheater in the heart of the Historic Folsom Plaza the Historic Folsom Summer Twilight Concert Series is free to the public, thanks to a number of generous sponsors which help fund event. The 2023 line-up includes a variety of genres including a little bit of county, a little bit of rock and roll and a dose of hip hop, 80’s, pop, jazz and more in between.

Each Thursday night the music begins at 7:30p.m. and concludes at 9:30 p.m.  spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for event. 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. 


Historic Folsom Summer Concert Twilight Series Remaining Schedule

June 15 – Cynthia Renee Band

June 22 – Island of Black and White

June 29 – Hipnosis

July 6 – The Golden Cadillacs

July 13 – FBI

July 20 – Old Mule

July 27 – AKA Band

August 3 – Jax Hammer

August 10 – Tom Rigney and Flambeau

August 17 – APPLE Z

August 24 – Bear Whiskey

August 31 – Two Step

Sponsors for the 2023 include Historic Folsom Station, the Folsom Historic District Association, Snook’s Chocolate Factory, Ruby’s Books, Shoop’s Photography,  J. Wild’s Burgers and BBQ, Gaslight Company, SMUD and Folsom Times.

Kayla Thomas
Author: Kayla Thomas