Don’t fiddle around too much Thursday evening because you will want to make sure you get a good seat at the Zittel Family Amphitheatre in Historic Folsom as the 2023 Summer Twilight Concert Series welcomes fiddler extraordinaire Tom Rigney and Flambeau bring their blazing performance to the stage, 


Tom Rigney is one of the premier American Roots Music fiddle players on the planet. His band–
Tom Rigney and Flambeau specializes in blazing Cajun and zydeco two-steps, low-down blues, funky New Orleans grooves, boogie woogie piano, heartbreakingly beautiful ballads and waltzes.  

Much of the repertoire is composed by Rigney, but they mix in some classics from the Cajun/New Orleans songbook. Along the way you may pick up a trace of Rigney’s Irish roots, or echoes of folk music styles–it just makes the musical gumbo that much tastier.  


Flambeau showcases Rigney’s fiery, virtuoso fiddling, his charismatic stage presence, and his range and originality as a composer. He and Flambeau have forged a unique sound that blends American Roots styles into something original and HOT–mixing irresistible grooves with deep musicality and spectacular soloing. Rigney’s high-energy showmanship pulls the audience into his performances and makes them feel they are a part of the music and the show.

Taking place at the Zittel Family Amphitheater in the heart of the Historic Folsom Plaza the Historic Folsom Summer Twilight Concert Series is always free to the public, thanks to a number of generous sponsors which help fund the events. Thursday’s concert is the first of just four remaining concerts for the season that concludes on Aug. 31.


This Thursday 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

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, SMUD, Snook’s Chocolate Factory, Ruby’s Books, Shoop’s Photography, Folsom Times,Scott’s Seafood, J. Wild’s Burgers and BBQ, Gaslight Company 

Bill Sullivan
Author: Bill Sullivan