Hopefully you got your (free) ticket for today’s concert on the Capitol Mall, because it is going to be a really special experience. Grammy- and Oscar-winning hip hop artist COMMON will be performing along with others in an attempt to “give people a voice and deliver a message of hope and love in Sacramento.”
If you won’t be attending to event, you should probably avoid driving through the area at all costs because traffic is going to be nutso. Some streets have been blocked off since this weekend, and more will join them later this afternoon.
According to KCRA, Capitol Mall and Sixth through 10th streets and I through N streets are all scheduled to be shut down for a majority of the day and into Tuesday morning. In fact, police are advising companies to let staff out early if possible.
More On The Concert And COMMON
28,000 people are expected at the show, which is sold out. The Imagine Justice concert aims to inspire lawmakers to push for bills that would allow for prison reform and help people who are serving life sentences for crimes they committed as minors.
The concert kicks off a three-day campaign in the city that is also slated to include a day of lobbying at the Capitol and a second concert for inmates inside a nearby prison.
Common told the Sacramento Bee, “As an artist, I believe it is my duty to fight injustice wherever it appears and take a stand for my fellow brothers and sisters. I believe it is my responsibility to use my platform to amplify the courageous voices of the movement and support the most marginalized members of our society.”