Music Meeting With Andy Hawk

Who Will Steal The Show at City of Trees?

August 2, 2019

The ALT 94.7 staff has placed early bets on who they think will steal the show at City of Trees 2019. The verdict? The Strumbellas are the safest bet to steal the show.

Check out our ratios:

2/1 The Strumbellas

3/1 Hot Chip


6/1 Wild Belle

7/1 Twin XL

10/1 Amber DeLarosa

12/1 Island of Black and White

Did we consult Vegas before placing these bets? No... but we DID see The Strumbellas a few months back at Ace of Spades!

What's our logic behind these bets? The Strumbellas should succeed in a market where bands like The Lumineers and Mumford and Sons have THRIVED in large radio-fest type shows.

It's also important to note that the headliners Incubus and Portugal. The Man weren't included in these bets, since they can't by definition "steal" the show.

We've received major push back from the Hot Chip crowd as they are known for stealing shows like say... "Coachella". Sure, they may be tough to beat (you all saw how ODESZA did last year as our sold out City of Trees headliner). However, we firmly believe that the UK's Hot Chip will be tough to beat in Sacramento.

PVRIS is a longer shot, but we've been told from their inner circle that new music created in a CHVRCHES style will swing the odds in their favor in just a few weeks.

Who will end up stealing the show at City of Trees? I guess we'll have to wait until September 21st to find out...