Neo-Crocker 2010: A Modern Culture Party to Celebrate New Crocker Museum

Sacramento, Calif. – Attendees to the Neo-Crocker 2010: A Modern Culture Party will celebrate the opening of the New Crocker with art experiences, DJs, dancing, performances and more. Presented by Bank of America, Neo-Crocker 2010 will be held in the new Teel Family Pavilion, existing Victorian buildings and exterior courtyards on Saturday, October 16, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Acclaimed performer Rjd2 will make his first Sacramento appearance at Neo-Crocker 2010. His latest album, “The Colussus,” was released in January 2010. The artist is well known for his tracks for various films, commercials and television shows, including “Mad Men“ and “CSI.”

Additional dynamic activities planned for the event include:

A performance by DJ Shaun Slaughter;
Living sculptures by the Sacramento Ballet;
Fire dancing by Vulcan Crew and Unmata along with acrobatic performances by Carpet Bag Brigade;
Body art at Niello’s Body Shop;
Photo shoot by Wells Fargo;
Video smashup plus surreal and deranged short films by Movies on a Big Screen;
A free-form fashion show and more.
“Neo-Crocker 2010 is a great opportunity to celebrate the New Crocker,” said Lial A. Jones, the Mort and Marcy Friedman Director of the Crocker Art Museum. “The opening of the Teel Family Pavilion provides many new opportunities for the community to become engaged with the Museum.”

The first Neo-Crocker event was held in October 2007 and brought together 1,300 individuals to celebrate the start of construction of the Teel Family Pavilion, set to open on October 10, 2010.

Neo-Crocker 2010 is a fundraiser to support modern culture at the Crocker. The event is presented by Bank of America with additional support from The Niello Company and Wells Fargo Bank. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, $95 at the door if available. To purchase tickets, visit

The Crocker Art Museum was established in 1885 and is one of the leading art institutions in Northern California. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European, Asian, African and Oceanic artworks. The Museum is closed for renovation through October 9. On October 10, the Crocker will open the 125,000-square-foot Teel Family Pavilion. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Starting October 12, Museum hours will be 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Tuesday–Wednesday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays; 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday–Sunday. Every Third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday” sponsored by Bank of America. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit

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