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Oak Park Farmers Market - Sacramento - June 12, 2017

Well, it is that time of the year again. The Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento! This is one of my favorite events to play at. There is a lot of stuff for kids to do (crafts, music, games). The vendors are mostly made up of local farmers and businesses. It is a great event for a date or to take the family.

I will be playing there on July 8th from 10am - 11:15am. Hope to see my Sacramento friends there!

Update for June 11 Performance - June 9, 2017

Happy Friday! Just thought I would pop in with an update on Sunday's performance. I'm doing three songs. So are 13 other Sacramento musicians! It goes 4-830pm. $10 is the cover and dinner is included! I will go on around 5:55pm they say, but if you want to hear me, I suggest coming at 5 or so. Or, better yet, stay for the whole event and enjoy hearing other locals play!   Ok...commercial over


JUNE 11TH JD VALERIO WILL BE PLAYING AT OLD IRONSIDES. The cost is $10 (dinner included). This is a songwriter showcase with 12 performers: The Cheap Bastards Club, The Marty Swingle Band, Mike James, Sal Valentino, George Jenkins, The Remainders, Les Haber, Ray Ray, Dan Gannon, Amber,Jake Wolf and JD Valerio!



Happy Mothers Day Mom - May 13, 2017

One of the coolest moments I ever had on tour was about 7 years ago in Las Vegas. My mom sang with me. Happy Mothers Day Mom!

Spring Has Come - by JD Valerio - April 22, 2017

Changes by Mr.and Mrs. Valerio - February 19, 2017

My wife and I wrote this song, CHANGES this weekend. She streamed the words in one take! We call that a "download". I only added six words to the end. I'm proud of Christa for coming up with these lyrics, they are heartfelt.

A song inspired on the day of the twenty one pilots concert in Sacramento last night - February 12, 2017

it was a wonderful day of songwriting. Followed by going to the Twenty One Pilots concert last night. What a great show! And I got to enjoye it with my wife and daughter :) anyway after I wrote the song I recorded it with an app on my phone and posted it to YouTube. So, live from Sacramento my new song. "MORE of a MAN" . .  .

Inside The Artist - March 23, 2016

this is a song I wrote in 2010 called "inside the artist".



My daughter Tatum singing the National Anthem with her Choir at the Kings Game Feb. 3. 2016 - February 4, 2016


So the time has come to play a 2 hour set. I am really looking forward to it. Here are the details:



826 Professor Ln #100, Sacramento, CA 95834




homemade singer songwriter video - July 17, 2015

A little homemade tour memory...

new version of "live your life" by jd valerio - May 1, 2015

TRACK 7 BREWING CO ON MAY 9TH - April 23, 2015

If you are into 2nd Saturday, come on down to Track 7 Brewing Co. on May 9th from 6-8pm. I will be doing two hours of acoustic music.

JD Valerio Music Update - April 15, 2015

Spring is in the air. I love it. Life seems to be lighter and brighter this time of the year.

I am also excited about the upcoming release of my new CD (but that is still a few months out). 

I have pulled back from doing a lot of shows, but will start to play more as we get into 2015. For now my next show is Sat June 13th. 11:30am-12:45pm at the Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento. 

Here is a rough draft of one of the songs going on my new CD. My wife, Christa, helped me write this one.

Flyer For Songwriter Showcase Thursday April 9th - April 7, 2015



Hi Friends, 

Thanks for visiting the website. Spring is in the air. It is time to do a show. Here are the details. 

Thursday April 9th – Singer Songwriter Show Case


This is a free show.

8:30pm-9pm David Atencio

9:00pm – 9:30pm Juliet Gobert

9:30pm – 10pm Jackson Griffith

10:00pm – 10:30pm JD Valerio



1217 21st St.

Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 440-0401

October 9th Fundraiser for Joshua Jerue in Sacramento - October 1, 2014

Thursday October 9th. Please join us! Starlite Lounge at 7pm in Sacramento (1517 21st street)

We are putting together an evening of acoustical magic to benefit our friend Joshua Jerue! Joshua just recently underwent two surgeries to remove an orange sized tumor from his brain. The good news is he is recovering well and will likely be able to join us at this event and share his story and his music with all of us!

This is a fundraiser for Joshua! Give freely from your heart! ♥ Advanced tickets are on sale now for $20 which will include spaghetti dinner and a copy of Joshua's CD "Higher Ground".
Link to buy advance tickets:

For those who choose not to have dinner it will be a $10 "suggested donation"...which will also include a CD... BUT, we will not turn anyone away who cannot afford to donate. Everyone is welcome!
Love and Blessings BE ♥ ♥ ♥

Artists Performing:
Cindy Strange 7:00pm
JD Valerio Music 7:25pm
Jenn Rogar 7:50pm
LadyBird & The Unknown Universe 8:15pm
Brian Jennings 8:40pm
Joe Kye 9:05pm
Xochitl Hermosillo 9:30pm 
Dan Cioper 9:55pm
Mac Russ 10:20pm
Hans Eberbach 10:45pm
Todd Morgan 11:05pm
Alex Vincent 11:30pm

Joshua Jerue (Special guest performance)

Other artists:
There will be an open jam to close out the night!
Bring your instruments if you wish to perform a song or two or sit in with others! Let's jam and have some fun! :-)

JD Valerio Playing a 2 Hour Set in Elk Grove on Friday June 13th! - June 10, 2014

I am playing a show. Here are the details:
Songwriter Showcase at The Sporty (Elk Grove Sports Bar and Grill)!
This Friday! June 13th. Free Show. I will play a 2 hour set from 7pm-9pm. 
9661 Elk Grove Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624 (PH) is 916-685-6103

Another Singer Songwriter Farmers Market in Sacramento - May 30, 2014


This Saturday May 31st I will be playing an hour set, free to the public at the Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento. Music will be happening all morning while folks shop for fresh yummy food. Come on down! I go on at 11:30am.
35th and 5th Ave. Sacramento,CA 95817

This Saturday May 31st I will be playing an hour set, free to the public at the Oak Park Farmers Market in Sacramento. Music will be happening all morning while folks shop for fresh yummy food. Come on down! I go on at 11:30am.35th and 5th Ave. Sacramento,CA 95817


2 Hour Set in February! Singer - Songwriter Sacramento - January 31, 2014

Well.. . . I have been slaving away with Adrian at Sky Recordings on my new record. Should be done soon. This has been a long project and I haven't had many shows lately. I am supper stoked to be playing next month at the Pine Cove. I have some energy to let out!

Here are the details....

Sunday February 16th – 2 hour set!
9pm - 11pm
Pine Cove
502 29th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
No Cover, 21+

canceled in roseville -almond tree - December 3, 2013

There will be no shows at the Almond Tree in Roseville this month. Sorry for the last minute notice.

Eric and I were slated to play there again tonight, but they had to cancel last minute :(. 

JD Valerio and Eric on Tuesday Nights at the Almond Tree in Roseville California - November 21, 2013

Howdy Music Friends,

I hope the Autumn is treating you well. I personally am getting excited for family time on Thanksgiving and Christmas.


For the next four weeks I will be doing a 3 hour show at the Almond Tree in Roseville, CA. These shows are free and for ages 21 and over. I will be joined by my friend Eric Maxwell on drums. The music will include covers of John Denver, The Killers, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, and a bunch of others. I will also be playing a ton of my original tunes. The fun thing about these shows is that the Eric and I will be jamming and making up songs on the spot. The last time we were at the Almond Tree I asked the listeners for a topic and ended up singing a fun made up song about doing dishes. The made up songs may be funny or serious, it just depends on the mood of the night.


If you are in the area, I hope you will come out sometime. Here are some details...


Address: 214 Harding Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678

Phone:(916) 782-5052


Tuesday November 26th 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Tuesday December 3rd 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Tuesday December 10th 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Tuesday December 17th 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Music in Roseville California - October 29, 2013

Tonight I am playing at a little bar here in Roseville with my drummer friend, Eric. We will be playing for 60 minutes tonight. We start at 8:30pm. Free.

Almond Tree Lounge
214 Harding Blvd  Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 782-5052

JD Valerio singing with the church band - September 6, 2013

This was fun last year:

We hold these truths... - August 28, 2013




50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech. His eloquent mantra of equality captured in the phrase, “let freedom ring” has rung through the decades inspiring further progress towards the goal of true equality. We still have far to go. My hope is that one day that the divides that we’ve developed as a human race will be completely destroyed. What can we do? We can make relationships with folks different than us. We can stand up for what’s right at work, in the family and in the church. In our heart is where all good things begin.

Four years ago, I sang in a little coffee shop in Minneapolis, MN. The entire show was recorded. My friend, Jennifer Levenhaggen played violin while I sang and played guitar. This song, Across Divides is one of my songs that I wrote in hopes to build on the dream of Dr. King’s speech given half a century ago. The photos in the video are from my travels to Egypt, Brazil and other places. The pictures are me messing around J. I’ve also included a link to the song, Gold, which my wife and I wrote. It is along the same lines.  Enjoy and celebrate diversity.

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