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Los Lobos


Carrera Productions presents:



Friday, September 22, 2017

Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

Show time: 8:00 PM; Doors: 7:00 PM

Tickets: $57, $47, $35


“We’re a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it’s perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way.” So says Louie Perez, the “poet laureate” and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band’s new album, Gates of Gold.

The stories on Gates of Gold are snapshots of experiences that Perez and his band mates have had, based on where they are emotionally and how they respond to evolving life circumstances.  “We live out loud most of the time and share our life this way, but then there are more intrinsic things that happen, and our songs are part of the way we react to them. We sit down and basically tell people what has happened. We certainly didn’t start this project with aspirations to create the musical equivalent to great American literary works.”

After celebrating their 40th anniversary with the cleverly titled 2013 live album Disconnected In New York City, the hard working, constantly touring band – David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin – leaps headfirst into their fifth decade with an invitation to join them as they open fresh and exciting new Gates of Gold, their first full length studio album since 2010’s Tin Can Trust (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and second with Savoy/429 Records.

2017 Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

The Sacramento BLUES Society presents:

2017 Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

Sunday September 24, 2017

1:00 – 5:00 pm

Harlows – 2708 J St. Sacramento 95816


2017 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Bill Scholer

Fred “Deacon” Baker

Kenny “Obie Dee” Bancromphant

Stan Powell

Tim Wilbur

with a special HOF Induction for Jay Peterson presented by Charlie Baty and Rick Estrin



$15 General Public





$10 Current Sacramento Blues Society Members







2017 Hall of Fame AFTER-PARTY

2017 Sacramento Blues Society Hall of Fame AFTER-PARTY

Sunday September 24, 2017

6:00 pm

Torch Club – 904 15th St. Sacramento


Take me to the River LIVE

Carerra Productions presents:

Take Me To The River LIVE

A Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue

Featuring: Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush & William Bell

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

Show time: 8:00 PM; Doors: 7:00 PM

Tickets: $55, $45, $30

Take Me To The River is a live performance based on the award-winning film and record that brought together multiple generations of iconic Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians to record a historic new album that re-imagines the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis (Stax, Hi Records) in its heyday. This show features legends William Bell (2017 Grammy Winner), Bobby Rush (2017 Grammy winner), and Charlie Musselwhite (2014 Grammy Winner) sharing the stage to perform classics and new TMTTR collaborations. Backed by an all-star Memphis band, The Hi Rhythm Section and The Stax Academy Alumni Band with music director Boo Mitchell, plus Academy award-winner Frayser Boy and Al Kapone.

Robben Ford

Carerra Productions presents:

Robben Ford

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

Show time: 7:30 PM; Doors: 6:30 PM

Tickets: $45, $38, $30

Guitar virtuoso and five-time Grammy nominee Robben Ford’s latest album, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts and shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and stunning playing.

Guitar Player Magazine claims it “explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history.”

Robben has recorded more than 35 albums under his own name and with various bands. There’s also his session and sideman work, which included hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Larry Carlton, Brad Paisley, Gregg Allman, Phil Lesh and Rickie Lee Jones. Robben continues to tour heavily and teach master classes in the US and worldwide.

Manhattan Transfer

Carerra Productions presents:

The Manhattan Transfer

45-Year Anniversary Tour

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

Show time: 8:00 PM; Doors: 7:30 PM

Tickets: $60, $50, $35

Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s greatest and most innovative vocal groups. Winners of ten Grammy Awards, with millions of records sold worldwide, this amazing quartet is building upon the extraordinary legacy created by founder Tim Hauser who organized the four-part harmony group on October 1, 1972 in New York City.  Now consisting of Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor), Cheryl Bentyne (soprano), and newcomer Trist Curless (bass) who replaced Hauser following his passing on October 16, 2014, the group is proud to extend Hauser’s vision more than four decades later.

2017 Annual Member Party

The Sacramento BLUES Society presents:

2017 Annual Member Party

Featuring The Ben Rice Blues Band

Saturday December 2, 2017

7:00 pm

VFW Hall – 2784 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento


Ben Rice has been leaving huge impressions on audiences around the Northwest and winning awards for his vocals and guitar playing for the last seven years. In 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee he left the audience speechless with a raw emotional delivery of his version of “Key To The Highway.” His second consecutive trip to the International Blues Challenge he made the finals in the solo/duo category. Where he was awarded the St. Blues Guitarist award for best guitarist.

    His debut on the international stage in 2014, was a landmark step forward in his career from being a regional act playing primarily around the NW to a national and international touring artist. Captivating audiences and presenting himself as someone who has a lot of depth in the various soundscapes of American music. Ben is gaining fans all over the world who love his playing, singing, songs, and stage performance.

His original music blends Soul, Delta-Blues, Rockabilly, Jazz, and Funk into a Roots Stew. Influenced heavily by his parents record collection from Al Green to Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass to Marshall Tucker. Ben at a young age began investigating into Blues and it’s history. Starting with B.B. King and going through the various regions and time periods he is inspired and influenced by historical figures like Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Skip James to name a few. Ben spent his college years studying Jazz Guitar at the University of Oregon as well as classical music. Playing in the Celtic Folk ensemble and Mariachi group on campus. He has been well versed in a lot of musical styles that all contribute to the unique sound of his originals.

As a performer Ben looks to the greats for inspiration. Always striving to connect with the audience through his music and stories. He also has an interesting arsenal of guitars playing resophonic guitars and homemade cigar box guitars. More important than the visual appeal Ben has an amazing way of making these guitars sound, often bringing audiences to tears with his slide playing.

Ben Rice has been a growing talent in the NW,  winning awards for his singing, guitar work, writing, and performing. He is stepping into the national and international scene. Using his vast influences of American music to fuel his music and performance.

“He gets it…”

– Lloyd Jones




Lee Ritenour

Carrera Productions presents:

An Evening With Lee Ritenour

Friday, January 12, 2018

Harris Center for the Arts, Folsom

Show time: 8:00 PM; Doors: 7:00 PM

Tickets: $45, $35, $25

Growing up in L.A. in the 60’s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic.