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Sacramento Blues Society

Blues in the Schools


“Out of the Box”

Community Music Festival

Oct 8th, 2016

Art * Life * Unity

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(Sacramento, CA) A one day outdoor immersive family event featuring national, regional and local roots and blues music artists as well as students from the Sacramento Blues In The Schools programs is happening on

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

The Sacramento Horsemen’s Club & Grounds 3200 Longview Dr.

Sacramento, CA  95821 Gates: Noon


The Ray Charles Project with special legendary guest singer Linda Tillery (Bay Area) Café R&B ( Los Angeles)

James Harman and Friends (Alabama & Los Angeles)

Island of Black and White (Sacramento)

The Zach Waters Band- Sacramento BITS Blues Contest Winner (Sacramento)

Gayiel Von, Emcee (Sacramento)

Bios on all music performers here:

Public info #   916-202-5075

Presented by the Sacramento Blues Society/Blues in the Schools program and produced by Swell

Productions, this inaugural music festival will present some of the greats in the blues and roots music genres.

There will be music-related workshops, inter-active art installations, food & craft beer/wine at the

Sacramento Horsemen’s Clubhouse and Grounds –” a little bit of country in the city!”  The Sacramento Blues Society is partnering with other non-profit youth organizations and community service providers to bring opportunities, (practical and creative) that might not otherwise be available to youth and families of the Sacramento area.   More info here:

“Blues In The Schools is all about opening ears, opening eyes and opening hearts” says Liz Walker, BITS chair person. “Giving students an opportunity to find their own innate talents builds a capacity for self determination and individual expression, which then grows into community building. We are expecting 800-1000 happy attendees experiencing something out of their box. The ticket price is extremely family friendly – only $10!”

Also on site will be representatives from state & community services, such as: public safety, apprenticeship programs, volunteer opportunities & anti-bullying/suicide prevention resources.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate in all the experiences available to win prizes by having their “passports” stamped at each installation.

Amazing low price. Bring the family!   Tix: $10 per person Gates @ Noon. Ends at 10 pm. All ages. Plenty of onsite $5 parking. Bring low-back chairs. No outside food or drink.


All performing artist bios, photos and Festival FAQ details:

MEDIA: For Festival info, music info/interviews:

Mindy Giles

(916) 447-6508 @ Swell Productions

For Festival sponsorship opportunities please contact Liz Walker:


For vendor applications, please contact Sharon Allen:

















The Ray Charles Project

Cafe R&B


James Harman

Island of Black & White



Blues in the Schools Supporters & Sponsors

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