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Who We Are

The Sacramento Blues Society (SBS) is a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit organization formed to preserve and promote blues music as an art form.


The Sacramento Blues Society was founded in 1979 and is one of the oldest blues societies in California. The SBS has kept the blues tradition alive in the Sacramento area by promoting the local blues music scene, bringing international renowned artists to the region, and is an affilliated member of The Blues Foundation. We provide educational opportunities for young people with our “Blues In The Schools” program.

Board Officers:

Brandon Bentz – President

Renee Erickson – Vice President

Barbara Katen – Secretary

Kristen Dahl- Treasurer

Board Members at Large:

Sally Katen

Rick Clemens

Art Quinn

Cari Chenkin


Committee Chairs:

Cari Chenkin/ Jan Kelley – Newsletter

Lisa Phenix/David  Alcock – Blues in the Schools (BITS)

Sally Katen – Hall of Fame

Willie Brown – Blues News

Linda McShane – Membership

David Alcock – Webmaster, Social Media ~

Richard Clemens – Volunteer Coordinator


Board of Directors Meetings:

Our next Board meeting is scheduled for November 13th  at Mimi’s Café, 2029 Alta Arden Expressway, Sacramento, 7-8:30 pm.


Blues in the Schools (BITS)

BITS committee meetings a held at the end of each month – Contact Lisa Phenix for location