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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:

Renee Erickson – President

Scott Willson – Vice President

Barbara Katen – Secretary

Kristen Dahl- Treasurer

Dave Alcock – Parliamentarian

Board Members at Large:

Sally Katen

Rick Clemens

Art Quinn

Cari Chenkin

Committee Chairs:

Cari Chenkin/ Jan Kelley – Newsletter

Dave Alcock – Blues in the Schools (BITS)

Sally Katen – Hall of Fame

Willie Brown – Blues News

Linda McShane – Membership

Jan Kelley – Events

Scott Willson – Webmaster, Social Media, Public Relations, Donor Gifts

Liz Walker – Volunteer Coordinator


Board of Directors Meetings:

Monthly Board of Directors meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month 7:00 p.m., at the following locations:

July 11, 2017    South Natomas Library, 2901 Truxel Rd. Sacramento

Aug 8, 2017     Arden Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave.  Sacramento

Sep 12, 2017    Arden Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave.  Sacramento

Oct 10, 2017    TBD

Nov 14, 2017    Arden Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave.  Sacramento

Dec 12, 2017    TBD


Blues in the Schools (BITS)

BITS committee meetings are held the Last Thursday of the month – 6pm – Contact Lisa Phenix for location