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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 award-winning “Blues In The Schools” program.

Board Officers:

Sally Katen – President –

Barbara Katen – Vice President –

Doug Pringle – Secretary –

Rich Gormley – Treasurer –

Rex Smith – Parliamentarian –

Board Members at Large:

Cari Chenkin
Chris Clark
Renee Erikson
Jeff Herzog
Dana Moret
Rick Snyder

Committee Chairs:

Cari Chenkin/Jan Kelley – Newsletter –

Rick Snyder/Jeff Herzog – Blues in the Schools (BITS) –

Sally Katen – Hall of Fame –

Linda McShane – Membership –

TBA – IBC (International Blues Challenge) –

Mindy Giles – Events/Media –

Rick Snyder – Rico’s Blues News –


Social Media:
 Mindy Giles, Rick Snyder
Board of Directors Meetings:
Our board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.  RSVP by emailing Doug Pringle at

Blues in the Schools (BITS)

BITS committee meetings a held at the end of each month, Contact Rick Snyder for location at