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Sacramento Blues Society hosts inaugural International Blues Music Day

Earl Thomas

The spirit of blues may be housed in the south, but the Sacramento Blues Society brings heart and soul right to your backyard. The SBS will celebrate the art of blues music at their inaugural International Blues Music Day on Saturday.

Founded in 1979, the SBS is one of the oldest blues societies in the United States. The society aims to support local blues musicians while keeping the tradition and legacy of blues music alive.

The International Blues Music Day, held on the outdoor stage at the Lions Gate Hotel, will feature four blues bands from across the country: the Candye Kane Band with Laura Chavez, Earl Thomas and the Blues Ambassadors, Cole Fonseca and the Phoenix Jubilee, and the Island of Black and White.

Candye Kane with Laura Chavez

Proceeds from ticket sales will help support the SBS’s trip to the International Blues Challenge in January. The IBC, put on by the Blues Foundation, brings blues musicians from around the world together to compete for various prizes and recognition in the industry. The last IBC featured 125 bands and 80 artists, and more are expected for the next challenge.

The crowd rocking out at a previous show

Tickets for SBS members are $25, and general admission is $30. Groups of four can purchase a VIP table for $150. Raffle tickets are also available from the website for $5. Tickets to the show can be purchased here

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