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the Santa Barbara Blues Society’s 41st Birthday Show!
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Sugaray Rayford and His Seven-Piece Band

Opening band: Santa Barbara’s own youth blues band
East Valley Road

The Santa Barbara Blues Society, the oldest existing U.S. blues society, will celebrate its 41st. birthday with a gala show on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

Featured performers will be dynamic singer Sugaray Rayford and his seven-piece band. Sugaray has been nominated for eight Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation, including B.B. King Entertainer of the Year for the last four years in a row. Former singer for the acclaimed Mannish Boys, he has led his own band since 2010. His last appearance for the SBBS, four years ago, drew a large crowd that filled the dance floor and sent him off with a standing ovation.

Learn more about Sugaray Rayford.

Opening act will be Santa Barbara’s own youth blues band East Valley Road, recently back from representing the SBBS at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase.

Doors open at 7:00 PM; East Valley Road will play from 7:15 to 7:45 PM; Sugaray and band will play two long sets, starting at 8:00 PM, with an intermission.

Tickets will be available here on our website and beginning in mid-February at Jensen’s Music and Instrumental Music in Santa Barbara. For discount tickets for groups of 5 or more, or for questions, leave name and number at (805) 722-8155.


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The Santa Barbara Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating and preserving Americas unique musical contribution to the world – the Blues. We are the oldest blues society in the United States. We present concerts every other month that feature all types of blues musicians giving them a venue to utilize their talent. The Blues Society also gives yearly scholarships to students in the Santa Barbara area so they can pursue their education in this important style of music.

We are constantly seeking volunteers to assist us in this endeavor. If you are interested please contact us or call us at (805) 886-9862.

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