The West Coast Blues All-Stars

featuring Junior Watson, Terry Hanck & Fred Kaplan

Santa Barbara Blues Society presents


September 23, 2023 • Carrillo Recreation Center
100 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara
Main Doors – 7:00 PM • Opening Act – 7:15 PM • Main Act – 8:00 PM
Pre-sale ticket holders admitted – 6:45 PM at Ballroom Doors

The SBBS welcomes The West Coast Blues All-Stars, headlined by a trio of famed musicians. Pianist Fred Kaplan has appeared on innumerable albums as was an integral part of the Hollywood Fats Band, the Hollywood Blue Flames, and The Mannish Boys. Legendary guitarist Junior Watson was a member of The Mighty Flyers and Canned Heat and has played with Charlie Musselwhite, Big Mama Thornton, Kim Wilson, and many other blues greats. Saxophonist and singer Terry Hanck was in Elvin Bishop’s band for ten years and has won two Blues Music Awards as Best Horn Player of the Year.

Opening Solo Act:  Cameron Nichoson

Cameron Nichoson, founder and guitarist of local Blues band East Valley Road, has performed numerous times for the SBBS: as a solo opener; with East Valley Road; and as a guest performer with past headliners Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, and Sugaray Rayford. He has been a Life Member and supporter of the SBBS since he was 14 years old.

General admission tickets are $35; VIP tickets in front of the stage $45.
SBBS members and one companion with them get a $5 discount.

Memberships are available on the SBBS website and at the show. Beverages available for purchase, free snacks (while they last), an outdoor patio, and a large, spring-loaded dance floor!

For further information and for advance tickets with expedited admission, log onto For questions, leave name and phone number at (805) 668-6884.

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Support the SBBS at the Hotel Californian!

The Santa Barbara Blues Society has been selected by the parent company of the Hotel Californian as their quarterly non-profit beneficiary! We were chosen because we are a non-profit music organization and our values align with theirs. From now through September 30, 2023, a percentage of the price of selected offers and menu items will be donated to the SBBS. So, take your family and friends down to the Hotel Californian and patronize their various food, beverage, and spa venues.

Here is the list of items that benefit the SBBS and where they are being offered:

  • $2 of each Smoked Salmon Toast served during Brunch at the Goat Tree
  • $2 of each Creamy Orecchiette Pasta served during Dinner at the Goat Tree
  • $10 of each Riviera Reserve Tasting at The Society
  • $2 of each Puff, Puff, Pass cocktail at the Djinn Library Bar
  • $10 of each 60-minute Custom Massage at the Majorelle Spa
  • $4 of each Denver Steak at the Blackbird

 Thank you for supporting the Santa Barbara Blues Society and our local benefactor. ENJOY!

Local Blues Events

Fred Kaplan Trio in Ventura

September 22 @ 5:00 pm

Keb’ Mo’ at The Lobero

September 22 @ 7:30 pm

SBBS presents West Coast Blues All-Stars

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Sugarmill Slim at The Red Piano

September 25 @ 7:30 pm

See Events Calendar
for more info

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) 668-6884.

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