Santa Barbara Blues Society presents

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats

Santa Barbara Blues Society presents

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats

November 18, 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

Opening: The Lenny Kerley Duo blues classics

The SBBS welcomes Singer/songwriter/harmonica player Rick Estrin, who has been called a combination of jive-talking carnival side-show hustler and world class musician is the most colorful and entertaining showman around. Dressed in forties hipster-style sharkskin suits, white shoes, and hair in a pompadour, he and his band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats have just released their latest album, Contemporary. This studio album (their fourth) delivers twelve foot-stomping wise-cracking contemporary songs, a combination of rockabilly, jazz, blues, rock, and big band swing.
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats tour non-stop and receive standing ovations wherever they play.

Our show will start with the Lenny Kerley Duo will rock blues classics.

General admission tickets are $35; VIP tickets in front of the stage $45.
SBBS members and one companion with them get a $5 discount.
Santa Barbara Jazz Society members and one companion are entitled to a $5 discount through our reciprocal agreement.

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

REMINDER: The Carrillo Recreation Center is a no-smoking/no-vaping venue inside or on the patio.

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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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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