Santa Barbara Blues Society Presents An All-Star Benefit!

Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Blues Society Presents An All-Star Benefit! The oldest existing U.S. blues society (founded March 1977), the Santa Barbara Blues Society (SBBS) will present a gala all-star party at the Carrillo Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St., at 8 PM on Saturday, September 6.

Anchored by the lauded Ventura band Hot Roux, the show will feature the appearance of some of Santa Barbara's (and the nation's!) favorite blues artists in a benefit for the SBBS. Scheduled to perform are: Kim Wilson, who was known as Goleta Slim when growing up in the S.B. area, and who has attained international acclaim since founding The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has won countless awards for his harmonica playing and showmanship;

Roach and Byl, founders and mainstays of Café R&B, one of S.B.'s all-time favorite bands (and now S.B. residents!);

James Harman, highly praised singer, song writer, and harmonica player, winner of two coveted Blues Music Awards this year from the Blues Foundation;

Carl Sonny Leyland, generally acknowledged to be one of the best rockabilly and boogie woogie pianists on the planet, plus surprise guests.

Doors open at 7 PM, music starts at 8 PM. There will be free BBQ snacks and a large dance floor. Call (805) 722-8155 or go to for further information.

Santa Barbara Blues Society needs help! They are one of the oldest blues societies in history, so let’s all roll up our sleeves and help them through a tight spot. Saturday, September 6th they are gonna pitch a Wang-dang-doddle, of a large th’owdown show/dance at TBA featuring Hot Roux, Jerry McWorter’s band (Y’all know Jerry & Jan from Hi Hat Entertainment, they put on all those great shows in Ventura at Yolie’s!) There will be special guest performers including Kim Wilson, James Harman and Carl Sonny Leyland on this very special night of R&B, New Orleans and BLUES entertainment. The show starts at 8PM will be held at Carrillo Recreation Center n Santa Barbara, California.