Sac Has Talent_Logo_2015What:  3rd Annual “Sacramento Has Talent” televised stage show benefiting Access Sacramento

When:  Thursday, April 2, 2015  7pm

Tickets Available now: CLICK HERE

Where:  Historic Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Benefits: Non-profit cable, radio and internet broadcaster Access Sacramento and its youth media journalism training program AccessLocal.TV

Pre-Event Prelude Concert:  6:15-6:45 pm at Cesar Chavez Park, 10th Street and I, Sacramento.  University of California, Davis Marching Band music rally before a one-block march to The Crest.

Tickets:  $25 General Admission at the Crest Theatre Box office or on-line from

Twelve local performing acts compete for prize money and bragging rights April 2 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre in the third annual “Sacramento Has Talent” fund raiser benefiting the long time non-profit cable, internet and radio broadcaster Access Sacramento.

For the third year, Access Sacramento’s talent scouts bring an amazing mix of the region’s best performers out for one star-packed show. They knock it out of the park again with an eclectic talent mix from belly dancing to comedy.

The Sammie-nominated performers Joe Kye and Element Brass Band may be the most known of the 12 performers, but it’s a cast promises to make it impossible to leave your seat once the show starts. Emcee from HGTV’s “Landscape Smart” Ahmed Hassan hosts the show.

A panel of celebrity judges plus the audience’s phone-text votes will determine the winners.  The on-stage judges are TBD Festival organizer Michael Hargis, Sacramento Ballerina Alexandra Cunningham and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Executive Director Shelly Willis.  Competitors win $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $100 for third place.

Sample VIDEO of the performers can be seen HERE.


Comedian Jason AndersonJason Anderson, Comedian, can be seen weekly in Sacramento at The Ooley Theater, every other Friday at the StudioOMG Showcase, or if you tune into HBO April 12th you can catch him during the season premiere of Silicon Valley.

Poet Salvin Chahal


Salvin Chahal, Poet, offers the next evolution of storytelling through rhyme.  His intense delivery and raw self-exploration makes him a strong voice for Generation Y in performances from Sacramento to Toronto.

Comedian JR De GuzmanJR De Guzman, Comedian, seamlessly blends music and comedy with funny songs and one-liners that send audiences into fits of laughter across America, Canada and Europe.

Element Brass Band - McClatchy


Element Brass Band, New Orleans jazz, successfully brings the traditional sounds in new ways to audiences around the West. Picture the New Orleans style Mardi gras parade jazz band strutting and dancing with parasols to get a sense of the  “Second Line” Brass Band sound.

Aerialist Jenna ElkingtonJenna Elkington, Aerial Acrobatics, is  yoga instructor by trade, and takes her skills with silk strands ABOVE the stage in both performances, workshops and training as part of the group eLUVate.


Singer Shayanti Ghoshal1

Shayanti Goshal, R&B Vocalist, is a 16-year-old from Oakmont High School, whose blend of classical Indian music training brings an inspired sound whether she’s singing in English, Hindi, Bengali or Spanish.

Here's To The Kids BandHere’s to the Kids, Local Youth Rock Band, was one of the winners in Skip’s Music “Stairway to Stardom” Band competition last summer. The four musicians are still performing original music with a blend of strong vocals and unique musical stylings.

Joe Kye_1Joe Kye, Joseph in the Well Band Leader, Singer-Songwriter, has been performing locally for years and performs primarily with violin. Originally from Seoul, Korea, he has studied music at Yale University and provides a mix of original compositions, with a new EP planned for release at Harlow’s in Sacramento in May.

Singer Cheyenne Lowden

Cheyenne Lowden, Vocalist, was the top performer selected in Access Sacramento Open Audition during February.  Her soulful performance gained the judges praise and makes her one of Sacramento’s new talent discoveries.

Hooper Kimberly MarieKimberly Marie, Hula-Hoop dancer, has performed internationally as both a Hula-Hoop dancer and fire dancer.  She teaches her craft locally and is known for her delightful stage presence that always leaves audiences with a smile.

Malalo Ryan Belly DanceMalalo Ryan, Belly Dancer and choreographer, performs at Rocklin’s Show Down Theater and coordinates the monthly imrov comedy show “Belly Laughs.” She does a fusion style belly dance with elements of circus-style contortion.



Saayan Verma

Saayan Verma

Saayan and Sarina Verma, Ethnic Hip-Hop Dancers, enter the show after taking second place in Access Sacramento’s Open Audition in February.

Sarina Verma

Sarina Verma

Bringing a blend of ethnic tradition and Hip Hop, their combined efforts of dance precision and youthful energy and enthusiasm make them a delight to behold.

Tickets to “Sacramento Has Talent” are available from the Crest Theatre box office and on-line.