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 http://www.crestsacramento.com/event/793293-sacramento-has-talent-sacramento/
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.
Jason 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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
Kimberly 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 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 and Sarina Verma, Ethnic Hip-Hop Dancers, enter the show after taking second place in Access Sacramento’s Open Audition in February.
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.