Rock and Radio Remembered: Legends of West Sacramento Rock “The Box”, Feb. 7

Community CenterOn Saturday, February 7th 2015 at 6pm West Side Presents and the West Sacramento Community Center host a celebration of the Sacramento area’s rock history with a reception for the opening of the exhibit, “Rock and Radio Remembered” featuring memorabilia from the Sacramento Rock and Radio Museum, in the Center’s Gallery 1075. Later that evening, at 8 pm, a collection of West Sacramento musicians and friends rock the Center’s upstairs Black Box Theater with a live performance.

The line-up includes Mick Martin, Lew Fratis, Mike McGowan, Cindy Tuttle, and friends. All are known working musicians as well as West Sacramento natives or long-term residents, representing the community’s ongoing contribution to the local music scene. In addition McGowan and Tuttle are former West Sacramento Mayors and McGowan the area’s former longtime county supervisor (but this event will be a different kind of song and dance!). A number of other local musicians will be making an appearance to join the party and celebration. People should come hungry and ready to party because food, local microbrews, and wine will be available for purchase.

Dennis Newhall (also a West Sac native) who curates the Sacramento Rock and Radio Museum will be organizing the memorabilia exhibit. The exhibit will be available for viewing through the month of February in Gallery 1075 at the West Sacramento Community Center located at 1075 West Capitol Avenue, across from West Sacramento City Hall.

The live show begins at 8pm and a $10 donation is requested to offset event production costs. Net proceeds will be donated to the City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation mobile stage acquisition fund. The event is being produced by West Side Presents in partnership with the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Sacramento Rock and Radio Museum.


West Side Presents (WSP) is a non-profit community based organization lead by a group of experienced event producers and performing artists with ties to West Sacramento. The goal of WSP is to produce cultural experiences to enhance the quality of life for West Sacramento residents and visitors. In the process WSP is interested in partnering to create presentation and fundraising opportunities for community organizations and business opportunities for local businesses. They are planning on producing a variety of benefit and commercial events at local public and private venues. If you are interested in volunteering or collaborating with West Side Presents please contact Rudy Martinez at 916-715-8067, martinezglass@comcast.net or Dave Harzoff at 916-371-0444 or dharzoff@sbcglobal.net .

The City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department provides a broad array of programs, parks, and facilities to enrich the lives of West Sacramento residents. Their work includes collaborating with local business and community interests to produce special entertainment and cultural events. The West Sacramento Community Center is a multi-use facility that includes an art gallery, a black box theater, and a number of multi-use activity rooms for exercise, meetings, and presentations with state of the art audio and visual capabilities. For more information on the Community Center or the Parks and Recreation Department please contact the Community Center at (916) 617-5320 or the Department at this web address http://www.westsacfun.org .

The Sacramento Rock and Radio Museum, celebrates the Sacramento Region’s rock and rock radio history from the 1960’s through the present. The museum’s collection has over 3,000 pieces including performance posters, recordings, artifacts, memorabilia, and other archived historical information. The museum actively collects historic and contemporary music memorabilia and is curated by Dennis Newhall. If you are interested in touring or renting the museum, donating memorabilia, or would like more information contact the museum at sacrockmuseum@gmail.com or http://www.sacrockmuseum.org/ . You can also attend the reception described above and talk directly to Dennis for more information.

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