Our rich and diverse creative community makes Sacramento special
The second edition of Sacramento’s Dîner en Blanc was a truly magical evening and we extend a huge thank to the performers, artists, musicians and dancers for once again making the evening one of the most unforgettable nights Sacramento has seen.
The magic of the evening was enhanced by a showcase of fabulous Sacramento talent from the lighted #DEB hashtag constructed by Hacker Lab to the Element Brass Band who guided guests to the secret venue; from the amazing dancers, singers, and performers of the Brazilian Center, B Street Theater Troupe, Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, soloist Angelica Whaley and the duets from The Capital Dance Project; and culminating with Take 2, who gave us all the hits that had people boogying until the night ended!
Your event Hosts are delighted to feature the best of what Sacramento has to offer every year as part of the Dîner en Blanc experience. If you have suggestions for next year please let us know, and in the meantime please support the artists you saw by following them on social media, booking them or catching a performance sometime soon!
Chers amis, until next year!
Your Dîner en Blanc - Sacramento Host Team
Christine Ault, Tre Borden, Maritza Davis, Bobbin Mulvaney, Michelle Odell and Libby Siino
For photos or to comment, and to follow next year's event details and announcements.
ARTISTS AND ENTERTAINMENT PROFILES
#DEB LED Signage
Artist: Dan Tran - Artist and Architect
Fabrication: Hacker Lab, 1715 I Street Sacramento, CA 95811
A coworking and makerspace where you can learn skills, meet people, and create something great!
Element Brass Band
Second line music is most common in New Orleans, but with the efforts of groups like the Element Brass Band, second line is reaching appreciative audiences well beyond its traditional boundaries. Second line music is being played both nationally and internationally. Element Brass Band is the premier brass band in Sacramento, CA and one of the few authentic second line bands on the West Coast! EBB have toured New York, Atlanta, and New Orleans and performed at many, many clubs including The Fillmore, The New Parish, Club Amnesia, the Boom Boom Room, Ace Of Spades, the Starlight Lounge, the Shady Lady Saloon. Element has opened for the likes of Giza (Wu-Tang Clan), Blackalicious, Andy Frasco, The California Honeydrops, Turkuaz and many others.
The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange of Sacramento
The Cultural Exchange of America: Brazilian Center is a grassroots, non-profit (501) c (3) organization that proactively assists at risk children and provides assistance in helping individuals, families, and the community by means of our cultural awareness, humanitarian and educational programs. Our organization is funded by our store, personal donations, classes, facility rental, fundraising, and performing arts events. We are seeking private and corporate donations so that we can further develop programs to meet the needs of people in the community. community involvement on the front line is the key to a better america.
Opera Soloist Angelica Whaley
Angelica Whaley (soprano) has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in Music: Vocal Performance. Growing up in Sacramento, CA, she began performing at a young age and carried it through her life and education. Angelica has toured around the world as a featured soloist singing in the USA, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Throughout high school and college, she was an active member of Jazz Choir, Chamber/Glee Choirs, A Cappella, Theatre, and various recital series. Angelica has been awarded in San Francisco Chapter of the National Teaching Association (NATS) Festival for Best in Musical Theatre and Aria/Art Song in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Known for her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for singing, she hopes you enjoy her posts, performances, and updates including music with everything from Puccini to Sam Smith!
Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus
The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus was founded in 1984 as a singing group that aimed to foster a sense of community and provide support for gays and lesbians in the Sacramento area. Over the past 30 years, through musical performance and outreach programs, the chorus has grown to become an integral part of the Sacramento music community, as well as a voice for the gay and lesbian community in the greater Sacramento area. With that voice, SGMC has confronted intolerance and bigotry by providing a positive experience of the gay community. The chorus has grown to 70 members and is focused on both musical excellence and dynamic choralography.
B Street Theatre
For more than 25 years, B Street Theatre has been delighting audiences of all ages. Founded by actor Timothy Busfield in 1986 as Theatre for Children, Inc., the company’s first focus was a touring theatre company for children. The B Street Theatre School Tour (formerly known as Fantasy Theatre) was and continues to be extremely popular in the community— performing 12 times per week, 38 weeks a year. The School Tour has received critical acclaim by the media, educators and most importantly, the estimated 3.6 million California children (currently about 200,000 per year) who’ve attend performances. In 2018, B Street moves into their brand new, state-of-the-art-complex on Capitol Avenue.
2711 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Capital Dance Project
Launched in 2015, Capital Dance Project is an independent collective of professional dancers with a mission to uplift the spirit of the Sacramento community through the performing arts. CDP fulfills its mission by providing a platform for its artists to create world premiere works in collaboration with local artists and musicians, and by providing opportunities to engage and connect with the Sacramento community to make dance accessible to everyone. CDP represents the fulfillment of the dancers shared dream of creating a uniquely dancer-run company, harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit to create innovative programming, and provide employment to dancers from all over the world who call Sacramento home.
TK2 is a band that knocks you "on" your feet. This group is committed to supplying an action packed, full-throttle musical show for your event. This is an amazing 8-piece band that plays all genres of music and sound like the original artist who sang them. In addition to an astonishing group of musicians, TK2 offers amazing dancers that can be added to your event for an even more spectacular show and also offers a full 3 piece horn section. TK2 plays the top hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, to current chart toppers.
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