Erica Ambrin & The Eclectic Soul Project

This week’s episode of Crest Sacramento Basement Session features Erica Ambrin and The Eclectic Soul Project.
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Erica Ambrin is a singer/songwriter from Northern California who captivates the audience with her soulful voice and dynamic style. She has shared the stage with Nappy Roots, The Wailers, Martin Luther, Anuhea, and was a contestant on American Idol.

Erica has performed throughout California and Maui including venues such as San Francisco Pride, Sacramento Pride, Lagunitas, Reggae on the River, Holy Diver, Harlow’s, Shady Lady, Oak Park Brewing Company, and The Russ Room.

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Tig Notaro – CANCELED

We are sorry to inform you Tig Notaro is canceled due to the impacts of COVID-19.

We apologize for this inconvenience; the entertainment industry is going through hard times of unprecedented scale. The Crest Theatre has been closed since March 16th, 2020 due to COVID-19 mandated closures and gathering restrictions. We know that you are disappointed about this shows cancelation and might be looking for a refund. We believe that public health and safety come first and we humbly ask at this time if you would please consider exchanging the cost of your tickets for a voucher worth 125% towards a future show at the Crest Sacramento. We understand that everyone’s financial situations are different in these unprecedented times and that a refund may be necessary for you.

Please kindly take a look at the list of options available and tell us about your preference before October 21st, 2020.

To proceed, please confirm your ticket order by clicking the button below. You will be redirected to the Eventbrite website.

Crest Sacramento Needs Your Help

The Crest Sacramento needs your help. This past week we were vandalized. Our security gate has been broken, and our front doors were shattered. We have also had some minor graffiti on the outside of the building. Your generous donations will assist with these repairs and some general maintenance that the Crest Sacramento desperately needs. We would typically be able to afford these unexpected expenditures but have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.








Crest Helps Found The California Capitol Venue Coalition

The California Capitol Venue Coalition is the unification of Sacramento’s independent entertainment venues to advocate for the city’s brick-and-mortar establishments that are the foundation of its local creative economy. We serve to ensure, strengthen, and cultivate Sacramento’s current momentum in its arts and cultural growth that represents the city’s identity as California’s Capitol. We have come together to save the live music industry in Sacramento in this time of crisis and to fight for its place in the community from here on out.


The CCVC is comprised of the following venues: Harlow’s & The Starlet RoomThe Torch ClubCafé ColonialThe ColonyCrest TheatreSTAB! Comedy TheaterThe Boardwalk, and Laughs Unlimited all in the name of strengthening the live entertainment industry in Sacramento.

We have taken note of and influence from similar, successful organizations around the country like the Chicago Independent Venue League, the Colorado Music Collective, and the Red River Cultural District in Austin that have brought focus to the live music industry and their positive effect on their respective local communities.

Arts and Entertainment have long been a staple of the Sacramento community and economy, but the venues and promoters who facilitate and host said entertainment tend to get left behind when local lawmakers want to boost the city’s small businesses and creative economy. We feel that we have been an afterthought in favor of outdoor festivals that are put on by outside interests and organizations that do not have Sacramento’s entertainment community at heart.

Outdoor festivals over a summer weekend have their place but are not sustainable in the long term. A number of music and comedy venues within the city’s limits have been in

business for decades, serving the community at large with the opportunity to experience some of the best artistic talents this country has ever seen. When it came time for arts funding to be allocated to garner a truly Sacramento scene of music, theater, comedy, and the like, the venues were left out of the equation.

Those outdoor festivals with the big names may look good on a website to potential residents, but leaving out brick-and-mortar venues is leaving out the heart of the live arts community.

Numerous studies have shown that these brick-and-mortar venues have an extraordinary impact on local economies. The 2017 Arts and Culture Production Satellite Account reported that arts and culture contributed $877.8 billion to the national economy in that year. One recent impact report out of Chicago found that for every $1 spent on a concert ticket equated to $12 spent in the local economy. New York City music venues are reported to annually contribute an average of $500 million to the NYC economy.

Fostering the growth of live entertainment in Sacramento by way of support of locally-owned brick-and-mortar venues can be a vital part of our city’s economic growth as well as nurturing our city’s culture.

Sacramento may not be the biggest market for live entertainment, but it is certainly growing. Our city’s population is growing faster than all but one major city in the state. We will soon have many more neighbors and having Sacramento’s identity through arts, culture, and community at the forefront will keep what makes our city great important for the people who call this place home.  Supporting the city’s existing entertainment purveyors now will only help Sacramento’s culture strengthen as we move forward, which will only benefit the local economy for years to come.



To our supporters and friends,

The covid-19 pandemic has affected every facet of American life. The entertainment sector is getting clobbered, and we are no different. As you can imagine, the cancellation, or postponement, of dozens of events is going to dramatically affect our business and the lives of our employees.

The Coronavirus outbreak has been reclassified as a pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom announced an updated policy to suspend gatherings of 50 people or larger, and experts now agree that the best way to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect our public health is to avoid events and gatherings. With the safety of our community as our utmost concern, we are postponing all concerts, classes, and public events through April 1st, effective immediately.

Our goal is to reschedule as many of these events as possible; if you are a ticketholder for an event happening during this timeframe, we will be in further communication with you if we have not been already.

We look forward to seeing you all down the road.

Thank you,

Robert Alvis

Crest Sacramento, General Manager