Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

My grandmother, who taught first grade for over 35 years in Sacramento, got me a gift when I graduated high school. It was Dr. Suess’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go. I recently revisited that book after a year unlike any other and one there was no way of forecasting. Here is an update of where we’ve been and where we are going.

When we took over operations of the Crest in November 2019, there was no way of knowing what would happen next. We were in business for 4 ½ months before being shut down due to Covid-19. Now, in the last 11 months, we have been open for 10 days, and in those 10 days, we were able to run at 10% capacity. Needless to say, this wasn’t part of the plan.

This has put a tremendous strain on our business as government help has been slow and inadequate. Through various grants, we have secured enough money to pay for roughly four months of expenses. We secured a loan that paid for a couple more. We used all our savings for a couple more.

We had to lay off all our staff, and my partner and I have both taken other jobs to help make it through to the end of the Covid lockdowns. We hope to start generating enough revenue in the spring to start bringing employees back as we slowly reopen with suppressed capacity. California’s tier system will continue to be in place for several more months, perhaps through the end of 2021.

We are doing everything we can to be in a position to reopen when the time comes, but we still have a long ways to go, and we can’t do it without you.

What can you do to help?

You can donate to our GoFundME campaign here: https://bit.ly/3aVVBIL

You can view a virtual screening like this one: https://watch.eventive.org/twoofus/play/6019c36ffe135d006af08c7e

You can order a mask here: https://www.crestsacramento.com/events/crestfacemask/

All the money raised through these avenues help to pay for rent, utilities, and other bills we need to pay to keep our licenses current.

We have rescheduled shows up to four times and many will be on the move again before they ultimately take place. Again, this is not the way we envisioned it, but we stay optimistic that part of 2021 and all of 2022 are tremendous as people look for entertainment they missed out on for more than a year.

If you have tickets to a show that was postponed indefinitely, please hang tight. We are working with artists, agents, and other venues to get those shows rescheduled and rerouted. Many artists are waiting on rescheduling until they have a better idea of what the summer and fall of 2021 might look like, and what venues will, or won’t, reopen before finalizing their dates. Once the show has a new confirmed date, we will email all ticket holders, and your tickets automatically transfer to the new date.

If you had tickets to a show that was canceled outright, please hang tight. We are still working to get to all of you. We have serviced over 30,000 customers, and are working to get to the rest of you.

Cheers,

Robert

In the meantime, check out one of our Basement Sessions here:

Adrian Bellue

This week’s episode of Crest Sacramento Basement Session features world renowned “String Slinger” and Sacramento’s own Adrian Bellue.

Adrian is an international performing and recording artist that utilizes unique fingerstyle techniques with the acoustic guitar to compose progressive music reminiscent of an entire band. Having recorded his second solo album with acclaimed guitarist and producer Antoine Dufour in Montreal, Adrian inspires audiences around the world with his captivating and dynamic performances. Now having released his third album, Adrian debuts his new double-disc with CandyRat Records, recorded and produced by Antoine Dufour, featuring solo acoustic fingerstyle and his new trio on a second disc.

Follow Adrian online at:

Website: adrianbellue.com

Facebook: facebook.com/adrianbellue

Instagram: instagram.com/adrianbellue

YouTube: youtube.com/c/AdrianBellue

Twitter: twitter.com/AdrianBellue

Halloween Creature Double Feature – Anime Aliens & Slamtaro

 

Crest Sacramento Basement Session presents a Halloween Creature Double Feature with Anime Aliens & Slamtaro!

Enjoy this avant-garde Halloween musical extravaganza, welcome to the witching hour.

Follow Anime Aliens:

Website: animealiens.bandcamp.com

Facebook: facebook.com/animealiens

Instagram: instagram.com/animealienssac

 

Follow Slamtaro:

Website: slamtaro.bandcamp.com

DOG PARTY

This weeks episode of Crest Sacramento Basement Session features Dog Party
Brought to you by Coin-Op Sacramento & Vampire Penguin K

Dog Party is an American band from Sacramento, California. The band consists of sisters Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles. Their debut album, Dog Party was released in 2009, followed by P.A.R.T.Y in 2011, Lost Control in 2013, Vol.4 in 2015, Til You’re Mine in 2016 and Hit & Run in 2018. In 2016 the band opened for Green Day during the North American leg of their Revolution Radio tour.

 

Follow Dog Party online at:

Website: dogpartylive.com

Facebook: facebook.com/dogpartylive

Instagram: instagram.com/dogparty

Bandcamp: dogparty.bandcamp.com

Erica Ambrin & The Eclectic Soul Project

This week’s episode of Crest Sacramento Basement Session features Erica Ambrin and The Eclectic Soul Project.
Brought to you by Capitol Books

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.

Follow Erica online at:
Website: ericaambrin.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Ericathesongbird
Instagram: instagram.com/erica_ambrin
itunes: itunes.apple.com/artist/erica-ambrin/454252196

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO OUR GOFUNDME