The Sun Kings — considered one of the premier Beatles tribute bands — will open the 2021-2022 Ripon Arts League concert series on Thursday, Sept. 30.
The non-profit group is staging five concerts at the Ripon High multi-use building, 301 N. Acacia Ave., Ripon All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. They are open seating.
Membership fees start at $40 for adults and $10 per child. Membership allows you to attend all five concerts. You can download the online form at RiponArts.org and mail it to Ripon Arts League, P.O. Box 134, Ripon, CA, 95336. Membership information is also available by contacting Louise Spurgeon at (209) 838-2841.
The next concert is The Shelley, Bill & Eddie Show, set for Thursday, Nov. 4. The trio performs Dixieland, swing and a variety of music with a healthy dose of humor. Disney/jazz festival pros Bill Dendle and Eddie Erickson team with Shelley Burns from Avalon Swing on vocals. Erickson is a 2020 inductee in the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame.
The group that was part of the annual Sacramento Jazz Jubilee will perform Dixieland, jazz, swing, virtuoso banjo numbers, novelty tunes, rock and roll from the 1950s, sing-a-longs, and country-western.