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The Center For The Arts Presents Steelin’ Dan: a Nevada County benefit for Music & Memory with opening support from The Rayos

Saturday, April 7th, 2018 8:00 PM The Marisa Funk Theater

  • $26 Member
  • $30 General public
  • Doors open at 7:00pm
  • Limited Theater Seating
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The Center for the Arts is accepting iPod donations on behalf of Music & Memory. Every iPod (of any style) gets reconditioned at the Music & Memory corporate office then sent to certified memory care communities to expand their program. Please bring your used iPods to the Center for the Arts at 314 W. Main Street during business hours, 12pm – 5pm, Tue. – Sat. iPods may also be donated during the Alive Inside and Steelin’ Dan event.

Steelin’ Dan is northern California’s award winning Steely Dan tribute band. Steelin’ Dan has been performing throughout California and Northern Nevada for over 12 years and has developed a large and enthusiastic fan base. The band has been critically acclaimed in the media and was awarded the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Sammies Award for Best Tribute Band by the readers of Sacramento News and Review and a Best of Sacramento Award by Sacramento Magazine.

This 10- piece group of seasoned musicians recreates the timeless music of Steely Dan in a way that is authentic and powerful. Members of Steelin’ Dan have performed with world class performers including Natalie Cole, Todd Rundgren, Cher, Lou Rawls, Bourgeois Tagg, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Harris and Hall and Oates.

From “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” to “Reelin’ In The Years” to “Do It Again”, Steelin’ Dan’s live performance takes the audience on a musical journey that inspires and entertains.

There are so-so tribute bands, and there are great tribute bands – the kind that makes sure every nuance and detail is dead-on. Steelin’ Dan is one such band.” –Sacramento Magazine


The Rayos

Lifelong musical artists Saul Rayo and Elena Rayo, Together they bring their open love for each other and their individual artistic talents to what is far more than a musical experience for their audiences. The music is both raw and refined, soulful and heady, and completely visceral. Saul will lay down a heavy acoustic groove and Elena plays a horn-like violin part against it, creating a kinetic tension that is clearly palpable; then the intense and political lyrics begin. On another song, Elena plays acoustic fingerpicked guitar, singing counterpoint, and Saul solos with his slide guitar. With their unique interwoven harmonies and arrangements they truly dance among the musical genres.


About the Benefit

Steelin’ Dan will donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit bringing the Music & Memory program to Nevada County memory care facilities. All sponsorship funds and donations collected at the Alive Inside screening on 3/18 and the Music & Memory Benefit Concert will be provided to the 501(c)3 non-profit TunesWork for the expansion of the Music & Memory program at memory care communities here in Nevada County. To learn more, or to sponsor this event email Forrest Reed at forresttreed@gmail.com

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TunesWork’s Mission is transforming lives through the power of music. We currently advocate, support, fund and sustain the use of music as medicine in local facilities.

TunesWork’s Vision is to fund increased access to therapeutic music programs for all ages, all reasons and all life, including residents in senior centers, hospitals, patients in palliative and hospice care, rehabilitation, bereavement, and veterinary programs. Together we change lives through the power of music. Music is good medicine.


MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.

We train nursing home staff, elder care professionals, and family caregivers on how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, and dementia to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.

By providing access and education, and by creating a network of MUSIC & MEMORY℠ Certified organizations, we aim to make this form of personalized therapeutic music a standard of care throughout the healthcare industry. For more information go to: www.musicandmemory.org

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