Welcome To

Santa Clarita Valley's

Home of the Blues


We are waiting on the IBC to expand on their statement:


After consulting with our IBC partners including hospitality vendors,

event venues, and merchants; as well as with the University of Tennessee

Health Sciences Department, similar organizations, and members of our

blues community, the decision was made to postpone IBC until later in 2022.





The Covid "Omicron" surge has many



As the January 2022 IBC competition

has been postponed we believe that in

order to protect our members, guests

and the American Legion personnel,

the Blues Society is canceling the

January IBC Fund raiser.


Other adjustments to our 2nd Sunday

schedule may be required in the near




There is always paperwork. 



Due to the Covid disruption your Blues Society suspended

membership dues (for current members) in 2021.


January 2022 not only begins the new year,

but it is RENENWAL TIME for the Blues Society

members and supporters.


You will be receiving a reminder in our Society newsletter.  

Your support is critical to the continuing orperations of the

Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society.



Thank you for your past support and for making this Society a family.



In spite of the Covid disruptions your Blues

Society is finishing off the year on an upward



November 14, 2021 was one long day.  First,

we put on a competition for the January 2022

IBC.  We were rewarded by five very talented

bands and two single/duo entries.


The audience greeted and cheered each of the contestants.  The competitors really put their

hearts into their performances.  A huge Thank

You to each and every player.


As the day rolled  on we did not slow down

as the Legion was switched over for our

regular 2nd Sunday Jam.


Our wonderful host, the Rick Berthod Band really won the hearts of the audience and got the Jam



Additionally, we were blessed to share the

company of the newly weds:

Dave and Ashley Sanders.  




December 12th is just around the corner and

of course we have to set our sights on next

month's Jam.


For those of you who are still sitting on the 

side lines, we encourge you to join your Blues

Society in welcoming the:



              Truth Jones Band





October 13, 2021


Dear Blues Society Members,


We hope this greeting finds you all safe and well.  We are back at the American Legion on the second Sunday of every month with our Blues Jam.  If you have not had the opportunity to attend since we have resumed our jams, we are all looking forward to seeing you soon.


In 2020, the Board voted unanimously to extend all memberships that were current as of 2019 to January 2022. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the status of your membership.


Our annual Blues Society election took place to appoint a new Board of Directors on October 10, 2021.  The results of your votes are as follows:

President:  Jeri Goldenhar

Vice President:  Chuck Strong

Treasurer:  Julie Kuritzkes

Secretary:  Leslie Wenke

Director:  Elena Michaels

Director:  Eddie Smith

Director:  Steve Brittain

We have all been through so much in the last year and half, and the Board so appreciates our member’s support for the Blues Society. 


Our annual Battle of Bands is coming up in November.  We will be sending updates via our website, email and Facebook.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please let us know.


We have enjoyed catching up with many of you in the last couple of months, and we look forward to seeing more of our members in the future.



Jeri Goldenhar

President of the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society



The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society had the prilivedge to send two bands to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge in January 2020.


We are pleased to say that both bands made it through the preliminaries and one band competed in the finals.


Although we did not come home with any metals...............our two bands fought like champions.  


Remember, we were competing with bands from around the world.


To Tommy and Paddy Marsh, and Jim Gustin and Truth Jones.................

in our eyes:    


YOU ARE WINNERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


             PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND SO

                MUCH MORE BELOW....


Our 2020 International Blues Challenge representatives did an amazing job in Memphis.  The Jim Gustin and Truth Jones Band in the Band Category and Individual/Duo category performers Crooked Eye Tommy Featuring Tommy Marsh, with brother Paddy Marsh.


Jim Gustin and Truth Jones made it to the semi-finals and Crooked Eye Tommy made it to the Finals


Both representatives are on facebook...congratulate them.

                 Jim Gustin and Truth Jones

                      Crooked Eye Tommy

Our 2018 International Blues Challenge representatives:  Artur Menezes, Gui Bodi, Bianca Richardson, Renny Goh

and Matthew Mitchell......The  Artur Menezes Band.


They took: Third place in the band category.

World wide competition.........WOW


And Artur won the Albert King Award for Best Guitarist.




SCVBS Board of Directors



Who we are and

what we are about

​The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society was established in 2003 and is one of the younger Blues Societies in the world.  We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and we are affiliated with the international organization "The Blues Foundation" in Memphis, Tennessee.


Our mission is to preserve and promote the Blues music art form. We will accomplish this with many ongoing society events. We support the local Santa Clarita Valley Blues Community, the Wrightwood Blues Society, and Los Angeles Blues Society through this website.

We will be publishing society-member band links and gig schedules, monthly blues jams and other events as well as fundraisers and concerts.


Come and check us out at our next monthly "2nd  Sunday Blues Jam" at the Newhall American Legion Post 507.  See our Calendar and Events page for any schedules pertaining to the SCV Blues Society and community.


If you have a passion for the Blues, we would love to have you in our membership.  You do not have to be a musician to join, just have an appreciation for the Blues and love to have fun!


If you would like more information about the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society, please send us an E-mail


at info@scvblues.org or fill out the Contact Form

Letter From The President

I am truly delighted to be elected President of the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society.  It is a great honor to again receive this position.  The SCVBS has become a cherished part of my music and social life, and I do feel truly privileged to have the opportunity to serve here.

The new SCVBS board of directors will be taking this organization to the next level.  We feel the SCVBS is in very good order thanks to our past President Steve Brittain and Board, and do not plan any major changes.  We will, however, always be looking for ways to reach more Blues Lovers out there and welcome many new members to our musical family!


If you love the blues as we do, we welcome you to join us in this endeavor.  Your input and involvement will be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to discuss any issues with Vice President Jeri Goldenhar, Secretary Leslie Wenke, Treasurer Julie Kuritzkes or any one of our directors.


The following Board members

were elected October 10, 2021


        Board of Directors


Jeri Goldenhar




Chuck Strong


Julie Kuritzkes


Leslie Wenke


Elena Michaels


Steve Brittain


Eddie Ray Smith

Our Membership is filled with some of the most talented, caring and thoughtful people in the world - if you need a hand they will lend it, if they have a contact they will share it, and together we will make it happen!  That is what makes us strong, that's what will make us healthy, and that is what will make us one of the Best Blues Societies in the World!

The SCVBS board is moving forward with our goals at a brisk pace.  Now is the time to jump in and Chair a Committee or Volunteer to help at one of our many functions.  Together, we will continue to move forward toward success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thank You...Chuck Stong                       Dec. 1, 2019

The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society is dedicated to

"Keeping the Blues Alive"!



To check out our photos and videos of our events,

visit our Facebook page.



Are you driving in Santa Clarita and

listening to your local Blues bands?


You are, if you are listening to 97.5 FM KHUG


Thanks for sharing your home:

If you would like to become a sponsor for the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society or a vender at one of our events, please contact us at info@scvblues.org

Check out the Concerts, Events, and Clubs Calendar


Check out the Members Discounts page for special offers


Check out our Blues News Classifieds

Do you teach music? Tune pianos? Give us your info!


We welcome Questions, Comments, and Suggestions at info@scvblues.org

Contact Us 

Santa Clarita Valley

Blues Society

23642 Lyons Ave.

PO Box 220575

Newhall, CA  91321

Phone:  661.210.7220

E-mail:  info@scvblues.org

We are an all volunteer organization.  If you are a Blues lover and would like to assist us, please click the Volunteer button.

If you love the Blues,

but don't have the time

to volunteer, your financial help in the form of a membership would be greatly appreciated.