The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce has announced the creation of a new signature event it will present, “Heart of the Hills”, this Spring. The event will be  dedicated to a true American music artform – the Blues and will take place on May 11 at the beautiful outdoor grounds at Overland District, just above Regal Cinemas at the El Dorado Hills Town Center.

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Heart of the Hills Blues Blast is a one-day Blues music festival featuring award-winning, National touring acts that, “will blow your socks off,” according to Mary Carrera of the El Dorado Hills Chamber. The festival has signed performers, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Chris Cain as well as Tommy Castro & The Painkillers 

The talent comes with all the credentials to back their fan-winning style, noted Carerra. One of the hottest electric fiddle players on the planet, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year recipients and accolades of which include:

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“Castro is one of the brightest stars in the blues-soul genre. Voracious blues energy and ultimate soul power…. impassioned vocals and pure inventiveness in his stellar guitar solos.”    – Blues Music Magazine

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers will be one of three acts at the new Heart of the Hills Music Festival in El Dorado Hills slated for May 11.

Tommy Castro – “Soul-baring, roadhouse-meets-church, Memphis guitar licks…gritty voice…Southern colors and rootsy textures.    – Washington Post

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Chris Cain – “Hands down my favorite blues player on the scene today. He is an absolute blinder of a guitarist, with the voice of B.B. King and the chops of Albert King.”       – Joe Bonamassa

Chris Cain will be one of three acts at the new Heart of the Hills Music Festival in El Dorado Hills slated for May 11.

“Tom Rigney has written exacting music that requires a high-level of skill to play and absolutely no effort to listen to.  Try to sit still while Rigney’s guys play – I dare you! Try to pretend that they are not unabashedly beautiful, wistful, haunting, or mirthful – these guys are great!   – Peter Coyote. 

Tom Rigney and Flambaua will be one of three acts at the new Heart of the Hills Music Festival in El Dorado Hills slated for May 11.

Tickets to this event are on sale now through the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce at the official event website: www.heartofthehillsmusicfest.org

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General Admission tickets are $45 in advance; $55 at gate. VIP tickets are $60 in advance; $70 at gate. The gates will open at noon on the day of festival which will run throughout the day, concluding at 6:00 PM. 

VIP ticket holders get in a ½ hour earlier (11:30AM) so they can pick their spot (low back chairs please) in the front VIP area or other if desired and will be treated to wine tasting and light bites from 11:30-1:30. Light bites and wine tasting on VIP patio.  General admission ticket holders will also be treated to wine tasting between noon-1:30P in designated booths around event perimeter. 

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Drink tickets for “full pour” wine and beer purchases will be available at drink ticket booth at onset of event gate opening (for both concert ticket types). Several food trucks will be on site the day of the festival, with a variety of delectables and wine and beer (and non-alcoholic beverages) will be for sale (beer & wine via “drink ticket” purchases). 

All proceeds from the event will benefit the many programs of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce. Additional details of the festival will be announced as the event date approaches at www.heartofthehillsmusicfest.org.