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Sons of Champlin – R&B, Funk, Psychedelic Rock – with horns!

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$50 – $65

Doors 6:30, show 7 pm. Open Seating except for VIP Reserved seating – see below – Beer and wine available. Advance General Admission $50, Day of Show General Admission $60 – VIP – Meet and Greet, reserved seating $65

VIP Ticket gets you reserved seating (first 4 rows) and a meet and greet with the band starting at 5:45.

The Sons of Champlin appear as a 9 person band with horns! Two time Grammy winner Bill Champlin leads this legendary San Francisco band!

The Sons of Champlin started in 1965 in Marin County, California, rising from the wreckage of the Opposite Six, a locally popular R&B band from the pre-Beatle era. “Six” members, Bill Champlin and Tim Cain, added Terry Haggerty and the first of a series of drummers and bass players. The new band was named for the “front” man, Bill Champlin.

​In 1967 the Sons of Champlin became a seven-piece band, adding a trumpet and more importantly, Geoff Palmer on keyboards, alto sax, and vibraphone. By this time the San Francisco scene included the Fillmore and Avalon ballrooms, and as the Sons joined that rock circuit, they earned a reputation as a group of R&B and jazz musicians far above the caliber of the electrified folk-rockers who formed the core of the scene.

Not only did the Sons boast a horn section, their philosophical themes, R&B and jazz tempos and arrangements were far ahead of any in rock music, and set the Sons apart from the guitar-dominated bands playing the San Francisco ballrooms.

The Sons of Champlin continue to perform and consist of:

Bill Champlin—Vocals, Keys, Guitars
Tamara Champlin–Vocals
Tal Morris—Vocals, Guitar
Geoff Palmer—Keys, Vibes
Alan Hertz–Drums
Dick Mithun—Bass
Tim Cain—Vocals, Saxes
Jeff Lewis—Trumpet, Percussion
Doug Rowan–Saxes

The award winning historic Sutter Creek Theatre is an intimate 215 seat former silent film theatre with superb sound. Voted Best Indie Theatre multiple times (KCRA A-List).


May 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50 – $65
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Sutter Creek Theater
44 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA
(916) 425-0077


123 available
Sons of Champlin$ 50.00Sons of Champlin - advance general admission
1 available
Sons of Champlin$ 65.00Sons of Champlin -MEET & GREET, VIP Seating