Kings Announce Inaugural Spring Benefit Concert Featuring Grammy Award-Winning Band Blues Traveler

First-ever “Live on the Kings Court” event to generate funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento and The Sacramento Kings Foundation

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., Apr. 12, 2012 -- The Sacramento Kings today announced the team will host its inaugural spring benefit concert at Power Balance Pavilion on Friday, April 27 headlined by Grammy Award-winning band Blues Traveler.

Known worldwide for a folk rock and soul-inspired sound responsible for catchy singles such as “But Anyway”, “Run-Around” and “Hook”, Blues Traveler has entertained audiences for the past 25 years, playing more than 2,000 shows before three million spectators.

All proceeds from the event will benefit The Sacramento Kings Foundation, from which funds will be distributed to a charity in each of the organization’s focused areas of giving: At-risk and underprivileged youth, community development, education and health and wellness. Beneficiary agencies include the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Sacramento Reads, St. John’s Shelter, Wind Youth Services and CCHAT (Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking). Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento will also receive revenue generated by silent and live auctions held throughout the evening.

Fans interested in joining the Kings for this special event are encouraged to visit Reserved seating is available to the general public starting at just $29.50.

Kings Season Ticket Holders will receive a complimentary concert ticket for each season ticket on their account plus have an opportunity to attend a pre-show meet and greet with Kings players, legends, coaches and team personalities.

Additionally, sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling 916-928-8170 or emailing Debbie Gabelich at

About Maloof Sports & Entertainment (MS&E):
Maloof Sports & Entertainment includes the Sacramento Kings and Power Balance Pavilion. Owned by the Maloof family with long-term, local partners, the organization is committed to being a contributing member of the Sacramento community. Teaming up with local leaders and non-profit organizations to give back to those in need throughout the region, MS&E has donated millions of dollars to charity in 12 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit, or call 916-928-0000.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento:
Big Brother Big Sisters, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1904. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento (BBBS), an affiliate of the national organization, was established in 1962 to serve the needs of children ages 8 – 18, in the Sacramento region, including, Sacramento, Yolo, South Placer, Yuba, Sutter and San Joaquin Counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento serves approximately 441 ethnically and economically diverse children annually. The majority of children and youth served are from single-parent homes and approximately 93% of the children currently live at or below poverty level. Most are boys (80%) who may have no caring, positive male adult in their lives. Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs offer one-to-one, long-term mentoring programs in community-based and site-based settings.