A group train seeks to establish excursion trolley service between Folsom and Placerville on the historic Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad tracks will hold a benefit concert Monday night.
Music will be provided by Igor Glenn and a group of prominent California musicians. Glenn first toured with the New Christie Minstrels and later with his own Igor & the Jazz Cowboys, a fixture of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. He also toured with the American Freedom Train and has recorded railroading songs for the Smithsonian.
Opening the show will be the Sacramento Banjo Band (comprised of 30 banjo players).
What: Benefit Concert for the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad
Where: Oak Hill Auditorium, 1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom
When: Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 (includes beverage and dessert)
For more info and tickets: Kathryn Corbett, 916-353-0556
PHOTO CREDIT: Bill Anderson of the Folsom Historical Railroad Association wants to establish an excursion line between Folsom and Placerville on existing tracks known as the Sacramento Valley Railroad. If the project is accepted it would allow tourists to travel retail shops on historic Sutter Street in Old Town Folsom to the new Broadstone Plaza. 2000 Sacramento Bee photograph by Lezlie Sterling