Carlos Santana Celebrates 10th Anniversary of House of Blues Residency and Announces Extension



On May 18, 2022, House of Blues Las Vegas and Live Nation celebrated Carlos Santana and the milestone of his residency An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live hitting its 10th year in the world-renowned music hall. During the press conference, Santana received a special piece of artwork created by Las Vegas-based artist Justin Lepper to commemorate his 10 years. Also on hand for the event, Steve Gold from Peace of Stage who presented Santana and the House of Blues with a piece of the original Woodstock stage in honor of Santana, Woodstock Co-Founder Michael Lang who recently passed, and the notable Bill Graham who booked Santana at the historical festival. The stage piece will find its home amongst the walls of the music venue where other pieces of art and memorabilia line the walls. Santana Manager Michael Vrionis officially announced a multi-year extension of the residency, and County Commissioner Justin Jones awarded Santana with the Las Vegas Icon Award. Guests then enjoyed a reception before a musical surprise – a sneak peek at the Santana sound check.


Michael Vrionis, CEO of Universal Tone, said, “Today, it is with great pleasure that we make two announcements. The first, since May 2012, with the sale of tickets, the Santana residency has been responsible for a donation of more than $230,000 to benefit both the Milagro Foundation and to House of Blues’ Music Forward Foundation. The second announcement is that we have signed a multi-year extension so that Carlos can keep rockin’ at the House of Blues.”

About Carlos Santana:

For more than five decades – from Santana’s earliest days as a ground-breaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco – Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural, and geographical boundaries. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time;” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass, and recently celebrated three epic milestones – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural, the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock, and the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas. His most recent album, the powerful, energy-infused Blessings and Miracles (2021) features collaborations with Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, Steve Winwood, and many others.



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Carlos Santana Celebrates 10th Anniversary of House of Blues Residency and Announces Extension
Carlos Santana Celebrates 10th Anniversary of House of Blues Residency and Announces Extension