Steven Sanchez

Steven’s Eventful February Recap 2024

by Steven Sanchez

After a slow start in January when it came to events, February stepped in and brought the party. It’s the month of Valentine’s Day, and I must admit the Central Valley expressed its love to all the great artists that came through town—from guitar enthusiasts, heavy metal head bangers, hip hop fans, and old school jam lovers.

November Events Recap

by Steven Sanchez

We had a lot to be thankful for during the month of November because of the variety of events offered. People rushed to them as if they were a Black Friday sale. They ranged from Fresno State football, to holiday themed concerts, to a jersey retirement ceremony. With the holiday season approaching, these events were great gifts for all those that attended.

Steven’s Eventful October Recap

by Steven Sanchez

My, oh my, this past October was an exciting month for events in the Central Valley. With the fall weather and the upcoming holiday season, everyone was excited to be out and about. There was a big selection of events to choose from, such as concerts, stand-up comedy shows, and sporting events. Most of those events were offered by The Big Fresno Fair. October is the month of Halloween, and the Valley definitely was given a major treat with events that were sweeter than candy.

Steven’s Eventful September Recap

by Steven Sanchez

The events just keep coming. Now that it’s fall and the weather is cooler, more people want to go out and do stuff. September definitely contributed to that momentum. There were shows, and it is football season which means it’s Bulldog time. A lot happening in September! The community really did show up. Here is a recap of what took place.

Steven’s Eventful August 2023 Recap

by Steven Sanchez

The events just keep coming to the Central Valley. Summer is an ideal time for events, with school being out and vacation time, but surprisingly, a lot of options pick up during the fall as the weather gets cooler and people are excited for pumpkin season, football, and the holidays.

Fresno State Basketball Legend Chris Herren

by Steven Sanchez

If you were in Fresno in the mid to late 1990s and you thought of Fresno State Basketball, one name comes to mind: Chris Herren, the basketball prodigy from Fall River, Massachusetts. At the time, he played under legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian, who won the NCAA National Championship in 1990 at UNLV and was commonly referred to as “Tark the Shark.”

Pitbull Entertains Table Mountain Casino

by Steven Sanchez

Kings River Life had the privilege of covering “Mr. Worldwide” himself, Pitbull, on July 28, when he entertained the crowd at Table Mountain Casino. The rapper, singer, songwriter, businessman, and actor brought his signature blend of genres to the show. He’s known for dabbling in all kinds of musical styles ranging from hip hop, Latin, reggaeton, rap, and pop. All the hits he played were equally satisfying to the diverse crowd who attended the show. We had the honor of covering him back in February 2020, so it’s been a long time coming for his return, and it was great.

Actor Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band Perform at the Naval Air Station in Lemoore

by Steven Sanchez

It’s been approximately thirty years since the actor Gary Sinise portrayed the character that he’d be most renowned for: Lt. Dan Taylor in the Best Picture winner of 1994, Forrest Gump. In the movie he portrayed a platoon leader in the U.S. Army, and decades removed from the role, he’s still finding ways to associate himself with the military.

Steven’s Eventful April 2023

by Steven Sanchez

The month of April was a great month for live entertainment. So far 2023 has been flooded with good concerts and comedy shows, but April went to another level. Now that Spring is here, more shows will be appearing to satisfy all tastes, but this past month really set the tone. The Central Valley always offers a variety, but this time around there was quite a bit happening in Bakersfield. There were many options in terms of genres ranging from classic rock, jazz, and stand-up comedy. These are the shows that Kings River Life had the privilege of covering.