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Carlos Santana and Hermes Music Donate Instruments to Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program

Carlos Santana and Hermes Music Donate Instruments to Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program
This week legendary musician Carlos Santana visited the Engelstad Campus of Las Vegas’ most notable charity – Opportunity Village (Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com

Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus and meets with OVIPs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus and meets with OVIPs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

After a heartfelt and touching tour of the facility with Opportunity Village executives Ed Guthrie and Linda Smith, Santana was treated to a moving performance by Opportunity Village’s new performing arts group, The OVertones.

Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus and meets with OVIPs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus and meets with OVIPs on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

The group performed a special medley of some of Santana’s greatest hits, which he was truly honored and humbled to experience. The visit featured a donation of more than 60 musical instruments from Santana and longtime associate Hermes Music, including acoustic guitars, tambourines and cowbells for Opportunity Village’s Fine and Performing Arts Program.

Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Santana has been a big supporter of the Las Vegas community and it has become his tradition before each of his House of Blues runs to visit charitable organizations that make our city thrive, or recognize local groups or schools that are doing great things for our community. The House of Blues headliner returns to shows at the House of Blues on September 16.

Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.
Carlos Santana meets Opportunity Village’s band The OVertones after they performed a Santana music medley during his visit to the organization’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, where he and longtime associate Hermes Music donated more than 60 instruments.

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus
Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village’s Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana with Linda Smith, Senior Executive Vice President of Opportunity Village and Ed Guthrie, CEO
Carlos Santana with Linda Smith, Senior Executive Vice President of Opportunity Village and Ed Guthrie, CEO

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village with Linda Smith, Senior Executive Vice President
Carlos Santana tours Opportunity Village with Linda Smith, Senior Executive Vice President

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.