Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Dedicates Memorabilia Case to Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana and wife Cindy Blackman
On Tuesday, April 12, 2011, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino dedicated a memorabilia case to Carlos Santana featuring items from the first rock ‘n’ roll residency in Las Vegas history – Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits – in celebration of the show’s successful two-year run at The Joint (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).  

Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman and Paul Davis of Hard Rock Hotel
Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and Paul Davis of Hard Rock Hotel

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

On-hand for the dedication was Carlos Santana and wife Cindy Blackman Santana, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Vice President of Entertainment Paul Davis and AEG Live Vice President of Booking Bobby Reynolds.

Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman and Paul Davis of Hard Rock Hotel
Bobby Reynolds of AEG Live, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and Paul Davis of Hard Rock Hotel

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

The newly created Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits case features items used during the show, including a PRS 25th anniversary Carlos Santana model guitar and a Mesa Boogie Mark I amplifier that graced The Joint’s stage.

Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana
Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana

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

Carlos’  new wife Cindy Blackman Santana is an american jazz drummer best known for recording and touring with Lenny Kravitz, who has also been performing with Santana band on drums. The newlyweds were very affectionate and glowing as they checked out the new case display that features guitars and amplifiers used during the Supernatural Santana run as well as photographs by Rock and Roll photographers Maryanne Bilham and Erik Kabik.  There is also a suit on display that was worn by Santana During the Maryanne Bilham photo shoot for the cover of HRH Magazine.

Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana
Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana

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

In May 2009, Carlos Santana signed on as the first rock ‘n’ roll resident artist in Las Vegas with the launch of Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The show returns to The Joint for its final shows April 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 and May 1. Tickets start at $51 and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana
Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana

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

Paul Davis unveils the memorabilia case
Paul Davis unveils the memorabilia case

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

Carlos Santana and wife Cindy Blackman Santana look at the case
Carlos Santana and wife Cindy Blackman Santana look at the case

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

Carlos Santana looks at the case
Carlos Santana looks at the case

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

Carlos Santana talks about the Mesa Boogie Mark I amplifier
Carlos Santana talks about the Mesa Boogie Mark I amplifier

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

Carlos Santana describes the items in the case
Carlos Santana describes the items in the case

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

Carlos Santana and wife Cindy Blackman Santana
Carlos Santana and wife Cindy Blackman Santana

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

Carlos Santana memorabilia case
Carlos Santana memorabilia case

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

Bobby Reynolds, Carlos Santana, Paul Davis, Cindy Blackman Santana
Bobby Reynolds, Carlos Santana, Paul Davis, Cindy Blackman Santana

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

Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana
Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana

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

Carlos signs autographs for fans
Carlos signs autographs for fans

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