Jazz & Beyond music festival kicks off in Carson City on August 13
First Weekend of Entertainment features two landmark events – headliner Lacy J. Dalton and more
Mile High Jazz Band Association’s Annual Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival returns for its 18th year, with milestones on Friday August 13, with Brass Knuckles at Governor’s Mansion, and Sunday August 15, with Lacy J. Dalton at Saddle Ranch silver. Additional music will be playing throughout the day on Saturday August 14th. The weekend musical extravagance serves as the highlight of 17 days of free entertainment at several locations in the capital. This year’s festival runs until August 29. (Seejazzcarsoncity.com.)
Music lovers return to the 1920s on Friday, August 13, 6 to 8 p.m., with a 1920s-themed night that is sure to be ‘bee’s knees’ at the Nevada Governor’s Mansion at the corner of W Streets. Robinson and Mountain. The event will feature music from Scot Marshall’s seven-piece band, Brass Knuckles. Period dress is encouraged: come as a boy or come as you are. Dress like a gangster or a big screen star! There will be plenty of giggle water – a cash bar for wine and soft drinks – as well as a food truck or two to keep attendees smiling. Bring your own chair for a guaranteed seat!
For a musical feast on Saturday August 14, after hearing Kantu Inka’s Andean music at the Farmers Market (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), people can head to Comma Courtyard, 312 S. Carson Street, for lunch and listen to the singer from jazz Colleen Medina with Peter Supersano on keyboard, Joe McKenna on bass and Andy Heglund on drums, noon to 2 p.m. , will play original rock and classic covers from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Laxalt Plaza, the cozy outdoor patio between the Paul Laxalt State Building and Carson Nugget’s Alatte Coffee and Wine Bar. The day’s finale is the Levitt Concert at the Brewery Arts Center, where KAB (Keith Alan Barnett) and the Lonesome Polecat group open for Southern Drawl at 7:00 p.m.
On Sunday, August 15, join an afternoon of 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Boot Scooters at the Silver Saddle Ranch, right at 2648 Carson River Road. Boots and hats are not required but are always a good idea when country music gets you tapped:
- 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m .: Back by popular demand, the group of seven Sagebrush Rebels opens the afternoon with conductor Cherie Shipley, lead singer, and Nancy Barker on keyboards, JR Johnston on bass, Mark McKinnon on guitar, Catherine Matovich on violin, Tommy Stiles on pedal steel and Bill Heise on drums.
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m .: Step back in time with a reading from cowboy poet Larry Marinel and learn about the history of the ranch with Craig Swope.
- 5 p.m. to 7 p.m .: Lacy J. Dalton, headliner of the North American Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame International, with Dale Poune on guitar and Bruce Thompson on bass, will present to all great country favorites.
The Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch will sell drinks and non-alcoholic beverages, and Scoups will bring ice cream for sugary treats. Visiting cowboys are also welcome to bring their own food and drink. Mule-pulled wagon rides by Hee Haw Haven Mules will provide tours of the ranch. Remember to bring chairs, as hay bales are limited! The event is sponsored in part by Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Dept. and Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch.
The Jazz & Beyond Festival is an annual production of the Mile High Jazz Band Association, a non-profit organization providing fascinating musical experiences to residents and visitors of northern Nevada. Entry to the series is free thanks to generous funding from our sponsors and donors, grants from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) grant from the office. of the governor for economic development.
This year’s Jazz & Beyond Festival features 17 days of fun with over 35 musical performances staged across the city from August 13-29. Visit jazzcarsoncity.com for more information.
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