Lineup of 14th Annual Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival taking shape
March 1, 2017
Carson City will be filled with music, art and film at multiple venues when the 14th Annual Jazz & Beyond Festival delivers 18 days of festivities this summer.
The festival is making its comeback Aug. 4-21 with events planned around the city.
"Jazz & Beyond is a homegrown event celebrating the talent of our region and relying on many local music fans who donate their time and effort," said committee co-chair David Bugli, president of the Mile High Jazz Band Association. "Sponsors and volunteers help us make the event one of the best in the area, and keep most performances admission-free."
The festival will open at the historic Bliss Mansion, at the corner of Mountain and Robinson streets, where an art show and sale will be on the porch at 4 p.m. The sale will highlight artists from the Capital City Arts Initiative and the Nevada Artists Association. Music on the lawn of the mansion will begin at 4:30 followed by Cherie and John Shipley with Take This band at 6:30 p.m.
The Hohner Road Show, a two-hour indoor presentation hosted by blues harmonica pro Ronnie Shellist and artist manager Gizzy O'Toole, is planned Aug. 6 at the Brewery Arts Center.
The show is a mix of performance, teaching, and demonstration. It includes displays, harmonica giveaways, and hands-on instructional components.
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Following the road show, harmonica artist Tom Stryker will present outdoor blues and jazz band performances featuring Shellist.
Also, the second annual "A Day at the Silver Saddle Ranch," at 2648 Carson River Road on the east side of Prison Hill, will be at 3 p.m. Aug. 13. Bluegrass and Western music, live animals, and food trucks will be featured.
Other free concerts will be at the Legislative Plaza and Capital Amphitheater, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson Mall, Comma Coffee Courtyard, Bob McFadden Plaza, Brewery Arts Center, and other Carson City venues.
More information and a schedule of events will be at JazzCarsonCity.com. For sponsor and volunteer opportunities, call 775-883-4154.