Live music by Hick’ry Switch planned at Dangberg Ranch in Minden |

Live music by Hick’ry Switch planned at Dangberg Ranch in Minden

Hick’ry Switch will take the stage Sunday at Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden.
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The four-piece band Hick’ry Switch will perform bluegrass and Americana music at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Hick’ry Switch is comprised of musicians who love to play music. Over the past 10 years the band has performed at a variety of venues and events, including the Bower’s Mansion Bluegrass Festival, as well as opening for Seldom Scene, Carrie Rodriquez, and David Grisman & the Rowan Brothers.

All four members of the band contribute to a strong vocal presence. These include Mark Johnson playing banjo, harmonica and Cajun accordion; Katie Johnson on guitar and bass; Cory King bringing his talents to mandolin and banjolin; and Mike Suglia playing bass, dobro and guitar.

The concert is sponsored by SoaringNV, Douglas County, The Record-Courier, Bently Enterprises, Carson Valley Accounting, Dr. James the Dentist, Internovations Website Design, Joe Benigno’s Tree Service, NV Energy, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Full Circle Soils & Compost, Allied Sanitation, A.B.E. Printing and Copy Center, Carson Valley Sertoma, Cowboy’s Café, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

The concert is also funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Concert tickets are $5 for adults, free for 16 and younger. Tickets are available in Gardnerville at Battle Born Wine, in Minden at 88 Cups & More, and can also be purchased at Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the gate.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. More information is at

The park’s 2016 concert series concludes with Ten Dollar Pony playing country, folk and Americana on August 28.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. Programs include guided tours, exhibits and other public events. The Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with its owner, Douglas County.