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Arts and Entertainment

21 locations on board for Saturday's Taste of the Comstock

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September 20, 2014 - 11:00am

This weekend’s inaugural Taste of the Comstock in historic Virginia City melds together food, drink and history for a complete sensory experience with 21 locations that will top the offerings: from candy stores and fine dining establishments to bed and breakfasts, barbecue houses and saloons.

Bluegrass music at the BAC with The Slide Mountain Band

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September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Bluegrass fans take note: Sept. 27, 7 p.m., in the BAC’s Maize Harris Jesse Theater, the Roots Music Series presents The Slide Mountain Band.

This wonderful acoustic group has played all over Northern Nevada, and Eastern California. (They will drive further for hamburgers.)

Carson TV News: Carson Chamber Singers

In this Carson TV News segment, guest anchor Taylor Radtke discusses the 2014-15 season of the Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus.

They perform several concerts each year and have sung throughout the area. They sing regularly with the Carson City Symphony and have performed in several concerts with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra.

Statewide Nevada 150 events held throughout second half of September

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of September. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Sept. 15 through 30.

An Evening with George Whittell, Jr. Sept. 16 at Gold Hill Hotel Chautauqua

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September 16, 2014 - 7:30pm

On Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Mr. Whittell will pay a visit to the Gold Hill Hotel from his summer retreat at the Thunderbird Lodge on Lake Tahoe. He will undoubtedly have some stories that include Bill the Lion, his elephant Mingo, surviving World Wars I and II, and his six custom Duesenberg luxury cars.

Whittell is played by Steve Hale in first person and costume. In the Chautauqua you may be the first to hear about his big plans for his 30,000 acre estate and 27 miles of shoreline on the Lake!

'Home means Nevada' to Reno Philharmonic: Classix Two celebrates Nevada's 150th Birthday

The Reno Philharmonic Association celebrates Nevada's sesquicentennial with a Nevada 150th signature event dedicating the entire performance to the state during its Classix Two concert set for Oct. 11, 12 and 14, 2014 at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts, Reno, Nev. This milestone performance marks the first full orchestral and choral arrangement of the state’s song, "Home Means Nevada."

'Top Chef' restaurateur Ryan Scott returns Saturday to Fallon for Tractors and Truffles

Northern Nevada’s premier local food event returns Sept. 13 to Fallon, Nev. showcasing three of the region’s top culinary experts during Tractors and Truffles, a day of farm tours, wine tasting and fine cuisine topped off with a multi-course dinner prepared and served on-site in Fallon’s beautiful Oats Park.

We're all Alright: Cheap Trick says 'Hello Lake Tahoe' at Montbleu resort Nov. 21

Rock ’n’ roll’s very own Dream Police, Cheap Trick, will crank up the volume and belt out the hits that made them famous at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Friday, Nov. 21.

Mile High Jazz Band features 'Light of Day' theme for Tuesday night music, poetry session

The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalists Sheryl Adams and Cindee LeVal will be joined by several poets and readers for an evening of big-band music and poetry on the theme "Light of Day." Each poem will be followed by a related big-band tune.

The event will be on Tuesday, September 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, across the street from the state legislature building in Carson City. The event will be outdoors in the adjacent courtyard, weather permitting. Admission is $5 general and free for age 18 and under.

Filmmakers wanted for first Carson Creepy Film Festival

Carson City area filmmakers who’ve ever wanted to take their art to the dark side are encouraged to enroll in the first Carson Creepy Film Festival, Oct. 15-20. The inaugural festival is open to teams who can turn around a film in a week’s worth of time. It’s free to enter.

With the general theme “Creepy” the Brewery Arts Center is looking for films from a number of sub genres to choose from including Halloween, Ghost, monster, psychological thriller, sci-fi, spiders and insects, vampire, witches and zombies. Films can lean to comedy or horror.

It's Wine Walk Saturday in Carson City

On your “Must Not Miss” list, is the popular Downtown Carson City Wine Walk held the first Saturday of every month from 1- 5 p.m.
Today's wine walk is going to be the best yet with Rice Street on the north end of downtown offering a shop local street faire. Vendors, Crafters, and artisans will be set up in the streets.

The Brewery Arts Center will be having street performers throughout the wine walk, and many of the shops will be having end of summer clearances. Make sure to get your tickets and bring a friend.

Saddle up: 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continue this weekend in Virginia City

The 55th International Camel and Ostrich Races continues this weekend in historic Virginia City. Watch as amateur jockeys attempt to ride galloping camels, squirrely ostriches and bolting zebras in an entertaining Comstock tradition known for amusing audiences for 55 years.

Monthly swing dance party

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September 27, 2014 - 6:30pm

High Sierra Swing Dance Club presents its monthly dance party Sept. 27 at the Brewery Arts Center’s Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. At 6:30 p.m., Tim Renner will teach a lesson in intermediate West Coast swing. Social dance is 7:30-10 p.m. Partners are not required. Lesson $7 for HSSDC and any swing dance club members or $10 for nonmembers; dance $7 for members of swing clubs and $10 for nonmembers. Free beginner lesson starts at 6:30 p.m.

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company features November production of 'My Fair Lady'

My Fair Lady, the exquisite musical often considered the pinnacle of the Golden Age of Musical Theatre, is playing in Carson City for three weekends this November. The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is presenting the captivating, award-winning production November 8 through 23 at the Carson City Community Center.

Musicians invited to 'Give What You Can and Play' Friday at Brewery Arts Center

Slim and Minnie
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September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bring your instruments, chairs and invite your friends and family for a fundraising jam session Friday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Join Slim and Minnie as they pass the hat and lead the "Give What You Can and Play" sessions on the outdoor patio.

Join in on the music, or just come to listen and learn about the BAC's upcoming new opportunities for the local acoustic music scene. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BAC, 449 W. King St. Carson City.

Guest author Todd Borg featured at Browsers Corner Book Store

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September 11, 2014 - 6:30pm

Local best selling author Todd Borg will be at the Browsers Corner Book Store Thursday, September 11.

Come and hear about his latest Owen McKenna mystery "Tahoe Ghost Boat." Books will be available for sale and signing.

This event is free and light refreshments will be served. The doors at the book store located at 711 East Washington Street will open at 6:20 PM and seating will be limited.

Nevada Artists Association 'Photography Show' at BAC through October, reception Saturday

The Nevada Artists Association presents its annual "Photography Show" now through Oct. 24. The show, at Carson City's Brewery Arts Center, is exhibiting the work of the regions best photographers and painters.

A reception will be held for the photographers, painters and artists Saturday Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to view the exhibit, meet the artists and partake of libations and refreshments. Located at 499 West King Street, the NAA's BAC Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free admission Friday to 17 Virginia City museums

Virginia City takes its most popular hashtag and brings it to life with Flashback Fridays Free Museum Day. Seventeen museums are located within this small historic Comstock town and on the first Friday of the month, beginning Sept. 5, all are open free.

Reno Philharmonic seeks video submissions for 'Home Means Nevada' concert set

As part of the Reno Philharmonic Association’s celebration of Nevada's sesquicentennial, the orchestra features a special arrangement of “Home Means Nevada” by David Bugli, originally composed by Bertha Raffetto, during its Classix Two concert set, a Nevada 150th Signature event.

The Reno Philharmonic is now seeking video submissions of “Home Means Nevada” performances from schools and music groups across the state to include as part of a video montage of submitted performances during the concert.

Youth Theatre Carson City to hold Thursday workshop and Saturday auditions for Annie, Jr.

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September 6, 2014 - 10:00am

Youth Theatre Carson City will hold an audition for Annie Jr., the classic musical this Saturday, Sept. 6 beginning at 10 a.m. in the gym at the Carson City Community Center located at 851 E. William Street.

Auditions are open to all boys and girls grades K-12. Auditioners should prepare a one minute song and be prepared to learn a dance. For information, please contact Youth Theatre Carson City at (775) 882-0358 or visit www.youththeatrecarsoncity.com.

Visitors Bureau, BAC team up to show acclaimed street musician film 'Find Your Way'

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September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Carson City Visitors Bureau and the Brewery Arts Center are partnering to promote the acclaimed film, "Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary" Sept. 19. Leading up to the showing, performers will be taking to the streets of Carson City to showcase their talent and promote the film.

Chamber Singers, Carson City Symphony Chorus begin season rehearsals

The Carson Chamber Singers and Carson City Symphony Chorus, conducted by Michael Langham, are beginning their 2014-15 season. Carson Chamber Singers were founded in 1985 as the select choral group of the Carson City Symphony.

They perform several concerts each year and have sung throughout the area. They sing regularly with the Carson City Symphony and have performed in several concerts with the Reno Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra.

Fireworks tonight in South Lake Tahoe

Visitors and locals alike will find a variety of activities to enjoy in South Lake Tahoe Sunday, culminating with the Annual Labor Day Fireworks show.

The show features a simultaneous music broadcast that can be heard on local stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL - AM 1490. Show begins at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks are visible from all over town.

Welcome Autumn with good food, wine, friends and a great mystery

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September 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

Is nothing sacred? The institution of Marriage comes into question at the upcoming Mystery Dinner Show: The Wedding from Hell!

This Mystery Dinner Show is sponsored by the Carson Tahoe Health Auxiliary and presented by the Proscenium Players, Inc.!

Carson City artist takes his project to Burning Man

With the Burning Man counterculture festival taking place this week on the Black Rock Playa, many local artists are taking part in the event. Jake Smith of Carson City returns for a fourth time and talks about the project he's worked on for the festival.

Nevada 150 Sesquicentennial events lined up through September

The deadline to submit applications for Official and Signature Nevada 150 events will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12. Over 400 events have been held across the Silver State since Nevada Day 2013, in celebration of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, with many more ahead. To submit an event application please visit www.Nevada150.org. For questions or additional information please contact Scott Carey, events and community relations manager, at 775-687-0645 or shcarey@nevada150.org.

The following events will be held Sept. 1 through Sept. 14.

Nevada Day 150 celebration features new events, 'Steampunk Ball' and Famfest

Nevada's steam driven Sesquicentennial celebration culminates in Carson City with the Saturday, Nov. 1 Nevada Day Parade. This year’s parade theme, “Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada” encourages Silver State revelers to salute Nevada’s Oct. 31 1864 admission to the union as the 36th state.

"We at Nevada Day are very pleased to be adding three new events to this year's Nevada Day Celebration, in addition to bringing back reoccurring favorites," said Nevada Day committee president Ken Hamilton.

Tony Argento performs Cowboy Poetry at Nevada State Museum Thursday

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August 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

“Tuned up and twisted” is how Tony Argento describes his Western style poetry coming to the Nevada State Museum from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Argento presents “Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" as part of the museum’s Frances Humphrey Lecture Series held at the museum on the fourth Thursday of every month, shedding new light on the state’s stories.

OXS Gallery features art and words of noted Nevada writers

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September 8, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 15, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 22, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 29, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 27, 2014 - 8:00am

Words become pictures, framed art in their own right, as poetry and prose by beloved local writers are exhibited at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City. In “Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press,” 34 one-sided printed pages show the work of noted authors, produced with handset type and relief plates. The exhibit runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 31.

Organizers say Dayton Valley Library authors event was success

Marty Lewis, President of the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library
President of the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library, Marty Lewis, and Lyon Cou
Local writer Ron Bell

The Friends of the Dayton Valley Library held the first August Authors Event on Saturday, August 16 at the Dayton Valley Branch Library. There were approximately 50 attendees and the library parking lot was full. Residents of Dayton were invited to interact with five local Nevada writers, discuss their writing, purchase books and have them signed by the authors.

Power ballad rocker, reality TV star Bret Michaels at Lake Tahoe Nov. 29

STATELINE — Rocker, reality star, philanthropist and front man for the enduring rock ’n’ roll band Poison, Bret Michaels, will bring all the roses and a generous supply of power ballads to Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa stage in a one-night-only, solo show, Saturday, Nov. 29.

Cowboy Poetry: The Pride ‘N’ Spirit O’ Nevada

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August 28, 2014 (All day)

Please join us at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City, Thursday, August 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for a fun-filled evening featuring Cowboy Poetry: "The Pride 'N' Spirit O' Nevada" by Tony Argento, a member of the Fremont Howitzer Recovery Team.

Tony calls his style o’ recitin’ "Tuned up and Twisted." Once you see him perform, you’ll know why. A common statement heard from the audience is, "He’s quite animated." He does voice animation an’ vocal sound effects an’ makes good use o’ props. His love o’ cowboy poetry is contagious, especially to his audience.

Winemakers Dinner at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar to Feature Vintages of Hearst Ranch Winery

Winemaker's Dinner August 28 ~ Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar in Gardnerville,
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August 28, 2014 - 6:00pm

A Winemaker's Dinner featuring the Vintages of Historic Hearst Ranch Winery
Complementing a 4 - Course Dinner by Chef Larry Rice, will be held at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar August 28, from 6 until 8.
Winery Guest: James P. Buda
Come join us for an evening of tasteful enjoyment!
We have a delicious meal planned for you, accompanied by Hearst Ranch Winery Vintages including:

Casting Call for the movie Train To A Dark Budapest

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October 4, 2014 (All day)

Train To A Dark Budapest is an exciting story set in 1936, Hungary. Ada Pfeiffer is spiriting Jews from the country and Klaus Brenner, Gestapo agent is brought in to stop her. The web tightens as the story progresses. We have need of two female actors, 25 to 40 yrs. of age, plus four male actors, the same age spans. There is need of ten extras.Acting experience is preferable but not mandatory. Call Doug at 775.544.9240 or email me at deacyphotography@gmail.com for an audition appt. Auditions are being held at the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Polar Express 2014 tickets aboard the historic V&T Railroad now on sale

Tickets for the 2014 season of the Polar Express aboard the historic Virginia and Truckee Railroad are now on sale. The perennial holiday favorite all-ages train ride from the frosty Northern Nevada landscape to the North Pole, will run from Nov. 20 to Dec. 22. The hour long V&T diesel train ride includes a keepsake silver bell, hot chocolate and cookies, entertainment and a reading of The Polar Express.

Carson City Symphony to begin rehearsals for 31st concert season

Attention musicians: The Carson City Symphony will begin rehearsals for the 2014-15 concert season on Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 to 9:15 p.m., at the Carson High School band room.

The Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, is a volunteer orchestra of about 55 players who perform music from the 15th to 21st centuries. It is open to string players at any time without audition, and to other instrumentalists when positions are available. Current openings are for strings and horn. Musicians who are interested in joining should contact the Symphony at 775-883-4154.

Silver State's 150th birthday celebration ramps up with signature Vegas events leading to Nevada Day 2014

The Smith Center will celebrate the Nevada Sesquicentennial with a concert event showcasing the Silver State’s very own entertainment featuring extraordinary performers from all around the state on Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Hall inside The Smith Center. The star-studded event will feature artists, entertainers and celebrities who all call Nevada home.

Being Flynn author to speak at Sierra Nevada College

Nick Flynn
Being Flynn by Nick Flynn
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September 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Nick Flynn, whose first memoir sparked the major motion picture, “Being Flynn,” international reviews and much press attention, will visit Sierra Nevada College on Sept. 5-6 to kick off the 2014-15 Writers in the Woods literary speaker series and to introduce the college’s Common Read book for the year.

Weekly swing dance, lesson

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August 26, 2014 - 5:45pm
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October 28, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 18, 2014 - 5:45pm
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November 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 9, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 16, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
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December 30, 2014 - 5:45pm

West Coast swing dancing sponsored by High Sierra Swing Dance Club, El Charro Avitia Restaurant, 4389 S. Carson St., Carson City, every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., free. Preceded by a lesson by Tim Renner in intermediate West Coast swing at 5:45 p.m., lesson $8. No partner necessary for either activity. Practice your moves or just check out the dance at this fun, nonstructured event. Information: 530-307-8937 or www.highsierraSDC.org.

Tahoe Peace Concert brings celebration to Sand Harbor

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September 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Award winning performers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Reno and Tahoe will grace the stage for Trails and Vistas World Concert at Sand Harbor State Park at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The World Concert, an original blend of diverse musicians, aerialists and dancers, is produced by Trails and Vistas, a Truckee, CA-based nonprofit organization dedicated to producing inspiring art events in nature, in collaboration with the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project.


Artists encouraged to apply for Nevada Arts Council community, education roster

Professional artists and ensembles of all disciplines are invited to apply to the Nevada Arts Council’s 2015–2018 Artists in Schools + Communities Roster. The roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts by engaging artists in educational and community cultural residencies and programs. Roster artists visit host schools and organizations to share their expertise and encourage active learning in the arts.

Grab your chair or blanket and enjoy great music tonight at the Governor's Mansion

The USAF Golden West Winds, a division of the USAF Golden Band of the West, will entertain Saturday evening, August 16, in the beautiful backyard of the Governor’s Mansion beginning at 6:30 pm.

The concert is free and gates open at 5:30 p.m. The Carson City Elks will be on hand to serve beer, wine and a light supper. Or, bring your own.

Please be sure to bring a blanket or chair. Come early for best seating. The event is being sponsored as a community service by the Carson City Chamber and the Carson City Elks. Veterans are encouraged to attend.

Award Winning Songwriter to Perform in Carson City

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August 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

Canyon Band, featuring RN+R's '2nd Best Local Songwriter' , Canyon White, will be performing free, an all original, all ages, concert Saturday August 16th from 6-8 pm at A-Zen Gift and Thrift on N. Carson Street.

Living The Good Life invites you to an evening of live music tonight

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August 14, 2014 - 7:30pm

Live music featuring acoustic duo Mark Wilson and Grace music stylings to please all .

Nevada selected for prestigious poet and fiction writers competition in New York

Nevada poets and fiction writers have a unique new opportunity to express themselves and compete for an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. Poets & Writers, the nation's largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers, has selected Nevada as the only state to participate in its annual Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award program.

Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair runs today and Saturday

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August 22, 2014 - 9:30am

UPDATE: Yogi Berra may have said, “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore,” but at the 2014 Carson City Mint Coin Show and Fair, the value is in the eye of the beholder. Sharp skilled dealers will buy, sell, trade and offer their expertise with free appraisals during the two-day event today, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23. Held this year at both the Nevada State Museum and the Carson Nugget, the fair includes activities for children, prize drawings, lectures, coin sales and free appraisals with admission.

Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

'Deathways of the Comstock Chinese' exhibit opens August 14 in Virginia City

The Comstock History Center in Virginia City, in partnership with the Comstock Cemetery Foundation, is pleased to announce the opening of a new museum exhibit entitled Deathways of the Comstock Chinese.

The exhibit, which highlights the death and burial practices of the Chinese, features artifacts, photographs, video and an accurately reproduced, life-sized Chinese gravesite. The free exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Famed USAF Band of the Golden West to perform Saturday at Governor's Mansion

USAF Golden West Winds will perform a free concert this Saturday evening, Aug. 16, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion as part of the Jazz and Beyond festival this month in Carson City.

Jazz and Beyond Concerts for Sunday moved to Carson Mall

Back Forty Band
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August 10, 2014 (All day)

Because of unstable weather conditions in Carson City, the "Jazz & Beyond" music festival is moving its concerts for today, Sun., Aug. 10, from the Legislative Plaza to the Carson Mall. People are encouraged to hear Back Forty at 4:30 p.m. and CeCe Gable with the DG Kicks Octet at 6:00 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

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