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'Guitarslinger' Shane Dwight Performs at Carson Station Saturday, April 19

Shane Dwight's new album This House will be released this week.
Shane Dwight performs at Carson Station on Saturday, April 19
Event Date: 
April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm

Northern Nevada residents will get a rare chance to see Shane Dwight perform at Carson Station Casino, Carson City, Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. The concert is free.

In the music industry, there is often a preference to try and quickly define an artist and his music by placing him in one or two genre categories. The problem is a preconceived model doesn't fit someone like Dwight.

WNC, Brewery Arts partner to bring classical guitar legend George Sakellariou to Carson City

Event Date: 
April 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

After five decades of entertaining audiences around the globe, world-renowned classical guitarist George Sakellariou still loves making music. He will will share his immense talent in a rare Northern Nevada appearance on Saturday, April 26, through a partnership between Western Nevada College and the Brewery Arts Center.

Mile High Jazz Band presents April 8 Jazz anniversary concert at Comma Coffee

For 13 years, Mile High Jazz Band has been playing at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, on the second Tuesday of every month. Come celebrate this milestone with us on April 8.

Hear sensational big-band music with vocalist Sheryl Adams and guest vocalists Cindee LeVal and June Joplin, and enjoy anniversary cake at intermission. General admission is $5 at the door, and it's free for age 18 and under.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds take flight over Lake Tahoe's MontBleu April 12

Event Date: 
April 12, 2014 - 9:00pm

With a soaring blend of Texas blues, rock and vintage R&B, The Fabulous Thunderbirds will spread their wings and bring their "Powerful Stuff" to Lake Tahoe, April 12 for a one-night-only roost at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

The all-American music band from Austin, Texas, known for hits such as "Powerful Stuff" "Wrap it Up" and "Tuff Enuff" turns 40 this year and celebrating with tour stops around the country and at MontBleu Theater. The Saturday show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and available by calling the MontBleu Box Office at (888) 829-7630.

Songwriter, cowboy poet Mike Beck returns Friday to Carson City for wild horse rescue benefit

Mike Beck returns to Café at Adele’s at 6 p.m., Friday, March 14, in a benefit performance for The Joyful Horse Project, and in support of wild horse rescue efforts in Northern Nevada.

Artsy Fartsy Gallery of Carson City will have an array of Western art by local artists available. The hat will be passed and donations, which will be matched by Café at Adele’s, as well as a portion of art sales will go toward supporting wild horse rescue efforts in Northern Nevada.

Little River Band to headline Carson City Concert Under the Stars benefit for Greenhouse Project

Attention Night Owls, those who prefer Reminiscing or maybe in need of a Cool Change: Multi-Grammy winning group The Little River Band along with Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett of Little Feat will headline the July 9 Carson City Concert Under the Stars to benefit the Greenhouse Project, according to its Facebook page.

Ticket sales will be announced soon.

Carson City music store hits the right notes with unique business model

Playing to the beat of your own rhythm comes from years of watching how others do it and then improvising to set a course of your own.

When it comes to making perfect pitch, where melody and harmony fit together organically, Vince Gates has turned his Carson City music store into the equivalent of a six-piece power band that customers can't seem to get enough of.

IRATION: Automatic Winter Tour

Event Date: 
February 1, 2014 - 6:30pm

IRATION: Automatic Winter Tour

w/ special guests Natural Vibrations, The Movement and Micah Brown

Saturday, Feb 01, 2014

Tickets: $22.50 Advance / $25 Day of (Plus Tax/Fees)

General Admission/ First Come, First Serve Section Access

Doors: 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Live in the MontBleu Theatre, 55 Highway 50, Stateline, NV - South Lake Tahoe

Tickets available at http://www.ticketfly.com, http://www.montbleuresort.com

For Immediate Release


Automatic Winter Tour with special guests Natural Vibrations,

Carson Nugget feeds hundreds at 59th community Thanksgiving dinner

The 59th annual Carson Nugget community Thanksgiving dinner brought hundreds to the annual free Carson City feast, where helpings of good cheer were dished up with mountains of mashed potatoes and plenty of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.

New to this year's menu, the Carson Nugget joined forces with FISH (Friends in Service Helping) as a way to expand the annual holiday dinner. FISH brought with them 100 turkeys and 25 volunteers.

The Brewery Arts Center welcomes back the Cultures of Nevada Concert Series

Event Date: 
October 12, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Brewery Arts Center welcomes back the "Cultures of Nevada" concert and performance series with nationally ranked musical artists, Chris Proctor and Montana Skies in two separate concerts in October at the BAC Performance Hall, 511 W King Street.

Chris Proctor: October 12th at 7:30pm.

Boys and Girls Club celebrates 20th anniversary with 'World's Greatest Luau'

Event Date: 
September 8, 2013 - 3:00pm

No need to purchase an expensive ticket or go through the hassle of traveling to Hawaii when we've got a bit of the Aloha spirit coming to Carson City this weekend.

The Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada is planning one heck of a Luau as part of its 20th anniversary celebration this Sunday, Sept. 8 at Mills Park Pony Express Pavilion.

Jazz and Beyond Biggest Final Weekend Yet - Featured Band: Under The Radar on 'Carson City's Radar'

Event Date: 
August 16, 2013 (All day)
August 17, 2013 (All day)
August 18, 2013 (All day)

Featured Band: Coming together from a variety of local projects and backgrounds, the five members of UNDER THE RADAR have created a composite tone that provides a niche sound of Jazz/Funk/Rock/Blues.

Tepid Club of Cool

Event Date: 
August 18, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Tepid Club of Cool is an acoustic jazz/swing quintet featuring Thom Bentley on guitar & vocals, Steve McElroy on clarinet, saxophone, flute, percussion & vocals, Robin King on vocals, Ryan Goodpastor on percussion and Duncan Elledge on bass and vocals.
Bring a blanket and picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of FREE music at Genoa Town Park, 185 Nixon Street

History of Rock n' Roll presentation Aug. 6 at Brewery Arts Center

Musician and educator John Shipley will present a lecture and demonstration with slides and audio samples on the history of rock n' roll, concluding with questions and comments from the audience and the raffle of an electric guitar. The talk will be on Tuesday, August 6, 7-8:30 p.m., at Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W. King Street, Carson City. Admission is free.

Cowboy songs, storytelling with Mike Beck featured at Adele's Summer Concert Series

Event Date: 
August 22, 2013 - 6:30pm

Mike Beck brings cowboy songs and the tradition of storytelling through music to Café at Adele’s Thursday, Aug. 22, as the Summer Concert Series on the Veranda continues.

A favorite performer on the Cowboy Poetry circuit, singer-songwriter, poet and working cowboy Beck is touring in support of his album “Tribute,” which showcases original horse songs written through the years, raising money for The Joyful Horse Project, a non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas that pairs combat veterans with rescue horses being trained for rehabilitation.

Slide guitar master Roy Rogers to play Comstock preservation fundraiser Aug. 3

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Aug 03 2013 .
August 3, 2013 - 7:30pm

Tickets are now on sale for a special performance from Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Saturday August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bob Boldrick Theatre in the Carson City Community Center located at 851 E. William Street.

Genoa Concerts on the Green features Joey Carmon's 'Guitar Man' tribute to Jerry Reed

Event Date: 
July 14, 2013 - 5:00pm

On warm summer evenings in Genoa, when the sun begins to dip behind the Sierra Nevada, and the shadows grow long, and the light turns amber and gold, people gather in the Genoa Park on the green grass with their picnic dinners to listen to music. Joey was born in Oneida, KY and raised in Winchester, KY. and he has the accent to prove it.

July 14th features Joey Carmon: "Guitar Man" Tribute show to Jerry Reed. Bring a picnic and a blanket to Genoa Town Park and enjoy an evening of free music!

Opening acts to shine at July 9 Carson City Concert Under the Stars benefit

Come out for an evening of diverse and wonderful music while making a difference, Tuesday, July 9, when C.W. and Mr. Spoons and Notch8 open for iconic, California band WAR, at the fifth annual Concert Under the Stars, A Benefit for The Greenhouse Project at Café at Adele’s.

This year’s openers features ragtime western and Americana music by C.W. & Mr. Spoons, and freshly interpreted favorites from the 1950s through ‘90s by Notch 8, fast becoming one of northern Nevada’s favorite bands.

Classic, Naughty Comedy at Piper's Opera House

Vaudeville and Burlesque Comedy at Piper's Opera House
Vaudeville and Burlesque Comedy and Music at Piper's Opera House
Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 22 2013 .
June 21, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event Date: 
June 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Naughty, but hilarious comedy skits and music from vaudeville and burlesque will be presented in "A Handful Of Nickels " at 7pm on Friday, June 21 and 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, June 22 at historic Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

The show features musician/actor Larry Elliott, who has appeared on 'Days of Our Lives’ and in the Oscar nominated movie "The Cooler" with William H. Macy. Multi-talented Larry plays guitar, piano, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica, but not all at the same time!

Montana Skies Concert

Enjoy the musical freedom of Montana Skies
Event Date: 
October 18, 2013 - 7:30pm

Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries.
In concert, these award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, and House of the Rising Sun, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel.

Café at Adele’s 'Dining Out for Life' on Thursday to benefit HIV awareness

Café at Adele’s joins Northern Nevada Hopes’ ‘Dining Out for Life’ in making a difference in the lives of those living with HIV.

On Thursday, April 25, Café at Adele’s will donate 20 percent of every dining ticket total to Northern Nevada Hopes so the non-profit organization can continue its work of raising awareness about and providing STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, as well as providing extensive support and medical care for those living with HIV in northern Nevada.

Carson City Libary Celebrates National Library Week with impressive lineup

An action-packed week filled with music, arts, books, Nevada political history and more will be featured as Carson City Library celebrates National Library week.

Special events kick off Monday, 6 p.m., at the library auditorium with “The Lure of Music, a Human Universal” presented by internationally-recognized music scholar Fredric Lieberman, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of music at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Carson City man jailed; accused of beating and choking pregnant girlfriend

A Carson City man was arrested Sunday and faces a felony charge of domestic battery with strangulation after allegedly punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach and then choking her.

Aaron Patrick Allen Lane, 38, was arrested at 12:42 a.m. in the 2400 block of Poole Way. Lane also faces a misdemeanor charge out of Walker River Township for failure to pay fines associated with domestic battery.

CRUSH at The Venue Friday featuring Ryan Parker and Phasmo

CRUSH; Jimmy Dunn (Drummer, Singer) Daniel Sion (DJ, Producer, Singer) Aaron Sio
Event Date: 
March 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

The New World Comes To Carson City with Reno local band CRUSH! plays at The Venue on Friday, March 29. CRUSH is the kind of music you will want to jump and throw your hands with singer and drummer Jimmy Dunn and 'Lose Control,' which is also a song off their 2012 debut album “First Crush.”

Known for their own self-production and original songwriter, the group's second studio album “New World” (2013) was produced by CRUSH’s own Daniel Sion, who also does the live computers, sound-board, synthesizer at live shows as well as sing and sometimes run the main sound-board for the whole show.

Bluegrass and Old Time Style Music for Beginners (6wks)

Event Date: 
April 20, 2013 - 11:00am

Have a fun time learning to play your fiddle, mandolin,
bass and/or guitar from Cindy Gray, faculty member of the
“Steve Kaufman Acoustic Camp” in Maryville, Tennessee.
Learn to play “mountain music” on your instrument, so that
you can join-in on the many bluegrass and/or old time jam
sessions that take place in our area. All students will receive
individualized training.

Tuition: $150 ($120 BAC Members)
Saturdays 11:00am-1:00pm
April 20–June 1 (6 weeks, no class May 25th for Memorial Day)
Instructor: Cindy Gray
Location: Ballroom

Song Writing Workshop

Event Date: 
March 24, 2013 (All day)

Two-hour workshop. Participants will discuss and share techniques and thoughts about song writing. Leader Chris Bayer has written songs for 40 years and has twice won Sierra Arts awards for his efforts. He performs his original material regularly in our area. Participants should plan to bring a guitar or keyboard--whatever they use when writing a song. (Some basic instrument ability is required.)

Tuition: $25
Sunday 1:00pm-3:00pm
March 24
Instructor: Chris Bayer
Location: Brewery Arts Center - Media Center

Trio keeps Irish music alive; performs Saturday at Adele's

Enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Saturday, March 16, with a hearty helping of live music by Cíana and corned beef and cabbage dinner served at Café at Adele’s.

The fun is planned for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and includes a variety of songs and tunes, two very different things according to Joe Blye (vocals, whistles and guitar), who, with his wife Kathy Blye (guitar and octave mandolin) and Tina Carlsen (fiddle and backing vocals), are Cíana.

Woman jailed for giving officers a fake name to avoid arrest

A 44-year-old Chester, Calif., woman was arrested and faces a felony charge of giving Carson City officers false identification to avoid prosecution after being stopped in a vehicle in which the driver was seen throwing something out the window.

Acclaimed Bluesman Shane Dwight performs Friday at High Sierra Brewery

Event Date: 
March 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

After a much deserved break, nationally-acclaimed bluesman Shane Dwight is back on tour and will be at High Sierra Brewery Co., on Friday, March 8 beginning at 8 p.m.

Live Music in Grandma Hattie's Dining Room

Start Celtic and Take it from There!
Event Date: 
January 9, 2013 - 6:30pm

Acoustic music in the dining room from 6:30-8 p.m. by Tom and Mary Kay Aufrance on vocals, guitar, Irish mandolin, banjo and accordion. Tom and Mary Kay start with music from Ireland and Scotland then branch out from their Celtic roots and also perform the music of The Eagles, The Band, Beach Boys, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, John Denver, Michael Martin Murphy and more. You'll enjoy Irish pub songs and tunes and especially singing along to many familiar selections! This is a fun and family friendly event. No cover (free).

Acoustic guitar, pianist Kingwhistler at Comma Coffee tonight

Event Date: 
December 28, 2012 - 7:00pm

Looking for something to do tonight? Los Angeles-based acoustic guitarist and pianist Kingwhistler will perform at Comma Coffee, beginning at 7 p.m.
"It is a real treat to have this talented singer songwriter from L.A. perform at Comma Coffee," said owner June Joplin. "He rocks his acoustic 'California Country' style on the guitar and piano."

MontBleu at Lake Tahoe marches into New Year with SnowGlobe after-parties, headliners, comedy

New Year's weekend comes amplified at Lake Tahoe MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa with three jam-packed nights of SnowGlobe Music Festival after-parties featuring performances by several top-billed concert favorites including Chromeo, Flosstradamus and Mimosa.

Hundreds show for Carson Nugget's 58th Thanksgiving community dinner

It was a happy, hearty Thanksgiving in Carson City for hundreds of Carson Nugget guests who arrived for the 58th annual free community dinner. Volunteers by the dozens served everyone who walked in the door — from young families to senior citizens and all ages in between.

Acoustic Music at Grandma Hattie's

Including Cowboy Christmas!
Event Date: 
December 12, 2012 - 6:30pm

Acoustic music in the dining room performed by Tom and Mary Kay Aufrance on vocals, guitar, banjo and accordion. The Aufrances branch out from their Celtic roots and perform an eclectic blend of popular and folk music that includes songs by The Eagles, The Beach Boys, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, cowboys like Michael Martin Murphy, Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, Johnny Cash, Johnny Bond, John Denver and more. This show includes Christmas music to celebrate The Season. It's a free and family friendly show. For info. call Grandma Hattie's at (775) 882-4900.

Tickets are Still Available for an Evening with Jorma Kaukonen

General admission tickets are still available for Jorma Kaukonen’s performance this Thursday, Oct. 18 at The High Sierra Brewing Company in Carson City. Kaukonen, a founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, is one of the most highly respected interpreters of Americana, Blues and American roots music. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy his music in an intimate, up close setting. The show begins at 8:00pm, doors open at 7 pm.

Legendary guitarist on tap at High Sierra Brewing Company

Event Date: 
October 18, 2012 - 8:00pm

At the age of 14, years after requisite piano lessons - and discovering he didn't like the discipline required - Jorma Kaukonen discovered guitar and found it was his instrument.
The now Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, founding member of iconic rock band The Jefferson Airplane and of long-touring band Hot Tuna and legendary guitarist in his own right, plays High Sierra Brewing Company, Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in a show produced by Chili Bop Entertainment.

Jazz All-Stars Display at Carson City Library until August 31

An exhibit of photos, album covers, and information about Jazz All-Stars of Northern Nevada, is on display at the Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop Street. The exhibit is part of Mile High Jazz Band's 2012 Jazz & Beyond - Carson City Music Festival. Although festival musical performances have ended, the exhibit will continue during library hours until August 31.

Guitar Summit Sunday Aug 12 at 2

Guitar Summit – Three Dimensions of Guitar
A Special Event – Sun., Aug. 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St.
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Jazz and Beyond Music Festival Guitar Summit- Three Dimensions of Guitar

Event Date: 
August 12, 2012 - 2:00pm

Expert guitarists Terry Scott, Steve Hayes, and Dave Bell provide music, conversation, and insights on playing guitar as part of a band. This is a great festival event for guitar students, musicians at all levels, and music fans who want to learn more about guitars and jazz. The event includes raffle drawing; grand prize is a guitar from the Guitar Center of Reno, custom adjusted by Terry Scott. They will wrap up the afternoon with a guitar jam.

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Carson City goes full-board live music with Jazz and Beyond Music Festival in August

The summer sizzles as the Mile High Jazz Band Association, Carson City, local businesses and jazz lovers proudly present the 2012 "Jazz & Beyond" Carson City Music Festival, an annual event that began in August 2004. Performances at multiple venues in Carson City will feature more than 100 musicians in over 50 bands, Aug. 3-19 and are mainly free. Music styles include Dixieland jazz, big band, bluegrass, Latin, blues and folk.

Pablo Cruise headlines A Concert Under the Stars Wednesday

Dave Jenkins returns for his second performance at A Concert Under the Stars, a fundraiser for The Greenhouse Project, July 11 with his band, Pablo Cruise.
Jenkins performed four years ago for the inaugural event, which takes place at Café at Adele’s, but his love of music began at a tender age.
“My folks had an old pump organ and I couldn’t reach the pedals,” Jenkins said. “I’d play and my sister would pump the pedals for me; I always had an ear and a love for music.”

Carson Folk Musicians Find Support on the Web

Carson City, NV – Two local folk musicians are finding benefactors for their music via the Internet. When the husband-and-wife folk duo Tom and Mary Kay Aufrance went looking for some financial help with publishing their upcoming music CD release, they decided to try a novel approach - auctioning off sponsorships on their CD via ebay.

West Side Cruiser Ride 2012

May 16th was Muscle Powered’s annual Bike to Work Week cruiser ride, and this year we had record attendance. We estimated around 100 riders this year, double the previous record of about 50. Thank you nice weather!
West Side Cruiser Ride
Drew and Kristy prepping to ride

Starving Artists' Sale & Wine Walk

Event Date: 
May 5, 2012 - 10:00am

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us on Saturday with the STARVING ARTISTS' SALE starting at 10am and our Wine, Art and Music event that will begin about 12:00noon in the Artisans Store (many of our artists will also be doing demonstrations during this event).

Also 12-5, folk music by the Solidays. They will present their eclectic and creative compositions on dulcimer, recorder, harmonica, guitar & mandolin, delighting audiences of all ages.

Mile High Jazz Band Presents April Jazz Anniversary Concert

Come hear the sensational big-band sound of the Mile High Jazz Band with vocalist Sheryl Adams and guest vocalist Michael Coleman on Tuesday, April 10, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Comma Coffee in Carson City. Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, is across the street from the state legislature building.

Carson City Symphony Russian Treasures Concet

Event Date: 
February 26, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will present a concert, "Russian Treasures," on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center. The concert features guest violinist Carla Trynchuk in a performance of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto. The program, suitable for people of all ages, also includes Russian March by Strauss, In the Steppes of Central Asia by Borodin, and Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky.

Sublime with Rome, George Clinton and Rob Schneider fill up entertainment venue MontBleu Resort

(Press Release) On the heels of its most successful year, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa at Lake Tahoe continues its popular top-contemporary entertainment with the addition of Sublime with Rome and special guest Everlast; George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic; and comedian Rob Schneider.

Wine Art and Music, April 7

April 7, 2012 - 12:00pm


Tyler Stafford

Event Date: 
February 4, 2012 (All day)

Enjoy the acoustical sounds of Tyler Stafford, February 4th from 2 – 5pm in the Brewery Arts Center’s Artisans Store. The Reno native has been impressing audiences with his smooth voice and guitar playing talent. Stafford will perform songs from his newly released album “On a String”. The Reno Gazette Journal named it one of the 10 best albums released by area artists this year.

After gaining experience playing open mics around Reno, Stafford became a regular performer at area restaurants and bars. His musical talent, low key stage presence and good looks earned him a large following.

Top music and comedy acts lined up at Lake Tahoe's MontBleu for 2012

The 2012 line-up of entertainment is guaranteed to Blue ‘em away at Lake Tahoe South’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. The New Year’s festivities and beyond continue the trend of popular contemporary artists including: The Cataracs, NOFX, Lucinda Williams, The Expendables, Whitney Cummings, 311 and Wayne Brady. The combo of entertainment, amenities and nightlife has established MontBleu on the virtual map among revelers.

2011 Ends on a High Note…

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