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Carson City area musicians Invited to Friday's Tuneville at BAC ahead of documentary

Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Tuneville Sept. 19 will be in the Performance Hall Lobby
Event Date: 
September 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Musicians are invited to "Give What You Can and Play" before the film "Find Your Way: A Busker's Documentary" this Friday at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City. Tuneville Session invites acoustic musicians to play at the BAC Performance Hall lobby Sept. 19 from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

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

Event Date: 
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.

Beatles Flashback tribute band on stage tonight at Carson City Community Center

Beatles Flashback, a Beatles tribute band formed in 2006, will be on stage tonight, Wednesday, at the Carson City Community Center as part of the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival.

While most people are familiar with Beatles tribute bands that dress up to look like the Fab Four, Beatles Flashback, a group that formed in Sonoma County, Calif., and is now based in Reno, focuses instead on recreating the music that is heard on the original recordings.

NV150 Fair events in Carson City continue Saturday with live music, carnival and livestock shows

NV 150 Fair events continue all day long Saturday at Fuji Park in Carson City. Parking is available at Casino Fandango, with shuttle bus service to and from the fairgrounds.

Among today's activities, there will be livestock shows, sales and demonstrations, carnival rides and games, fly tying demonstrations, cloggers, a dog show at 4 p.m. Sons of Slide Mountain Band beginning at noon, Youth Theater Carson City performance at 12:30 p.m.

On stage The Mountain Girls (band) at 4:30, Ranch Rodeo at 5 p.m., live music with CW Bayer and Mr. Spoons at 5:30 p.m.

Jazz and Beyond festival features Sunday 'Picnics in the Park' lineup

Are you looking for a way to enjoy your Sunday afternoons? The Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival is offering free concerts in the Legislative Plaza between the State Capitol and the Legislature Building in Carson City on three Sundays: Aug. 3, Aug. 10, and Aug. 17, 2014.

History of The Beatles Lecture and Beatles Flashback Concert

This year, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to these shores. The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to provide two exciting Beatles events in honor of that occasion.

'Jazz & Beyond' Music Festival features entertainment at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair

"Jazz & Beyond" performers in Fuji Park on Aug. 2
Event Date: 
August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," in collaboration with Carson City, is proud to present five of several bands at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair in Fuji Park on Saturday, August 2. "Jazz & Beyond" runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 50 events, mainly in the downtown Carson City area.

The five "Jazz & Beyond" bands at the Fair on August 2 are Sons of Slide Mountain, RVGS Tantalus, Lynne Colvig Latin Jazz, the Reno Jazz Orchestra with singer Jackie Landrum, and the St. Christopher Project, featuring the music of Tom Waits.

Nationally recognized western singer-songwriter duo to perform in Carson City

Tom May and Chris Kennedy are scheduled to perform in Carson City, NV at The Brewery Arts Center performance hall, 511 West King St., Friday, July 25 at 7:30P p.m.

Tom May is a folksinger, songwriter and author who has been touring, performing, and recording for over forty years. He is also the host/producer of the radio show, “River City Folk,” heard on dozens of radio stations weekly since 1985 and on XM Satellite Radio throughout the country.

'Ghost of Mark Twain' arrives at BAC Saturday as part of Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City continues its July lineup of entertainment venues as part of its celebration of summer and Nevada's 150th year statehood with a visit from Mark Twain this Saturday.

What would Nevada's Sesquicentennial be without the musings of the legendary Mark Twain? Hear the Ghost of Mark Twain through the modern-day transporter McAvoy Layne on Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. with special guests Shiloh.

BAC celebrates Nevada's sesquicentennial with July concert lineup

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City has three entertainment venues lined up for July, including folk artists, pianists and Mark Twain as part of its celebration of summer and Nevada's 150th year statehood.

World renowned pianist Louis Landon with special guest Dallas Smith, direct from the Reno Jazz Orchestra, will appear in a one-night-only performance Wednesday, July 16.

CW and Mr. Spoons Perform Thursday at Dangberg Park

CW and Mr. Spoons will bring their western ragtime guitar — and a musical contraption called the “wonder bucket” — to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Little Feat musicians Barrere and Tackett ready to jam at Concert Under the Stars

The sixth annual Concert Under the Stars, A benefit for The Greenhouse Project in Carson City promises to be bigger than ever and features Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat opening for Little River Band.

The event takes place July 9 at Café at Adele’s and the venue has been expanded to allow for greater attendance, said Karen Abowd, Greenhouse Project president.

Nevada Arts Council names 2015 Nevada Heritage Award winners

Sheldeen Haleamau, Nevada Heritage Award winner

The Folklife Program of the Nevada Arts Council has named Las Vegas residents Gary and Sheldeen Haleamau as recipients of the 2015 Nevada Heritage Award. The Haleamaus are recognized for preserving, perpetuating and presenting their native Hawaiian culture throughout Nevada.

TACH Presents Global Music and Dance

Event Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

Traditional Association for Cultural Harmony, a non-profit organization presents "Global Music and Dance" in July, 2014. A four-day concert will present a collaboration of Indo-American artist, an Indian Dance, Indian Classical, Jazz, Fusion, Saxophone, Flute, Harp and more.

Top artists presenting the events on July 12, 25, 26 and 27 are:

Josiah James Concert

Event Date: 
June 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley invites the community to attend an evening under the stars in our backyard with Josiah James live in concert.

Josiah is a Christian/Indie/alternative music artist from Sacramento, who creates full songs using a live looping technique, layering guitar parts, percussion and voices to weave amazing soundscapes in real time.
For more information about him, visit josiahjames.com .

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, is located at 28 Enterprise Way, Dayton. For more information, call 775-246-4430 or visit www.ccdayton.org .

CW and Mr. Spoons Perform Mondays at Comma Coffee

CW And Mr. Spoons bring ragtime guitar and wonder bucket to every fine event, bar-b-ques, wakes, bankruptcies, brawls...anywhere fine music is required. They play at noon at Comma Coffee, 312. S. Carson St., Carson City. The event is free and takes place every Monday. Read more at: http://www.reverbnation.com/cwandmrspoons

Northern Nevada is blooming with the arts, activities and entertainment

The weather is warming up providing for another great season activities throughout Carson City and Northern Nevada. One of my favorite things about spring and summer is to share as many local events, food, music, the arts and entertainment with you. We have many festivities, activities and fundraisers being planned for the coming months.

Plans for Carson City Jazz and Beyond Music Festival underway

Get ready for an exciting summer of music when the Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival takes place, August 1-17. The festival, which began in 2004, is presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.

Last year, the Jazz and Beyond Festival featured 60 performances and over 100 performers, and organizers hope to match that accomplishment this year. Most performances are presented free to the public. Beyond jazz, the festival included bluegrass, blues, mariachi, and more.

'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.

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