The Best 2015!



Get ready for the 2017 edition of Jazz & Beyond.  This year’s event will run from Friday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.  Be sure to mark your calendars.  The summer will sizzle as Mile High Jazz Band Assoc., Carson City, local businesses, and jazz lovers proudly continue the annual August jazz festival started in 2004.

This site still displays information about the 2016 festival.  We will be updating it as we get deeper in our plans.


Multiple Venues

For 2017, we plan to feature outstanding regional jazz artists who will play for you in venues such as Bob McFadden Plaza (Third Street Stage), Silver Saddle Ranch, the State Railroad Museum, the Saturday Morning Farmers Market, Comma Courtyard, Comma Coffee, the Brewery Arts Center, Carson Mall, the Legislative Plaza, Bliss Mansion, Living the Good Life, A to Zen, and more.  It is planned that many events will be free.

Recent Media Releases for Jazz & Beyond

Aug. 3, 2016 – Media release announcing first week of Jazz & Beyond 2016 (Aug. 5-21)

Aug. 1, 2016 – Media release announcing “Art on the Porch” at Bliss Mansion on Aug. 5

Over 100 Musicians

In 2016 we presented more than 100 musicians in over 60 events.  Bands included Reno Jazz Orchestra (with Trey Stone), Mile High Jazz Band, Beatles Flashback, Back Forty, Brass Knuckles, Lucky Diamond and the Gents o’ Jive, New World Jazz Project, No Comprende, Red Tango, Red’s Blues Trio, Rosebud’s Dance Band, SambaDá, Sagebrush Rebels, Millennium Bugs, Cherie and John Shipley with Take This, Musicole, Champagne Singers, and more!  Expect more of the same in 2017!

Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival
August 4-20, 2017

This year the festival ends the day before
Count Basie’s 113th birthday

Most Events Are Free

Did We Say FREE?


HOW: How can we present such an exciting festival with most events free?

By harnessing the energy and resources of our great community! Sponsors include Nevada Arts Council, Carson City, For the Love of Jazz, My Inc Media Agency, and private donors.

Take This performing at Bliss Mansion, Aug. 2014. John Shipley (keys), Doug Coomler (sax), Cherie Shipley (vocals), and Steve Self (drums).

2016 Festival Opener

The 2016 festival opener was Cherie and John with Take This, on Friday August 5, 2016, on the lawn at the Bliss Mansion.  A fun time was had by all.

Brass Knuckles, led by bassist Scot Marshall.

2016 Dance Party

We had our third Speakeasy Dance Party on Aug. 13, 2016 – it was a great event featuring the Brass Knuckles band.  We may be doing the event again in 2017.

Click on this “BUY NOW” button to purchase Speakeasy tickets.