Update (8/10/18): Due to the air quality today, the Carson City Parks and Recreation Dept. has decided to move the Movie in the Park into the Community Center Theater. You can find the Theater right next to Mills Park at 851 E William St. The movie (Disney’s “Coco”) will still be at 8:00 p.m. and there will still be a food truck right outside the theater lobby, so come early to grab some food. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Note: There are no plans today (Friday, Aug. 10) to move other Jazz & Beyond events indoors due to the smoke.
Update (8/7/18): Due to the heavy smoke settling on the area, we may need to make last-minute changes in the location of certain outdoor concerts. We will try to post changes and communicate through social media as soon as possible. – D. Bugli
For 2018, we feature outstanding regional jazz artists who 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, Capital Amphitheater, Bliss Mansion, Living the Good Life, and more. Most events will be free.
Recent Media Releases for Jazz & Beyond
Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music and Art Festival
August 3-19, 2018
April 23, 2018: Mile High Jazz Band Association and Carson City present the 15th Annual Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival. It features 17 days of Music, Art, and Film at multiple venues in Carson City, from August 3 through 19.
“Jazz & Beyond is a homegrown event celebrating the talent of our region and relying on many local music fans who donate their time and effort,” said planning committee co-chair David Bugli, President of the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc. “Sponsors and volunteers help us make the event one of the best in the area, and keep performances admission free.”
The festival opens on Friday, August 3, at the historic Bliss Mansion, northeast corner Mountain and Robinson Streets. An art show and sale on the porch at 4:00 p.m. features artists from the Nevada Artists Association. Music begins at
4:30 4:00 p.m. with the Rocky Tatarelli Band, followed at 6:30 p.m. by Cherie and John Shipley with the Take This band.
Two special events will be a talk and performance on World Percussion with Chance Utter assisted by Andy Heglund, The Batamba Collective, and members of the UNR World Percussion Ensemble on Thursday, August 9, at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, and a talk and performance on Virginia City’s Jazz Era by John Shipley and friends on Thursday, August 16, at the Nevada State Museum.
The third annual “A Day at the Silver Saddle Ranch,” 2648 Carson River Road on the east side of Prison Hill, will be on Sunday, August 12, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Bluegrass and Western music, live animals, and food trucks will be featured. Musicians are Chris Bayer, Dale Poune, the Sierra Sweethearts, and more.
Free concerts also will be held at the Capital Amphitheater, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson Mall, Comma Coffee Courtyard, Bob McFadden Plaza, Brewery Arts Center, and other Carson City venues. Favorite and new performing groups include The Red Tango, Batamba Collective, Reno Jazz Orchestra, Mile High Jazz Band, and many more.
A full schedule of events
will be is available on the website JazzCarsonCity.com. For sponsor and volunteer opportunities, call 775-883-4154.
Old Media Releases for Jazz & Beyond
David Bugli providing a festival overview.
July 27, 2017 – (Click on date for video) David Bugli interviewed by Kyle Horvath, an overview of the 2017 (last year’s) festival.
Tom Stryker, interviewed by Cortney Bloomer.
July 28, 2017 – (Click on date for video) Tom Stryker interviewed by Cortney Bloomer concerning Hohner Harmonica Roadshow (in 2017).
Old Media Releases for Jazz & Beyond
July 25, 2017 – Media release announcing Art on the Porch at the Bliss Mansion (Aug. 4)
June 6, 2017 – Media release announcing winner of poster art contest
Feb. 24, 2017 – Media release announcing major events for Jazz & Beyond 2017 (Aug. 4-21)
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