The Best 2015!



The summer sizzles! Mile High Jazz Band Assoc., Carson City, local businesses, and jazz lovers proudly continue the annual August jazz festival started in 2004.

Yay! We’re planning another Speakeasy Swing Dance Party. Want to help? Let Louise know!

Are you the Bee’s Knee’s?

Know someone who is the Cat’s pajamas?

Calling all Guys and Dolls to volunteer at this year’s Jazz and Beyond Speakeasy Dance August 13, 2016.

So put on your glad rags and join the fun. The joint will be hoppin’.

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Multiple Venues

Outstanding regional jazz artists will play for you at Third Street Stage (Rob McFadden Plaza), Silver Saddle Ranch, the State Railroad Museum, the Farmers Market, Comma Courtyard, Comma Coffee, the Brewery Arts Center, Carson Mall, the Legislative Plaza, Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, and more.

Over 100 Musicians

More than 100 musicians in over 60 events.  Bands include Reno Jazz Orchestra, Mile High Jazz Band, Millennium Bugs, Cherie and John Shipley with Take This, and more!

Thank you, Carson City, for making The 2015 Jazz & Beyond festival a great event.  The 2016 edition will run from Aug. 5 through Aug. 21 (Count Basie’s 112th birthday).  Plan to join us then.

Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival
August 5-21, 2016
Most Events 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

Festival opener will be Cherie and John with Take This, on Friday August 5, on the lawn at the Bliss Mansion.

Brass Knuckles, led by bassist Scot Marshall.

2016 Dance Party

We’re planning a Speakeasy Dance Party for Aug. 13 – it will be even better than last year! Same fantastic band – the Brass Knuckles