Enjoy the kick-off event, the Garden Party at the Bliss Mansion, Friday, Aug. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Take This (John & Cherie Shipley), a dynamic innovative jazz act. They arrange many of the tunes they play, presenting customized, original jazz versions. Cherie has been a favorite vocalist in the area since the 80’s and John is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz-fusion recording group Hiroshima. His jazz and R&B piano/keyboard talents are a draw for true music aficionados. Talented musicians will join “Take This” for the concert. For the concert, please bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating. Low chairs get the best spots – in front near the stage.
If you’re hungry, food truck will be onsite from 4:00 to 8:00 pm serving delicious food.
In addition, Capital City Arts Initiative (CCAI) and Nevada Artists Assoc. (NAA) will host artists selling their art at the Bliss Mansion south porch from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. During the event at designated times, you can take a free, guided-tour of the Bliss Mansion, a 15-room Italianate-style Victorian mansion completed in 1879 by Duane L. Bliss. At the time, it was the biggest and most elaborate home in Nevada.