Cherie and John are 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 this area since the ’80s. 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. Joining the Take This show are trombonist/bassist Mike Kirkhouse, guitarist Mark McKinnon (substituting for Paul Covarelli), and drummer Steve Self.
The festival opens on Friday, August 3, 2018, 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 4:00 p.m. with the Rocky Tatarelli Band, followed at 6:30 p.m. by Cherie and John Shipley with the Take This band.For the concert, please bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating. Low chairs get the best spots – in front near the stage.