Take This Band, featuring Cherie Shipley and her 6-piece band, will perform for the evening portion of the opening event. The performance will be held at the Governor’s Mansion (use the Robinson Street Entrance).
Cherie presents customized, original jazz versions of a variety of tunes. Cherie has been a favorite vocalist in this area since the ’80s. Joining the take this band are stellar sidemen: Ron Savage – keys, Mark McKinnon – guitar, Eric Finkelstein – drums, Will Casaceli – trumpet, and Joel Stevens – sax and flute.
Seating is limited. Audience is encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.
The festival opens on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the historic Bliss Mansion and Governor’s Mansion, both on the corner Mountain and Robinson Streets. An art show and sale on the Bliss 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 Shipley with the Take This band across the street at the Governor’s Mansion. House tours of the Bliss Mansion (across Mountain Street from the Governor’s Mansion) are available. Please use the Elizabeth Street entrance for the Bliss Mansion Tour.