Media release – February 24, 2017
Contact – Elinor Bugli 775-883-4154
Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music and Art Festival
August 4-21, 2017
Mile High Jazz Band Association and Carson City present the 14th Annual Jazz & Beyond Festival.  It features 18 days of Music, Art, and Film at multiple venues in Carson City, August 4-21.
“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 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 most performances admission free.”
The festival opens on Friday, August 4, at the historic Bliss mansion, corner Mountain and Robinson Streets.  An art show and sale on the porch at 4:00 p.m. features artists from the Capital City Arts Initiative and the Nevada Artists Association.  Music on the lawn begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by by Cherie and John Shipley with Take This band at 6:30 p.m.
The Hohner Road Show, a 2-hour, indoor presentation hosted by blues harmonica pro Ronnie Shellist and artist manager Gizzy O’Toole will be on Sunday, August 6, at the Brewery Arts Center.  The show is a mix of performance, teaching, and demonstration.  It includes displays, harmonica giveaways, and hands-on instructional components.  Following the road show, harmonica artist Tom Stryker will present outdoor blues and jazz band performances featuring Ronnie Shellist.
The second annual “A Day at the Silver Saddle Ranch,” 2648 Carson River Road on the east side of Prison Hill, will be on Sunday, August 13, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Bluegrass and Western music, live animals, and food trucks will be featured.
Free concerts also will be held at the Legislative Plaza and Capital Amphitheater, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson Mall, Comma Coffee Courtyard, Bob McFadden Plaza, Brewery Arts Center, and other Carson City venues.  A full schedule of events will be available on the website  For sponsor and volunteer opportunities, call 775-883-4154,
Photos:  Cherie Shipley with the Take This band will open the Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music Festival at the Bliss mansion on August 4.
Harmonica great Ronnie Shellist will perform at the Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music Festival at Brewery Arts Center on August 13.