Events

Cherie, Ron & Eric at Jazz Jam 8/21

Cherie Shipley, vocalist

Enjoy the music of Cherie Shipley (vocals), Ron Savage (keyboard and vocals), and Eric Finkelstein (drums) at the weekly Wednesday night jazz jam session at Living the Good Life.  Bring along your “ax” and join in on your favorite tunes.

Sagebrush Rebels Band at Silver Saddle Ranch 8/18

“If you’re gonna play Nevada, you gotta have a fiddle in the band!” A take-off from a great Alabama country tune, the Sagebrush Rebels band presents memorable, fun, country-western favorites, and yes, with a fiddle in the band. Five members are vocalists – the harmonies are fat and the repertoire ranges from classics to current. You’re gonna need boots when the Sagebrush Rebels deliver their deep, rich talents.

Sagebrush Rebels Band joins the festival for a fourth year, this time at the Silver Saddle Ranch.  (They appeared on the McFadden Plaza Stage in 2018 and at the Silver Saddle Ranch in 2017.)

Musicians are Cherie Shipley, vocals; Catherine Matovich, fiddle; JR Johnston, bass; Mark McKinnon, guitar; Nancy Barker, keys; Tommy Stiles, pedal steel; and Bill Heise, drums.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.  Some chairs will be provided.

Take This at Bliss Mansion – Festival Opening Event 8/9

Take This, featuring Cherie Shipley, will perform for second half of the opening event.  They will perform at the Governor’s Mansion.

Cherie Shipley singing at Bliss Mansion in 2018.

Cherie presents customized, original jazz versions or various tunes. Cherie has been a favorite vocalist in this area since the ’80s. Joining the Take This show are some fine sidemen.

Check out these websites: Shipleymusic.com and laketahoeentertainment.com.


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.