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  • 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Free Range (women's vocal quartet) at Comma Courtyard
  • 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. - The Batamba Collective at Comma Courtyard
  • 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Cruz Control featuring Whitney Myer at McFadden Plaza Stage - bring lawn chairs


Photograph of Free Range Free Range - Thursday 8/17/2023 - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Comma Courtyard

Free Range is comprised of Amy Fleming, Stephanie Urmston, Anna Freeman, and Malary Engstrom - four chicks who love each other and love to sing. This award-winning quartet sings various genres of four-part a cappella music but is best known for their complex barbershop harmonies. These ladies are each strong musicians in their own rights, performing in and conducting various groups around town, but when this powerhouse group performs together, they are fan favorites. They placed 4th at the Sweet Adelines regional competition in 2019, making them the first quartet from northern Nevada to earn a regional medal. Music lovers of all ages will quickly become fans after hearing the vocal styling of Free Range!

Performers are: 4. Malary Engstrom - Bass, Amy Fleming - Tenor, Anna Freeman - Baritone, and Stephanie Urmston - Lead.

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Photograph of Batamaba Collective The Batamba Collective - Thursday, 8/17/2023 - 5:00 to 6:45 p.m. - Comma Courtyard

The Batamba Collective if a group of musicians dedicated to sharing music from around the world. With a focus in music (and instruments) from Brazil, Cuba various countries in Africa and India, Batamba synthesizes authentic and traditional with electronic and non traditional. Be it Bembe, Ewe, Bata, North Indian Classical music, or hip hop beats and sound looping, Batamba aims to share new and old music to a wider audience.

Members of The Batamaba Collective are Brandon Dodge - percussion and vocals, Chance Utter - percussion and electronics and vocals, and Anthony Landers - percussion and vocals.

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Photograph of Cruz Control Cruz Control featuring Whitney Myer - Thursday, 8/17/2023 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. - McFadden Plaza Stage

Cruz Control is a dynamic collective made up of veteran musicians hailing from Reno's vibrant music scene. The group eamlessly blends elements of R&B, hip-hop, soul and jazz, to create a sound that is nothing short of innovative. Led by drummer Miguel Jimenez-Cruz, the band features Whitney Myer on vocals, Vincenzo Pellegrino on keys, Zack Teran on bass, Lucas Arizu on guitar, and at times a rotating cast of musicians. Drawing inspiration from acclaimed artists such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Lizzo, Childish Gambino, and Lauryn Hill, Cruz Control adds their own modern-avant-garde improvisatory twist to constantly push genre boundaries.

Performers: Miguel Jimenez-Cruz (Drums), Zack Teran (Bass), Whitney Myer (Vocals), Vincenzo Pellegrino (Keys), Josh Reid (Trumpet), and Lucas Arizu (Guitar).

Click HERE for Miguel's website. Miguel is also on Instagram at @cruz_con_trol.

Seating is limited - bring chairs.

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This page last updated 8/3/2023