Events

Levitt concert with Mumbo Gumbo & Moons of Jupiter – 8/28 (rescheduled to 9/11)

Levitt AMP logoNote (8/25);  This free outdoor event, originally scheduled for 8/28, has been rescheduled for Sat., Sept. 11, due to smoky conditions.


The Levitt AMP Series presents Moons of Jupiter at 7:00 p.m., opening for featured group Mumbo Gumbo at around 8:00 p.m.  This is presented by the Brewery Arts Center in cooperation with the Levitt AMP Foundation.

For further information, see https://breweryarts.org/levitt-amp-carson-city.

The Jazzettes perform in the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom – 8/26

The Jazzettes in 2020NOTE (8/25): This concert, which was originally scheduled for the Comma Courtyard, has been moved to the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom (449 W. King St., second floor) due to smoky conditions.


The Jazzettes will perform in the Brewery Arts Center Ballroom on Thur., Aug. 26, 2021, from noon to 2:00 p.m.  (In the picture, you see them performing for Jazz & Beyond first live-streamed event, in 2020.*)

The Jazzettes are long-time friends Cami Thompson on percussion, Erika Paul on piano, and Julie Machado on bass – playing an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, standards, pop, rock, vintage classics, and comic delights. They all sing, often in 3-part harmony, and have a great deal of fun making and sharing music, and laughing! Between the three of them are about 150 years of music education and professional stage time, but they refuse to act their age! You can find their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheJazzettes.

*Watch their 2020 Jazz & Beyond performance HERE.

The Jazzettes

Levitt concert with Los Coast and Bad Mother Nature- 8/21

Levitt AMP logoThe Levitt AMP Series presents Bad Mother Nature at 7:00 p.m., opening for featured group Los Coast at around 8:00 p.m.  This is presented by the Brewery Arts Center in cooperation with the Levitt AMP Foundation.


Bad Mother Nature is a four-piece Sacramento rock band that has always been fond of exploring the unturned stones of rock music. With a pianist, two lead singers, two lead guitarists and a thunderous drummer, they bring a unique sound to the table – refining a balance between driving guitar riffs and nuanced, progressive piano.

Corey Allred and Axel Ahrens switch off on bass and guitar, giving a unique sound to each song. Younger brother Ryan Allred holds down the piano and shares lead vocals with Axel. Meanwhile Jon McCann serves as a human metronome on the kits.

Since their inception in 2016, they’ve been steadily grinding away at California’s clubs and dive bars. They’ve toured the entire US west coast, including stops at The Viper Room in Hollywood, House of Blues Anaheim, and Ace of Spades in Sacramento. They’ve been likened to Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, The Black Keys, and Fleetwood Mac, all while harnessing a modern sound.

The band’s website is at https://www.badmothernature.com.


On their eagerly awaited debut album Samsara, the visionary Austin, Texas, combo Los Coast delivers a fresh blast of punchy psychedelic-pop-soul that effortlessly incorporates a wide range of genres. The band’s seamlessly soulful song craft incorporates the band’s distinctive grooves along with the inventive compositions and commanding vocals of principal members Trey Privott (lead vocals, guitar) and John Courtney (guitar, keyboards, vocals).

That same mix of energy and expertise is reflected on Samsara, which features such memorable, no-nonsense tunes as “Simplify,” “Monsters,” “Graves” and the frantic, tongue-twisting “(Everything But) The Kitchen Sink.”  The album delivers infectious hooks, ironic lyrical twists and explosive funk grooves in equal measure, providing an irresistible frame for Privott’s soulful vocals and the band’s explosive grooves.

“We love pop music, but we also love to experiment,” says Courtney. “We try to avoid letting the listener know what’s coming, and we like playing with people’s expectations and catching the listener off guard. It becomes stale if it’s too familiar, so we like to come up with music that’s familiar and surprising at the same time.”

The band’s website is at https://www.loscoast.com.


For further information, see https://breweryarts.org/levitt-amp-carson-city.

Jackie Landrum Band at Comma Courtyard – 8/20

Jackie Landrum rockin' away!

Jackie Landrum rockin’ away!

Jackie Landrum Band appears at Comma Courtyard on Friday, August. 20, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Jackie Landrum had her own 9-piece band at age 14 and has sung professionally ever since.  Her sublime performance ability and rich, sultry vocal tone thrill audiences everywhere.  Her CDs, released to rave reviews, are “Inside Out” and “Jackie Landrum: Jazz to Blues.”  The other band members are David Grantham, guitar; Ron Savage, keyboard, and Tony Savage, drums.

After you hear her band, go around the corner to McFadden Plaza and hear some more great music by The Bayberry Cast, performing at 7:30 p.m.

Cherie Shipley leads jazz jam at Living the Good Life – 8/19

Cherie Shipley to lead jazz jamVocalist Cherie Shipley hosts a jazz jam at Living the Good Life from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  She will be ably assisted by Peter Supersano on keyboard and Tyler Cravines on drums.  A classy entertainer and smooth alto singer, Cherie sings in many styles and has fun wherever she performs.  Her rapport with the audience and jamming musicians is outstanding.

Instrumental and vocal jazz musicians are invited to join in.

Bill Rose and Laurie Blue – 8/14

Duo from Virginia

Bill Rose & Laurie Blue

Two voices, two guitars, and an occasional flute or cajon accompaniment make for a special sound.  Bill Rose and Laurie Blue have been entertaining in the locations in Virginia for a number of years.  We welcome them back to provide their original material (lots of it) and some borrowed works.

Their pre-recorded, pandemic-era recording, just for the 2020 festival, is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdwWI8MfGpU


beach chairWe do not provide seating for events at McFadden Plaza, Laxalt Plaza (south of the Carson Nugget), or at the Capital Amphitheater/Legislative Plaza area, so we encourage you to bring your own seating (e.g., lawn chair) to events at these locations.

Colleen Medina and her Trio – 8/14

Comma Coffee logoColleen Medina and her trio will be performing at Comma Coffee Courtyard from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  She will be joined by Peter Supersano on keyboard, Joe McKenna on bass, and Andy Heglund on drums.

This performance is brought to you by Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.

Opening Event – Roaring Back into the 20s – 8/13

Scot Marshall on bassOur Jazz & Beyond opening event is called “Roaring Back into the 20s.”  It’s a 1920s themed concert at the Governor’s Mansion with Scot Marshall’s Brass Knuckles Band.  The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Attendance is limited to the first 150 attendees.

Please note, per government regulation: “No firearms of any kind (either carried concealed or open carried, loaded or unloaded), are permitted on the Mansion grounds to include the Nevada Room.”

beach chairWe do not provide seating for events at McFadden Plaza, Laxalt Plaza (south of the Carson Nugget), or at the Capital Amphitheater/Legislative Plaza area, so we encourage you to bring your own seating (e.g., lawn chair) to events at these locations.  Seating may be available at the Governor’s Mansion.