Events

Capital City Brewfest at McFadden Plaza – 8/28 (canceled)

NOTE (8/27): This event has been canceled due to smoky conditions.

 

The Capital City Brewfest will take place on August 28th, 2021, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm, in Downtown Carson City. More than two dozen brewers will line Curry Street with plenty of beer to sample. Plus, there will be live music in McFadden Plaza. Don’t miss out on the fun! Mo’z Motley Blues will perform.  The funds raised at this event supports the Rotary Club of Carson City’s Scholarstep Scholarship program for high school seniors or returning adult students who can not afford higher education.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.  The website is https://capitalcitybrewfest.com.

Musicole performs in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall – 8/27

MusicoleNOTE (8/25): This concert, which was originally scheduled for McFadden Plaza and then to the Change Companies Stage at the Brewery Arts Center, has been moved to the Brewery Arts Performance Hall (511 W. King St.) due to smoky conditions.


Musicole w/Michael C. performs at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Musicole is an upscale, high energy classic R&B show band, an ensemble of talented artists who have amassed abroad spectrum of musical knowledge, conceptions, aesthetic ideals, and capabilities in the vast, diverse, and rapidly evolving industry. The band specializes in the dynamic sounds of Classic Rhythm and Blues, Classic Rock, Gospel, and the Jazz genre. Individually, and as a collective, the Musicole team has experienced unprecedented success utilizing their expertise to provide superior entertainment that range from sophisticated venues, to fun and intimate celebrations, which includes weddings, corporate events, private occasions, social gatherings, and similar functions. The band is passionate about presenting polished musical performances. Their talent for always creating an atmosphere that excites audiences to the point of getting them on the dance floor is unparalleled.

Band members are Michael E. Coleman, guitar and vocals; Gregory Reynolds, drums and vocals; Leneatha Reynolds, vocals; Lavend James, bass; and Mark Lawson, keyboard.

Urban Renewal Project performs in BAC Performance Hall – 8/25

Urban Renewal Project 2021NOTE (8/25): This concert, which was originally scheduled for the McFadden Plaza, was later moved to the Change Companies Stage.  However, it has been moved to the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall due to smoky condition.


The Urban Renewal Project is making a return trip to Carson City.  They will perform in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m.  There is no need to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the concert.

The Urban Renewal Project is a dynamic young big band out of Los Angeles, playing an original mix of jazz, soul and hip-hop. Since 2010, the 15-piece ensemble has teamed up with singers and rappers to blend the hip-shaking grooves and deep pocket of today’s music with face-melting horn lines and fiery improvisation from big band jazz. In the past few years, their signature sound has blown away audiences from New York’s Rockwood Music Hall to the San Jose Jazz Summerfest and beyond.

Born from a high school talent show act assembled by saxophonist and bandleader R.W. Enoch, The Urban Renewal Project began in earnest when Enoch met rapper Elmer Demond in Los Angeles several years later. After experimenting with different musical approaches and configurations which can be heard on earlier releases Local Legend (2014) and Go Big or Go Home (2012), the two settled on their current set-up: a big band performing a mix of soul, hip hop, jazz and pop music with guest vocalists from each genre – every song incorporating the polish and drive of contemporary pop records with the vibrant energy of live ensemble performance.

The Urban Renewal Website is at https://www.urpmusic.com.


The Jazz & Beyond Festival would like to thank The Federal Hotel, June Joplin, Steve & Cyndy Brenneman (Bliss Mansion), and Darla Bayer for housing assistance for our guest artists.


Due to construction on Curry Street through the end of the festival, this and other events have been moved from the McFadden Stage to the Change Companies Stage (outdoor stage) at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St. Some seating is available, but we encourage you to bring your own seating (e.g., lawn chair) to this event.  (Later moved to BAC Performance Hall.)

 

The Bayberry Cast performs on Change Companies Stage – 8/20

Bayberry Cast in 2018

Bayberry Cast performing for J&B 2018

The Bayberry Cast returns to Jazz & Beyond.  They will be performing on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the McFadden Stage Change Companies Stage.

The Bayberry Cast, founded by Lucas Arizu and Darcy Kathleen, play high-energy creative music – jazz, swing, blues, funk, Latin, rhythm, Motown, and ballads.  An Argentinean born and raised in Buenos Aires, Lucas began his musical education at the “Escuela de Musica de Buenos Aires” (Buenos Aires Music School), where he learned the art of Tango and Folklore music played on the traditional nylon string guitar.  The band has been featured throughout the Reno-Tahoe area.  Members are Darcy Kathleen, vocal; Lucas Arizu, guitar & flute; Todd Holway, keys; Jef Derderian, trumpet; Doug Coomler, tenor sax; Zack Teran, bass; and Miguel Jimenez-Cruz, drums.


Due to construction on Curry Street through the end of the festival, this and other events have been moved from the McFadden Stage to the Change Companies Stage (Levitt Stage) at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St. Some seating is available, but we encourage you to bring your own seating (e.g., lawn chair) to this event.

Zack Teran Band at Change Companies Stage – 8/18

Jack Teran, bassistZack Teran Band, lead by highly talented bassist and composer Zack Teran, will be performing on Wed., Aug. 18, 2021, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the Bob McFadden Plaza Stage Change Companies Stage.  The band includes,

Peter Epstein – sax  (Dave Strawn will substitute on guitar for Mr. Epstein.)
Josh Reed – trumpet
Adam Benjamin – keys
Miguel Jimenez-Cruz – drums
Zack Teran – bass

The event is free.  Zack’s website is at https://www.zackteran.com.


Due to unhealthy air conditions on Aug. 18, this event is being held in the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, adjacent to the Changes Companies Stage.  Please wear a mask.  Also note that Dave Strawn (guitarist) will be subbing for Peter Epstein.


Due to construction on Curry Street through the end of the festival, this and other events have been moved from the McFadden Stage to the Change Companies Stage (Levitt Stage) at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St. Some seating is available, but we encourage you to bring your own seating (e.g., lawn chair) to this event.

RoseBud’s Dance Band at Change Companies Stage – 8/16 (Canceled/postponed again – Aug. 23)

RoseBud’s Dance Band

 

Update: 8/23/21 at 12:30 p.m.: Due to predicted Very Unhealthy-to-Hazardous air quality on Aug. 23, the RoseBud’s Dance Band Concert scheduled to be held at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled or postponed.  We are disappointed because we had rescheduled this event from Aug. 16 due to similar conditions.


Old message: Due to unhealthy air quality on Aug. 16, RoseBud’s Dance Band performance, originally scheduled for Mon., Aug. 16, has tentatively been rescheduled for Mon., Aug. 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Change Companies Stage (outdoor stage) at the Brewery Arts Center.


Enjoy great big band music by RoseBud’s Dance Band at McFadden Plaza the Change Companies Stage on Monday, August 16, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The group is an affiliate of the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra.  The group got its name due to the fact that they were rehearsing in Rich Sheldrew’s “man garage” with RoseBud, the Sheldrew’s rescue burro, looking on.  They perform music for all occasions and all ages, from the Big Band era to the current dance hits.  As they like to say, “Dance is our middle name.”

RoseBud, the rescue burro

RoseBud, the rescue burro

Due to construction on Curry Street through the end of the festival, this and other events have been moved from the McFadden Stage to the Change Companies Stage (Levitt Stage) at the Brewery Arts Center, 511 W. King St. Some seating is available, but we encourage you to bring your own seating (e.g., lawn chair) to this event.