Events

Mile High Jazz Band and CHS Jazz Band at Levitt Stage/BAC – 8/24 (canceled or postponed)

Due to predicted Very Unhealthy-to-Hazardous air quality on Aug. 24, the Joint Concert scheduled to be held at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled or postponed. Nick Jacques, band director at Carson High School, wrote, “trying to push an event with the cards stacked against us isn’t always the best idea, so I feel like this is the most stress-free solution. We will cancel this performance and work towards a different performance sometime later this fall.”


Mile High Jazz Band with Jakki FordThe Mile High Jazz Band (MHJB) is joined by the Carson High School Jazz Band for a joint concert at McFadden Plaza the Change Companies Stage on Tue., Aug. 24, 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m.  Jakki Ford will be featured on vocals.

MHJB is under the direction of David Bugli, and the Carson High School Jazz Band is under the direction of Nick Jacques.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the intergenerational music.

Carson HS Jazz Band


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.

Drive-in Movie “High Society” – 2nd night – 8/20

High Society posterJazz & Beyond, in cooperation with Carson City Classic Cinema Club and the Brewery Arts Center, presents the 1956 classic film High Society in a drive-in movie setting at the Brewery Arts Center.  It will be presented two nights: Wed., Aug. 19, and Thurs., Aug. 20.  The movie is free, but reservations are required and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations will not be taken before Aug. 10 at 2:00 p.m.  Vehicles will be assigned parking spots based upon size of vehicles and profile.  There is no limit to the number of occupants per car.  In keeping with guidelines for social distancing, movie goers must stay with their vehicles.  No food trucks will be present.  The sound is transmitted via radio signal on 107.5 FM to your car radio or a portable radio.

High Society is a romantic musical comedy film, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.  Also in the cast is Louis Armstrong and His Band, Celeste Holm, and John Lund.  The film is a musical remake of the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story which starred Katharine Hepburn.   Commentary on the film will be presented by Robin Holabird, former Nevada Film Commissioner.

The parking lot will open at 7:30 p.m., introductions and commentary will be presented about 8:30, and the show will start around 8:45 p.m.

The event is supported in part by a generous grant from the Great Basin Consulting Group (Mike Drews).


You must register your vehicle prior to the event. We have a limit of 35 cars per movie showing.

  • Call 775-883-4154 to register. Registration begins Aug. 12 at 10:00 a.m. and ends by 1:00 p.m. on the day of the show.
  • Call between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. any day of the week. Be prepared to indicate which show you plan to attend (Aug. 19 or Aug. 20), your name, a phone number, the make & model of your car, the number you expect in your party, and your email address.
  • If more than 35 cars are registered, you may be put on a waiting list. Vehicles that have not arrived by 8:00 p.m. may be considered “no shows” and their spots may be assigned to vehicles on the waiting list.
  • Rules at the event:  No smoking or vaping. Wear a mask except when in your car.  You may leave your car, but you must stay beside it and observe 6-foot social distancing.  Restrooms are available in the Performance Hall building.

Here is a link to the official MGM trailer for “High Society” – CLICK HERE

Here is a link the Cole Porter song “Now You Has Jazz,” as performed in the movie, featuring Louis Armstrong, his combo, and Bing Crosby – CLICK HERE