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2018 Jazz & Beyond Music Festival Carson City 

Opening Event- Garden Party at Bliss Mansion

608 Elizabeth Street, Carson City

August 3rd, 4:00-8:30 pm, Free Event


Music By Rocky Tatarelli Quartet

Runway Mannequins

Tie Dye T shirts

4:00-6:00 P.M. ON THE PORCH

DELICIOUS FOOD – 4:30-8:00 P.M.
Food Truck
FABULOUS LIVE MUSIC By Take This 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Wine and Beer available

Enjoy the kick-off event, the Garden Party at the Bliss Mansion, Friday, Aug. 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring Take This (John & Cherie Shipley), a dynamic innovative jazz act. They arrange many of the tunes they play, presenting customized, original jazz versions. Cherie has been a favorite vocalist in the area since the 80’s and John is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz-fusion recording group Hiroshima. His jazz and R&B piano/keyboard talents are a draw for true music aficionados. Talented musicians will join “Take This” for the concert. For the concert, please bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating. Low chairs get the best spots – in front near the stage.

If you’re hungry, food truck will be onsite from 4:00 to 8:00 pm serving delicious food.

In addition, Nevada Artists Assoc. (NAA) will host artists selling their art at the Bliss Mansion south porch from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.  During, you can take a free, self guided-tour of the Bliss Mansion, a 15-room Italianate-style Victorian mansion completed in 1879 by Duane L. Bliss. At the time, it was the biggest and most elaborate home in Nevada.

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket for seating.
Low chairs get the best spots – in the front near the stage! Free.