Jazz and Beyond '08

The Brewery Arts Center and Mile High Jazz Band Gear Up

The Brewery Arts Center (BAC) and the Mile High Jazz Band gear up for Jazz and Beyond ’08, August 15-17.  The music festival, now in its fifth year, features world class musicians, local favorites, vendors, and events ranging from the BAC’s Beer Tasting to the Sunday Brunch.

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies returns as the headlining opener.  Experimenting in the genres of swing, rock, funk, and ska, they are best known for their multi-platinum album Zoot Suit Riot and its title track.  The band is featured Friday night, from 8 pm to 10 pm, during the BAC’s 16th annual Beer Tasting.

Finishing the festival Sunday from 6 pm to 8 pm is the Reno Jazz Orchestra.  The group has been preserving and promoting jazz throughout the Greater Reno/Tahoe region with outstanding professional musicians.

In addition to the headliners, the festival presents more than 20 acts on 5 stages, the 16th annual Beer Tasting, the Wine Tasting, a Sunday Brunch, late night open jam sessions, food and beverage vendors, and arts and craft vendors.  All activities take place inside and outside on the BAC’s campus, located in Carson City’s historic district near the foothills of Sierra Nevada.

Jazz and Beyond ‘08 is a three-day long event, Friday through Sunday, August 15 to 17, 2008.  Passes are $10 for one day, and $25 for all three days. Specific festival activities are an additional fee: $20 for the Beer Tasting, $25 for the Wine Tasting and $10 for Sunday Brunch.  Children receive a $5 discount for the Sunday Brunch.

The Brewery Arts Center is located at 449 & 511 W. King St.  For further information, visit www.breweryarts.org/jazzfest or call the BAC at 775/883.1976.

About the Brewery Arts Center

Founded in 1975, the Brewery Arts Center (BAC) is one of Carson-Tahoe-Reno’s most active cultural centers.  On two blocks in the historic district of Carson City the BAC hosts more than 100 events and programs each year. These include theatrical productions, concerts, art exhibits, classes, children’s programs, lectures, and receptions. The BAC will soon be the home to the Artisans' Café and Gift Shop.