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Mullivan’s Edge Celtic Concert
Saturday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Anson Sister City Park


Free Admission

A high-energy concert featuring a stage full of instruments, Celtic favorites and much more! Lawn seating; bring low-back chairs and blankets to be more comfortable. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Pets, alcohol, and glass bottles are not permitted. For more information, call 702-229-3514.

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Opera in the Movies with Sin City Opera
Friday, September 4, 7 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: Free and open to the public

Join us for selections from The Godfather, Casino, Wall Street, The Fifth Element, The Shawshank Redemption, Moonstruck, Pretty Woman, A Room With a View, UP, The Untouchables, and Goodfellas.

Sin City Opera envisions an interdisciplinary hub of creativity, learning, and professional development for local artists, with hopes to provide a nurturing environment in which performers can take chances and flourish in their performances, all the while sharing the excitement and vibrancy of contemporary opera with audiences of the Las Vegas valley. The Opera is tirelessly working toward a future where our communities embrace and seek out the opera arts, striving to make opera more easily accessible to the general public and to develop, educate and expose non-traditional audiences of all ages to this art form through educational and outreach programs, especially those serving children and young adults.

For more information on Sin City Opera, visit http://www.sincityopera.com/home.html.

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Dueling Harp Concert featuring Mariano Gonzalez & Cristina Cabrera
Downtown Cultural Series
Friday, September 18, 1 p.m.
Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.


Free and open to the public.

Gonzalez grew up on his family’s Paraguayan ranch, where most of his male relatives were cowboys and musicians. Gonzalez, though, went deeper into the music than the others and became a luthier - a harp builder - as well as a musician. After mastering guarania, Paraguay’s folk music, Gonzalez went further and revolutionized the Paraguayan harp, modifying it to provide the entire chromatic scale. He is celebrated in Japan and Europe, has been featured at the Kennedy Center and in Carnegie Hall, and has played up and down the Las Vegas Strip.

Cabrera is originally from Veracruz, Mexico. Her professional development has been influenced by the music of Veracruz, classical music, Venezuelan, Paraguayan, and Mexican music in general. After living in Japan for nearly a year, she began a series of tours accompanying singer Lila Downs. Call 702-229-3515 for more information.

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Dangerous Curves: Woman in Music
Saturday, September 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive



Admission: Free and open to the public
Lawn seating; bring low-back chairs and blankets to be more comfortable.

A truly exciting mix of the energy of our favorite, contemporary female jazz vocal artists, combined with the heartwarming, familiar strains of the women who have been singing inspiration into our hearts for generations.

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Earth Rising – Indie Rock Concert
Saturday, September 26, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Huntridge Circle Park, 1251 S. Maryland Pkwy


Admission: Free and open go the public. Lawn seating, bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Earth Rising is a local indie band influenced by the music of Radiohead, Beck and The Beatles. The group combines the ethereal vocals of Rachel Delgado (keys) with the rock and pop sound created by band members EJ Delgado (guitar), Alex LeCavalier (bass), Luis Mendez (percussion/ synthesizer) and Jon Whisenant (drums). For details, call 702-229-3514.

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Oktoberfest (all ages)
Saturday, October 3, 3 to 9 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School Arts Center, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS.


Free admission and open to the public.

Oktoberfest is returning to downtown Las Vegas with live German music, dance, traditional food, beer and children’s activities. Entertainment by the Oompoporama Band and the Las Vegas Bavarians' dancers. Traditional German beer and refreshments available for sale in our Beer Garden.. Limited free parking is available at the Historic Fifth Street School. Metered parking is available directly across the street from the celebration. The event is presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada. For more information, visit www.germanamericanclubnv.com or call 702-229-3515 or 702-649-8503.

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F.O.G. Rock Concert (all ages)
Friday, October 9, 7 p.m.
Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd.


Free and open to the public.

Come and be amazed by F.O.G. (Fat Old Guys)! An a cappella quartet from Salt Lake City, Utah, that bring a comedic take on classic rock and replicate music from the likes of Aerosmith and Three Dog Night — drum set and guitar licks and all — with humanity’s very first instrument, the human voice. The quartet’s emphasis on comedy rounds out their performance, elevating the group from a four-piece a cappella ensemble to a full-scale headliner. The group has no defined parts, but shares roles as each song requires, singing lead, imitating instrumentation, or even beat boxing in turn as the cover requires. It will be a fun filled free family performance that all will enjoy. Lawn seating. Please bring your low-back chairs and blankets. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call (702) 229-3514.

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Shelby & Tieg – Folk/Pop Concert
Saturday, October 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive


Admission: Free and open to the public. Lawn seating; bring lawn chairs and blankets to be more comfortable.

Shelby & Tieg, a singing-songwriting folk-pop duo from Los Angeles, brings a six-piece acoustic band to play the kind of music that will enchant all ages. With rich voices and acoustic instruments, they harmonize on original songs as well as covers, including “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and a few Disney classics like you’ve never heard them sung before -- refreshing and beautiful! For details, call 702-229-3514.

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The Three Wise Guys: Dayvid Figler, Gregory Crosby, and Geoff Carter present Spoken Word and Poetry (all ages)
Downtown Cultural Series
Friday, October 16, Noon to 1 p.m
Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South.


Free and open to the public.   Geoff Carter, Gregory Crosby and Dayvid Figler will read prose and take names to put into the prose. This performance is in conjunction with the Vegas Valley Book Festival.
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2015 Vegas Valley Book Festival
Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS.


The festival is expected to feature more than 100 authors and 100 events, including panel discussions, keynote speakers, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken word performances and other special programs for a diversity of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds. There will be young adult authors for panel discussions and book signings, as well as special entertainment, authors and activities for children, and a plethora of authors popular with adults. The festival site will host five stages with readings, entertainment and poetry; a food court with a variety of local food trucks; art and vendor exhibits; interactive writing projects; and many other special programs.
www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org
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Fall Western Fandango Concert
Featuring musical bands: Mama’s Wranglers & TENASIE
Saturday, November 14, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Essex Circle Park, Essex Drive and Charleston Blvd.


Admission: Free and open to the public. Lawn seating, bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Enjoy an afternoon of country western music provided by local band Mama’s Wranglers and the Nashville Independent Music Award’s “Best Country Duo/Group of 2013 & 2014, TENASIE. There will be plenty of fiddle playing, yodeling, boot stompin’, clogging and good ole fashion country music at this free family event. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For details call 702-229-3514.

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Santa Baby Holiday Show
with The Beverly Belles
Saturday, December 19, 7 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: $10 in advance and $15 at the door

The Beverly Belles live to entertain! Inspired by the music, look and feel of The Andrews Sisters and other 1940s, 50s and 60s Vintage Girls' Groups, the Belles are ready to celebrate the Holiday season in retro style as they get us in the spirit with their vocal renditions of the classics. This concert is complete with choreography, three-part musical arrangements of holiday favorites and fun, sassy banter - Enough to make Santa swoon! For more information on the Beverly Belles, visit http://www.thebeverlybelles.com/.

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Las Vegas Wind Quintet Concert
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 2 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: Free and open to the public

The Las Vegas Wind Quintet, led by clarinetist Dave Hawley, will present an exquisite selection of classical songs arranged specifically for Wind Quintet. Dave, a former member of The Lawrence Welk Orchestra and a member of both the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Symphonic Wind Ensemble, is joined by Julie Ivy on flute, Doug Beasley on horn, Molly Murphy on oboe and Dorothy Rumsey on bassoon. Julie Ivy teaches at UNLV and has played flute with The Nashua Symphony, The Nevada Chamber Symphony and the Nevada Symphony Orchestra. Doug Beasley plays with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Nevada Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Molly Murphy is the executive director and principal oboe of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra. Dorothy Rumsey played in various orchestras at UNLV and is currently principal bassoon in the Henderson Symphony.

For more information call 702-229-6383.

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Photo Credit: Michael McCullough

Shana Tucker in Concert
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 2 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: $10 in advance and $15 at the door

Shana Tucker is a singer, songwriter and cellist who credits her genre bending ChamberSoul™ journey to the influences of her jazz and classical roots, interwoven with 80's & 90's pop, movie soundtracks, and world music. She has opened for critically ¬acclaimed talents like Lisa Fischer, Norah Jones, Indigo Girls, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Hamiet Bluett and Javon Jackson. Her vocals and cello are featured on several studio and live recording projects by both independent and signed label artists and producers. One of her most recent projects was with The Foreign Exchange ("Better" Love In Flying Colors) and Atlanta ¬based producer team Daz¬-I-¬Que and Khari Cabral Simmons of Edgewood Agents. A radio interview on APM’s “The Story with Dick Gordon” led to an invitation to join the musical cast of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. In 2014, Shana was awarded the prestigious Nevada Arts Council Artist Fellowship, as one of only three Performing Arts fellows in the state for her notable work on stage and within her Las Vegas community. For more information on Shana, go to http://www.shanatucker.com/.

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For more information call 702-229-6383.

 


Mardi Gras Celebration with The Mudbugs Cajun & Zydeco Band
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: $10 in advance and $15 at the door

Their love of good times and family, the French language, Cajun food, and up-tempo, get-on-your-feet fiddle and accordion music is what brought The Mudbugs together from the plains of south-central Kansas. They are led by Carter Green on fiddle/vocals, Greg Ewing on accordion/vocals, and Erin Craddock on vocals and triangle. Adam Ewing plays the 5-string electric upright bass, Brian Cochran on electric guitar, Juliah Ewing on washboard and Jaime Green on her bright pink drum kit. In 2010 the group performed live on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" for a radio audience of 4.3 million listeners. The momentum from that performance is still growing, and they have since played numerous national music festivals. Their self-titled debut album has since been sold all over the world, and received 5-star reviews from two French roots & folk music magazines. Come ready to dance with The Mudbugs, bringing a mix of French and English, original songs and Cajun classics, as well as a few popular songs that they “Cajunify” into their instantly contagious Louisiana dancehall style. Everyone is invited and dancing is optional inside the beautiful ballroom at Charleston Heights Arts Center for this special evening of fun and lively music. There will be a cash bar. For more information on The Mudbugs, visit http://www.mudbugsband.com/.

For more information call 702-229-6383.

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Dana Leong Trio
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS.


Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 event day.

Dana Leong blends jazz, classical, and pop to create a signature sound. Dana’s pioneering collage of musical styles has garnered critical acclaim and wowed audiences around the world. He has collaborated with top jazz artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Christian McBride, Dafnis Prieto, and Henry Threadgill; and has worked with such diverse artists as Ray Charles, Barry White, Kanye West, Wynton Marsalis, Bjork, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yoko Ono and Lila Downs. For more information, go to http://danaleong.com/

These activities are supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Nevada Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 


Brass Roots Quintet
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: Free and open to the public

Led by accomplished musician Walt Boenig, this group of brilliant musicians perform lively fun-filled music spanning decades, a concert experience with a wide-ranging repertoire that embraces both the classical and contemporary styles of music. Their casual performance style presents music that the entire family can come out and enjoy. The five musicians are longtime Las Vegas professionals and include trumpeters Gary Cordell and Tom Wright, trombonist Walter Boenig, Doug Beasley on French horn, and Dan Ulrich on tuba. Walter Boenig toured with the Glenn Miller and Harry James orchestras before performing in local showrooms and forming his own band more than 20 years ago. Gary Cordell has performed with the Nevada Symphony, Nevada Chamber Orchestra and Nevada Opera Theatre in addition to his work in local hotel orchestras. He is also active in several Latin Bands. Tom Wright has played with numerous brass quintets, symphonies, and opera companies. Doug Beasley is a member of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Symphonic Band. Dan Uhrich is a veteran Las Vegas musician who has performed with local symphonies, showroom orchestras and with the Broadway musical “Chicago.”

For more information call 702-229-6383

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Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyos
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: $10 in advance and $15 at the door

Individually, Alex DePue, on fiddle, and Miguel DeHoyos, on guitar, have wowed the world—from Depue performing at Carnegie Hall at the age of 14 and touring with rock guitarist Steve Vai in 2007 to DeHoyos entertaining government officials and diplomats in Mexico and performing in Romania by invitation from the Romanian government. Together, they produce an unparalleled sound—music that can speak to anyone’s soul. Taking traditional flamenco style and blending it with everything from rock favorites to original works, DePue and DeHoyos have performed throughout North America, opening for the Philadelphia Orchestra at Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, performing a solo spot with the Ocean City Pops (Ocean City, NJ), and appearing on international television for the Mrs. World Pageant (Tijuana, B.C.S., MX). They were featured at the International Film Festival and Art Walk (Imperial City, CA), and headlined the Clark State University Artist Series. In 2007, the pair presented a standout concert at the Stranahan Theater (Toledo, OH). In 2009, the duo was at the National Oldtime Fiddling Championship in Weiser (ID) as instructors, and later that year, appeared as the featured act at the International Bluegrass Music Association's Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville. DePue and DeHoyos have appeared at Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo (Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., MX) and have performed throughout Mexico for Mexican diplomats and government officials. For more information on Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyos, visit http://www.thefiddlerllc.com/depue_de_hoyos.

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For more information call 702-229-6383

 


Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Durango Hills Park, 350 N. Durango Drive



Admission: Free and open to the public.
Lawn seating, bring lawn chairs and blankets for your comfort.

Come and join us at our Bluegrass Festival for a lot of toe tappin', hand clappin' traditional bluegrass music, featuring fantastic bands, Arts & Crafts Vendors, delicious food, and lots of activities. Stay tuned for more information about this springtime event!

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Rox In Sox Children’s Music & Book Festival
Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive


Admission: Free and open to the public. Lawn seating, bring lawn chairs and blankets.

A festival of children’s music and reading, Rox in Sox, will feature local and touring kindie music artists. Presented by One World Productions and the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Rox in Sox will offer a host of family-friendly activities and services, as well as refreshments from many food truck vendors. Admission is free and families are encouraged to bring donations of new shoes, socks or books for kids in need for local Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Kenya and Jamaica.

For more information, call 702-229-3514

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Smooth JazzFest 2016
Saturday, May 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way


Admission: Free and open to the public.

Enjoy this All Star Jazz Showcase featuring three outstanding jazz artists -- vocalist Allison Adams-Tucker, saxophonist Darren Motamedy and guitarist Dirk K. They will set the mood for a soulful, passionate and simply sensational evening of smooth jazz! Refreshments and wine will be available for purchase. For more details, call 702-229-3514.

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Dynamic Trombone Quartet
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383


Admission: Free and open to the public

The musicians of the Dynamic Trombone Quartet, directed by Walt Boenig, a veteran of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, are all longtime Las Vegas music professionals. Along with Walt, the band features musicians Bobby Scann, Kevin Stout and Sonny Hernandez. The Quartet presents a lively concert with repertoire spanning many styles and genres including classical, popular and contemporary songs. Bring your family out to this annual favorite amongst music lovers of all ages.

For more information call 702-229-6383

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DjangoVegas! – Gypsy Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 18, 6 pm
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS


Admission $15 Advance/$20 door

A Celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy Jazz Music past and present DjangoVegas! returns to downtown Las Vegas and will feature the Frank Vignola Trio, The Rhythm Future Quartet, and The Hot Club of Las Vegas.

 

City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787