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


Free Admission

A high energy multi-layered concert featuring a stage full of instruments and music of Celtic favorites and much more! Lawn seating. Please bring low-back chairs & blankets for your comfort. Food will be available for purchase. Pets, alcohol, and glass bottles are not permitted. For more information, call 702.229.3514.

 


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.

 


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.

 


Oktoberfest (all ages)
Saturday, October 3, 3:00 to 9:00 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.. Presented by the city of Las Vegas in partnership with the German-American Social Club of Nevada.

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.

 


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 go the public. Lawn seating, bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Shelby & Tieg, a singing-songwriting folk-pop duo from Los Angeles, is a six-piece acoustic band which plays the kind of music that will enchant all ages with the fresh and beautiful sounds this group produces. Armed with gorgeous voices and only acoustic instruments, they have created a unique sound in their choice of harmonies. The concert will feature original songs as well as covers, including “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and a few Disney classics like you’ve never heard them sung before. Their work might be summed up in one word – no, two: refreshing and beautiful! For details call 702-229-3514

 


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.

Carter, Crosby, Figler and Guzman, reading prose and taking names to put into the prose. This performance is in conjunction with the Vegas Valley Book Festival.

 


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

 


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.

 


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.

 


Woman’s Art Expo with “Dangerous Curves”
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza, 720 Twin Lakes Drive



Admission: Free and open to the public
Lawn seating, please bring low-back chairs and blankets for your comfort.

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.

 


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!

 


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

 


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