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Jazz & Beyond Festival Planned for Aug. 11-21, 2023
Posted: Jan. 28, 2023

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The Jazz & Beyond Planning Committee met recently and are working on plans for the twentieth Jazz & Beyond festival. While many details remain to be decided, the committee has outlined plans for the festival to begin on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, and end on the 119th birthday of William "Count" Basie, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. The committee is looking forward to bringing back several of the exciting acts from past years. Details about the festival will be posted on the festival's website at jazzcarsoncity.com.




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Welcome to the Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival
2023 Website

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We want to welcome you to our website for the 2023 Jazz & Beyond Music & Art Festival. We plan for the festival to begin on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, and end on the 119th birthday of William "Count" Basie, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. The majority of events are free.

A Little History About the Festival
Mile High Jazz Band Association began this multi-day music festival in August 2004 as "Basie@100," a one-time event on the Brewery Arts Center campus, to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of jazz legend William "Count" Basie, Aug. 21, 1904. The original idea was to have a single concert on his birthday, but then it grew into the idea of having several bands perform that day, and then eventually it turned into a three-day event featuring 14 performances. In response to its success that first year and subsequent years, the festival became an annual event. The following year, it was called "Basically Basie." In 2006, the presenters - Brewery Arts Center and Mile High Jazz Band Association - renamed the festival "Jazz & Beyond." In 2009, Mile High Jazz Band Assoc. took it to downtown Carson City with numerous venues and more performing groups than ever. With support of the community, the festival has continued to grow, and in recent years we have featured events over a 17-day period featuring 50-60 performances and over 100 performers, many of them local talent.

We feature events at the Bob McFadden Plaza (Third Street) stage, at Comma Courtyard, at the Brewery Arts Center, and at other fun locations. Since 2017 we have had a special event involving several performances at Silver Saddle Ranch on Carson River Road, a real working hay ranch on the east side of town.



This page last updated 1/28/2023