The People Project: smaller
July 10, 4pm - 7pm
960 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
Artown and Midtown business owners have once again partnered for a public art project. During the month of July, be sure to take a stroll through funky and creative Midtown, visiting each participating location featuring their version of this years Artown for Midtown collaboration. We have embraced all that is small and wonderful, after all, great things come in small packages.
Midtown on Martin Street
Craft Wine and Beer
22 Martin St.
Reno, NV 89509
July 3, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Celebrating local talent, Artown presents homegrown band Keyzer Soze. The evening will highlight Reno’s own depth and breadth of musical talent. Keyser Soze’s music lifts the audience’s spirit with Jammal Tarkington’s saxophone and Rodney Teague’s zesty trombone contrasted with inspirational vocals and hip-swaying percussions.
South African All Stars Featuring Bakithi
July 10, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Bakithi Kumalo's musical career has been characterized by a series of serendipitous events, ranging from his debut gig as a precocious seven year old filling in for the bassist in his uncle's band to his enlistment into Paul Simon's group during the recording sessions of the pop star's landmark Graceland album in 1985.
Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds
July 17, 7:30pm - 10pm
The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana Louise is a new songstress astonishing audiences with her vibrant, melodic vocals, adept finger-picking and cool sound. She is joined by the Glorious Birds - Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass). They draw from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is rootsrooted flung-into-the-future folk.
The Family Crest
July 24, 7:30pm - 10pm
This seven-piece band from San Francisco includes a plethora of instruments such as the bassoon, Vibraphone and French horn. The expansive breadth of arrangements –from dark, classical romanticism is complemented by the incredible range from vocalist and The Family Crest mastermind, Liam McCormick. These sweeping sounds of orchestral pop can hardly be contained.