The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department ends the 2012 GE Family Concert Series on Aug. 24 at Minden Park from 6 to 8 p.m. with Shane Dwight co-sponsored by Edgewood Companies.
Bring a low back chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of music in the park. Food will be available to purchase provided by the Lion's Club. If you go early to save a space do not place any towels or blankets directly on the grass.
Over the past 10 years, Shane Dwight has performed more than 2,000 live shows, released seven CDs with over 60,000 units sold, been a repeat performer on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (West Coast and East Coast), headlined and performed at some of the biggest music festivals around the world, including Beale Street Music Festival, Bayfront Blues Festival, Bethlehem Musikfest, Ottawa Bluesfest and Portland Waterfront Blues Festival. He has performed with and/or shared the stage with a wide variety of some of the biggest names in music: B.B. King, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Night Ranger, The Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, Etta James, The Doobie Brothers and Jimmie Vaughan, to name a few. His music has been heard on hundreds of radio stations in more than 30 different countries.
Critical accolades have followed Shane Dwight wherever he has gone. Blues Revue magazine stated, "Shane Dwight is a talented musician and an impressive songwriter... Dwight's guitar playing is as substantial as his songwriting." The San Francisco Chronicle called him "a music sensation....;"Andrew Gilbert of the San Jose Mercury News said of Dwight, "Tough, lean guitar work and commanding vocals, he is a tour de force... Shane is a killer songwriter, singer, guitarist and performer... he is an artist who's creating a soulful Americana sound."
The concert is free to the community thanks to the following organizations and business: Americans for Prosperity, Carson Valley Inn, Carson Valley Medical Center, County Commissioner Lee Bonner, Dr. James the Dentist, Edward Jones Investment, Edgewood Companies, Esmeralda Farmers Market, GE Energy, Nevada Johns, Starbucks Roasting plant, Sullivan Law, Tahoe Creamery, Town of Minden, Tumblewind Antiques, Wells Fargo Advisor, LLC, member SIPC, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.