Notch 8 headlines the first Summer Sunday Concert Series at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday.
Notch 8 is a Northern Nevada band playing music that blends elements of American roots music, including country, rockabilly and folk. Its music includes original compositions along with cover songs from several different decades. Strong vocals, tight rhythms and the alluring sounds of the accordion keep audiences dancing.
The band formed in the Autumn of 2011 and includes James Wilsey on vocals and guitar, Jeff Moser on bass, Drew List on accordion and Bob Conrad on drums. The band recently opened for legendary rock band WAR, and also played for the 160th anniversary of the Genoa Bar. The group’s 12-song CD, “Just Move On,” was released in the spring of 2014.
Russell Ketenjian opens the show at 5 p.m., playing the oud and performing blues and ballads, with Notch 8 taking the stage from 6-7:30 p.m.
Sponsors of the Summer Sunday Concert Series include Bently Enterprises, SoaringNV, Douglas County, the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation, American Family Insurance Mark Smith Agency, Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, Bing Materials, Borges Carriage Rides, Dr. James the Dentist, Nevada State Bank and Pit Stop Pots.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available using cash or check at Battle Born Wine or Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, both in Gardnerville.
Tickets can be purchased by credit card at notch8.eventbrite.com. If not sold out, tickets can be purchased using cash or check at the gate, which opens at 4 p.m. Children 16 and younger are free of charge and do not need a ticket but must be accompanied by an adult.
Dogs, with the exception of certified service animals, are strictly prohibited.
Seating will be available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and food, soft drinks and water will be sold by the Carson Valley Lions Club to benefit the organization’s charities. Visitors can also bring their own food and beverage.
Others on the schedule in this year’s Summer Sunday Concert Series are Bootleggers performing country and classic rock on July 13, jazz quintet The Mental Notes on Aug. 3, and The Mark Sexton Band, a soul-funk powerhouse, closing the series on Aug. 24.
The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, about ¾ mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center. The park’s full event schedule is at dangberghomeranch.org.