Summer concerts at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park |

Summer concerts at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

Staff Reports

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the setting for a series of summer concerts showcasing local and regional acts performing a mix of rock, blues, jazz, folk and standards.

The concerts are scheduled one per month in June, July and August.

“The Dangberg family and their ranch represent a part of Carson Valley’s history that is important to me and many others,” said Norie Jenkins, sponsor and owner of Joyce’s Fine Jewelry. “What better way to celebrate our unique history and the strength of today’s community than music with a view.”

The Mark Sexton Band headlines on June 23, with a blend of contemporary jazz, soul and reggae. Sexton, a guitarist, is joined by bassist Alex Korostinsky and drummer Dan Weiss. Opening vocalist and jazz pianist Anthony Janssen performs everything from the Great American Songbook to recent standards. Janssen has worked with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Kenny Loggins.

On July 21 is Out of Bounds, a five-piece, high-energy classic rock, blues and country band with a twist of rock-a-billy. Guitarist Tynan Phillips opens, bringing classic blues/rock songs.

On the stage Aug. 25 is The Novelists, a nationally touring acoustic group with multiple lead singers. They’ve built their sound around storytelling and four-part harmonies. Vocalist Vanessa Littrell, introduces the evening in the style of Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones.

The series is a production of the nonprofit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, with the assistance of Littrell’s Blue Jade Studios.

“Vanessa lined up exactly what I’d hoped for, a mix of unique styles and performers,” said park curator Mark Jensen. “Everyone should bring a picnic and a lawn chair, and relax.”

Each concert begins at 5 p.m. on the park’s east lawn. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for 16 and younger, and are available at Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, Battle Born Wine, Plant It Nursery and The Entertainer.

Online ticketing options and more information are at

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, Minden, one-half mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of’s 2012 “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants. The Dangbergs were the most prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and founded Minden in 1905. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of 39,000 artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family. Programs include tours, exhibits and other public events. The park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with Douglas County.