First Gardnerville Art & Jazz Festival well attended

The Jazzettes perform at Heritage Park as part of a jazz & art festival on May 22.

The Jazzettes perform at Heritage Park as part of a jazz & art festival on May 22.
Sharon Hoelscher Day | Special to the R-C

The inaugural Jazz & Art Festival saw more than 300 concert-goers listening to five bands during the day on May 22.

The Douglas High School Jazz Band directed by Mark Porter, The Sagebrush Swingers Dixieland Band, The Jazzettes, The Gardnervillains and the Mile High Big Band. Local Artists and community groups showcased their work.

The Jazz & Art Festival was co-sponsored by Main St. Gardnerville and the Carson Valley Arts Council.

According to organizer, Shortie Garcia, this year’s success and the support of community groups and businesses will ensure that the Gardnerville Jazz & Art Festival will become an annual event.

Contact the Carson Valley Arts Council at (775) 782-8207 or visit their website if you would like to help plan the 2023 Jazz & Art Festival, donate or become a sponsor.

Gardnerville Elementary School students presented the “Snow Queen” working with the Missoula Children’s Theatre.

The week-long, after school workshop and production was supported with funds from the Carson Valley Arts Council and Nevada Arts Council.

Auditions were held on a Monday, and then students rehearsed during the week for the two performances that weekend at the school.

Gardnerville is the sixth local elementary school that the Carson Valley Arts Council has supported to bring the Missoula Children’s Theatre to our community.



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