Jakota Wass performs Aug. 4 in Minden. He is scheduled to perform Saturday at the annual Genoa Candy Dance dinner and dance.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Hometown troubadour Jakota Wass will perform at the event that gives the Genoa Candy Dance its name.
Wass and Nashville musician John King will perform at the dinner dance 5-10 p.m. Sept. 23.
Catered by Bella Vista Bistro in Genoa Park, there will be a no-host bar and live and silent auctions.
Tickets are $80 and may be purchased online or by calling the Town of Genoa, 775-782-8696.
Monday is the last day to purchase tickets at www.tix.com/ticket-sales/genoacandydancedinnerdance/3458
Founded in 1919, Candy Dance is the annual fundraiser to support Nevada’s oldest settlement.
More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the arts & crafts fair in the town next weekend.
The poster for this year’s Candy Dance was painted by Gardnerville watercolor artist Tina Forkner, who donated reproduction rights to the town.
It features the town church, which has been the subject of restoration efforts for the last few months. The poster will be auctioned off at the dinner to raise funds for the church.
At the last town board, it was reported the church’s foundation is complete.
Forkner will be one of the featured artists at the Oct. 14-15 Carson Valley Art Studio Tour sponsored by the Carson Valley Arts Council.
Roads through Genoa will be closed 7 a.m. Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 with parking available at the entrances on Foothill and Jacks Valley roads and on Genoa Lane.
Candy Dance will also affect Highway 395 which will be down to one soutbound lane approaching Genoa Lane so visitors can turn in. Visitors coming from Minden and Gardnerville are advised to use Foothill Road to come in from the south.
Parking on Jacks Valley Road is extremely limited, since the Genoa Cemetery often fills up as the event opens.