NV Energy Foundation Sponsored Ticket Program | Artown


If you and your family want to attend Artown and you are experiencing a financial hardship, you can still join us. In an effort to be as inclusive and accessible as possible, Artown will offer complimentary tickets to some shows thanks the generosity of NV Energy Foundation.

If you are registering, please make sure you can attend. We want as many people as possible to have access to Artown.

Please select from these 10 shows. Select any “orange” pod. Each pod is large enough for 4 guests. Please call our office at 322-1538 if you have any questions

21-Jul: American Patchwork Quartet

“America has a patchwork culture made of the dreams and songs of all its people.” – Alan Lomax Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, 3x Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, Grammy-nominated vocalist Falu Shah, and highly acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America's past. APQ draws on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America's immigrant roots. They showcase America's dynamic present by combining the diverse talents of four U.S. citizens, each with a unique cultural background. In this group, old songs are made new through creative arrangements that highlight the exceptional and well-honed skills of each member. APQ performances strive to counter pervasive prejudices around the issues of race and immigration. In order to help strengthen our country's social fabric, APQ desires that its audiences reflect on the notion that as Americans we must acknowledge our differences to discover our commonalities. We must recognize the realities of racism and prejudice in order to build authentic and lasting bonds across cultures and color lines. While we are not responsible for our country's past, we are accountable for its future. View event details.
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23-Jul: Huckleberry Road

Huckleberry Road is a Western Country Rock band based out of Reno Nevada. Its members are Robert James Clark on Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar and Anthony Vairetta on Back up Vocals and Lead Guitar. Huckleberry Road strives to connect with their audience and deliver a great night of fun! Robert and Anthony have been playing music for the better part of Twenty years together. Music has always been a lifelong passion with influences from legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Zak Wylde. These two have roots firmly planted in the blues, but have also been drawn in by the old sounds and storytelling of country music. Huckleberry Road brings a mixed bag of Jack Daniels drinking up tempo rock infused with heartfelt country music. View event details.
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24-Jul: Cliff Porter’s Full Blast Featuring Ernie Johnson & Special Guests

Reno based Cover Band playing Funk, Soul, R&B, Blues, Neo-Soul, Country, Pop, Rock and Jazz, with a variety of Musicians led by Cliff Porter of Jelly Bread! The band has a nucleus of five members, the Father/Son Rhythm section locks down a steady groove while the rest of the band tickles your ear drums with melodies and Solos! Lead Vocalist Cliff Porter will lift your spirits and give you all the feels! Feat. Ernie Johnson Ernie Johnson continues in the soul-blues singing path forged by artists like Bobby Blue Bland, Z.Z. Hill, Little Milton, and R.L. Griffin. Ernie is a Blues Hall Of Fame inductee, and carry's the torch of great blues pioneers before him. With a Long list of hits he is A Living Legend. View event details.
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25-Jul: Tim Snider

For years Tim Snider has been touring the world non-stop as the renowned violinist for the American band Nahko and Medicine for the People. He has performed at some of the world's biggest festivals, Bonnaroo, Byron Bay Blues, Caliroots, Glastonbury, and been direct support for Zack Brown Band, Dispatch, Rebelution, and Zavier Rudd. Now he is working on a brand new record and getting ready to hit the road with his new band, Tim Snider & Wolfgang Timber. Tim not only plays violin but loops guitar, percussion, and vocals into a sound that has been described as a “world-folk hybrid, aimed at the heart the head and the feet.” His individual style of folk-fusion and conscience rock will leave you dancing with a new sense of purpose. OUTREACH: 7/24 7:30pm- 8pm Come grab drinks and tacos at Estella / The Jesse and chat with him in the courtyard about music, his career, life on the road, and the Reno arts scene. Tim will be performing in the Midtown Concert Series the following evening - go behind the scenes in advance! View event details.
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26-Jul: Paa Kow

Having toured internationally, sharing stages with both African and American luminaries including Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede and Victor Wooten, Ghana born drummer and composer, Paa Kow, (pronounced Pah-Ko), blends rhythm and artistry from his home with jazz and African roots creating his own Afro-Fusion sound. Dubbed Ghana's most artistic drummer (Modern Ghana), he plays a custom, traditionally inspired Ghanaian drum set that is the only one of its kind in the world, guaranteeing an extraordinary cultural and musical experience. Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow began to play music and tour with his family's concert band at a very early age. He has since grown to be widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America. Paa Kow's deep groove and prodigious talent reveal a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums, inspiring a profound spiritual conversation and fulfilling his vision to spread the music and culture of his homeland by touring the world with his Afro-Fusion Orchestra. View event details.
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28-Jul: Cha Wa

New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the energy of the city's street culture. Their Grammy-nominated album “Spyboy”is a modern mix of fiery, toe-tapping sounds. Popmattersdescribes the band as a grand gumbo of singing, intoxicating rhythms, and deep funk grooves that are impossible to resist.” Cha Wa, with bass lines played on sousaphone plus trumpet and two trombones, bring the city's brass band tradition to bear. Add sick jazz-funk guitar, and two frontmen in full-beaded holiday regalia, and the result was a portable Mardi Gras Dance Party! - Rolling Stone View event details.
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30-Jul: Whitney Myer

A nexus of RnB, hip-pop and Rock n Roll, Whitney Myer's soulful vocals and electrifying live performances have mesmerized audiences, earning her featured appearances at Lightning in a Bottle, The Bounce Festival, and SXSW. Drawing inspiration from musicians like Prince, Little Dragon and Bjork, Whitney Myer has shared the stage with the likes of Allen Stone, DEV and Fitz And The Tantrums. Whitney Myer burst on to the scene in 2012, wowing Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton on NBC's “The Voice” in 2012. Her show stopping rendition of Alicia Keys “No One” turned the chairs of all four judges. That same year Whitney released her first solo EP “The Articles of Luminous Nature”. The record highlights not only her soulful voice but also her focused musical prowess as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. View event details.
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31-Jul: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Sainte-Marie has spent her whole life creating, and her artistry, humanitarian efforts, and Indigenous leadership have made her a unique force in the music industry. In 1969, she made one of the world's first electronic vocal albums; in 1982 she became the only Indigenous person to win an Oscar; she spent five years on Sesame Street where she became the first woman to breastfeed on national television. She's been blacklisted and silenced. She's written pop standards sung and recorded by the likes of Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Donovan, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. She penned “Universal Soldier,” the definitive anti-war anthem of the 20th century. She is an icon who keeps one foot firmly planted on either side of the North American border, in the un-surrendered territories that comprise Canada and the USA. View event details.
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