NV Energy Foundation Sponsored Ticket Program | Artown

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SPONSORED TICKET PROGRAM

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

5-Jul: Davina and the Vagabonds

Davina & The Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. DATV's shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina's voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don't suffice: Sowers is a true original. View event details.
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7-Jul: Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas

Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas was founded in 2008 by Erik Ramirez. Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas received top accolades as 1st Place Grand National Champions at the 2012 and 2013 Mariachi Nationals hosted by Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez. They also went on to take 1st place at the 2014 Battle of the Mariachis at San Juan Capistrano Mission in California. View event details.
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11-Jul: Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass, the music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of the Western European concert music aesthetic. The result is seamless tête-à-tête with “textures swimming through the sound...like the world's fastest ping-pong game” (Pitchfork) and is considered the “cutting edge of hip-hop” (Huffington Post). View event details.
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12-Jul: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr

When Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. showed up to audition for NBC TV's America's Got Talent in 2010, he was singing to pass the time while grinding out a living washing cars in his hometown of Logan, WV (population 3,000) and the only “nice” clothes he owned were the ones on his back: a pair of jeans, a modest button down striped shirt and jacket. Fortunately, you don't need a slick wardrobe to win America's heart. You need talent and personality, and Landau has a great deal of both. Wowing the judges with his back story of homelessness and determination to succeed for his family, coupled with interpretations of classics from Cole Porter, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others, Landau walked away with the million dollar grand prize in front of 14 million weekly viewers. According to show insiders, when all was said and done, Landau had won America's Got Talent by the biggest vote total in the show's history. View event details.
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14-Jul: Pamyua

Pamyua brings Inuit music to the world. Their music showcases drumsongs from the Inuit cultures of Greenland and Alaska. Pamyua's vocalists bring “a blizzard of interlocking harmonies,” says Native People Magazine. Pamyua reminds listeners to embrace relationships with honor, humility and tolerance. PAMYUA /bum yo-ah/ is an Inuit word meaning: Verb: To request an encore of a drumsong or dance Noun: The tail of an animal, object or idea. View event details.
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16-Jul: Gospel Fest

About: World of Life Ministries presents the 14th Annual Gospel Fest, featuring Grammy Award-winning Artist-Writer Juanita Wynn and Dove Award Nominated Producer K-Ross. Additional performances by The Wynn Sisters, Desean Horne, David Perez, Luke Wynn, Joshua Watson, William J. Wynn, Cherael Murray and Sky Davis. View event details.
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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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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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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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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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