Offbeat Music Fest

Don’t Miss a Beat – Your Guide to OffBeat Music Festival

Yes, there are still discoveries to be made. See new, unknown, unheralded bands in intimate settings before they blow up and have their songs blasting in every earbud, headlining at every festival and selling out at every venue from Tokyo to Tulsa. There are new songs to hear, in places you’ve never heard them, creating a charged energy that will never be heard the same way again.

That’s the spirit of the annual OffBeat Music Festival, a “music festival crawl of sorts.” Hear over 80 performances of the best homegrown musicians, regional bands and nationally-recognized artists! Discover new music at unique and intimate locations around the core of MidTown Reno.

Not sure where to start? Keep reading for your guide to the OffBeat Music Festival.

What bands are playing at OffBeat Music Festival?

This ultimate live music experience will feature more than 80 performances from artists in just about every music genre imaginable. From alternative to mainstream, there will be something for everyone. Listen to the featured artists on Spotify and get an idea of who you want to see so you can start customizing your festival experience. Use OffBeat’s schedule to plan ahead and bookmark when and where the band you want to see will be playing. There is an extensive lineup this year and some awesome shows you won’t want to miss!

Where are the shows held?

Performances will take place in a variety of venues, from taprooms to concert theaters and art galleries to nightclubs. Use the OffBeat Festival schedule to see what venues are hosting what shows and where they are located. One of the best things about the festival is all venues are located in the core of Reno and within two miles of each other! Use the app on your desktop or mobile phone to take full advantage of this unique fall festival!

How do I get passes to OffBeat Music Festival?

There are a few different ways to get your festival tickets, however, the 3-day wristband is definitely the way to go!

  • 3- Day Discover Pass – Access to all venues and guaranteed access to the special Thursday Opening Night performance at The Cypress.
  • General Admission – Access to all venues on Friday and Saturday. Does not include access to Opening Night Headliner at The Cypress.
  • All Access – Guaranteed access to every OffBeat venue Thursday through Saturday, including Holland Project. Special access to the Artist Hospitality Lounge during the festival which includes free beer and snacks.
  • Under 18 GA (Ages 6-17) ($39)- For our youngsters, this pass will get you access to shows only on the Outdoor Long Drink Main Stage and at Holland Project.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

All of the OffBeat show venues EXCEPT The Holland Project are 21 and over.

Where do I stay in Reno and Sparks?

OffBeat’s travel partners include the Circus Circus Hotel Casino at THE ROW, Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW, and Silver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW. Circus Circus, Eldorado and Silver Legacy are connected by skywalks and are located in the heart of the action in downtown Reno.

Also, special rates are being offered to festival attendees courtesy of the four properties. Click the hotel’s link to book your special rate.

Circus Circus Hotel Casino
Eldorado Resort Casino
Silver Legacy Resort Casino

All in all, you are in for an epic good time at the OffBeat Music Festival this October 5-7. This is where you will discover new, unknown, unheralded bands before they blow up every earbud with their latest hit and are headlining at festivals from Tokyo to New York. Go places you haven’t been and hear music you haven’t heard. It’s time to go Off the Beaten path in Reno Tahoe!

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