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

What is Off Beat?

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 an charged energy that will never be heard the same way again.

That’s the spirit of the 4th annual Off Beat Music Festival, a “music festival crawl of sorts.” Hear over 100 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 Off Beat Music Festival.

Who’s playing?

This ultimate live music experience will feature more than 100 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 Off Beat’s interactive 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 Off Beat Festival interactive map and 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?

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 ($79) – Access to all venues, except shows at Holland Project, and guaranteed access to the special Thursday Opening Night performance at The Saint.
  • General Admission ($69) – Access to all venues except Holland Project on Friday and Saturday. Does not include access to Opening Night Headliner at The Saint
  • All Access ($119) – Guaranteed access to every Off Beat Venue Thursday through Saturday, including Holland Project. Special access to the Artist Hospitality Lounge during the festival which includes free beer and snacks.
  • Single Day Passes ($35) – Access to all venues for the specific day purchased.
  • 2- Day and Single Day All Ages Holland Project ($10-20)- For our youngsters, this pass will get you all access to The Holland Project on Friday and/or Saturday depending on the wristband purchased.
  • Individual Venue Tickets ($ varies) – There will be a varied cover charge at all of the venues depending on the acts. Given demand and wristband sales, it is likely that some venues will NOT have room for walk-ups at all, and wristband holders will have priority access, so be prepared to wait in line. (Or just by a wristband).


Is there a minimum age requirement?

Off Beat venues EXCEPT The Holland Project are 21 and over.

During the Off Beat Midtown Block Party, the following venues are All Ages: Süp, Recycled Records, Junkee Clothing Exchange and Craft Wine & Beer.

Where do I stay?

Off Beat’s travel partners include the Circus Circus Hotel Casino at THE ROW, Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROWSilver Legacy Resort Casino at THE ROW and the Nugget Casino Resort. Circus Circus, Eldorado and Silver Legacy are connected by sky-walks and are located in the heart of the action in downtown Reno while the Nugget Casino Resort is only a short distance from the fun.

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
Eldorado Resort
Silver Legacy
Nugget Casino Resort

All in all, you are in for an epic good time at the Off Beat Music Festival this November 8-10. 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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