For the entire month of July, Reno is Artown!
Regarded as one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the country by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Embraced by the community since 1996, July in Reno only means one thing . . . . Artown! This arts and cultural festival features over 500 multidisciplinary events including music, dance, theater, visual arts, workshops, art walks and much more. Offering a majority of events free to the public, Artown invests in bringing artists of the highest caliber to Reno while elevating Reno's own local talent. Experience fun for the whole family and celebrate all that the arts have to offer.
There are literally so many events to enjoy that we can't list them all. Fan favorites include the Opening and Closing night concerts, Movies in the Park, Summer Soiree Series, Dancing in the Park Series . . . and the list goes on and on. Here are some highlights:
Opening Night Jubilee (June 30)
FREE to the public. Activities include an Art Faire showcasing 40 local artists, performing arts, live music (Drinking with Clowns, Moondog Matinee, Mojo Green, The Novelists). At Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. info
Air National Guard, Band of the West Coast (July 1)
FREE to the public. Composed of citizen-airmen whose civilian occupations range from professional musicians and music educators to computer programmers, accountants, engineers, and law enforcement officers. The 35-member band tours for just two weeks each year so don't miss this performance! info
Fourth of July Celebration
FREE to the public. Starting at 5:00pm at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno, bring the family for fun activities, projects and art. Men Wielding Fire, Dolce Delight will be on hand to dine. At 7:30pm, Reno's own Philharmonic then performs, followed by fireworks at dusk. info
Monday Night Music Series
FREE to the public. At the beautiful Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, enjoy a summer evening of musical performances starting at 7:30pm.
July 11 - Corb Lund - info
July 18 - Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra - info
July 25 - Clint Holmes - info
Dancing in the Park Series
FREE to the public. Held at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno, an evening of dance will sure to inspire.
July 5 - ODC and Community Dancers Unplugged - info
July 12 - Dancing by the River - info
July 19 - Mind, Body and Sole - info
Movies in the Park
FREE to the public. On Friday evenings, bring a picnic and enjoy a movie under the stars in Wingfield Park, starting at 9:00pm.
July 1 - Flight of the Navigator - info
July 8 - Back to the Future II - info
July 15 - Harry Potter and the Globlet of Fire -info
July 22 - Can't Buy Me Love - info
21st Anniversary Closing Night Celebration (July 31)
FREE to the public. Featuring popular vocalist and America's Got Talent sensation, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. At Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. info
Summer Soiree Under the Stars
Ticketed performances. On sale now, for more information about each performance, click on the "info" links below. Held at the beautiful Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater:
July 7 - Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs - info
July 14 - Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal - info
July 21 - National Cowboy Poetry Gathering on the Road - info
July 29 - UB40-- Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey (all founding members) - info
But wait - there's more!
Interested in a particular genre? Click on the links below for the compete listing of actvities.