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Genoa presents second annual Old Time Music Festival

Provided to the TribuneQuake City Jug Band members and others play on the porch of the Genoa Town Hall following the 2009 festival.
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The town of Genoa will present the second annual Old Time Music Festival from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Genoa Town Park on Nixon Street.

The Old Time Music Festival will celebrate American roots music, including bluegrass, old time, jug band, country, gospel, blues, Appalachian folk, Cajun and Native American music. This free event is part of Genoa’s Summer Concerts in the Park series.

The day-long event will feature live music, activities for children and families and a variety of food, craft and information booths. The Genoa Fire Department will host a pancake breakfast on Nixon Street from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The cost is $5 per person.



Food and beverage vendors will be available throughout the day, including La Ferme, the Genoa Country Store, Margarita Man, Olle juice and others. Children’s activities will include the “Bubble Fairy” Cindy Webb, face-painting and children’s hands-on music workshops with Chris Bayer from Large Bills Accepted at noon and 2 p.m.

The music line-up and event schedule includes:



– 9 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.: Wild Horse Drive, bluegrass

– 10:20 to 11:30 a.m.: Large Bills Accepted, acoustic western ragtime

– 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Acoustic Solution, multi-instrument trio

– 1 to 1:40 p.m.: Georgette Twain and Cecilia Yale, banjo

– 1:50 to 3 p.m.: Country Valley Jug Stompers, blues, ragtime, country and western

– 3:10 to 4:20 p.m.: Hot Club de Renaux, Django-style gypsy jazz

– 4:30 to 5:40 p.m.: Miss Lonely Hearts, roots-a-billy

– 5:50 to 7 p.m.: Quake City Jug Band, classic swing, blues, folk and novelty songs

The festival is funded by the town of Genoa and in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Old Time Music Festival planning committee is seeking additional donations to support this free event. For more information, contact Sue Knight, (775) 315-7777, or the Genoa Town Office, (775) 782-8696, or visit http://www.genoanevada.org.


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