Get Stoked for Off Beat Arts & Music Festival

Get Stoked for Off Beat Arts & Music Festival

Reno has a huge heart that beats through the local artists, musicians and independent businesses that believe in this city and that deserve widespread recognition. Finally, after 2 years of extensive yet appreciated planning, Reno hosts the Off Beat Art & Music Festival this weekend, November 5 -8. Introducing the raw talent of local artists and musicians paired with the grassroot spirited independent businesses springing up throughout the Biggest Little City. Be a part of a movement that is sure to breathe new artistic and cultural energy in places of Reno that it has long been missing. Here is your guide to the newfangled inspiring four-day Off Beat Festival.

MUSIC: Reno is becoming known as the year round mecca for visual, musical and performance art. Off Beat is the first time that all of this will be represented in a genre-blurring mash up of local musicians of every style. An assemblage of indie label artists, future household names, sleepers, national touring acts and some of the industries brightest young stars that are all ready to deliver everything they’ve got to dominate the stage and your attention. 90 bands, DJs and songwriters, performing at 13 different venues simultaneously around Reno. This pristine line up will continue through Sunday at these participating, equally stellar, establishments:

3rd Street Bar

Singer Social Club


The Loving Cup

Shea’s Tavern

Chapel Tavern

Holland Project Reno

Lincoln Lounge

Morris Burner Hotel

Studio on Fourth

Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor

Ticketing Information: Individual shows ask for a cover charge of $10 for show at each venue. If you would like to attend more than one show you will have to pay the $10 cover charge at each show. It is recommended to purchase the General Admission wristband to have access to more than 90 shows and receive preferred admission. This wristband is offered for $39 and includes access to all venues except Cargo. To include Cargo in your access list, Off Beat is offering the All Access pass for $81. The jump in price is due to the various prices for various shows each night at Cargo that are definitely worth your time.

ART: As you venture deep into the music scene of Reno, keep in mind the art represented throughout the city as well. The art here is not limited to the walls of a gallery. Murals tell stories on the building facades that otherwise might be mute. The extensive public art collections are housed in elaborately funky buildings scattered around the city. How and where the art is displayed is art in itself. The galleries and alternative arts venues representing the emerging artists in Off Beat are truly rebranding Reno as a must-see arts destination. Here is a list of participating venues representing can’t miss artists:

Eye Candy Salon

Neapolitan Gallery

5 Star Saloon

The Jungle

The Waterfall

Sierra Arts Foundation

Art Indeed!

Hub Coffee Roasters

McKinley Arts & Culture Center

Liberty Fine Arts Gallery

Great Full Gardens

Midtown Community Yoga

Neverender Boutique Yoga

Recycled Records

Blue Whale Coffee Company

Lasting Dose Gallery

Happy Happy Joy Joy

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Non-profit: As you enjoy the plethora of aesthetic beauty of the region, know that your delight… and funds put into these musical and artistic displays is going to something with a purpose! Your support of the Off Beat Art & Music Festival is a direct contribution to the arts and music programs of Future Kind. Future Kind focuses on building a community by investing in access to creative education. Back the future of the art and music scene of Reno and assist in its continual growth!

LODGING: If you’re an out-of-towner looking to take in Reno’s awesomeness check out one of the many lodging options offered around Reno.

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