Guide to Off Beat Arts & Music Festival in Reno

Guide to Off Beat Arts & Music Festival in Reno

Mark your calendar. November 3-6. A time for discovery.

What’s Off Beat you might ask? It’s a boutique music festival that provides an opportunity to go off the beaten path to encounter new music, food, art and venues. Think of it as a “festival crawl” showcasing amazing talent.

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“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” (Bob Marley)

Music Genres and Festival Schedule

This ultimate live music experience will feature over 90 artists performing just about every music genre imaginable. From alternative to mainstream, there will be something for everyone. Sludge Pop. Witch Rock. Moongaze. Proto-Punk. Electropop. Jamtronica. Hunky Tonk. County. Latin. Indie. Rock n Roll. Disco. You get the idea, the list is long – over 50 genres to be exact. This is Off Beat after all!

There’s a lot to hear and see, so plan your itinerary with the interactive festival schedule. For something a little “offbeat,” and a great way to discover amazing new music with friends you haven’t met yet,  music walks will take place on Saturday afternoon, November 5.

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” (Confucius)

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” (Confucius)

Venues and Festival Map

Performances will take place in a variety of venues, from taprooms to concert theaters and from art galleries to nightclubs. Interested in a particular one? Click on a link below to see the detailed performance schedule for that venue. To help festival-goers navigate locations, the official Off Beat Program Guide will include venue maps and will be available during Off Beat week. If you can’t wait until then, you can view the map now on the event website by scrolling down the home page.

3rd St. Bar                                                             Brüka Theater                                       Cargo Reno

Chapel Tavern Craft Wine & Beer, Reno        Edge Nightclub, Peppermill

Jester Theater, Sand’s Regency                        Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor                         Morris Burner Hostel

NoVi, Eldorado                                                    Rockbar Theater                                   Shea’s Tavern

Studio on 4th                                                        The Loving Cup                                     The Saint

 “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” (Charles Darwin)

“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” (Charles Darwin)

Off Beat Passes Available for Sale!

Buying a festival wristband (2 options available) is a smart choice, especially for music enthusiasts who want to experience multiple shows. After all, there’s over 90 performers so paying individual cover charges can add up quickly. A wristband is ultimately kinder on your wallet. Plus, wristband holders will receive priority access into venues. And, it’s way cooler! Click here to see detailed ticket information and inclusions.

  • General Admission wristbands ($69) – Provides access into most venues throughout the 4-day festival, EXCEPT the shows at Cargo and the shows at 1Up*.
  • All Access wristbands ($129) – Provides access to all of venues throughout the 4-day festival, INCLUDING shows at Cargo, with the exception of the shows at 1UP*.
  • Individual Cargo tickets – There will be four concerts at Cargo, each ranging from $18-$25. Advance tickets can be purchased now for any of the shows, or you can buy an All Access festival wristband and enjoy all four shows.
  • Individual Venue Tickets – If you’re dead set against buying a festival pass, there will be a cover charge at each venue, ranging from $10-$30. Individual venue admission is not available for advance purchase (with the exception of Cargo). Fans without a festival wristband can pay the cover charge on the night of, however wristband holders will receive priority entry access.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Minimum Age Requirements

Most Off Beat venues have an age minimum of 21 years. The age minimum for shows at Cargo is 18. Prepare to show a valid ID even if a Festival wristband was purchased in advance.  The Future Kind Village and the Holland Project venues welcome fans of all ages.

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

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