CVCCVA NEWS RELEASE
GENOA–You can now call it a regular sign of Spring in Carson Valley. The third edition of the Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival will bring together an outstanding lineup of performers, artists and characters April 26th to the 29th.
Headliners committed to appear include award winning poets Waddie Mitchell and Paul Zarzyski, multiple entertainer of the year winners Dave Stamey and Juni Fisher, along with Mike Beck, Jim King, Cowboy Celtic, the Cross Town Cowboys, Mary Kaye and many more favorites. Alongside the entertainers, attendees will find a packed schedule of workshops and galleries of fine western art, a Native American Cultural and Historic Center, an old fashioned Town Hall dance and opportunities to shop for western clothing, collectibles, jewelry and tack.
Headliner Concerts start Thursday night at the Official Host Hotel of the festival, the Carson Valley Inn, when Dave Stamey, Juni Fisher and Jim King take the stage. Friday and Saturday nights, the concerts return to the heated and enclosed Mormon Station Concert Tent. Friday night’s lineup of Waddie Mitchell, Paul Zarzyski, Cowboy Celtic and Mary Kaye is a powerhouse and Saturday night Mitchell and Zarzyski will be joined by Juni Fisher and Mike Beck.
Attendees will have a difficult task in deciding when to take a break during the Festival. In addition to the featured nighttime concerts, Festival Day Passes will allow entry into twelve more concerts and dozens of additional presentations, along with access to the Native American Cultural and Historic Center and Genoa Courthouse Museum. The Day Pass is a spectacular value at only $15 per day for adults and $5 for kids and just as a kicker, any day pass or performance ticket gets you into Saturday night’s Town Hall Dance, featuring the Western swing stylings of the Cross Town Cowboys.
The Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival is a wonderful blend of setting, heritage and western culture and entertainment. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada in Northern Nevada’s Carson Valley, historic Genoa, Nevada’s oldest settlement, is the site of the first ranch in Nevada and still has working cattle ranches literally steps from the town. From its 19th century beginnings, cowboys and ranching have shared work, words and music here. During the Festival, attendees will also be able to enjoy specials from all of the Genoa businesses, who are gearing up to join in the fun.
Only an hour from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and just over the hill from Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, it’s easy to get to Genoa and Carson Valley. You can find all the festival information at www.cowboypoetrygenoa.com and area information at www.visitcarsonvalley.org. Day Passes and tickets for individual concerts and dinners may be purchased on line at the festival web site, by calling 775-782-8696 or visiting the Town of Genoa offices.