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Reno River Festival presents free May concerts in Wingfield Park


RiverFest2013HeaderLogoRENO RIVER FESTIVAL NEWS RELEASE – The Reno River Festival brings seven incredible live music acts to the stage for its 10th annual event May 11-12. With returning favorites, emerging artists, and rising stars taking the mic all day Saturday and Sunday, Wingfield Park is sure to keep athletes and spectators alike entertained during this year’s action-packed event.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Buster Blue
Buster Blue graces the Reno River Festival stage yet again, presenting its Americana folk music with a twist. Using of a variety of instruments including horns, banjo, accordion, chains, and a bucket, the small-town band from Gardnerville, Nev. seeks to add a modern twist to traditional American music.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Whitney Myer
Whitney Myer gained national notoriety after repeated appearances on season two of the reality show singing competition “The Voice.” Having recently embarked on a solo career, Myer brings a new sound to her 2013 tour including those with a variety of electronic and soulful influences.

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Mark Sexton Band
With a new bassist and drummer, the Mark Sexton Band brings its soulful pop/funk sound back to the Reno River Festival. After the release of the band’s most recent six-song EP filled with original compositions, Mark Sexton Band began a new and more refined musical journey that’s sure to move listeners.

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Keyser Soze
Founded in Reno in 1998, Keyser Soze is a six-piece ska/reggae band that is currently preparing for its first European tour. Finding incredible success with its first two albums, “Who is Keyser Soze?” and “Revenge,” anticipation for the band’s newest album “The Remedy,” set to be released June 24, continues to build.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Oddly Enough
Oddly Enough is a new band on the Reno music scene bringing blues, soul, hip hop, and rock ‘n’ roll influences to the stage. Although still in its infancy, the band has already begun to build a loyal following and plans to release its first single in May 2013.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – GrooveSession
Hailing from Ontario, Calif., the power rock trio consisting of Sarvan Manguiat on guitar and keyboards and the Brothers Sanchez, Ronnie on bass and Manny on drums and vocals, brings a version of rock ‘n’ roll that the band calls “moovin’ groovin’” music to the River Festival stage. With its unique sound, GrooveSession has entertained crowds up and down the West Coast in over 700 shows since 2007.

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Jelly Bread
Having received impressive accolades such as “Best Album 2012” for “No Dress Code” and “Tahoe’s Band of the Year 2012” from the likes of Reno News & Review and Lake Tahoe Action, Jelly Bread is a must-see at this year’s festival. The band consists of childhood friends from Reno, and takes a true multi-genre approach to its music, combining funk, soul, American rock, blues, gospel and even reggae. In less than four years, the band has already shared the stage with music greats including Jonny Lang in more than 350 shows.

The Truckee River Whitewater Park is located just blocks from Reno’s 24-hour gaming excitement and other attractions including dining and nightlife, golf, skiing, hiking and bike trails, lakes and a selection of art museums and galleries. For more details about the 10th annual Reno River Festival presented by Subaru of America, visit www.RenoRiverFestival.com, or call 775-784-9400 ext. 119.

The Reno River Festival is held at the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield located in the heart of downtown Reno’s Old Southwest, named one of “Best Neighborhoods in America” by Men’s Journal magazine and recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of “America’s Coolest River Walks.” Hosting top whitewater athletes from around the world, the city’s $1.5-million Whitewater Park is within steps of the downtown Reno gaming and entertainment corridor including a range of dining options, entertainment venues, museums, theaters, hiking and biking trails and a selection of renowned hotel-casinos offering fully customizable weekend getaway packages. The Reno River Festival is presented by Subaru of America.

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