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Offbeat Arts and Music Festival Announces 2016 Line-up


On Friday July 29, 2016 the Offbeat Arts and Music Festival partner Loren Condron announced the 2016 band and sponsor line-up at the Saint Music Hall, Bar and Barrel Room in Midtown Reno for its second year of the annual festival.

This year will be even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural festival. Rocking the stage after the announcement were, Redfield Clipper, The Umpires and Lounge On Fire.

The four day event will take place starting on Nov. 5th and will run through Nov. 8th with shows all over the biggest little city. The festival takes place right after the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas in which the Reno festival is modeled after.

The (as of right now) 100-plus bands, DJs and singer songwriters include:


  • The Main Squeeze from Chicago
  • Con Brio from San Francisco
  • The Polish Ambassador from Oakland
  • The Veils are from London, England
  • Citizen Zero from Detroit

Regional Artists

  • The Easy Leaves – San Francisco
  • Annie Girl and the Flight – San Francisco
  • Future Twin – San Francisco
  • Killer Whale – Bay Area
  • The Seshen – San Francisco
  • Gentle Spirit – San Francisco
  • Kendra McKinley – San Francisco
  • Annie Girl and the Flight – San Francisco
  • Be Calm Honcho – San Francisco
  • Battlehooch – San Francisco
  • Everyone is Dirty – Oakland
  • NVO – Bay Area
  • NRVS LVRS – Bay Area
  • Vanwave – San Francisco
  • Jesus Sons – Los Angeles
  • Sun Valley Gun Club – Sacramento
  • Frankie & the Witch Fingers – Los Angeles
  • Sugar Candy Mountain – Oakland

Pacific Northwest

  • Matthew and the Hope – Salt Lake City
  • The Grizzled Mighty – Seattle
  • Dad Works Hard – Portland
  • Fauna Shade – Seattle
  • The Blank Tapes – Los Angeles
  • Lounge on Fire – Boise
  • Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons – Jackson Hole
  • Western Centuries – Seattle
  • Treefort Festival Showcase

Reno artists

  • Moondog Matinee
  • Elephant Rifle
  • Failure Machine
  • Busking By Moonlite
  • Rigorous Proof
  • Crush
  • Drinking With Clowns
  • Asphalt Socialites
  • PostWar
  • Mojo Green
  • Jelly Bread
  • Whatitdo.
  • Supajuice
  • The Sextones
  • Black Rock City Allstars
  • Schizopolitans
  • Bazooka Zoo
  • Convulsionaires
  • Asphalt Socialites
  • The Shames
  • The Sisters Doom
  • Cranialgalactic Orchestra
  • Actors Killed Lincoln

Tahoe artists

  • Strange Weather- Tahoe
  • Bourgeois Gypsies – Calpine
  • Everyday Outlaw – Truckee

Go to the website for a complete list of bands at http://www.offbeatreno.com/artist/. More bands and venues are expected to be added as the festival grows closer.

The 13-plus venues participating this year include, 1Up, 3rd Street Bar, Chapel Tavern, Holland Project Reno, Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, Lincoln Lounge, Morris Burner Hotel, Shea’s Tavern, Singer Social Club, Studio on Fourth, The Loving Cup, Cargo Concert Hall located inside the Whitney Peak Hotel and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

The venues are located in downtown Reno, arch district, brewery district and Midtown.

The sponsors for this years event will be, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno, Eldorado Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno.

Ticket prices for the event start at $69.00 which includes, all acts at all venues (excluding Cargo) and $129.00 which includes all venues and all headliners at Cargo. Go to http://www.offbeatreno.com/tickets/ to get your tickets. Each venue will have an entry fee of $10.00 to $20.00 without wristbands. Cargo Concert Hall will have individual tickets on sale soon and will start at $15.00 and $25.00. Your best bet is to just buy a wrist band though, it will save you time and money.

This will be another great reason to get out and enjoy some the the best talent that Reno has to offer. Get your tickets now and get ready to ROCK ON.

John Tuckness
John Tuckness
John Tuckness has been photographing rock concerts in the Reno/Sparks/Tahoe area and as far as Northern California since 2004. He tries to attend as many shows as he can. John knew he wanted to be a concert photographer when he went to his first concert, Kiss and Montrose way back in 1976. He saw three guys shooting the show and thought to himself, "that's what I want to do." After many years of undercover work (sneaking his camera into venues), he finally got noticed and started getting photo passes through PR people and the bands. John has had many of his photos published in newspapers, websites and band autobiographies.