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John Reischman & the Jaybirds in Concert!

  • Western Folklife Center 501 Railroad Street Elko, NV, 89801 United States (map)

Save Thursday, June 28 for John Reischman & the Jaybirds! This extraordinary band features some of the finest acoustic musicians on the road west, led by veteran mandolin player and vocalist, John Reischman, who formed the band in the 1990s. The Jaybirds are a two-time Juno-nominated band delivering their own trademark blend of original songs and instrumentals, reimagined tunes from old-time vaults, and bluegrass power. They are simultaneously modern, vintage and unique.

There will be plenty of room to dance, or enjoy the concert from the comfort of your seat, and the Pioneer Saloon will be open at 5:30 pm for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Also at 5:30 pm, the Wiegand Gallery will host a Free exhibition reception and illustrated talk by Jean Earl about "Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin.

Plan on a day of music, and more!

Ensemble Workshop, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
$10 - attend both Workshop and Concert for only $25!
In a band? Want to start a band? Enjoy experiencing how instruments play together? This workshop will engage you in learning how various bluegrass instruments create music collectively.

Special pre-show Reception, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Free
Jean Earl and Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin
Join collector and curator Jean Earl for an illustrated tour of the discovery of "Mountain Picassos," distinctive figures carved by sheepherders into aspen trees in the high mountain meadows of the Great Basin. Read more.

Concert, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
$20 general tickets; $15 students, seniors and Western Folklife Center members; $5 for kids age 12 and under
Advance tickets for both available at the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop, 501 Railroad Street, or by telephone 775/738-7508.

 Featured: Trisha Gagnon, bass; John Reischman, mandolin; Greg Spatz, fiddle; Patrick Sauber, guitar and    Nick Hornbuckle, banjo. Photo courtesy of John Reischman

Featured: Trisha Gagnon, bass; John Reischman, mandolin; Greg Spatz, fiddle; Patrick Sauber, guitar and Nick Hornbuckle, banjo. Photo courtesy of John Reischman

Jean Earl's talk and companion exhibition in the Wiegand Gallery made possible with support from Nevada Humanities and the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

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Later Event: July 4
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