Squaw Valley gets funky at yearly fundraising festival supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Sierra Rec Magazine – August 1, 2017 2017  – This summer, the soulful sounds of jazz and funk music and tasty brews return to The Village at Squaw Valley August 12-13 for its 16th Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. Presented in partnership with Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., the Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest is a social gathering for all ages to enjoy a weekend of smooth sounds with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Festival goers over the age of 21 are welcome to enjoy craft beers from breweries located in California and beyond. All proceeds from the event benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a non-profit dedicated to saving and improving the lives of animals and a long-time partner of The Village at Squaw Valley. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days with a $5 entry donation each day.

“The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest is what summer is all about in Squaw Valley. We’re excited to welcome locals, visitors, friends and families to celebrate the season and enjoy great music and craft brews,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “Last year we raised over $13,000 for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and we’re thrilled to be supporting them again this year.”

Breweries from across California and the west will be in attendance. Participating breweries include: Presenting sponsor Fifty Brewing Co., 101 North Brewing Co., Alaskan Brewing Co., Ballast Point, Bear Republic Brewing Co., Common Cider, Deschutes Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co., Mike Hess Brewing, Pizza Port, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Revision Brewing Co. Tickets for 16 ounce beers will be on sale for $5 each. Additional breweries will be added in the coming weeks.

American funk, afrobeat and jazz influenced group, The Motet, based in Denver, Colorado will headline the festival on Saturday. Orgōne will deliver California Soul to close out the festival on Sunday. Jelly Bread, Gene Evaro Jr., The Sextones, Royal Jelly Live and Funk Trek will add to the soulful and fun weekend. Following is the complete musical lineup.

Saturday, August 12

  • Main Stage
    • 2:00pm: Jelly Bread
    • 4:00pm: Gene Evaro Jr.
    • 6:00pm: The Motet
  • First Street Stage
    • 3:30pm and 5:00pm: Funk Trek

Sunday, August 13

  • Main Stage
    • 2:00pm: The Sextones
    • 4:00pm: Royal Jelly Live
    • 6:00pm: Orgōne
  • First Street Stage
    • 3:30pm and 5:00pm: Funk Trek 

Visit High Camp via the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley
The Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will be open daily from 10:40 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with the last download at 5 p.m., from May 27-September 4, September 9-10 and September 16-17. Enjoy an aerial climb over 2,000 feet from the base of Squaw Valley to High Camp, located at 8,200 feet, with 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe’s high alpine beauty. For endless fun, enjoy daily activities at High Camp including hiking trails, the Olympic Museum, dining, shopping, disc golf, lawn games, and more. Click here for Aerial Tram rates and details.

Summer Lodging Specials in The Village at Squaw Valley®
Take advantage of great summer deals on lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay right in the heart of the action, with direct access to the slopes, world-class shopping, dining, activities and events in the Village. Ski, stay and forget about driving.

About North Lake Tahoe Summerlong Music
North Lake Tahoe’s summer long music series, High Notes, brings music outdoors with live performances every night of the week. A full lineup of free weekly music, national headliners, multi-day festivals, and signature events await locals and visitors alike. Enjoy well-known artists and discover new talent while looking out over the shores of Lake Tahoe, under the alpenglow of surrounding mountain peaks, or at legendary showrooms and intimate pubs. Whether it’s lively bluegrass, late-night DJs, or blues and funk you’re in search of, North Lake Tahoe is your destination for incredible entertainment at world-class venues. To see the 2017 summer lineup and to learn more about North Lake Tahoe’s summer long music series, visit GoTahoeNorth.com/HighNotes.

About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including Art Wine & Music Festival, July 8 & 9 and Brews Jazz & Funk, August 12 & 13. Visit squawalpine.com/lodging or call (866) 818-6963 to learn more.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.

** all photos courtesy of Matt Palmer and Squaw Valley Resort media


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