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Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest Returns to The Village at Squaw Valley® August 10-11

Written by Charlie Pankey

Annual fundraising festival supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe returns for 18th year

Olympic Valley, Calif. – July 19, 2019 —This summer, The Village at Squaw Valley will host the 18th annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. The family-friendly weekend is filled with the melodic sounds of jazz tunes set in the European-inspired Village at Squaw Valley. Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2 to 8 p.m. and there is a $10 entry donation each day.

Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest guests over the age of 21 can enjoy over 35 craft beers from different breweries throughout the weekend. Tickets for pints of beer will be on sale for $5 each. All proceeds from Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a longtime partner of The Village at Squaw Valley, dedicated to saving and improving the lives of pets through adoption, community spay/neuter and humane education programs. Last summer, this event raised $35,000 for the Humane Society.  

“The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest is a fun summer festival that pairs fantastic brews and great musicians together for an afternoon in the sun, all while bringing in important funds for the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “This is one of the highlights of summer in Tahoe, in part because of the notable talent that comes from around the country to Squaw Valley to perform for locals and visitors.”  

The Village at Squaw Valley welcomes various craft breweries including Truckee-based FiftyFifty Brewing and Alibi Ale Works, Auburn-based Knee Deep Brewing, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery, Hawaii-based Kona Brewing Co. and German-based Bitburger Premium Pilsner. Additional California breweries include Bear Republic Brewing Co., Berryessa Brewing Co., Common Cider, Device Brewing Co., Drakes Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Gilman Brewing Company, Heretic Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co., Pizza Port Brewing Co., Santa Maria Brewing, Seismic Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Trumer and WILDCIDE Hard Cider. New this year is Revision Brewing from Sparks, NV. 

Saturday’s performances kick off with Oakland’s own Sal’s Greenhouse, followed by Chico-based Rigamarole and Brooklyn band Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. New Orleans-based Anders Osborne closes out Saturday night. Sunday’s performers include local bands Jellybread and Reno Jazz Syndicate, and The Humidors up from the Bay Area. Vancouver-based Five Alarm Funk will close out the festival on Sunday evening.

Following is the complete musical lineup, which can also be found here:

Saturday, August 10

  • Main Stage
    • 2 p.m.: Sal’s Greenhouse
    • 4 p.m.: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
    • 6 p.m.: Anders Osborne
  • First Street Stage
    • 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Rigamarole

Sunday, August 11

  • Main Stage
    • 2 p.m.: Jellybread
    • 4 p.m.: The Humidors
    • 6 p.m.: Five Alarm Funk
  • First Street Stage
    • 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.: Reno Jazz Syndicate

Squaw Kids Adventure Camp
Squaw Kids Adventure Camp helps kids explore and discover the outdoors. Squaw Kids’ fun, friendly and experienced counselors lead campers through activities like nature crafts, Aerial Tram rides, swimming, geocaching, scavenger hunts, yoga, biking, cooking class and more. The Squaw Kids Adventure Camp is offered Monday-Friday, June 24-Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. To book a session, click here.

New Aerial Tram Hours and High Camp Activities
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. Daily activities include the High Camp pool and hot tub, roller skating, hiking trails, the Olympic Museum, disc golf, lawn games, and access to Granite Bistro Café and the High Camp Marketplace. Click here for Aerial Tram rates and details.

Bluesdays Tuesday Lodging Special
Each Bluesdays Tuesday this summer, guests can book overnight lodging in the heart of Bluesdays action in The Village at Squaw Valley for $99 for a one-bedroom suite, $199 for a two-bedroom suite, and $299 for a three-bedroom suite with stage views, pending availability. Guests will enjoy being steps away from the Blues Bar, food and drink specials, and the music. Click here for more information and to make a reservation.
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 free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit or call 866-818-6963 to learn more. 

**All Images For media use only, courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

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