Brews Jazz and Funk Fest

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Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest Returns to The Village at Squaw Valley® August 11-12

Squaw Valley gets funky at 17th annual fundraising festival supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] July 2, 2018  – This summer The Village at Squaw Valley will host the 17th Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest on August 11 &12. Presented in partnership with FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest welcomes all ages to enjoy a weekend filled with the sounds of New Orleans tunes against a picturesque mountain backdrop. Festival guests over the age of 21 can enjoy craft beers from over 35 different breweries throughout the weekend. All proceeds from Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, a long-time 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. The event will take place on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and there is a $10 entry donation each day.
“The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest is our most fun summer event in The Village and one of the Humane Society’s most important fundraisers. This year we’re bringing together some of the most legendary and popular musicians straight from New Orleans,” said Caroline Ross, executive director for the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “The small daily entry fee and proceeds from beer sales benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and is a fantastic value for Tahoe locals and visitors looking to enjoy live entertainment and craft beers in Tahoe this summer.”
The Village at Squaw Valley welcomes various craft breweries including Truckee-based FiftyFifty, Hawaii-based Kona Brewing Co., Michigan-based Founders Brewing Company, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery and Germany-based Bitburger Premium Pilsner. Additional California breweries include Bear Republic Brewing Co., Berryessa Brewing Co., Device Brewing Co., Drakes Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Heretic Brewing Co., Knee Deep Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Pizza Port Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., South Lake Brewing Company, Trumer and WILDCIDE Hard Cider will also be featured. Tickets for 16 ounce beers will be on sale for $5 each.
Tying this funky weekend together includes two bands that represent true New Orleans music. Dumpstaphunk will headline the festival on Saturday and Rebirth Brass Band will close out the festival Sunday evening. Live music will also be played by The Nth Power, Afrolicious, John Brothers Piano Co., Sam Ravenna Band and Jack Mosbacher Band on the 2nd stage both days.
Following is the complete musical lineup:
Saturday, August 11

  • Main Stage
    • 2:00 p.m.: John Brothers Piano Co.
    • 4:00 p.m.: The Nth Power
    • 6:00 p.m.: Dumpstaphunk
  • First Street Stage
    • 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.: Jack Mosbacher Band 

Sunday, August 12

  • Main Stage
    • 2:00 p.m.: Sam Ravenna Band
    • 4:00 p.m.: Afrolicious
    • 6:00 p.m.: Rebirth Brass Band
  • First Street Stage
    • 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.: Jack Mosbacher Band 

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 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, June 29 - September 3, 2018 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To book a session, click here.
New Aerial Tram Hours and High Camp Activities
Beginning June 15, the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will expand operating hours, open daily from 10am to 5pm. The Aerial Tram will be open daily from June 15-September 3 as well as Saturdays and Sundays September 8-9, September 15-16 and September 22-23, and Friday through Sunday September 28-30. 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 at High Camp including roller skating, hiking trails, the Olympic Museum, disc golf, lawn games, and more. All High Camp activities will be open daily June 15 – September 3. 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 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.

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