The Old West Trio returns to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 pm in an evening concert, while two local musicians are featured at the park’s upcoming Neighbor Fair, an event highlighting Carson Valley’s non-profit organizations.The Old West Trio, recipients of the 2011 Western Duo/Group of the Year, will perform classic western music at Dangberg Ranch in Minden. The ticket price is $15 for adults, $10 for members and free for 16 years and younger. Space is limited and the event could sell out. Non-member tickets can be purchased at dangberg.eventbrite.com. The concert is also funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy as no food or beverages will be sold at the Trio’s concert. The Dangberg ranch house will be open for one hour before the concert for anyone who would like an introduction to the park’s history.
“The trio was real crowd pleaser last year. We’re very happy they agreed to return,” said Kim Harris, the park’s events manager.
On Saturday, June 15, from 11 am until 3 pm, The Dangberg Home Ranch Neighbor Fair will celebrate the park’s tenth year as an events venue. The fair will feature music, non-profit organizations and authors.
“All of these performers and organizations are instrumental in helping our community to thrive. We are happy to be able to promote them at this event,” Harris continued.
Two musical acts will perform at fair. At 11:00 am, Krista Jenkins will take the stage. Jenkins is a singer, song writer and yodeler, as well as a fourth-generation Nevadan.
The Mylo McCormick Project performs at 1:30 pm, led by singer-songwriter Mylo McCormick who has also performed with Mo’z Motley Blues.
McCormick has earned a reputation as a masterful young guitarist with tasteful riffs and solos comparable to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has performed funk and blues at venues around Lake Tahoe, the Comstock area and throughout Carson Valley.
The event’s focus is on local non-profit organizations and government agencies, which will provide information on their various activities. These include Carson Valley Quilt Guild, Carson Valley Trails Association, Carson Valley Arts Council, Carson Valley Community Theatre, Comstock Foundation for History & Culture, Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, Nevada State Museum and more. Nevada author Sandie La Nae will also be signing her books on local history.
The Neighbor Fair also includes the Carson Valley Lions Club offering a choice of a hot dog or hamburger meal, and 100 Proof Bar Services, with lemonade and snow cone cocktails. The Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch will provide a no-host bar benefiting the restoration of the park’s historic buildings.
Please bring your own seating to all events and no pets allowed – service animals only.
The 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival is sponsored by Douglas County, Bently Heritage, Carson Valley Accounting, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Dr. James the Dentist, Edward Jones Investments – Tim Cleveland, Horse Tales, Carson Valley Inn, Holiday Inn Express – Minden, Jacobs Family Berry Farm, Nevada State Bank and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.
Upcoming events include Young Chautauquans of Douglas County Historical Society portraying various noted people from history on Wednesday, June 26; Kim Harris portraying “Lizzie A. Borden” on Wednesday, July 10; and historian and author Mark McLaughlin presenting “Lake Tahoe and the Comstock Era” on Saturday, July 13.
The full 2019 Dangberg Summer Festival event schedule is available at Dangberg.org.
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants, a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history that founded Minden in 1905. The site includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a collection of 39,000 artifacts, documents and photographs acquired and used by the Dangberg family. Programs include tours, exhibits, wedding rentals, and other public events.
Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc.
PO Box 1158
Minden, NV 89423