Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

13th Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest at Squaw August 9-10

Posted on July 29, 2014
Filed Under North Tahoe Events

It’s going to be the funkiest place around Lake Tahoe.

Two days of explosive musical talent takes over The Village at Squaw Valley on August 9 and 10 during the 13th Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest. Festival goers can listen to continuous live jazz and funk music on two stages while sampling more than 35 brews, including Ninkasi, Deschutes, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, New Belgium, Deschutes, 21st Amendment, Firestone Walker, Auburn Alehouse and Out of Bounds Brewing Company.

A $5 entry donation to the festival is requested, with all proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Saturday’s headlining act Monophonics, featuring special guest Ben L’Oncle Soul, will light up the main stage with their “Psychedelic Soul” style of music. Sunday night, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe take to the main stage with four hours of soulful, energetic jams that refuse to let the audience sit still.

The festival is open to all ages and well-behaved dogs on leashes. Kids can enjoy additional activities such as Squaw’s free croquet, bean bag toss and slacklines, crafting at Everything Hunky Dory, and a 18-hole miniature golf course – as well as mountaintop activities that include roller skating, rock climbing, swimming and hiking. For activity pricing, see

Saturday, August 9

2-3:30 p.m. – The Mark Sexton Band (The Main Stage)

3:30 – 6 p.m. – Terraplane (2nd Stage)

4-5:30 p.m. – Polyrythmics (Main Stage)

Headlining Act:

6-8 p.m. – Monophonics with Special Guest Ben L’Oncle Soul (Main Stage)

Sunday, August 10

2-3:30 p.m. – Mojo Green (Main Stage)

3:30 -6 p.m. – Thick Newton (2nd Stage)

Headlining Acts:

4-5:30 p.m. – Big Sam’s Funky Nation (Main Stage)

6-8 p.m. – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (Main Stage)


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