Squaw Valley Turns Up The Funk This Weekend

 The soulful sounds of jazz and funk music and tasty brews return to The Village at Squaw Valley August 12-13 for the 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 incredible music with a beautiful mountain backdrop.

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.

Orgone Headlines Day Two of Squaw Valley Brews Jazz Funk Festival

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. each day. A $5 entry donation is requested 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. “We’re thrilled to be supporting the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe again this year.”

Breweries from across California and the west will be in attendance and festival-goers over the age of 21 are invited to enjoy an enormous variety of craft beers. 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.
 
2017 Brews Jazz & Funk Festival Schedule:
 
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

For more information about the festival and Squaw Valley, visit squawalpine.com.