Let the music play

The Brewery Arts Center and the Mile High Jazz Band Association host the third annual Jazz & Beyond music festival. The event features food and crafts, a swing dance, children’s activities and more than 20 blues, jazz and Americana acts performing throughout the weekend. Headliners Lydia Pense and Cold Blood perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Bayside Jazz featuring Dan Hicks (pictured) headlines with a 4:30 p.m. show on Aug. 26, followed by Bobby Matos and his Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. The Reno Jazz Orchestra, featuring singer Cami Thompson, has the closing slot, which starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. The free shows take place at the BAC, 449 and 551 W. King St., Carson City. Call 883-1976 or visit www.breweryarts.org.