Notch 8 kicks off Summer Sunday Concert Series at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park


Notch 8 kicks off Summer Sunday Concert Series at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

Northern Nevada band Notch 8
Northern Nevada band Notch 8

by Mark Jensen, Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

MINDEN, Nev.- Local band Notch 8 headlines the first Summer Sunday Concert Series at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park this coming Sunday, June 29.

Notch 8 is a northern Nevada band playing music that blends elements of American roots music, including country, rockabilly and folk. Its music includes original compositions along with cover songs from several different decades. Strong vocals, tight rhythms and the alluring sounds of the accordion keep audiences dancing.

The band formed in the Autumn of 2011 and includes James Wilsey on vocals/guitar, Jeff Moser playing bass, Drew List with his accordion, and Bob Conrad on drums. The band recently opened for legendary rock band WAR, and also played for the 160th anniversary of the Genoa Bar. The group’s 12-song CD, “Just Move On,” was released in the Spring of 2014.

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Russel Ketenjian
Russell Ketenjian

Russell Ketenjian opens the show at 5:00 pm, playing the oud and performing blues and ballads, with Notch 8 taking the stage from 6:00-7:30.

Sponsors of the Summer Sunday Concert Series include Bently Enterprises, SoaringNV, Douglas County, the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation, American Family Insurance Mark Smith Agency, Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, Bing Materials, Borges Carriage Rides, Dr. James the Dentist, Nevada State Bank and Pit Stop Pots.

Tickets are $10/person and are available using cash or check at Battle Born Wine or Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, both in Gardnerville. Tickets can be purchased by credit-card at If not sold-out, tickets can also be purchased using cash or check at the gate, which opens at 4:00 pm. Children 16 and younger are free-of-charge and do not need a ticket (but must be accompanied by an adult).

Dogs, with the exception of certified service animals, are strictly prohibited.

Seating will be available, but visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, and food, soft drinks and water will be sold by the Carson Valley Lions Club to benefit that organization’s charities. Visitors can also bring their own food and beverage.

Others on the schedule in this year’s Summer Sunday Concert Series are Bootleggers performing country and classic rock on July 13, jazz quintet The Mental Notes on August 3, and The Mark Sexton Band, a soul-funk powerhouse, closing the series on August 24.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, about ¾ mile south of the Carson Valley Swim Center. The park’s full event schedule is at


The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and his descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and 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 and other public events. The park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with Douglas County.


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