Art & Music

Picnic In the Park Music Series

We'll bring the music, you bring the picnic.

Get a great start to your weekend by enjoying the relaxing and serene setting of Kleiner’s Oak Grove while listening to a series of artists every Friday in September.

September 2, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Artist - TBD
September 9, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Artist - TBD
September 16, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Jakota Wass
September 23, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Reno Pops Orchestra
September 30, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
UNR Wind Symphony Orchestra

The May Arboretum Society Presents our Picnic in the Park Music Series. During the month of September, every Friday evening we will provide the music and you bring the picnic. Get a great start to your weekend by enjoying the relaxing and serene setting of Kleiner’s Oak Grove while listening to a series of artists from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. A donation of $5.00 per person will be collected at the gate. This donation will help support the May Arboretum Society with our mission in helping the Wilbur D May Arboretum in its day-to-day operations and the buildout of its future expansion goals.

September 16, 2022 – Jakota Wass

Jakota is a singer based in Carson Valley, Nevada. Growing up surrounded by country western influence, Jakota quickly grew a love for the genre that now translates into his own music. He performs at venues all around Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe, bringing a crowd of people with him everywhere he goes.

At a young age, Jakota showed a talent for entertaining people well beyond his years. He would sing in front of friends and family and was never shy to crack a joke in front of a crowd. By the age of 12, Jakota’s father knew he had talent that couldn’t be ignored and signed him up for guitar lessons.

“I fell in love with the never-ending adventure of my guitar.” – Jakota Wass

Jakota is constantly exploring his passion and strives for constant improvement. He started playing for friends, moved up to smaller venues, and now has a loyal fan base ready to see him every chance they can. Jakota now plays at more prestigious locations, drawing hundreds if not thousands of people. You can even book him for parties and private events. Recently, Jakota made a trip to Nashville where he performed at the famous Bluebird Cafe. He looks to make music his career and travel the country sharing his talents.

September 23, 2022 – Reno Pops Orchestra

Join us as Jane K. Brown, Music Director, and Conductor of the Reno Pops Orchestra play many types of music from ragtime to jazz to classical and string quartet and big band.

The Reno Pops is comprised of students and adults of all ages. Our orchestra members come from all walks of life: Advanced high school and college students; adults who enjoy music as a hobby; school music teachers; retired folks; and professional musicians who like having a home base where they can keep their skills up between gigs.

September 30, 2022 – University of Nevada Reno Wind Symphony Orchestra

Join us as Dr Reed Chamberlin brings the University of Nevada Reno Wind Symphony Orchestra back to the arboretum.

The nationally recognized Nevada Wind Ensemble is the flagship concert band at the University. Using one-per-part instrumentation, the wind ensemble performs a broad repertoire of classic and contemporary styles.

Come Join Us!

Wilbur D. May Arboretum
1595 N Sierra St
Reno,
 NV
 89503

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