String Fever & The Wizz Perform at Historical Society PDF Print

String_feverReno, Nevada.  A new, free, monthly musical program at the Nevada Historical Society presents String Fever and The Wizz on Saturday, December 18, 2010.  The performance will feature bluegrass, country, jazz, funk and much more from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Society’s Reno Gallery. Free refreshments are available, curtsey of Save-Mart. Free temporary parking permits are available in the Admissions office.

The performance by String Fever will feature Michael Franz on banjo, Dr. Tom Dose on bass, Dr. John Raeder on mandolin and Paula Adkins on guitar. This all string group will play an acoustic mix including folk and oldies.

Reno’s R&B, smooth jazz, gospel and funk artist The Wizz is a musician of many instruments. The performance will feature instrumentals, singing and entertainment. The Wizz has played at many area casinos, and his music has been played on KJZS 92.1 FM. Currently he is promoting his latest release Sexy Silhouette with a solo act playing guitar keyboards and singing vocals.

The Philomena Musician Series is a new featured program at the Nevada Historical Society. The family-friendly event features a free, monthly performance by area musicians. The eclectic mix provides a wide variety of musical styles.

The Nevada Historical Society, located at 1650 N. Virginia Street on the UNR campus, was founded in 1904 and is the oldest state museum. Programs include an active exhibition schedule, public programs and docent-guided tours. The Historical Society’s Research Library, with its extensive collection of Nevada information and photographs, is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.  The exhibit galleries and museum store are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is $4 for adults ages 18 and over, children and members are free.

The Nevada Historical Society is one of seven museums managed by the State Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through cultural and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, Nevada State Library and Archives and the Nevada Arts Council. For more information on the Department of Cultural Affairs, please call the Public Information Officer at (775) 687-8323 or visit the department’s website at

December 16, 2010
Contact: Sheryln Hayes-Zorn 775-688-1190 ext. 222
Teresa Moiola 775-687-8323