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Cold beer and hot music in The Village at Squaw

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SQUAW VALLEY USA, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Village at Squaw Valley will pair up cold beers with hot music at the 10th Annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest to support the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Some of the most recognized jazz and funk legends will perform under the peaks of Squaw Valley USA Aug. 13 and 14, 2-8 p.m. in The Village at Squaw Valley.Festival goers can listen to continuous live music on two stages while sampling beers from more than 20 breweries including Big Sky, Deschutes, Eel River, Feather Falls, Fossil Fuels, Franziskaner, Full Sail, Gordon Biersch, Great Basin, Lagunitas, Lockdown, Mad River, Mammoth, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Spaten, Stone, Sudwerks, and Trumer. Beers are $4 each, limited to ages 21 and older. A $5 entry donation to the festival is also requested. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. The festival is open to all ages with well behaved dogs welcome on leashes. Children may enjoy activities such as an 18-hole miniature golf course, sky jump bungee trampoline or ride the scenic aerial Cable Car to play paintball, swim, roller skate and hike at High Camp, el. 8200andamp;#8217;. For more information, visit http://www.TheVillageatSquaw.com or http://www.squaw.com or call 530-452-4000.andamp;#8211; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

2 p.m. Mike Manganandamp;#8217;s Big Organ TrioMike Manganandamp;#8217;s Big Organ Trio line-up features a spectacular rhythm section with Ryan Krieger manning the drums and Mick Linden covering bass. Mangan has used Big Organ Trio to expand the range of the Hammond organ trio format, while diving headfirst into uncharted sonic and technical territory on the legendary keyboard. 4 p.m. Walter andamp;#8220;Wolfmanandamp;#8221; WashingtonWalter andamp;#8220;Wolfmanandamp;#8221; Washington has been an icon on the New Orleans music scene for decades. His searing guitar work and soulful vocals have defined the Crescent Cityandamp;#8217;s unique musical hybrid of Randamp;B, funk and blues since he formed his first band in the 1970, with his sound reflecting the full range of music from New Orleans. 6 p.m. andamp;#8211; The Meters Experience featuring Leo Nocentelli, guitarist, of The Meters with bassist Bill andamp;#8216;the Buddhaandamp;#8217; Dickens and drummer Jamal BatisteIn their 41-year history, The Meters have grooved their way around the globe, touring with such talents as The Rolling Stones, and have been the rhythm for such diverse artists as Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer and Patti Labelle. Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the 60s and 70s and was reborn in the late 80s. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe. Leo Nocentelli, guitarist and founding member of the original Meters, continues to carry on The Meters musical sound, now known as The Meters Experience.Second Stage andamp;#8211; Monophonics, 3:30 p.m.

2 p.m. Tim Snider QuartetThe Tim Snider Quartetandamp;#8217;s high-energy performance gets people moving and entrances them into an experience like no other. Timandamp;#8217;s careful selection of extremely talented musicians with their own strong voice leads to a completely unique sound that is constantly evolving and always gets people on their feet and having a good time.4 p.m. Papa Grows FunkPapa Grows Funkandamp;#8217;s (PGF) all-star lineup features New Orleans’ finest musicians and funkiest characters, all of whom have deep roots in New Orleans music. Influenced by Dr. John, the Meters, and the Neville Brothers, Papa Grows Funk are the guardians of New Orleans funk. PGF continually stretches the bounds of New Orleans music, turning ears and shaking hips wherever they perform. 6 p.m. andamp;#8211; ZEROFounded by Steve Kimock and Greg Anton in 1980 in Marin County, ZERO offers a free flowing and largely instrumental mix of jazz, rock and blues. Kimock will close out Squaw Valleyandamp;#8217;s festival with a not-to-be-missed funky performance featuring Greg Anton, Steve Kimock, Bobby Vega, Chip Roland and Judge Murphy.Second Stage andamp;#8211; Eric Lindell, 3:30 p.m.

Stay in the heart of the action during the Brews,Jazz and Funk Festival starting at $122 per person/per night for a one-bedroom condominium suite. Offer is valid Aug. 12-15, 2011, with a two-night minimum stay required. Call 1-866-818-6963 to book.