July 12, 2024

The Pizen Switch Times

Established 2021

Night in the Country Music Festival: Celebrating 20 Years!

Night in the Country, NITC, will be hosting its 20th music festival at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Mason Valley from Thursday, July 22nd through Saturday, July 24th and tickets are completely sold out!

NITC American flag entry 2015. ~Liquid Blue Events
NITC 2019 Rodeo audience. ~Liquid Blue Events

The support of NITC visitors and event sponsors help support youth and families  of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley (5 sites in four communities) through-out the  year.  Several local non-profit groups provide volunteers before, during, and after Night in the County, and these groups earn  finances  that support their organizations. NITC calls it “Give~Get~Repeat”.

Volunteers at the 2018 NITC “Give, Get, Repeat” earning funding for their non-profit organizations. ~Liquid Blue Events

Yerington and Mason Valley businesses also reap the benefits of having an influx of guests who spend their dollars locally in convenience stores, retail shops, gas stations, motels, casinos, etc.

NITC Bronc Ride at the Rodeo Arena. ~Liquid Blue Events

NITC production crews plan for the entire year leading up to the music festival for sufficient supplemental emergency services so that there is minimal impact on existing medical, law enforcement, or fire services. Travis Crowder, the Night in the Country Festival Manager reports that there will be a staffed “field hospital” on site, as well as  security and law enforcement paid through NITC funds.

NITC 2019. ~Liquid Blue Events
NITC Boot dash 2019. ~Liquid Blue Events

Food & beverages, ice, water, vendors, music, games, sports, dancing, yoga, fireworks, rodeo events, laughter, fun, friendship: it’s all available on-site at this self-contained festival.

NITC 2017: cooling off in the pool. ~ Liquid Blue Events
NITC food vendor: over the top. ~Liquid Blue Events

Liquid Blue Events is an all-inclusive  production company based in Reno, Nevada . Liquid Blue has been collaborating with Mason Valley Boys & Girls Club for 2 decades now to  host  and “blow  NITC fans away” with a weekend of good music, good friends, and good times in the farmland of Mason Valley.

NITC 2015 stage presence. ~Liquid Blue Events

Throwback Thursday features the Marshall Tucker Band; on Friday Cody Johnson will be On My Way to You at the Main Stage; and on Saturday Jon Pardi will be serenading that he’s Head Over Boots for you.

NITC Stage 2019. ~Liquid Blue Events

On top of that incredible Main Stage Line-up, NITC guests can look forward to Whitney Morgan singing I’m on Fire;  Rodney Atkins’ Farmer’s Daughter;  Chris Janson’s Good Vibes;  Gabby Barrett’s The Good Ones; Tyler Rich will Leave Her Wild; Niko Moon crooning Drunk Over You; and Lainey Wilson intoning Things a Man Oughta Know.

NITC On stage 2019. ~Liquid Blue Events

Past Night in the Country guests have said that the  friendliness of the locals made them feel welcome, like they were “coming home”.  Others have said that they “keep coming back” to live & play in the country for a weekend knowing that the music festival has a far-reaching effect for children & families.

NITC 2015 Old friends and new… ~Liquid Blue Events
NITC 2015 Hats off ’til we meet again. ~ Liquid Blue Events

~Leah Moore Wilkinson