Listen to favorite local songwriters and international musicians while supporting Our Center at Loud As Folk‘s first showcase of the year, Feb. 1 at Pignic Pub & Patio (235 Flint Street).

Reno musicians Dave Berry from Jelly Bread, Justin McMahon and Mel & Gia will perform at the showcase. International touring cellist Third Seven Recordings will headline the event.

“It’s going to be a great show,” said Spike McGuire, Loud As Folk founder. “I’m really looking forward to it.”

Tickets to the event are free, but a suggested donation to benefit Our Center can be made at the door. The show begins at 8 p.m.

Taste Of Chicago Restaurant and Tavern will be giving away free Vienna beef hot dogs at the event, which attendees can wash down with $4 pints from sponsor Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Loud As Folk partners with Art Walk Reno to raise funds for different organizations in the community. This month, the $5 suggested donation benefits Our Center, which provides programs, services, and resources for the LGBTQA community.

“They’re doing a ton of great work for the community,” McGuire said. “Some jerks just smash out their windows with rocks, and we were like, ‘That’s terrible! We love those guys. Let’s go ahead and make them our February beneficiary.'”

Attendees can also donate to Our Center by purchasing a Loud As Folk T-Shirt. Each month, a chosen charity receives 50 percent of t-shirt sales thanks to sponsor Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More. For more information about Our Center, visit

McGuire founded Loud As Folk in 2011, and the Reno monthly showcase moved to Pignic Pub & Patio in 2015. On First Thursday each month, the showcase highlights local and touring musicians.

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