With blankets, lawn chairs and cold drinks in hand, folks kicked off the weekend in relaxing fashion at Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno.
"We just love it. There's always something to do," says Jenny Sidley. "And lots of activity and energy around. We love it."
Time sure flies, because Sunday will be the halfway point for Artown 2012. People we talked to say the music seems to get better year after year.
"They've brought a lot of non-local talent in," says Tonya Farmer.
Of course Artown isn't all about the music, but also the performances. Theatreworks of Northern Nevada is putting on their production of "Curiosity the Cat." The play is based on a book written by award-winning author Chris Grabenstein, who happens to be in The Biggest Little City this weekend.
"We got up at four o'clock this morning, and got on a plane out of New York City and flew out here so we could see it tonight," he says.
"Curiosity the Cat" should create some laughs and maybe even a few tears. The story is about homeless cats and families, but it's definitely made people of all ages.
"It's a good family show. It's good for everybody," says Wesley Matthews, an actor in the play. "And it's just fun and interesting to watch."
The play features a local cast of children and young adults, something Grabenstein says is an exciting part of the production.
"I met a great director and I think the set looks terrific," he says. "And the costumes are extraordinary, and the makeup. It's going to be a wonderful show."