'Giant Secret Music Fest' Kicks Off in Reno

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RENO, Nev. -- Hundreds of locals are coming together to expose the biggest little secret this town has to offer, and it's all for a good cause.

The secret is out.

"Reno's kind of a secret," Chari Smith, event coordinator and local artist said. "It's kind of a really big secret that there's talent here."

It's a hidden music scene, usually showcased in bigger cities, but one that Smith wanted to expose in her home.

"There's a certain energy or vibe that was [in other cities], but I wasn't really feeling was here."

She put together an all-day music festival that features more than 10 of Reno's most popular artists from Jellybread to The Mark Sexton Band, and even a silent disco.

"If you don't have on headphones then you can't hear what's going on," DJ Ryon, local DJ said. "It's kind of fun to see people bopping their heads when nobody else can hear it."

It's a diverse mix to create a sense of community, no matter what the age.

"Nothing feels better than to have the support of your hometown. you can go on the road and it can be rough because nobody knows you and people don't show up so it feels good to know that you can always go home and people know who you are, and they love you, respect you and they'll come out to support you," Smith said.

From vendors to the performers, every thing was homemade and home-bred, here, in Reno.

"Be a part of the community; this is what reno is about," Lacey Mattison, a fan said.

"All the proceeds go to High Sierra Industries, a local non-profit that's been around for almost 40 years, providing resources for adults with disabilities.

"We wanted to point towards the fact that all of this is here and people need to become aware," Smith said.