THURSDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 15-18
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too”
— Yogi Berra
Whether you’re all about the love, the baseball, or both this weekend, you’ll get it all at Greater Nevada Field. The Reno Aces take on the Sacramento River Cats in a competitive series you won’t want to miss. For all the promotional offers and online ticket sales, please visit MILB.com.
THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Consider taking a short trip to Carson City this weekend for the city’s massive music and art festival, Jazz & Beyond. This awesome annual event offers stellar music from outstanding regional jazz musicians, intriguing local art and studio tours, and the positive energy of the Carson City community. Learn more about Jazz & Beyond atJazzCarsonCity.com.
NIGHTLY THRU AUGUST 25, AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 7
SAND HARBOR NEVADA STATE PARK AMPHITHEATER
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is Northern Nevada’s cherished annual event that continues on through the next couple of weeks. This year, the festival features The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes. Shakespeare Festival also brings Million Dollar Quarter, A Tony-Winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute inspired by a fateful, impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Learn more about these shows, Young Shakespeare and other musical performances at LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15 (4-9 pm)
VICTORIAN SQUARE – DOWNTOWN SPARKS
Need to stock up on your late-Summer fruits and veggies? Want to learn the tricks and trades of talented local chefs? Explore the historical landmarks of Downtown Sparks? Groove to live music on the Great Basin Stage? Find it all at 3rd Thursday! Visit 39NorthDowntown.com for more details!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (4-9 pm)
Culinary diversity awaits a meeting with your tastebuds at Reno Street Food’s Food Truck Friday. The popular community event that’s been running since May and through September is an adventure in food exploration you must experience. Music from local bands fill the park too! Visit Facebook.com for more details!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (7:30 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
New York electric rock duo Phantogram fuses psychodelic pop vocals, rock rhythms and hip-hop beats for a unique and compelling dream-like sound. Since launching their career in 2007, they have released three studio albums and popped out popular singles like “When I’m Small” and “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” Phantogram is joined by the Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses for a super night of live music! Visit GrandSierraResort.com for tickets!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Isley Brothers bring all of the oldies but goodies to Reno this weekend! With a career that spans 6 decades, beginning with lasting favorites “Shout,” “Twist and Shout” and “It’s Your Thing” and including 31 albums (the last one released in 2017, The Isley Brothers promise a show packed with all their greatest hits! Learn more and purchase tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 (8 pm to 4 am… yes 4 am)
Arrrrrgh, Matey! Are you ready to walk the plank with thousands of other tipsy pirates this Saturday night? The Reno Pirate Crawl calls all hands on deck to gather your crew, grab a cup of grog, and invade Downtown Reno for an unforgettable night of unscrupulous fun. Learn more about where to pick up your crawl cup, map and more at CrawlReno.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
The beauty of the boat, the perseverance of the paddlers, the camaraderie of friendly competition… All describe Sparks’ annual Northern Nevada Dragon Boat Festival happening this Saturday at the Marina. The event features races at all levels, an informative Health and Wellness Village and a tasty Food Truck Bazaar. Learn more about Dragon Boat Festival at GWNDragonBoat.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
INCLINE VILLAGE, NEVADA
Do you seek the challenge of off-road adventures combined heart-pumping competition? North Lake Tahoe is playground at XTERRA, where you may choose from four different stimulating events… The Triathlon, The Sprint, The Duathlon and The Aquabike! For more details about this scenic and fun athletic endeavor and to register online, visit XTerraPlanet.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17 (8 pm)
NUGGET EVENT CENTER
Over the last 11 years, Lady Antebellum has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the country music world. The Nashville based trio has collected 52 music association awards, including 7 Grammys, with fan favorites like “Need You Now,” “Just A Kiss” and “Bartender.” It’s sure to be a fantastic live performance at Sparks’ newest awesome concert venue, the Nugget Event Center. Learn more about Lady Antebellum and get your tickets in advance at NuggetCasinoResort.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – LEX NIGHTCLUB
Put on your dancing shoes and head out to LEX Nightclub this Saturday night for an energized evening with Diplo. The American DJ, songwriter and record producer out of LA makes his way to Reno with pulsating beats that will get your body and soul moving! Click HERE for a cool video to give you a sense for Diplo’s style. Visit GrandSierraResort.com for more info and to buy your tickets in advance.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 (4-7 pm)
COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA
Your opportunities to enjoy a Concert at Commons Beach are dwindling. Only 3 weekends remain of the annual series of free Sunday-night concerts happening throughout the summer. This weekend, Tahoe City welcomes Diggin’ Dirt, a 7-piece band that is heavy on the horns and showcases musical influences ranging from Afro-beat to reggae and rock, always with an element of funky soul. Catch this fun group from Humboldt County, CA and learn more at ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.