THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (8:30 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL- CARGO CONCERT HALL
Enigmatic. A studio wizard. A gifted Ableton beat-maker. All are words to describe G. Jones, master of electronic music production performing at Cargo Concert Hall Thursday night as part of The Great Depressurization (post Burning Man event). This highly sought-after artist brings with him “a mental minefield of sudden drops and stutters, and bass lines that open holes under your feet and send you shooting sideways to some warped mystery land.” Have a listen to his work at GJonesBass.com and get your tickets to see him live at EventBrite.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK
One of Northern Nevada’s most beloved annual traditions takes flight this weekend! Behold the visual splendor of a sea of colors that fill the skies at the The Great Reno Balloon Race. Beginning at 5:15 am on Friday and 5 am on Saturday and Sunday, crowd-favorites “Glow Show” and “Dawn Patrol” kick off the morning’s events. A Mass Ascension of all 77 balloons takes place at 7 am. For more details, including the Cloud 9 VIP experience, parking info and more, visit RenoBalloon.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7 & 10 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
Ron “Tater Salad” White rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Tour. These days, White has established himself as a star in his own right. All four of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy charts and he has sold over 14 million albums. He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn’t Have the Ability. Get your dose of laughter therapy this Friday and buy your tickets for one of the two shows Friday evening at SilverLegacyReno.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
ST. ANTHONY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH – 4795 LAKESIDE DRIVE, RENO
Opa!! St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church proudly opens its doors, inviting our community to celebrate everything Greek! Mouthwatering food, live entertainment, spirited dancers and Greek designed jewelry and gifts fill the church grounds Friday through Sunday, so pick a day and enjoy! Not up for big crowds, but want a taste of what St. Anthony Church is dishing out? This year, you can order food to go! Genius! Visit RenoGreekFest.com for more details.
NTERNATIONAL CAMEL & OSTRICH RACES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
VIRGINIA CITY, NV
Laughter abounds at the International Camel and Ostrich Races in Virginia City this weekend. Yep… you never know which way these unsuspecting animals will carry their jockeys, racing at high speeds as they balance precariously atop them. Camels, ostriches and zebra’s take part in this event that has brought enjoyment to visitors for 60 years! A fair-like midway, VIP experience options and rides for kiddos round out the event. Learn more at VisitVirginiaCityReno.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (4-9 pm)
This is it! The final month of food truck season is sadly here! Reno Street Food, also known as Food Truck Fridayat Idlewild Park dishes the tastiest creations on wheels to hungry event goers who love food! But your opportunities are dwindling, as FTF only runs through September 27. The evening temps are starting to drop, so taking a little sweatshirt or throw is recommended. Your beach chairs will come in handy too. Learn more at Facebook.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7:00 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER
With 9 studio albums, numerous Grammynominations and 13 consecutive Top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, and 7 of them going No. 1, MarcyMe has made a huge name for themselves in the Contemporary Christian world or music. The band also enjoyed mainstream success with the release of “I Can Only Imagine,” a powerful song I just listened to for the first time and loved. Don’t miss the chance to be lifted and inspired by MercyMe this Friday night. Get your tickets now at TicketMaster.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7:30 pm)
LAKE TAHOE OUTDOOR ARENA – STATELINE, NEVADA
“Crash Into Me,” “Ants Marching,” “The Space Between,” “Don’t Drink The Water“… The hits go on and on with Dave Matthews Band, who takes the stage at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Friday night. They put their stamp on the American music scene in the mid 90’s and never looked back, producing 9 studio albums, and winning one Grammy in 1996 and receiving numerous award nominations. Enjoy an evening at Lake Tahoe’s amazing concert venue and get your tickets in advance at TicketMaster.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (8 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR
Local musician Mason Frey treats concert-goers at Mountain Music Parlor Friday night with his sweet blend of blues, jazz, folk & country. This talented young man shares his talent one event at a time and is inspired by artists Tommy Emanuel, Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. Purchase your tickets at the door and visit MountainMusicParlor.com to learn more about our local boy, Mason Frey!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
The Biggest Little City welcomes R&B/soul legend and Grammy winner Patti Labelle for a vocal performance you won’t want to miss. The Godmother of Soul began her career back in 1959 with The Ordettes that changed names to The Bluebelles in 1961. She went solo in 1983 with I’m in Love Again, and never looked back. Enjoy hit songs like “On My Own,” “New Attitude.” and “If Only You Knew, and visit GrandSierraResort.com to see her live!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 & 8
With the weather cooling off a bit, you may find that a good run is what you need! Reno Running Fest, host event for the 51st Annual Journal Jog and the 2nd Annual Reno Mile, is a great opportunity to take to the great outdoors to some fresh air and get your blood pumping. Learn more about bringing your pooches, running for all ages, jogging with strollers and more at Race178.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (4:00 & 6:45 pm)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO
It’s Noche Latina this weekend and Greater Nevada Field features double-header action for local and visiting soccer fans! First, América Leyendas take on the Leyendas del Guadalajara in an action-packed exhibition match pitting star-studded athletes against each other. Then at 6:45 pm, 1868 FC battle it out against the Fresno FC. Reno could use our support to pull a “W” against Fresno, who are currently standing in 2nd place in the USL Western Conference, while Reno sits in 3rd. A Danza performance, drink specials and a DJ by the Cuervo tent between matches are all part of the fun. For tickets in advance, visit Reno1868FC.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Colombian superstar, Jaunes brings all his Latin hotness to the Grand Sierra Resort Saturday night for an unforgettable musical performance you won’t want to miss. He launched his career 19 years ago with his successful debut album that earned him 3 Latin Grammy Awards straight out of the gate, followed by 17 more over the next 14 years. Have a listen to Juanes in this video of “La Camisa Negra,” learn more and get your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (START & FINISH)
It’s summer’s end and the perfect time to take in the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the seat of your bicycle. If you’re up for the challenge of a 72-mile ride around one of the most scenic lakes on the planet, you’ll be into the Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue! Bike the West, organizer of the event, is a supporter of The National Psoriasis Foundation and the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, dedicated to enhancing bicycling safety and promoting non-motorized transportation to protect Lake Tahoe’s precious environment. Learn more at BikeTheWest.com.