NIGHTLY THRU AUGUST 25, AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 7
SAND HARBOR NEVADA STATE PARK AMPHITHEATER
“Extraordinary Entertainment in an Exceptional Setting,” Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is Northern Nevada’s cherished annual event that spans nearly all of July and August. This year, it features The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes. The 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.
THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
The hottest classic cars are rolling into Reno this weekend!! Hot August Nights showcases America’s finest treasured vehicles for a grand party you won’t want to miss! For details that include drag races and burn-outs, show-n-shines, contests, competition and legendary entertainment, visit HotAugustNights.net.
THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
GRAND SIERRA OUTDOOR STAGE and NUGGET EVENT CENTER
How lucky are we, that Reno not only has Hot August Nights with its fabulous displays of amazing classic cars, but that the event brings in legendary entertainers performing nightly at the Grand Sierra Outdoor Stage. The line-up features Pablo Cruise, The Little River Band, The Temptations, KC and the Sunshine Band, Chubby Checker, and more! Check out the entire schedule at HotAugustNights.net.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “Unchained Melody,” “Rock ‘n Roll Heaven“… You know the songs that put The Righteous Brothers on the map! Bill Medley is still belting the tunes. And though one of the members (Bobby Hatfield) passed in 2003, he is replaced by Bucky Heard who is the perfect successor for the celebrated duo. Learn more about The Righteous Brothers and purchase your tickets online through SilverLegacyReno.com.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 8-11
SANDS REGENCY CASINO HOTEL
Why limit the classics to only American-made beauties? If you have an affinity for vintage European masterpieces, make it a point of heading over to The Sands for the Reno’s very first Sierra Nevada European Car Festival. Learn more about this inaugural event at SierraNevadaEuropeanCarFestival.com.
THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL REGIONAL PARK
Relive the simple days when camping meant no WiFi or streaming videos. Trailers were a cozy little home-away-from-home to sleep and do a little food prep, and everything else took place in the great outdoors. Take a step back in time to visit these cherished oldies at Vintage Trailer Revival this weekend. It’s an awesome supplement to Hot August Nights! Get more info at HotAugustNights.net.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 (4-9 pm)
IDLEWILD PARK, RENO
Foodie alert! Reno Street Food’s “Food Truck Friday” is one of America’s Top 10 weekly food truck events! Over 35 vendors dish out and pour the best food and beverages on wheels every Friday at Idlewild. Bring your beach chairs and blankets, and enjoy live local entertainment while you partake in tasty cuisine and hang out with your buddies! Visit Reno Street Food’s Facebook Page for more info!
THRU AUGUST 11
SIERRA NEVADA COLLEGE – “THE PAVILION”
This is it! It’s the last weekend of Classical Tahoe, a 3-week musical extravaganza that features the best orchestral musicians in the country. The intimate pavilion on the campus of Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Nevada College (Incline Village) hosts the event that caters to classical and jazz music lovers alike. For all the fabulous details, please visit ClassicalTahoe.org.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9-SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
Artown in Reno has wrapped up, but Jazz & Beyond, Carson City’s massive music and art festival is just getting started! With great music from outstanding regional jazz musicians, fantastic local art and studio tours, and the positive energy of the Carson City community, how can you go wrong? Learn more about Jazz & Beyond at JazzCarsonCity.com.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 & 10
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHT CLUB
“Smart and silly. Daft and caustic. Acerbic and ridiculous, but always clever. And clean. Mostly.” All are words to describe the touring comedian who will bring down the house at the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub this weekend. If Steve Marzan good enough to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show and Ellen, he’s likely to be a hit here in Reno too. Discover more about Marzan and get tickets at RenoTahoeComedy.com.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 10 & 11
KINGS BEACH STATE PARK
Come one, come all who love to stand-up paddle board! Ta-Hoe Nalu Stand Up Paddle Fest invites participants of all ages and abilities to join in the fun! The event includes races for you competitive souls out there, mellow, guided tours for you non-competitive peeps, music, food, beverages, contests and more! For more details and the complete schedule of races and activities, visit TaHoeNalu.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
LEX NIGHTCLUB @ GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Known best for popularizing the creative use of the “Auto-Tune pitch correction” effect, rapper, songwriter and record producer T-Pain brings his pioneering voice modulation to Reno this weekend. Some of T-Pain’s more popular hits include “I’m Sprung,” “Buy U A Drank” and “Bartender.” Hang with T-Pain this weekend late Saturday night and into the wee hours of Sunday morning at LEX, and learn more about him at GrandSierraResort.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 (7:15 pm)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD
#2 in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League, Reno 1868 FC keeps plowing through the competition and looks to get their 14th win! Reno takes on #12 ranked San Antonio FC in what we hope will be another victory for The 1868. In addition to the first 1,000 fans getting free 1868 FC T-shirts, you’ll be able to make a fan poster on the concourse, and kiddos can participate in a relay race to win Reno 1868 FC hats. Get your tickets in advance at Reno1868FC.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
The Grand Sierra Resort and the Biggest Little City proudly welcome Grammy-Award winning soul/R&B singer & songwriter Leon Bridges! Bridges established himself as a force in the music business with hit songs like “Coming Home” and “Smooth Sailin‘” and was honored to receive the Grammy for his sophomore album Good Thing in 2018. Enjoy the “old soul” vibe of this awesome entertainer, learn more about him, and get your tickets online at GrandSierraResort.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
Is trail running your passion? Looking for a fun, challenging course in one of the most awe-inspiring settings on the planet? Marlette Lake sits at 8,200 feet above sea level. That’s nearly 2,000 feet higher than Lake Tahoe. Choose your course carefully… 50K or 10 Miles. Both routes offer epic 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley and Range. The stellar, single-track trails are calling your name. Learn more about the Marlette Lake 50K & 10 Miler and register in advance at TahoeTrailRunning.com.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 (4-7 pm)
COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA
If you haven’t made it up to Tahoe City for the Concerts at Commons Beach Summer Series, let Poor Man’s Whiskey be the incentive to get you there! I have been lucky enough to hear them play at Lake Almanor’s Plumas Pines Resort & Bar a couple years ago, and I had a blast. Their high-energy shows blend bluegrass and southern rock and will keep you on your feet throughout the concert. Learn more and get to know Poor Man’s Whiskey via ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.