Summer is here in the Reno-Tahoe area and event season has kicked off. Reno will not leave you wanting for something to do during June. The hotels, concert venues, and museums are all offering great events for people of all ages.
Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner at The Atlantis Steakhouse - Tuesday, June 30
Wrap up June with the Paul Hobbs Wine Dinner at The Atlantis Steakhouse. Paul Hobbs prides himself on the 23,000+ cases of top-notch wine he makes every year at his eponymous winery in the Russian River Valley, which he started after studying the wine business at the University of California, Davis. Dinner will feature four courses, each paired with a wine from Hobbs' winery. Dinner is $125 per person and room packages are available. View the dinner menu and call 775-824-4411 to make a reservation.
Reno Rodeo - June 18 - 27
The "Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West" kicks off June 18 at Reno Livestock Events Center. Enjoy your favorite frosty beverage as you cheer the bullriders, steer wrestlers and barrel racers. Afterward, see what the fuss is all about in the Jack Daniel's tent. Click here for event and ticket information.
Banish Your Blues with the Eldorado BBQ, Brews, and Blues Festival - June 19 -20
The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year on June 19-20. The smokin' lineup of great BBQ, great brews, and great blues is a hit among tourists and locals every year. There will be more than 40 microbrews from around the world for visitors to sample while rocking out to some of the greatest rock and blues bands around today, including Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket. Food booths will line Virginia Street, offering everything from chicken and ribs to armadillo eggs. Tickets are on sale now: one day wristbands are $30 in advance and $40 day of, two day wristbands are $50 in advance and $60 day of. The festival will run from 1-8 p.m. on June 19 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on June 20.
Revisit Classic Rock with Creedence Clearwater Revisited at the Grand Sierra Resort - Friday, June 19
Creedence Clearwater Revisited will be taking the stage of the Summit Pavilion at the Grand Sierra Resort on Friday, June 19. Founded by original Creedence Clearwater Revival members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug Clifford, CCR has been rocking since 1995. Now, for one night only, they are ready to rock Reno with their classic tunes and major stage presence. This is a can't miss show. Showtime is 9 p.m. and tickets start at $30 (available here).
Chris Lash Covers the Hits (with his own twist) at the Nugget - June 26-27
Chris Lash will be bringing his signature song stylings to The Nugget June 26-27. Covering hits from artists like Elton John, Bruno Mars, The Four Seasons, and more, Lash calls his show The Music of My Life. Of course, he'll also be performing hits from his own musical endeavors, backed by a 17 piece band and four dancers from The Reno Dance Company. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and tickets are $30 (available here).
Oink Your Way Through Bacon, Bourbon, and Brews at the Peppermill - June 13
Join The Peppermill for Bacon, Bourbon, and Brews on June 13, beginning at 5 p.m. This bacon-infested event features bacon-inspired foods and great bacon pairings from a variety of breweries and restaurants around Reno and the Peppermill. Proceeds from the event benefit the CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada. The event will showcase breweries such as The Depot, Under the Rose, and Stoney Head, as well as bourbon distillery Seven Troughs. Tickets are $50 for general admission and include unlimited tastings at all stations or $75 for one hour early admission. Purchase tickets here.
A Walk Down Memory Lane with Frank Sinatra Jr. at the Silver Legacy - June 19
Go back to yesteryear with Frank Sinatra, Jr. at The Silver Legacy. Sinatra will be debuting a new multimedia show, "Sinatra Sings Sinatra, As I Remember It," celebrating what would have been his father's 100th birthday. Join the music icon's son as he reminisces about his father, both on and off stage, sharing not only his music, but stories of his life, all backed by an orchestra joined by musicians who once played with the legend himself. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets range from $47.50 to $65.50. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Two Cow Garage at Cargo - June 21
Two Cow Garage with Vague Choir and Seasons of Insanity will be taking the stage at Cargo at Whitney Peak on June 21. Alt rock band Two Cow Garage released Death of the Self-Preservation Society in 2013, an album of songs built around the line "no one makes it out alive." It's that kind of hard rock attitude that give the band such excellent stage presence and lets them blur the lines between Americana, punk, and rock. Local favorite Vague Choir frontman got his start in music touring the west coast, playing a variety of venues before releasing an album on his own. By 2007, he'd added a few more members to the choir and changed his name from Mister Vague to Vague Choir, cementing his success around the country. Seasons of Insanity also hails from Reno, and is a Southern rock, all-American family band started by Shane Whitecloud. For Whitecloud, starting a band was a dream come true and he's glad to be a part of something so great. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 (available here).
The Best American Required Art Viewing at the Nevada Museum of Art - June 4
Join the Nevada Museum of Art for First Thursday on June 4, featuring the Kay Marie Band. First Thursday runs from 5-7 p.m. and tickets are available for purchase here. While you're there, be sure to check out the Dave Eggers exhibit: Insufferable Throne of God, on display through July 26 in the Casazza Gallery. The drawings and paintings on view were created specifically for this exhibit, and are inspired by text from the Old Testament of the Bible. As Eggers explained, "I think of what that animal might be thinking — if that animal had an antagonistic relationship with humans and was vying with those humans for the favor of a Catholic God."
Stay Neutral with Neutral Milk Hotel at The Knitting Factory - June 9
Get ready for Neutral Milk Hotel to grace the stage at the Knitting Factory on June 9. The American indie rockers with the memorable band name have been around since 1989. Neutral Milk Hotel is best known for its experimental sound, obscure lyrics, and eclectic instrumentation. However, it's those three things that have helped them stand out above the crowd for more than 20 years. Although they haven't released a full-length album since 1998, that hasn't stopped them from building their fanbase and continuing to tour; not only that, many of the band's members are dabbling in other projects as well. Robert Schneider is a co-founder of Elephant 6 Recording Company, which produced Neutral Milk Hotel, among other great bands. Born in South Africa, Schneider's family moved to Louisiana when he was six. His love of music developed from there and he's currently pursuing a PhD in Mathematics at Emory University. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $30 (available here).