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An emerging star of modern country music is the featured act in the concert and theater scene this week in Reno-Tahoe. As for upcoming shows, two unusual tribute shows share space with two newer stars of the rock world.

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Here’s a look at what’s on tap.

Chris Janson

Gaining ground in Nashville as a top songwriter was just an opening act for Janson, who has scored his own country radio hits once he started keeping some songs for himself. Two of those songs – his first big hit, “Buy Me a Boat,” in 2015 and the song “Fix a Drink” in 2017 – have made the top 10 on the Billboard country airplay and singles charts. Janson performs at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

The show is April 14 and tickets are $45.50-$49.50 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

Just announced  

Lake Street Dive, the popular band from Boston who merge indie rock with classic soul sounds, returns to the area for a show at 8 p.m. June 2 at the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, Stateline. Tickets are $34.25-$39.25 at 775-588-3515 or montbleuresort.com.

Michael Franti and Spearhead, the Bay Area group that merges rock with reggae and soul, plays at 7:30 p.m. June 29 in the Plaza at Harrah’s Reno. Tickets are $40 at 775-786-3232 or harrahsreno.com.

Brit Floyd, one of the more popular international tribute bands to Pink Floyd, perform all of “Dark Side of the Moon” and other hits during a show at 8 p.m. July 11 at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Tickets are $25-$60 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

Brian Wilson, founder of the Beach Boys, plays a Christmas-themed show at 8 p.m. Dec. 23 at Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Tickets are $55-$85 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

A Bowie Celebration features key members of the late rock legend’s band paying tribute. The cast includes Bowie’s longtime guitarist Earl Slick and pianist Mike Garson. It takes place at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Tickets are $39.50-$49.50 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

This week 

Brian Scolaro

This comedian has been featured with his own special on Comedy Central and on late night chat shows, but he’s also acted a ton on television. This includes roles on shows like “Dexter,” “Mad Men,” “Sullivan and Son” and “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Scolaro performs at 7:30 p.m. April 12 and 15 and 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. April 13 and 14 at the Laugh Factory, Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

The shows are now through April 15 and tickets are $20-$25 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

Roger Kabler

This comedian is now touring the country performing a tribute to the late Robin Williams. Kabler is also known for performing a lot in Las Vegas under his own name, and for being part of the last series of Carol Burnett shows. Kabler’s Robin Williams tribute takes place at 8 p.m. April 12 and 19, 6:30 p.m. April 14 and 21, and 9:30 p.m. April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Reno Tahoe Comedy in the Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St.

Shows take place April 12-21 and tickets are $15-$25 at 775-322-5233 or renotahoecomedy.com.

King Lil G

One of the bigger artists in the 21st century Chicano rap scene, King Lil G from Los Angeles is known for songs such as “Hopeless Boy” and “L.A. Vibe.” He performs at 7:30 p.m. at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is April 12 and tickets are $22 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com

'Cabaret'

Based on a recent revival of the musical that gives it more contemporary staging, this touring company of the classic “Cabaret” still features the strong story of lives in Germany as it emerges into World War II. The show takes place at 8 p.m. April 13, 2 and 8 p.m. April 14 and 7 p.m. April 15 at the Pioneer Center, 100 S. Virginia St.

Shows are April 13-15 and tickets are $70-$85 at 775-686-6600 or pioneercenter.com

Aaron Lewis

First famous for his work with the nu-metal band Staind, Lewis has since shifted gears completely to embrace modern country music. He does still perform some Staind songs, though, as part of his acoustic-guitar-driven shows. He plays at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

The show is April 13 and tickets are $55-$65 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

Y&T

Hailing from San Francisco, this longtime metal band is a frequent visitor to the area. They play songs from the full range of their career, including hits like “Mean Streak” and “Summertime Girls.” Y&T returns at 7 p.m. at Cargo Music Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel.

The show is April 13 and tickets are $16.50-$18.50 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.

Jerry Douglas

This blues and Americana musician is playing this show titled “A Night to Imagine,” which is a fundraiser for Community Chest. Douglas is known for his peerless lap steel and resonator guitar playing, both with his own band and in guest spots on artists’ albums such as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Paul Simon. He plays at 8 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House, 12 B St., Virginia City.

The show is April 13 and tickets are $50 at 775-847-9311 or communitychestnevada.net

The Haunted Windchimes

Americana and folk get a suitably-named spooky vibe from this Pueblo, Colo., band. The group is rooted in the earliest American music but also adds a contemporary attitude closer to indie rock. They play at 7 p.m. at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

The show is April 13 and tickets are $22-$26 at 775-782-8207 or cvartscouncil.com

Ideateam

Although funk bands are still a pretty big thing in the Bay area, there’s one band from a bit east of there that is in the same wheelhouse. Ideateam features 10 members, including a full horn section, playing funk and rock with a ‘70s verve. They play at 10 p.m. in the Red Room, Crystal Bay Club Casino.

This free show is April 13. Details at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.

Environmental Justice Benefit Show and Presentation

Holland hosts this event that’s part lecture on the environment in our area from Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada and part music show featuring ocals Bargain Socks, Bannetons and Bat Country. Proceeds benefit PLAN. The show takes place at 7 p.m. at the Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.

The show is April 13 and tickets are $5-$7 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.

Pug Skullz and Knocked Down

This pair of Cali punk rock bands returns to Shea’s for this show that also features local garage/punk group Prince Robot. It takes place at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is on April 13 and is $5-$6 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

The Marshall Tucker Band

This Southern rock group rode the first wave of country-influenced rock throughout the ‘70s. They had many hits during their heyday, including “Fire on the Mountain,” “Can’t You See” and “Heard It In a Love Song.” They play at 7:30 p.m. at the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Tahoe.

The show is April 14 and tickets are $45 at 800-427-7247 or harrahstahoe.com.

Reno Vinyl Record Fair

The festival to which this show is attached - the Debauch-a-Reno extravaganza hosted by local business Sticker Guy - is completely sold out for both of its days. But, during the day, the organizers are hosting this rad little all-ages-welcome record fair that has several bands and some DJ work by the infamous San Francisco punk pioneer and label owner, Jello Biafra. Playing at the fair is Gutara Kyo from Japann, Destroy All Gondolas from Venice and local bands Alphabet Cult and Dissidence. It takes place from noon to 7 p.m. at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The fair and show is April 14 and there is no admission. Details at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com.

Israel at 70 Celebration

This event includes a live Isreali band, buffet, no-host bar and children’s activities. It takes place starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballroom at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

The event is April 14 and tickets are $36-$42, $10-$18 for children at 775-825-4700 or atlantiscasino.com

Golden Gate Wingmen

Fans of the Grateful Dead have taken to this improv-heavy jam band from the Bay, who feature guitarist John Kadlecik. The group plays at 9 p.m. in the Crown Room, Crystal Bay Club Casino.

The show is April 14 and tickets are $25-$30 at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.

Clemon Charles Band and Tom Rhodes

This stacked double-bill features two artists with their own take on acoustic music. Charles merges NOLA-style jazz with indie styles and classic folk-rock. Rhodes, who appeared on “The Voice” in 2015, has that indie-style acoustic vibe that’s big at the moment. They both play at 8 p.m. at MidTown Winebar, 1527 S. Virginia St.

This free show is April 14. Details at 775-800-1960 or midtownwinebarreno.com

U.S. Bombs

Legendary skateboarder and punk rock vet Duane Peters has led this raucous Orange County band for close to 25 years. They return to town for a show at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is April 14 and tickets are $17-$20 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

Reno Wind Symphony

This early show features the local symphony playing tunes from the pop-rock-jazz axis including works from the Beatles, Gershwin and Sinatra. The show takes place at 3 p.m. at the Ballroom, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

The event is April 15 and tickets are $12 at 775-825-4700 or atlantiscasino.com

Helms Alee and Whores

If you follow the louder edge of rock these days, you’re likely excited by this bill featuring two critically acclaimed and powerful live acts. Helms Alee are from Seattle and play a mix of progressive rock and riff-heavy metal. Whores, who are from Atlanta, have a similar vibe but with more punk-ish energy and an audible sneer. Local group Elephant Rifle starts it off. The show is at 7 p.m. at The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.

The show is April 15 and tickets are $8-$10 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.

Amigo the Devil

As his stage name partially implies, Danny K’s music as Amigo the Devil touches on the darker side of the contemporary folk music, with equal influences from metal and Gospel. This Texas singer/songwriter will be playing with locals Spike McGuire and Josiah Knight. The show is at 8 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is April 16 and tickets are $13-$16 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

Our Last of Days

A bill featuring five hardcore metal bands is led by this group who hail from Reno. The show takes place at 6:30 p.m. at The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.

The show is April 17 at tickets are $5 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.

Clownvis Presley

You knew this day was coming: an Elvis impersonator who also dresses like a clown. No joke — this Los Angeles musician and comedian is honking the horn for all that its worth while he still can, including a recent appearance on “America’s Got Talent.” He performs at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.

The show is April 17 and tickets are $7-$10 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.

Vance Joy

Vance Joy is an emerging folk/indie singer-songwriter who has earned a lot of recent radio play for his tuneful style. Among his hits are “Riptide,” “Fire and the Flood” and “We’re Going Home.” He performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

The show is April 18 and tickets are $32.50-$42.50 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com

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Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

It’s a return to Reno for this group that salutes the Fab Four. Rain had its roots in the city’s casino culture but eventually made to Broadway. Rain returns at 9 p.m. in the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

The show is April 20 and tickets are $28-$51 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.

Dwight Yoakam

Did this popular country artist move to Reno-Tahoe or something? He has been playing here multiple times in a year for several years now and returns for this show at 8 p.m. at the Ballroom in the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks.

The show is April 20 and tickets are $45-$85 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com

The Purple Experience

This is a popular national tribute band to Prince and the Revolution, complete with the dance moves as well as the great tunes. They return to Reno for a show at 8 p.m. at the Ballroom inside the Atlantis Resort Casino Spa.

The show is April 21 and tickets are $35-$45 at 775-824-4467 or atlantiscasino.com.

Joyce Manor 

This L.A. group is making big headway with fans of popular modern punk or alternative rock music. They perform at 8 p.m at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.

The show is on April 30 and tickets are $15 at 775-384-1652 or jmaxproductions.net.

Less Than Jake and Face To Face

A double bill of veteran bands featuring ska-punk combo Less than Jake and melodic punk group Face to Face makes a stop in Reno on their national tour. They play at 7 p.m. at Cargo Music Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel.

The show is April 30 and tickets are $27.50 to $30 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.

Collective Soul

This Georgia rock band, known for hits such as “December” and “The World I Know,” announced a return to Reno for this show at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

The show is May 5 and tickets are $45-$55 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.

Bee Gees Gold

A nationally known tribute act to the Brothers Gibb and their many ‘60s and ‘70s hits has been announced for 7 and 9 p.m. at the Sierra Room, Baldini’s Casino.

The show is May 11 and tickets are $21.95 at 775-358-0116 or baldinissports.com

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Reno River Festival

The new Craft Beer Experience Village is added to the usual mix of rafting races, a wacky and costumed bike race, live entertainment, food and vendor booths, and plenty more. See the event website for full details.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 12-13 at Wingfield Park. Details at 775-851-4444 or renovriverfestival.com.

REO Speedwagon

This classic rock band had some huge hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s, including “Keep on Lovin’ You” and “Ridin’ The Storm Out.” They play at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom, Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks.

The show is May 12 and tickets are $55 to $95 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com

Against Me

This raucous punk/alternative rock band from Florida also features best-selling author Laura Jane Grace as its singer. They return to Reno at 7:30 p.m. at Cargo Music Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel.

The show is May 16 and tickets are $20-$23 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.

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