Reno concerts, shows: Big acts just announced
A legend of country music, who also had ties to a rock songwriting legend, will return to town for the featured show this week. As for new shows announced recently, several big names from the world of rock – both in the recent past and right up to right now – were announced for Reno-Tahoe this week.
Here’s a look at what’s coming to town.
Known for his story songs like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” this fiddle player and singer returns to town with his band. Daniels started as one of Nashville’s most coveted session musicians, including some work with Bob Dylan during his ‘60s watershed moments. From there, he went from outlaw country in the ‘70s and ‘80s to becoming a heritage artist in current times. Daniels returns for a show at 8 p.m. at the Ballroom in the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks.
The show is April 27 and tickets are $35-$65 at 775-356-3300 or nuggetcasinoresort.com
Another of the finalists of the NBC show “Last Comic Standing,” Costello has been recently performing a one-woman show called “Minus 32 Million Words” in both New York and Los Angeles theaters. Costello makes them laugh on April 27 and 28 and 7:30 p.m. and April 26 and 29 at the Laugh Factory, Silver Legacy Resort Casino.
The shows are now through April 29 and tickets are $20-$25 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.
The chances are good that you’ve seen Fleischer’s flexible face before, and heard his equally elastic vocal skills. He first rose to prominence in stand-up, but he’s best known for film roles such as “Back to the Future Part II” and “Straight Talk,” as well as being the voice of Roger Rabbit. Fleischer performs stand-up at 9 p.m. at The Improv, Harveys Lake Tahoe.
The shows are now through April 29 and tickets are $25-$30 at 775-588-6611 or improvtahoe.com.
Longtimers in the reggae scene, this Jamaican group had hits with “What is Life,” “Chill Out” and “Great Train Robbery.” They perform at 9 p.m. in the Crown Room, Crystal Bay Club Casino.
The show is April 26 and tickets are $23-$25 at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.
A group of actresses known for their work in Mexican films and TV shows team up for this fun mystery/comedy show that plays with telenova conventions while still celebrating what makes them fun. The show takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Center.
The show is April 26 and tickets are $59-$99 at 775-686-6600 or pioneercenter.com.
It’s time again for the Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno. As usual, there are two national headliners that take the stage in a town that doesn’t have a ton of jazz performers. The first show of the fest features Peter Apfelbaum, a musician with Bay area roots who earned plaudits for his avant-garde Hieroglyphics Ensemble. He performs with locals The Collective at 7:30 p.m. at Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, 1335 N. Virginia St.
The show is April 26 and tickets are $15-$29 at 775-784-4444 or unr.edu/rjf
One of the shining lights in the Bay area comedy scene, Escobar recently appeared on the Showtime TV show, “The Story Behind the Jokes.” He performs at 8 p.m. at Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St.
The show is April 26 and tickets are $12-$15 at 775-322-5233 or renotahoecomedy.com.
Blaze Ya Dead Homie
It’s time for another show with ties to the Insane Clown Posse, as one of their more popular offshoots – rapper Blaze Ya Dead Homie – returns to town for this show at 7:30 p.m. at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.
The show is April 26 and tickets are $18 at 775-384-1652 or jubjubsthirstparlor.com
Rose’s Pawn Shop
This Los Angeles group has become a regular at Reno-Tahoe venues in recent years. This five-piece band plays a mix of rock, folk and bluegrass. They return for shows at 7 p.m. April 26 and 8 p.m. April 27 and 28 at the Terrace Lounge, Peppermill Resort Casino.
These free shows are April 26-28. Details at 775-826-2121 or peppermillreno.com
Hell Fire and Haunt
Two bands that sound great together on paper, don’t you think? Both Hell Fire (from San Francisco) and Haunt (from Fresno) have built a good rep among metal fans with their more traditional style. They play at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.
The show is April 26 and tickets are $7-$8 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.
Ghost Town Rebellion
Country twang meets a fierce rock-and-roll kick with this Sacramento group. They are back in Reno for a 9 p.m. show at Pignic Pub and Patio, 235 Flint St.
This free show is April 26. Details at 775-376-1948 or facebook.com/pignicpub
Steven Curtis Chapman
One of the more popular contemporary Christian artists of the past few decades, Chapman is on a solo performance tour that will feature the stories behind his songs as well as some intimate versions of his biggest hits. The show takes place at 7 p.m. at The Rock Church, 4950 Vista Blvd., Sparks.
The show is April 27 and tickets are $35 at 1-800-965-9324 or therockchurchonline.net
Dafnis Prieto Sextet
The second headliner for the Reno Jazz Festival is this group from New York City led by a MacArthur-grant-winning durmmer, Dafnis Prieto. His sextet blends traditional jazz with Latino influences that speak to Prieto’s upbringing in Cuba. The group plays at 7:30 p.m. at Lawlor Events Center, 1500 N. Virginia St.
The show is April 27 and tickets are $15-$29 at 775-784-4444 or www.unr.edu/rjf
Being raised by a Southern farmer and a Latina mom may bring some family-upbringing comedy to the surface. That’s is indeed what Storin talks about during his stand-up act, which has earned him opening slots in the Bay area with Anjelah Johnson and Doug Benson, among others. Storin makes them laugh at 9 p.m. April 27 and 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. April 28 at the Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St.
The shows are April 27 and 28 and tickets are $16-19 at
Fundraiser for Xochipilli and Stardust the Whale
It’s a night of DJs to help raise funds for two writ-large Burning Man art projects. On the bill are Nandez, Vic Crulich, Steve in Real Life, J. Pike, and Augustus and Gloop. The show is at 10 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.
The show is April 27 and tickets are $10 at 775-499-5549 or facebook.com/bluebirdreno
United Defiance and Enemy of My Enemy
Two Bay area bands with a lot of history in that region’s hardcore punk scene will play this show at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St. .
The show is April 27 and tickets are $5-$6 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.
You need a little twist to stand out in these days of many rock duo acts. The Stealers from Southern California has several of those twists, from being a father-son duo to really delivering on their very-early rock-and-roll roots. They play at 9 p.m. at The Saint, 761 S. Virginia St.
The show is April 27 and tickets are $5 at 775-221-7451 or thesaintreno.com.
Consider the Source
Truckee is hosting this trio from New York City that’s been earning some critical raves for its jazz fusion style that brings in a lot of influences from India and Middle Eastern music. They play at 9 p.m. at Alibi Ale Works, 10069 Bridge St., Truckee, Calif.
This show is April 27 at tickets are $10 at 530-536-5029 or www.alibialeworks.com
Creative musicianship goes along with the creative spelling for this Los Angeles band that merges psychedelic/jam rock with World music and traditional blues influences. The band plays at 10 p.m. in the Red Room at Crystal Bay Club Casino.
This is a free show on April 27. Details at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.
With his giant hip-hop hit, “Regulate,” Warren G rose to prominence in the early ‘90s, but he’s also known for producing other artists. He will perform at 10 p.m. at Lex Nightclub, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
The show is April 28 and tickets are $20-$30 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.
Turntablists can perform some of the most daring, audacious feats of performance during their shows, and Karns is no exception. He’s won world DJ competitions throughout the 21st century and now he performs at 10 p.m. at Edge Nightclub, Peppermill Resort Casino.
The show is April 28 and tickets are $20 at 775-826-2121 or peppermillreno.com
The longtime troupe of dancers, aerialists and musicians from Reno return for “Metamorphosis,” a show that’s bound to astonish if past performances are any indication. It takes place at 8 p.m. at The BlueBird, 555 E. 4th St.
The show is April 28 and tickets are $20-$40 at 775-499-5549 or facebook.com/bluebirdreno
Jesus and the Dinosaurs
Well how can you go wrong building intrigue with a band name like that? The good news is that this group from Fairfield, Calif., do bring a lot of chops and great songwriting skills to their vibrant mix of old-school psychedelic rock and modern garage-styled punk. They perform at 9 p.m. at Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St.
The show is April 28 and tickets are $5-$6 at 775-786-4774 or sheastavern.com.
Georgia Sam’s Poison Headache
This group from the Bay plays acoustic based folk-rock, but they don’t forget the second part of that hybrid. Early rock and roll to more modern indie fare gets represented somewhere in their sound. They play at 8 p.m. at Pignic Pub and Patio, 235 Flint St.
This free show is April 28. Details at 775-376-1948 or facebook.com/pignicpub
Denver is home to this group that plays a sound identified well with that part of the country: a mix of jam-band rock and traditional bluegrass. The band plays at 10 p.m. at the Red Room, Crystal Bay Club Casino.
This free show is April 28. Details at 775-833-6333 or crystalbaycasino.com.
The Sam Chase
Frequent visitors to our burgh, The Sam Chase brings a definite edge to their mix of acoustic and electric rock. They play at 8 p.m. at The Saint, 761 S. Virginia St.
This free show is April 29. Details at 775-221-7451 or thesaintreno.com .
A duo featuring acoustic guitar and stand-up bass, the Contraptionists from Los Angeles play melodic songs that mix folk, country and indie rock. They play at 6 p.m. April 29 to May 1 at the Terrace Lounge, Peppermill Resort Casino
These free shows are April 29-May 1. Details at 775-826-2121 or peppermillreno.com
Less Than Jake and Face To Face
A really potent double bill of veteran national bands here. Ska-punk combo Less than Jake and melodic punk group Face to Face both share a passionate vibe with their individual styles, so this fits really well. The show takes place at 7 p.m. at Cargo Music Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel.
The show is April 30 and tickets are $27.50-$30 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.
Gaining a following with their pleasingly throwback punk sound (think early ‘00s), Joyce Manor are earning critical praise and a loyal following for their most recent work on the revered punk label Epitaph Records. This L.A. band plays at 8 p.m. at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor, 71 S. Wells Ave.
The show is April 30 and tickets are $15 at 775-384-1652 or jmaxproductions.net.
A recent album produced by Waylon’s kid, Shooter Jennings, has led to a ton of above-ground press and praise for this longtime Reno country/indie group. They are playing this week’s Local 89.1 Live show sponsored by that radio station: 9 p.m. at The Brew Brothers, Eldorado Resort Casino.
This free show is May 2. Details at 775-786-5700 or eldoradoreno.com.
Original member Lonnie Jordan is still leading a mix of older and newer players in this rock/funk powerhouse. They play at 8 p.m. at Boomtown Hotel Casino, 2100 Garson Road, Verdi.
The show is May 5 and tickets are $50-$90 at 775-345-6000 or boomtownreno.com
This Georgia rock band, known for hits such as “December” and “The World We 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.
"Beauty and the Beast”
This ballet with its famed Tchaikovsky score is performed by the AVA Ballet Theatre for its first show of the season. Shows are 8 p.m. May 5 and 2 p.m. May 6 at the Pioneer Center, 100 S. Virginia St.
The shows are May 5 and 6 and tickets are $49 to $54 at 775-686-6600 or
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
This Bay area group that combines electronic music with Gypsy-style folk and experimental rock, returns to town for a show at 8 p.m. at Cargo Music Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel.
The show is May 12 and tickets are $27.50-$32 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com
Reno River Festival
Emerging country acts Jimmie Allen and Brewer’s Grade are the stage headliners for this annual festival that mixes rafting races, a wacky and costumed bike race, craft beers, live entertainment and vendor booths. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 12 and 13 at Wingfield Park, downtown Reno.
The festival is free on May 12 and 13. Details at 775-851-4444 or
This punk/alternative rock band from Florida also features best-selling author Laura Jane Grace. They return to the area 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.
Hot August Nights Spring Fever Revival
Acting as a kind of pre-game to the bigger event in August, this car show includes show-n-shines, live music, food and beverages, and nostalgia items on display and for sale. It takes place May 18 and 19 in downtown Reno.
This free admission event is on May 18 and 19. Details at 775-356-1956 or hotaugustnights.net.
This rock band features its namesake singer Chris Daughtry, who gained fame on season five of “American Idol.” The group returns to Reno for a show at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino.
The show is May 18 and tickets are $49.50-$59.50 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.
From “Feels Like the First Time” through “I Don’t Want to Live Without You,” Gramm powered the band Foreigner through hit after hit. He returns with his solo band at 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Casino Resort, Stateline.
The show is May 19 and tickets are $40-$50 at 775-588-3515 or montbleuresort.com.
This popular electronic/dance music producer is known for his work with Beyonce and MIA, among many others. He’s the DJ for a Memorial Day dance party at 9:30 p.m. at Lex Nightclub, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
The show is May 25 and tickets are $30 and $50 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Country artist Billy Ray Cyrus, known for his ‘90s hits as well as being an actor and father to singer Miley Cyrus, performs at 8 p.m. at the Ballroom inside the Altantis Resort Casino Spa.
The show is May 25 and tickets are $55-$75 at 775-825-4700 or atlantiscasino.com.
Famous television star and monologist Bob Newhart is back on the concert trail. He will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the South Shore Room, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
The show is May 26 and tickets are $59-$109 at 800-427-7247 or harrahstahoe.com
- Steve Wariner, the Grammy-winning country act who scored hits like “All Roads Lead to You” and “The Weekend,” performs at 9 p.m. May 18 at the Red Dog Saloon, 75 North C St., Virginia City. Tickets are $40 at 775-847-7474 or reddogvc.rocks.
- Third Eye Blind, a Bay Area group who were a fixture on alternative rock radio in the late ‘90s, are playing at 8 p.m. May 25 at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Tickets are $47-$67 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.
- The Eli Young Band, the popular country quartet with hits like “Crazy Girl” and “Drunk Last Night,” return to town for this show at 8 p.m. June 22 at Cargo Concert Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel. Tickets are $30-$35 at 775-398-5400 or cargoreno.com.
- Popular funk/jam/jazz combo Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will play shows on July 17 and 18 at the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino. Tickets are $35 for each night at 775-588-3515 or montbleuresort.com.
- Big Ups, a punk foursome from Brooklyn earning plaudits for their progressive take on that style, play at 8 p.m. July 21 at The Holland Project, 140 Vesta St. Tickets are $7 at 775-742-1858 or hollandreno.org.
- 311, the popular Nebraska band that merges hard rock with reggae beats, returns to the area for a show at 8 p.m. July 23 at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Tickets are $48-$68 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.
- It’s a show with two popular, women-led hard rock bands, as Halestorm and In this Moment play at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Ticekets are $34-$42 at 775-789-1115 or grandsierraresort.com.
- Los Tigres Del Norte, the long-running regional Mexican group, will play on Aug. 31 at Reno Ballroom. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50 at 775-325-7401 or silverlegacyreno.com.