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The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival running June 19-20 – the unofficial kick-off to summer – is equal parts barbecue block party, beer tasting and music festival featuring nonstop rock and blues. New this year, festival-goers can buy their tickets in advance for special discounted rates, saving $10! A one-day wristband costs $30 in advance or $40 on the day of the event; a two-day wristband costs $50 in advance or $60 the day of the festival.

Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket are set to headline this year's festival, which runs Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 in downtown Reno. Smash Mouth is an American rock band formed in 1994, and is known for such songs as "Walkin' on the Sun," "All Star" and covers of the Monkees' hit song "I'm a Believer," War's "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and Question Mark & the Mysterians' "Can't Get Enough of You Baby." American alternative rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket had chart success in the 1990s with singles like "Walk on the Ocean," "All I Want," "Something's Always Wrong" and "Fall Down." Joining the lineup is American rock band Tonic, and attendees can catch performances of Lake Tahoe blues band Blues Monsters, local blues band Blu, Whiskey Haulers Blues Band, guitarist Maxx Cabello Jr. and American roots artist Shane Dwight; plus festival favorites the Jason King Band, Rick Hammond Blues Band and Buddy Emmer Blues Band.

2015 Brew Fest Schedule

Friday, June 19 - 1:00pm-8:00pm

Third Street Stage

4:00 Buddy Emmer Blues Band
6:00 Blues Monsters

Fourth Street Stage

2:30 Jason King Band
4:30 Rick Hammond Blues Band
6:30 Shane Dwight

Saturday, June 20 - 11:00pm-8:00pm

Third Street Stage

12:00 Blu
2:00 Buddy Emmer Blues Band
4:00 Whiskey Haulers
6:00 Maxx Cabello Jr.

Fourth Street Stage

12:30 Jason King Band
3:15 Tonic
5:00 Toad the Wet Sprocket
6:45 Smash Mouth

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