Hot August Nights in Reno and Sparks, Nevada
Hot August Nights (HAN) is celebrating 33 years of tradition with musical legends headlining the week-long festival dedicated to classic cars and rock n’ roll. Attendees can get their boogie shoes on and enjoy an array of free live entertainment from Aug. 6-10, 2019 at outdoor venues throughout the Reno and Sparks area.
Hot August Nights Entertainment
This year, don’t miss out on great seats! The Garage allows guest to enjoy preferred seating during Hot August Nights entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort (GSR). This 21+ area will allow you to enjoy complimentary drinks in comfort and style. Day passes range from $50 to $75 and all week passes are $300. Purchase your entrance by visiting the Hot August Nights office located at 1425 E. Greg Street in Sparks or by calling the office at 775-356-1956 x0.
Starting off the Hot August Nights entertainment series on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the GSR outdoor stage, “Turn the Page – a Tribute to Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band” will faithfully recreate all the “Classic” Bob Seger material including “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “Night Moves,” “Against The Wind,” and, of course, “Turn the Page." On Wednesday, Aug. 7 Pablo Cruise brings the energy and excitement to the crowd with songs such as “Love Will Find a Way” and “Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye.”
Thursday, Aug. 8 at the GSR: Dubbed “the best singing band in the world,” Little River Band will take the stage. Audience members won’t be able to help sing along to the top hits like, “What If You’re Wrong” and “Forever You, Forever Me.”
Then “Get Ready” for Friday night, Aug. 9: With more than 50 years under their belt, The Legendary Temptations are sure to please with their high energy performance and beloved hits, “Since I Lost My Baby,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and the hit single known by everyone “My Girl.” This is one performance you don’t want to miss.
Three-time Grammy Award winner, including Album Of The Year, KC and The Sunshine Band will have you “Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty” as you “Get Down Tonight,” with your “Boogie Shoes” on Saturday, Aug. 10 because "That’s The Way I Like It!"
In collaboration with our downtown Sparks casino partner, The Nugget Casino will break in its new amphitheater, “The Nugget Event Center,” with rock band Greg Golden Band on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The seven-piece band, Mumbo Gumbo, will take center stage with its unique musical stew of soul, zydeco, folk, blues, rock, Cajun, Caribbean, and country all mixed into one on Thursday, Aug. 8.
On Friday, Aug. 9 renowned former lead guitarist of The Eagles, Don Felder, will bring his innovative riff-generating songs to the stage. Audience members will rock out to his new album “American Rock ‘N’ Roll,” as well as to the funky crunch of “Hearts on Fire” to the fierce, unrelenting declaration of “Rock You,” and the mutual heartfelt honesty of “Falling in Love” and “You’re My World."
Concluding the weekend on Saturday, Aug. 10 legend Chubby Checker will have you doing “The Twist” as he sings the night away to his top hits, “Pony Time,” "Dance the Mess Around,” “Good, Good Lovin’,” “Let’s Twist Again” and many more. Audience members will be able to travel back in time at the downtown Sparks Nugget Event Center.
Visit the Hot August Nights web site for a full schedule of weeklong events. For more information on Hot August Nights and planning your trip to Reno/Sparks, please dial the Reno-Tahoe Visitors Center at (775) 827-7600 or click Visit Reno-Tahoe.