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Spring Break in Reno Tahoe USA

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Looking for some excellent spring break ideas? There are many options for all types of spring breakers right here in late March and early April, so make Reno and Tahoe a spring break destination!

WARNING: Be prepared to pack your swimsuits, tank tops, heavy jackets, AND your ski gear! Reno Tahoe has a lot to offer, but there are no promises to what the weather is going to look like. Spring break is a great time of year to take advantage of all that northern Nevada has to offer, in both warm and chilly weather! Click here to see some more great pictures of Reno Tahoe in the spring!

Downtown Reno Wine Walk

The Riverwalk District
March 15  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The original and still the best!

Join fellow wine-o’s every third Saturday of the month from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk  along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS.

Visit any of the participating Riverwalk District merchants on Wine Walk day to get a map of Wine Walk merchants.

Go to the participating merchant of your choice, and, for a $20 wine-tasting fee and valid photo ID, you’ll receive a wine glass and an ID bracelet that allows
you to sample wine at any participating merchant.

Enjoy a taste of the Riverwalk District…do the Wine Walk!

And if three hours of wine walking is not enough, the Leprechaun Crawl begins two hours later! Click here for more details on what will be known as the greenest pub crawl ever!

Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships

Squaw Valley
March 19, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Bring your cowbells!  The world’s best athletics go head-to-head for the National Title in Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom at Squaw Valley.

The Nature Valley U.S. Alpine National Championships will return to Squaw Valley Resort for five days of elite ski racing.  Over 250 national club athletes compete against the U.S. National Team to identify both a National Champion and tomorrow’s talent.   American Olympians from Sochi are anticipated to compete. Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics and is located just 42 miles southwest of Reno; it typically takes less than one hour to drive, depending on weather and traffic conditions.

RENO MARCH MADNESS BEER CRAWL

Downtown Reno
March 22, 2014 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Every 4th Saturday of every month, Reno goes nuts for the beer crawl. It is a lot like the Wine Walk, only with everyone’s favorite carbonated beverage!
For more details on how the beer crawl works, click on the picture above here for “how it works” and the official rules!

The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpu

The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpufThe enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre.
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf

The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpuf
The enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre. – See more at: http://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment/calendar/view_event/306/g-love-special-sauce-with-special-guest-ethan-tucker#sthash.mfg1xCWw.dpufThe enigmatically smooth Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is one of Philadelphia’s funkiest performers of laid back, alternative hip-hop blues (a genre he helped define). As an insatiable musical omnivore, G. Love somehow manages to synthesize his iconic influences by shedding their layers to find that harmonic convergence where song and listener bare their souls to each other speaking nothing but the raw-boned truth. Don’t miss this incredible one-night performance in the Grand Theatre.

Pond Skim

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
April 5, 2014

This event held in front of the Winters Creek Lodge is a great way to enjoy spring skiing at the end of the season! There is a maximum of 50 entries and all participants are required to come in costume, ski or snowboard. It’s an event not to miss!
A local’s favorite and crowd pleaser, the Pond Skim attracts all kinds of people in costumes prepared (or unprepared) to brave the cold water in an attempt to make it to the other side.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno (just 25 minutes) and has the highest base resort in Lake Tahoe.

Be sure to check out the events calendar for all happenings in Reno Tahoe, during spring break and beyond!

2014 St. Patrick’s Day in Reno Tahoe

For some, it is a day to commemorate a man named Patrick who chased some snakes out of Ireland. For the rest of us, it is an excuse to party, and pay homage to the Irish and their many traditions. There are many locations in Reno Tahoe that will provide entertainment, Irish music, and of course, great Saint Patty’s libations. Here is a list of some of the venues that will keep you occupied from the ‘top of the morning’ until the wee hours of the night!

The Leprechaun Crawl- Downtown Reno

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Reno Leprechaun CrawlThe crawl is back again folks! Saturday, March 15, the leprechauns (and wannabe leprechauns) will be out and about. Only instead of pots of gold, these guys will have cups of liquid courage! Dress in green or risk getting yourself pinched by a lot of fellow crawlers. The crawl starts at 7:30PM.

Get your cups at one of these locations. You even can buy them online!

There will also be discounted room rates at the Silver Legacy and the Sands Regency during the weekend of the Leprechaun Crawl. Use the promo code LEPCRAW at the Silver Legacy and CRAWL14 at the Sands!

More info will come shortly, and we can’t hardly wait to tell everyone all about it! Time to paint the town GREEN!

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Show your Irish spirit by running in the Sparks Shamrock Shuffle!  It will be a 5k fun run for runners of all levels, with a start and finish at Victorian Square. Wear your best Leprechaun outfit, paint yourself green, or just show off the “Irish” in you on a festive run through downtown Sparks.

Downtown Virginia City-Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Often Referred to as the “Testicle Festival!”

In March, the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry & St. Patrick’s Day Parade features marching leprechauns, green attractions, and a Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry (yep—they are either beef or sheep testicles, or some of both.)
This is a fun filled day of unique eating as professional and amateur cooks compete for the most creative and unique dishes utilizing these unique delicacies.  More than 20 cooks compete in one of Northern Nevada’s most popular tasting contests serving up tasty testes all day, hoping for fame and glory as one of the best Rocky Mountain Oyster cooks in the West.
it’s a full-on Irish Testicle Festival with a Beer Garden, live Irish music, individual and team ball-eating contests and topped off with the Leprechaun Bar Crawl.   At 12:00noon, catch the Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on C Street, featuring the Minden Irish Dancers, our Giant Leprachaun’s of Fresno and more.

Leprechaun Race

The Leprechaun Race

Sunday, March 16, 2014 8:30AM

The day after you’ve stuffed yourself with delicious rocky mountain oysters, work off those calories at the Leprechaun Race through Wells Avenue and the Midtown District! There will be a very athletic leprechaun in the race. He will give participants a head start, but be warned. This little green guy will be tough to beat! A special prize will be given to whoever can place ahead of him.

Click here to register for the race. The entry fee is $15 for youth, and $30 for adults. Make sure you register by midnight on March 12!

Montbleu Lake Tahoe- St. Patrick’s Day Party with Young Dubliners

Monday, March 17, Starting at Noon

If you happen to be in the Tahoe area, you won’t want to miss the St. Patrick’s day party at the Montbleu. With $3 Guinness and $3 Jameson at the HQ and The Zone lounges, those with the blood of the Irish would approve of partying here.

Celtic rock band Young Dubliners will be performing at 10:00PM. Tickets are $30, with $1 drinks at the Blu nightclub!

Reno Irish Pubs

of course, what kind of St. Patrick’s day would it be if you didn’t visit a few Irish pubs? Here are a few that are having special St. Patrick’s Day events!

http://0.tqn.com/d/renotahoe/1/0/O/F/-/-/irishpubs-ceol2.jpgCeol Irish Pub- On Monday, March 17, which is actually St. Patrick’s day, Ceol is throwing their annual celebration! There will be live music on the outdoor patio from 3PM until 8, then the Blarney Band will be playing indoors.

Shea’s Tavern- They haven’t posted any events yet, but since this Irish pub is ALWAYS open, you can be sure they will be raging this St. Paddy’s day. Check out their Facebook for event updates.

O’Skis Pub & Grille- If you happen to be at the Victorian Square in Sparks, O’Skis will be worth checking out. Enjoy some authentic Irish food and beverages in this building constructed in 1908.

Silver Legacy- Miss Naughty Leprechaun Contest

Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:00PM

Rum Bullions

It’s a simple dress up contest! Ladies can dress up for the chance to win $1,000!

For more details, and to register, click on the cute leprechaun girl.

Grand Sierra Resort-Sexy Redhead Contest

Friday, March 14, 2014 10:00PM

WET Nightclub

If the Leprechaun dress up contest isn’t as appealing, try participating in the Sexy Redhead Contest at the Grand Sierra Resort, lass!

“Ring of Fire” Burns Bright in Eldorado Showroom

“Ring of Fire,” a musical tribute based on the music of American singer-songwriter, Johnny Cash, is now appearing in the Eldorado Showroom. The production is not a retelling of Cash’s turbulent life, but it does use more than 30 of his songs to celebrate the essence of an American experience – life, love, loss and everything in between.

Ring of Fire - Johnny CashThe talented cast of 10 includes three women and seven men who all sing, dance and play multiple instruments. The audience is treated to furious fiddle-playing, thumping percussion, soulful harmonica and more guitars than you can count.

“Ring of Fire” includes some of Cash’s most beloved songs such as Daddy Sang Bass, Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, I’ve Been Everywhere, Boy Named Sue, The Man in Black, Folsom Prison Blues as well as Cash and June Carter Cash tunes such as Jackson, Far Side Banks of Jordan and I Still Miss Someone.

The real story of Johnny Cash is told in his music which is not presented chronologically in the show but instead categorically. Dividing the show into four parts–Boyhood Years, Opry and Fame, Dark Years, Redemption and Celebration–gives the audience the chance to see the influence that Cash’s life experiences played in the creation of his music.

Those looking to celebrate the Man in Black’s birthday can attend the Biggest Little Johnny Cash Birthday Bash on Friday, February 28 beginning at 6 p.m. in the showroom. There will be cake, a meet and greet with the Ring of Fire cast and prize giveaways including a limited edition boxed set of “The Legend” by Johnny Cash valued at $300, t-shirts and other Johnny Cash memorabilia as well as dinners, rooms and show tickets from the Eldorado.

Variety magazine said “Ring of Fire is Hot” and USA Today praised the show, noting, “Fire Burns Brighter, Truer and with More Imagination than Most.”

Performances of “Ring of Fire” run nightly except Mondays with showtimes Tuesday and Friday at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.  Tickets prices start at just $24.95 with dinner and show packages from only $38.95. For more information on show times and tickets call 1-800-648-5966 or visit www.eldoradoreno.com.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Reno Tahoe

Snoop Dog to Schubert and s’mores to balloon drops, find the right NYE party for you!

New Year’s Eve at the BuBinga Lounge is celebrating with a The Red Carpet Affair! Join DJ Dragon & Romance for Party Favors and a Midnight Toast. $100 All Access to Open Premium Bar from 8pm to 12am – good at all Eldorado Bars & Lounges.

1_snowglobe405Tiesto, Kaskade, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Zeds Dead, Beats Antique, Gramatik and more will ring in the New Year at the SnowGlobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe. The three-day event is set to take place on the campus of Lake Tahoe Community College December 29-31.

Reno Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks Concert No. 4 – the always-lively New Year’s Eve concert – includes music by Martin, Schumann, Bruch, and Schubert, as well as a host of musical bonbons and other surprises!

I <3 NYE Party will ring in the New Year at the Peppermill! They’re ushering in 2014 with celebrations galore in the Capri Ballroom. Get your groove on to the sounds of the Soul Lads, performing live. When the clock strikes midnight, celebrate with a balloon drop and champagne toast! Tickets are $60 per person, which includes 2 drink coupons.

At Fire & Ice Celebration at Northstar celebrate with your family & friends in the Northstar Village!  Enjoy live music, ice skating, roasting s’mores by the fire and an amazing fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.1_subhero_cat_shop_dine.village-newyears

Head to the NYE Bounce Heavy DJ Party at the Tahoe Biltmore for free cover, hot DJs and an authentic North Lake Tahoe party vibe… what more do you need to know?

Silver Legacy is Rockin’ the Dome again this New Year’s Eve with live entertainment, dance parties and a spectacular midnight countdown and fireworks show! For a DJ and dancing experience with VIP bottle service, party favors and a midnight champagne toast, Aura Lounge is the place to be to dance the night away.

Join the Atlantis for free champagne from 11 p.m. until midnight and free party favors. Atlantis invites the community to countdown the seconds to 2014 together, followed by a balloon drop. In addition, the music on the cabaret stage is guaranteed to set the tone of the event. Listen to Escalade and Atomika, from 4 p.m. until 3:30 a.m.

At Circus Circus, enjoy free live music on with California Band, free party favors from all over the property and at midnight, watch the fireworks from right outside! Come early on New Year’s Eve and play in the Midway, enjoy a free circus show, or even try your luck on the casino floor.

Ring in the new year in style, and at the right price (no cover!) at Harrah’s Reno. The gorgeous Harrah’s Go-Go dancers will be performing all night long at Club Sapphire, and The Stage @ the Zone will be spinning video club hits on three giant screens.

Cheers to ending 2013 with a bang!

COME ONE, COME ALL to the 2013 Reno Santa Pub Crawl

Reno Santa Pub Crawl has become more than a bar crawl, it’s a weekend long holiday jubilee that gets everyone into the Christmas Spirit. Here’s a guide to do it right:

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It’s that time of year again when thousands of Santas descend upon downtown Reno to enjoy good spirits and yule-tide cheer.  Over 13,000 holiday-clad wassailers are expected to enjoy the jolly 13th year of the Reno Santa Pub Crawl!  Additional bars, pre-Crawl festivities, Friday night fun and Santa Skiing will make it an entire weekend of charitable, holiday FUN!

THE ANNUAL PHOTO UNDER THE ARCH IS AT 10PM THIS YEAR — DON’T BE LEFT OUT!

The Reno Santa Pub Crawl is like NO other event – after all, it’s the the largest Santa Pub Crawl in the country.  Ya, kind of a big deal, and that’s all thanks to YOU!!

And now, we proudly present….

THE RULES TO CRAWL BY

  • Crawlers MUST be at least 21 years old!  ID’s WILL be checked!  Bring valid ID.
  • Crawlers MUST wear appropriate attire!  A complete Santa suit, Mrs. Claus suit, snowman, elf or some other festive decoration are not only part of the deal but exceedingly FUN!  And, it will get you in free to official crawl bars.
  • Get into the giving spirit!  True old school Santas bring extra Santa hats or some other ingenious festive item to give out to random people.  Ladies love this.  Actually, so do gents.
  • Do your part for the charity – Support the Claus by frequenting those establishments highlighted on the Official Map.
  • This is a free event ~ there are no tickets to purchase to participate, (drinks unfortunately, you must pay for.)  If you’d like to Support the Claus, get yourself a cool official cup which gives you discounted drinks and free cover to all of the bars. Chocolate Walrus, Prism Magic, Junkee, Adam and Eve in Carson are official Santa Crawl cups shops.
  • Remember to pace yourself and drink water.  There are over 60 bars to visit and you should try to check them out.  That is your challenge should you choose to accept it.
  • Keep in mind your tasty beverages must be finished before leaving each establishment.
  • Try not to hang out in the same place for more than 20-30 minutes.  It’s a CRAWL!  It’s going to be quite a feat to hit all 60+ venues as it is!
  • Don’t forget to tip your bartenders, etc.  They deserve it for putting up with all the shenanigaaa….holiday spirit!
  • Spontaneously sing carols.
  • Don’t drink and drive – get a discounted hotel room! Use code SANTA13 at Silver Legacy.
  • Keep in mind that this event will be at least 12 plus hours of non-stop Christmas spirit & debauchery.
  • Have FUN!!!

Pre-Crwl:

Thursday

At 7 p.m. on the casino floor by Aura Ultra Lounge $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three naughtiest or nicest pub crawl outfit at the $2,500 “Miss Elf: Naughty or Nice” contest. Get there early or register online at www.silverlegacy.com. And don’t miss the after-party at Rum Bullions, beginning at 9 p.m.!

Friday

Scout out the bars for the crawl and find your loved one’s and yourself a $5 Charitable Contribution for a Commemorative Cup. This Cup will bring you much joy during the course of Saturday Night and on into the wee hours of Sunday morning. With your Cup, you will receive DRINK SPECIALS and FREE entrance to all the 2013 Santa Crawl BARS!

Saturday Morning

Santas in full costume will receive $39 lift tickets to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe – just 30 min from Reno for the SANTA SKI CRAWL.

The Great Santa Dash

Max out on holiday cheer and participate in the Great Santa Dash the morning of the Reno Santa Pub Crawl! Sport a festive Christmas costume if you want to avoid Santa’s naughty list, plus all adult santas (21+) will receive a FREE SANTA CRAWL CUP!

Crawl, drink & be merry!

Nevada Craft Brewers Festival

Get a taste of Nevada Brewing!

Top brewers from across the Silver State will be with their best brews on tap at Wingfield Park, October 5, from 3-7pm for the Nevada Craft Brewers Festival. Beer in hand, hanging out outside under the fall colors along the Truckee River… what more could you ask for on a sunny Saturday?

Well, there is more…

1174676_10151847387191620_1580636130_nEvent Highlights:

-          15 craft breweries

-          100% Nevada brewed

-          Local Food Trucks will feed the thirsty crowd

-          Live music by Lonesome Locomotive

-          $25 in advance, $30 day of; includes, one tasting glass and bottomless beer

-          $5 for designated drivers

-          FREE non-alcoholic beverages

-          21+

Tickets are on sale:

Great Basin Reno and Sparks, Silver Peak, Silver Peak on the River, Brewers’ Cabinet, Sierra Tap House, Stoneyhead Brewery, Reno Home Brewer, Brasserie St James, High Sierra Brewery, and Minden Meat and Deli.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT® COMES TO SILVER LEGACY

Don’t miss your chance to be dazzled live and in-person by the amazing and electrifying stars of NBC’s #1-rated hit TV show. Join Silver Legacy in welcoming America’s Got Talent on the stage in the Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

agt_thumbFor eight years running, “America’s Got Talent®” has entertained viewers with its own unique blend of incredible talent and one-of-a-kind performances, in a celebration of the American spirit. With a lineup led by the show’s brand-new Million Dollar Winner, the “America’s Got Talent Live™” stage show features many of the performers and fan favorites who won America’s hearts and received millions of votes from viewers across the country. Be there to experience all the energy and excitement of the blockbuster TV show, when “America’s Got Talent Live™” bursts on stage at Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall!

Don’t miss America’s Got Talent in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, October 18Tickets are available for $55.50 with premium seating for $69.50. To reserve seats visit www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmasters.com or call 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401.

LADY ANTEBELLUM AT DOWNTOWN RENO EVENTS CENTER – March 14

Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has extended their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR with 40 new dates scheduled for 2014, including a Friday, March 14th performance at Downtown Reno Events Center. Previously announced guests for the 2013 run, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves, will also continue with the group for the second leg of the tour and will open the show in Reno.

Pre Sale tickets for Lady Antebellum will be available on Thursday, October 3rd from 10am-10pm via www.APEConcerts.com.

1_lady_a_tour_photo_2013Tickets for Lady Antebellum go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 4th at 10am via www.APEConcerts.com and www.Ticketmaster.com.

Tickets Go On Sale to the General Public October 4th at 10am

Last year, Lady A hosted over one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on their first headlining world tour, which earned them Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award,” CMA’s “International Artists Achievement Award” and will accept the “Jim Reeves International Award” at this fall’s ACM Honors. For updates on tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Click here for a special 2014 tour announce video:   http://smarturl.it/downtown2014

Fans can visit www.ladyantebellum.com for the most updated on-sale information for all tour dates and www.cidentertainment.com/ladyantebellum for VIP opportunities.

Memorial Day Weekend in Reno Tahoe

Cowboys, comedians, crawls, concerts and even a few clunkers will be coming to Reno Tahoe for Memorial Day Weekend – and you should too! Check out the star-studded lineup!

Nugget Country Crossroads

May 24-26

A three-day celebration of music featuring well-known country acts, country music DJs, free line dancing lessons, country karaoke contests and more.

Headliners:

May 24 -  Gloriana

May 25 – Jerrod Niemann

May 26 – Dwight Yoakam

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May 27, Memorial Day, is “Opening Day” at the Lake! Looking for some guidance and possibly some free swag? Download a printer friendly passport which includes a complete calendar of events.

Reno Street Food

May 24

Reno Street Food celebrates the street food culture produces artisan and gourmet food truck, food trailer and pop-up restaurant events weekly for people that love good food.

Redneck Rodeo Truck Show

May 24

The Redneck Rodeo Truck show is what it says – a competition just for trucks . . . .  old, new, funky or just plain cool.

Amy Schumer

May 25

Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, not to mention the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy,” her Comedy Central television show.

Carson City Ghost Walking Tour

May 25

Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours led by Madame Curry. The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse past.

Memorial Day Parade

May 25

Celebrate our nation’s military heroes, past, present and future with a beautiful parade down the streets of Virginia City.

Reno Beer Crawl

May 25

For just $5, you get a wrist band, map & glass to use for $1 refills of 6 ounce samples (that’s half a beer folks!) at multiple downtown Reno locations.

And that’s not all, folks. Check out our complete Events Calendar.

6 Last Minute Travel Planning Apps

Despite our best efforts, sometimes circumstances out of our control force us to change our plans. Anybody who has ever found themselves without a place to stay as the sun sets in a foreign city knows the value of good advice or a travel guidebook. Likewise, a last minute business or family trip can force us to book the easiest hotel and rental car, or eat the most accessible and obvious meal, despite better and lower cost alternatives nearby.

Fortunately, the digital world is leveling the playing fields. With a smart phone in your pocket or tablet in your bag, a number of easy-to-use apps are making it possible to enjoy first-class amenities without prior planning AND on a budget.

If you’re often on-the-go, add these apps to your handheld arsenal:

Reno Tahoe USA

reno tahoe usaWhen a travel app is valuable even to locals, it’s worth downloading, and the official Reno Tahoe app certainly makes the cut. With all the entertainment constantly coming through town, the app will keep you up-to-date, in addition to offering daily snow reports, lift statuses, and even golf course green fees. When you’re walking around town, use the onboard map to locate restaurants that fit your palate. There may even be a corresponding coupon you can use in the app to save a few bucks on your bill.

Hotel Tonight

Hotel TonightAs simple as it sounds, this free app for Android and iOS specializes in last minute hotels. Each day at noon in the time zone for a particular market, that day’s deals are announced, based on availability at partner hotels. If a place is completely under-booked, they’ll often mark the prices down to 70 percent off. At most any city in the U.S. and throughout Europe, you can count on at least 20 percent off, just by waiting to commit until the day of your stay.

Triposo

TriposoBilled as a “living, breathing travel guide”, Triposo is working hard to corner the market on up-to-date travel info by outcompeting paper books that may quickly contain outdated information. Their database already includes 200 countries and 8,000 destinations, so chances are that your next stop will be covered. Perhaps best of all, the guides update themselves while you’re connected, but you don’t need internet or wireless coverage to access the guides and maps from your Android or iOS phones and devices, so you’re good-to-go even when you’re off-the-grid (provided you keep that battery charged).

Foodspotting

FoodspottingAlthough plenty of apps exist to find great places to eat, Foodspotting might just be the most fun (which is also why OpenTable recently scooped it up for $10 million). Let’s say you’re in Memphis, but you’re not in the mood for BBQ. Foodspotting pulls up a map of the area, but instead of the names of restaurants, you get photographs posted by other users, pinned to the location of where you can get it. An hour later, you’re sitting at The Elegant Farmer, enjoying their Vegetable Plate, instead of at the chain spot next to your hotel.

Verbalize It

verbalize itJust in case you had any doubts about the small world we live in today, VerbalizeIt is here to connect you anywhere you go. This app doesn’t work like a traditional phone or internet translator, which often provide awkward translations and can be tedious to use. Instead, this iOS and Android app hires human translators who are available 24/7 to translate between English and Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, French, German and Portuguese. The founder was inspired by an emergency trip to a hospital in rural China where nobody understood him. With the app used on a phone with the speaker setting, a live translator instantly helps two people communicate their exact words. Usage is sold in time increments per language, and the only downside may be that cell service or Wifi is necessary to access the translators.

Milewise

milewiseFlight search engines may be a dime-a-dozen, but for constant travelers, Milewise is worth knowing about. With airlines constantly consolidating and combining their rewards programs in new and confusing ways with their partners, it can be tough to keep track of which flights are eligible for reward travel. With MileWise, all of your accounts are kept in one place, and any flight you search for where you can utilize your miles will be highlighted (as well as those that will help get you to the next benchmark in your miles accumulation). They’ll also give you a heads up to avoid letting miles expire and will estimate the actual value of your rewards, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned miles. Finally, you can set price alerts just like most other search engines so you get the best possible deal.

Has an app ever helped you out of a bind in an unfamiliar city or foreign land? Which of these apps (or others) do you recommend?

Written by guest blogger, Joe Laing

Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals, your nationwide source for RV rentals. El Monte RV also sells used motorhomes through eight different locations across the United States. For more information on purchasing a used motorhome see http://www.elmontervsales.com/.