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Event Guide: 2012 Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Street Vibrations Fall Rally, September 19-23, is a five-day party with live entertainment, death defying motorcycle stunt shows, America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo, factory trucks, Tattoo Expo, great food, motorcycle vendors, bike games, Miss Street Vibrations Bikini Contest, arm wrestling competitions, and ride-in shows in downtown Reno, Sparks, Virginia City and Lake Tahoe.

Reno based Street Vibrations®, now in its 18th year, is the 4th largest motorcycle event in the nation. Roadshows Inc., producer of Street Vibrations®, anticipates 1,000 registered VIP participants this year with more than 29,000 additional motorcycle enthusiasts in town to enjoy the event.

Street Vibrations® Fall Rally is FREE to the public.

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Live Entertainment

Enjoy a variety of bands performing a wide spectrum of music throughout the event.  There will be blues, funk and soul music, alternative rock, hard rock and classic rock on stages at numerous venues in multiple cities.

Saturday night, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform at Reno Events Center in downtown Reno.

Special Event Locations

Street Vibrations® Fall Rally event activities will take place in venues at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, downtown Reno’s Eldorado Special Events Plaza, the Silver Legacy’s Silver Baron Room and Rum Bullions, Harrah’s Outdoor Plaza, the Reno Ballroom, the Reno Events Center, the Sands Regency and in Virginia City. Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson is an official Street Vibrations® Fall Rally Venue and the Market Street dealership will be hopping throughout the weekend with live entertainment and great deals.

Eldorado: Guests can stop by the Eldorado’s Hog Town bar on Virginia Street in front of the Eldorado to add some libations to their vibrations. The bar will be open on Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Legacy: Watch Silver Legacy’s Fireworks Extravaganza two nights, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and enjoy George Thorogood and The Destroyers who are “Bad to the Bone” on Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall.

Stunt Shows in Two Locations

John Stotts exhibits unbelievable speed and controlled balance in his Globe of Death.  Catch his shows in downtown Reno starting Thurs., Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. and on Fri., Sept 21 and Sat. Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Movie stuntman and motorcycle dare devil Monte Perlin will have his Globe-O-Cross in Chrome Alley’s Vendor Village at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.  Watch his stunt show Thurs., Sept. 20 at 4 p.m.  Catch his break-neck speeds inside a giant steel ball on Fri., Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. and on Sat., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

2401944940_9540aedaab_oEndless Shopping for All Things Motorcycle

Roadshows is anticipating more than 250 vendors to participate in special motorcycle malls scattered throughout downtown Reno, in the Eldorado Special Events Plaza, in Sparks at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson and in Virginia City during the event.

Shuttle Service

New this year, Street Vibrations® will offer free shuttles between the Reno and Sparks venues.

Because a majority of those attending Street Vibrations® are staying in either Reno or Sparks, a free shuttle service will operate between the two major venues in each city.

Contact Information

To see a complete Street Vibrations® Fall Rally schedule and a detailed program visit www.roadshowsreno.com.

Reno Events Center Upcoming Concerts

Top artists know where to find a good time, Reno Tahoe USA.eventscenter

Dierks Bentley
Friday, August 31

Big Time Rush
Thursday, September 20

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Saturday, September 22

Mac Miller
Wednesday, September 26

Train
Thursday, September 27

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Saturday, September 29

Carrie Underwood
Friday, October 12

Eric Church
Sunday, November 11

The Who
Saturday, February 2

2012 Reno Tahoe Summer Concerts

Reno Tahoe has a banging music scene, and headliners know this. Perhaps that’s why Don Henley is doing a special one-night show, only at the Reno Events Center! They love coming here, and we love having them. Get ready to raise the roof. Here’s the 2012 summer lineup:

Kix Brooks

May 24, at Cargo at CommRow

One half of the legendary duo, Brooks and Dunn, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Details at commrow.com, and at the second-floor box office, at CommRow.

SCORPIONS

June 8, at Reno Events Center

After four decades and 100 million albums, the SCORPIONS embark on The Final Sting Tour marking their last and final performances together ever. The tour includes a stop at Reno Event Center, on June 8th. Tickets are available for $35.50, $49.50 and $89.50, by calling 1-888-288-1833 or online at ticketmaster.com.

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June 28, at Reno Events Center

Don Henley, both as solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, has received countless accolades, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide. Don’t miss the chance to see Don Henley in concert at the Reno Events Center – currently his one and only tour stop. Tickets on sale for $55, $75 and $95, by calling 1-888-288-1833 or online at ticketmaster.com.

MC Hammer

June 30, at Silver Legacy Resort Casino

The rapper known for the 1990 mega-hit “U Can’t Touch This” will perform at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $45-$59.50. Details at silverlegacy.com, and 800-687-8733 or 775-325-7401.

Love and Light

August 4, at The Knit Reno

The electronic band hailing from the Reno/Tahoe area will perform at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12-$27. Details and tickets at knittingfactory.com.

Van Halen

August 30, at Reno Events Center

The reformed ‘80s rock group known for hits such as “Jump” will perform at the Reno Events Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which cost $69.50 to $149.50, go on sale May 14, on ticketmaster.com.

Dierks Bentley

Carrie Underwood, Oct 12August 31, at Reno Events Center

Tickets available on ticketmaster.com for $49.

Crosby, Stills & Nash

September 22, at Reno Events Center

The music of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash is a cornerstone of rock ‘n roll.

Carrie Underwood

October 12, at Reno Events Center

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone, at 800.745.3000, and at the box office.

For a complete listing, please go to VisitRenoTahoe.com.

Health, Hotties, Harmony and Homemade Gelato, the Perfect Girls Getaway Weekend

5327448547_64543031221_60_4908wellnesspc_hp9press.jpg1_page_1Grab the girls for a mini-vacay to Reno Tahoe this October for the perfect getaway weekend.  We listed a few of our favorites below, for a full listing check out our events calendar.

Oct 8-9: GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL

Pasta, gelato and wine. I think that covers enough.

Oct 14-15: TIME OUT FOR WOMEN

An inspirational weekend of messages and music.

1_thunder_2011Oct 15: HUNKS – THE SHOW!

The ultimate ladies night.

Oct 15: WINE WALK

Wine tasting along the scenic Riverwalk District is a local favorite.

Oct 21: DAVID COOK AND GAVIN DEGRAW WITH SPECIAL GUEST CAROLINA LIAR

These platinum selling fellas have stolen the hearts of many.

Oct 21-23: WELLNESS WEEKEND – STILL WATER SPA

An all-inclusive weekend combining the best of wellness and beauty: skincare, nutrition, food and wine, fitness classes and spa treatments.

Oct 23: JASON ALDEAN WITH CHRIS YOUNG AND THOMPSON SQUARE

Three of country’s hottest gentlemen, one concert.

Oct 28-29: THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER

Prepare to be Thunderstruck! If you like a man in uniform, imagine one out of one…

Knitting Factory Reno: Region’s newest concert venue brings big acts

KnitRenoPostThe sheetrock is just getting hung, the sound of grinders and hammering and drilling fills the room. It’s hard to imagine that Reno’s newest concert venue, the three-story Knitting Factory, is slated to open for business in less than two weeks.

There’s a lot of chaos as General Manager Dean Hanson goes over final touches, inspects work and helps fill the bill for January, February, March and the rest of 2010. But Hanson has the excitement of a kid who’s ready to open presents on Christmas morning.

“Nobody has ever seen something like what we are doing in Reno,” he said. “This is going to be the premier venue for entertainment and we think we have a great opportunity to give some new life to the music scene in Reno.”

So what’s the Knitting Factory all about?

Since it’s start in New York, the company has opened concert houses in Hollywood, Boise, Spokane and, now, Reno. The business plan is a midsized club that holds 1,000-1,500 guests, offering a variety of entertainment that ranges from mainstream popular acts, to local garage bands. Hanson said the company’s goal is to have entertainment at the Reno club 20-25 nights a month, all in a smoke-free, all ages atmosphere (with a restricted bar area in the top level).

“Our model is to help the music scene grow,” he said. “As the music scene grows, the partnerships grow. It’s good for up-and-coming bands, and it’s good for us.

“And Reno is going to be the pinnacle venue in our company.”

The investment is big. The Knitting Factory is taking over a building in the center of downtown Reno that used to be home to Rocky’s sports bar (and the old Levi’s factory). The top-to-bottom renovation includes a 20-foot stage and general admission area on the main level, VIP, and 21-plus on the balcony level (with seating Hanson calls “The best seating and view you can have at a concert.”), and lounge areas in the basement areas. The main entrance/exit will be through Fulton Alley.

Hanson said a premium has been placed on the sound and lighting systems to create a first-class concert experience.

So far, concert promoters have responded favorably to the concept. Here are some of the shows lined up in the opening months:

  • Dec. 31 Sounds of Seattle
  • Jan. 1 The Roots
  • Jan. 7 Gloriana
  • Jan. 8 Switchfoot
  • Jan. 9 Ultimate Reno Combat
  • Jan. 10 Reel Big Fish
  • Jan. 15 Candlebox
  • Jan. 16 AFI
  • Jan. 17 Umphrey’s McGee
  • Jan. 22 George Clinton and Parliament
  • Jan. 23 Lil’ Rob
  • Feb. 5-6 The Fab Four
  • Feb. 10 Alice in Chains
  • Feb. 11 Badfish
  • Feb. 19 Five Finger Deathpunch
  • Feb. 26 The Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Feb. 27 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • March 6 Andrew Nickatina
  • March 7 The Young Dubliners
  • March 15 Brandi Carlile
  • March 16 New Found Glory
  • March 27 No Quarter

Follow the Knitting Factory on Twitter at Twitter.com/knitreno.