Hot August Nights Entertainment


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Hot August Nights Entertainment


Hot August Nights is celebrating 36 years of tradition with musical legends headlining the week-long festival dedicated to classic cars and rock n’ roll. Attendees can kick-off their blue suede shoes and enjoy an array of free, live entertainment from Aug. 1–5, 2023 at outdoor venues throughout the Reno-Sparks area.

All performances are FREE. Schedules are subject to change.

Make the most of your experience at The Garage and the NEW Headlight Lounge. This 21+ area allows you to enjoy complimentary drinks, pub snacks and plenty of room to enjoy the nightly performances in comfort and style.

  • The Garage presented by D&S Tow offers NEW reserved tables in addition to individual tickets to a VIP tented experience for the nightly entertainment.
  • The NEW Headlight Lounge offers reserved table seating directly in front of the stage and includes the same amenities as The Garage. Be crowned “most popular” by watching your favorite headline performance from the comfort of your table for the most sought-after location of the entire venue.

The entertainment lineup at other city venues including the Atlantis Resort Casino, Downtown Reno, Nugget Casino Resort and Peppermill Resort Casino to be announced in spring 2023.

Entertainment taking place at the Hot August Nights stage at the Grand Sierra Resort venue presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Tuesday, August 1

Hot August Night 2023 Entertainment Elton John Tribute

This is Elton! Rus Anderson is Elton John’s official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour launch. Picked by the man himself, Rus performs as a young Elton John in The Rocket Man Show driving Elton’s greatest hits. He painstakingly recreates an early Elton concert with gorgeous, colorful and flamboyant costumes actually worn by Elton – including boots, glasses and jumpsuits from 1973, as well as his sparkly tuxedo from 1984. With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing and laughing.

Wednesday, August 2

Hot August Night 2023 Entertainment War

An American Original, WAR was the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin and R&B while transcending racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic, musical melting pot that has sold nearly 50 million records to date. Today, WAR is a permanent part of America’s pop cultural landscape. WAR classics have been featured in countless movies, television shows and commercials.

Thursday, August 3

Hot August Night 2023 Entertainment 38 Special

38 Special, with more than four decades together, continues to bring their signature sounds of Southern Rock to audiences around the county. The band is know for its explosive power and chart-topping hits. With sales in excess of 20 million, their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more are timeless and recognizable from the first opening chord.

Friday, August 4

Hot August Night 2023 Entertainment America
Presented by Model Dairy
Model Dairy

When America, the perennial classic-rock favorite, hits the road in 2023, they’ll celebrate their 53rd Anniversary with their powerful performances. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate, the late Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Nearly five decades later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and entertaining audiences with their timeless sound.

Saturday, August 5

Hot August Night 2023 Entertainment Foghat

Performing for more than 50 years, Foghat’s live performances keep audiences rockin’. Best known for ‘Slow Ride,’ the band has eight Gold records, one Platinum and one Double-Platinum record. Foghat is an English rock band started in London in 1971 and made a mark for the use of an electric slide guitar in their music. Timeless music, the band is also known for ‘Drivin’ Wheel,’ ‘Fool For The City,’ and ‘Stone Blue.’

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