Hot August Nights Entertainment


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Hot August Nights Entertainment


Hot August Nights is celebrating 35 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. 2–6, 2022 at outdoor venues throughout the Reno-Sparks area.

All performances are FREE and scheduled to start at 8:15pm unless noted. Schedules subject to change.

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This year, make sure you’ve got great seats for the Hot August Nights festivities and entertainment. The Garage, a preferred seating experience, introduces a great way to experience Hot August Nights entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort. 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.

Three ways to purchase:

  1. Click below to complete the form.
  2. Call the office at 775-356-1956 ext. 0
  3. Visit the Hot August Nights office located at 1425 E. Greg Street in Sparks, Nev.

Tuesday, August 2

Hot August Nights Entertainment 2022 - Kraig Parker
at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino outdoor stage Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Kraig Parker is an award-winning tribute who brings a world-class Elvis Presley show to audiences for more than 20 years. Parker’s powerful voice, electric moves and tasteful charisma will leave you ‘all shook up’ and screaming for more. He travels and performs with his very own 10-piece group, the Royal Tribute Band. He has also toured with Presley’s original vocal groups The Jordanaires, The Stamps Quartet and The Sweet Inspirations, as well as multiple events with Elvis’ bodyguards Sonny West, Sam Thompson and Dick Grob.

Wednesday, August 3

Hot August Nights Entertainment 2022 - Blood Sweat and Tears
at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino outdoor stage Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Blood, Sweat & Tears, at one point, was considered one of the biggest rock bands in America with hits including “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” and “Spinning Wheel,” winning a Grammy for Album of the Year — despite facing off against the Beatles’ Abbey Road — and playing a triumphant set at Woodstock. They went on to receive 10 Grammy nominations and won three. The band only performs about 60 shows a year so it’s a rare treat to see them live.

Thursday, August 4

Hot August Nights Entertainment 2022 - Blue Oyster Cult
at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino outdoor stage Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Since 1972, Blue Öyster Cult has been traveling the world bringing their unique take on rock music with them. The band was founded in the late ’60s and with relentless touring, the band grew their fanbase and scored its biggest hits with “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ For You,” both quintessential rock songs that remain popular to this day. Now nearing their fifth decade, Blue Öyster Cult is still “On Tour Forever,” playing shows to sold-out crowds in the United States and abroad.

Friday, August 5

at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino outdoor stage Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the decade of the 80s. He made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey joined Jefferson Starship as the lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin, and recorded a string of hits including “Jane”, “No Way Out”, “Find Your Way Back”, “Stranger”, and “Layin It On The Line”.  The group was renamed Starship in 1985 and went on to record three #1 hit songs including “We Built This City”, “Sara”, and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, from the film Mannequin which also was an Academy Award nominee. Their hit “It’s Not Over Til It’s Over” became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on Starships’s video classics such as “We Built This City” and “Sara” became staples on MTV and VH1. One can expect to hear hits from Starship and Jefferson Starship at Starship’s live performances, as well as a few selections from Jefferson Airplane as a nod to both bands’ beginnings.

Saturday, August 6

Hot August Nights Entertainment 2022 - KC and the Sunshine Band
at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino outdoor stage Presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc.

KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago.  Harry Wayne Casey – KC for short – developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight”, “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty”. With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and the Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the ’70s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music.

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