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.

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.

New this year, our fan-favorite The Garage, located at Grand Sierra Resort venue, is offering reserved tables (limited to three tables per night). This 21+ area allows you to enjoy complimentary drinks, pub snacks and plenty of room to enjoy the nightly performances in comfort and style.

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

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

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