Hot August Nights Event Schedule

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Every August, the streets of Virginia City, Reno and Sparks vibrate with the sound of muffled rumbles of rebuilt engines, rays of sunlight glinting off the polished chrome and heavy scents of Dapper Dan hair pomade fill the air. Droves of spectators line the sidewalks for a glimpse into the past, a time when a driver’s license and a hot car were all anyone needed or wanted on a Saturday night. Join us for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure. Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all.

Check back in early Spring for the 2021 event schedule.

Hot August Nights 2020 Event Schedule

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Every August, the streets of Virginia City, Reno and Sparks vibrate with the sound of muffled rumbles of rebuilt engines, rays of sunlight glinting off the polished chrome and heavy scents of Dapper Dan hair pomade fill the air. Droves of spectators line the sidewalks for a glimpse into the past, a time when a driver’s license and a hot car were all anyone needed or wanted on a Saturday night. Join us for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure. Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all.

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020

HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

8am to 4pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Inside Delta Saloon

9am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn on Saturday, August 1ST & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Combined Two Days of Ticket Sales

9am to 4pm
Classic Car Show-n-Shine along Historic “C” Street

9am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Souvenir Merchandise & Oldies Emporium – Delta Venue Lot

9am to 4pm
Poker Walk – Check in at the Delta Venue Lot

4pm to 5pm
Classic Car Cruise through Historic Virginia City

ENTERTAINMENT- VIRGINIA CITY

Delta Venue Lot
9am to 1pm
TBD

1pm to 5pm
Lady An The Tramp

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020

HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

8am to 3pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Inside Delta Saloon

9am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn on Saturday, August 1ST & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Combined Two Days of Ticket Sales

9am to 4pm
Classic Car Show-n-Shine along Historic “C” Street

9am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Souvenir Merchandise & Oldies Emporium – Delta Venue Lot

9am to 4pm
Poker Walk – Check in at the Delta Venue Lot

11am to 2pm
Celebrity Judging

3:30pm
Celebrity Show-n-Shine Awards Presentation Delta Venue Lot Stage

3:45pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Drawing – Delta Venue Lot Stage

4pm to 5pm
Classic Car Cruise through Historic Virginia City

ENTERTAINMENT- VIRGINIA CITY

Delta Venue Lot
9am to 1pm

TBD

1pm to 5pm
Tony Vee

 

ENTERTAINMENT – RENO/SPARKS

Grand Sierra Resort
Grand Theatre
8pm
TBD

MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020

7am to Noon
Purchase the Special Hot August Nights Breakfast in the Empire Diner & receive a Free 2020 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt (while supplies last) – Baldini’s Casino

Noon to 7pm
NEVADANS ONLY Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Must Present a Valid Nevada Driver’s License to Pick Up Packet – Grand Sierra Resort SILVER STATE PAVILION

ENTERTAINMENT

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5pm to 10pm
TBD

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30pm to 1am
TBD

 

Peppermill Resort
Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10pm
TBD

6pm to 9:45pm
TBD

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020

7am to Noon
Purchase the Special Hot August Nights Breakfast in the Empire Diner & receive a Free 2020 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt (while supplies last) – Baldini’s Casino

8am to 7pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Grand Sierra Resort SILVER STATE PAVILION

9am to 4pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s “$10,000 Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” – Grand Sierra Resort

10am to 10pm
Hot August Nights Host Venue at the Grand Sierra Resort – Vendors, Entertainment, Show-n-Shines & much more!

2pm to 6pm
Summit Racing Equipment Show-n-Shine – 960 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks

4pm to 8pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn on Saturday, August 8th & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Combined Five Days of Ticket Sales – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue

4:30pm to 9:30pm
The Garage – Hot August “Night Club” experience with refreshments and preferred concert seating – Grand Sierra Resort venue – call (775) 356-1956 for tickets or go to www.hotaugustnights.net for information

6pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s $10,000 “Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” Awards Presentation – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue Stage

ENTERTAINMENT

Grand Sierra Resort
Outdoor Stage
11am to 5pm
TBD

4:30pm
Papa Clutch & the Shifters

7:30pm
National Anthem – TBD

8:15pm
LONG TIME – A TRIBUTE TO THE BAND BOSTON

 

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5pm to 10pm
TBD

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30pm to 1am
TBD

 

Peppermill Resort
Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10pm
TBD

6pm to 9:45pm
TBD

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020

7am to Noon
Purchase the Special Hot August Nights Breakfast in the Empire Diner & receive a Free 2020 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt (while supplies last) – Baldini’s Casino

8am to 7pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Grand Sierra Resort SILVER STATE PAVILION

9am to 4pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s “$10,000 Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” – Grand Sierra Resort

9am to 4pm
Summit Racing Equipment presents the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition with Judging & Awards

9am to 4pm
Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition – All Chrysler/Mopar Products & All Other Misc. Manufactured Brands Will Be Judged – Victoria Square, Sparks

9am to 4pm
Women with Wheelz Show-n-Shine – Open to all Female Hot August Nights Registered Car Participants – Nugget Casino Resort East Side Parking Lot

10am to 5pm
Big Boy’s Toy Store & Dazzling Diva – A Tantalizing & Unique Boutique for the Ladies while the Men Shop the Big Boy’s Toy Store  Reno Events Center Downtown Reno Corner of 4th & Center Street

10am to 6pm
Poker Walk Public Registration – Downtown Reno Poker Walk Booth 4th & Virginia St.

10am to 10pm
Hot August Nights Host Venue at the Grand Sierra Resort – Vendors, Entertainment, Show-n-Shines & much more!

4pm
Summit Racing Equipment’s Show-n-Shine Competition Awards Presentation – Downtown Reno 4th & Virginia Street

4pm to 8pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn on Saturday, August 8th & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Combined Five Days of Ticket Sales – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue

4:30pm to 9:30pm
The Garage – Hot August “Night Club” experience with refreshments and preferred concert seating – Grand Sierra Resort venue   call (775) 356-1956 for tickets or go to www.hotaugustnights.net for information

6pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s $10,000 “Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” Awards Presentation – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue Stage

6pm
Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition Awards Presentation Sparks Outdoor Venue Stage

6pm to Midnight
Drag Races & Burnouts – Presented by AMSOIL Nugget Casino Resort West Parking Lot – Nightly Prizes – Gates Open at 5:30pm & Close at 11:30pm – Admission $15.00 daily

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Cruise – Downtown Sparks

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Official Kick-off Cruise – Downtown Reno

ENTERTAINMENT

Grand Sierra Resort
Outdoor Stage
11am to 4:30pm
TBD

4:30pm
Lady An The Tramp

7:30pm
National Anthem – TBD

8:15pm
THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES   

 

Victorian Square, Sparks
Outdoor Stage
10am to 5pm
DJ Rich West

5pm
Delta Cat

8:15pm
JOURNEY UNAUTHORIZED

 

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5pm to 10pm
TBD

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30pm to 1am
TBD

 

Baldini’s Casino
Over/Under Lounge
7pm to 11pm
TBD

 

Downtown Reno Venue
Outdoor Stage Silver Legacy Plaza 4th & Virginia Street
11am to 5pm
TBD

5pm to 10pm
TBD

 

Harrah’s Reno
Plaza
Noon to 4pm
TBD

 

Peppermill Resort
Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10pm
TBD

6pm to 9:45pm
TBD

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020

7am to Noon
Purchase the Special Hot August Nights Breakfast in the Empire Diner & receive a Free 2020 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt (while supplies last) – Baldini’s Casino

7am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Swap Meet & Cool Car Showroom – Reno/Sparks Livestock Events Center – 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno – Admission $10

8am to 11am
Poker Run Registration – Summit Racing Equipment – 960 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks Poker Run Stops include the Atlantis Casino Resort, Jaguar Land Rover Reno, Main Street Minden’s Scenic Minden Park, Historic Virginia City & Champion Chevrolet

8am to 7pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Grand Sierra Resort SILVER STATE PAVILION

9am to 4pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s “$10,000 Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” – Grand Sierra Resort

9am to 4pm
Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition – All Ford Products Will Be Judged – Victoria Square, Sparks

9am to 4pm
Summit Racing Equipment presents the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition with Judging & Awards

9am to 4pm
Women with Wheelz Show-n-Shine with Judging & Awards – Open to all Female Hot August Nights Registered Car Participants – Awards Presented at 4pm – Nugget Casino Resort East Side Parking Lot

9am to 5pm
Motorsports Auction Group (MAG) Doors Open for Viewing, Vendors & Displays – Reno/Sparks Convention Center – 4590 S. Virginia Street, Reno – Admission $20 or 3 day pass for $45

10am to 5pm
Big Boy’s Toy Store & Dazzling Diva – A Tantalizing & Unique Boutique for the Ladies while the Men Shop the Big Boy’s Toy Store Reno Events Center Downtown Reno Corner of 4th & Center Street

10am to 6pm
Poker Walk Public Registration – Downtown Reno Poker Walk Booth 4th & Virginia St.

10am to 10pm
Hot August Nights Host Venue at the Grand Sierra Resort – Vendors, Entertainment, Show-n-Shines & much more!

10am to 10pm
Sparks Victorian Square Craft Fair, Nugget Casino Resorts East Parking Lot

4pm to 8pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn on Saturday, August 8th & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Combined Five Days of Ticket Sales – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue

4:30pm to 9:30pm
The Garage – Hot August “Night Club” experience with refreshments and preferred concert seating – Grand Sierra Resort venue call (775) 356-1956 for tickets or go to www.hotaugustnights.net for information

6pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s $10,000 “Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” Awards Presentation – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue Stage

6pm
Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition Awards Presentation Sparks Outdoor Venue Stage

6pm to Midnight
Drag Races & Burnouts – Presented by AMSOIL Nugget Casino Resort West Parking Lot – Nightly Prizes – Gates Open at 5:30pm & Close at 11:30pm – Admission $15.00 daily

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Cruise – Downtown Reno

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Cruise – Downtown Sparks

ENTERTAINMENT

Grand Sierra Resort
Outdoor Stage
11am to 4:30pm
TBD

4:30pm
Hindsight

7:30pm
National Anthem – TBD

8:15pm
LEONID & FRIENDS “CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO”

 

Victorian Square, Sparks
Outdoor Stage
10am to 5pm
DJ Rich West

5pm
Route 66

8:15pm
CARAVANSERAI, THE SANTANA TRIBUTE

 

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5pm to 10pm
TBD

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30pm to 1am
TBD

 

Baldini’s Casino
Over/Under Lounge
6pm to 11pm
Brian Andrews as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash & Many More Rock-n-Roll Legends – Free Admission

 

Downtown Reno Venue
Outdoor Stage Silver Legacy Plaza 4th & Virginia Street
11am to 5pm
TBD

5pm to 10pm
TBD

 

Harrah’s Reno
Plaza
Noon to 4pm
TBD

8pm
TBD

Sammy’s Showroom
7:30pm
TBD

 

Peppermill Resort
Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10pm
TBD

6pm to 9:45pm
TBD

 

Silver Legacy Resort
Grand Exposition Hall
8pm
TBD

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2020

7am to Noon
Purchase the Special Hot August Nights Breakfast in the Empire Diner & receive a Free 2020 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt (while supplies last) – Baldini’s Casino

7am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Swap Meet & Cool Car Showroom – Reno/Sparks Livestock Events Center – 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno – Admission $10

8am to 7pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Grand Sierra Resort SILVER STATE PAVILION

9am to 4pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s “$10,000 Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” – Grand Sierra Resort

9am to 4pm
Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition – All General Motors Products Will Be Judged

9am to 4pm
Nugget Casino Resort’s Best Stock Restored & Best Stock Original Competition – All Makes Victorian Square, Sparks

9am to 4pm
Summit Racing Equipment presents the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition with Judging & Awards

9am to 5pm
Motorsports Auction Group (MAG) Doors Open for Viewing, Vendors & Displays – Reno/Sparks Convention Center – 4590 S. Virginia Street, Reno – Admission: $20

10am to 5pm
Big Boy’s Toy Store & Dazzling Diva – A Tantalizing & Unique Boutique for the Ladies while the Men Shop the Big Boy’s Toy Store Reno Events Center Downtown Reno Corner of 4th & Center Street

10am to 6pm
Poker Walk Public Registration – Downtown Reno Poker Walk Booth 4th & Virginia St.

10am to 10pm
Hot August Nights Host Venue at the Grand Sierra Resort – Vendors, Entertainment, Show-n-Shines & much more!

10am to 10pm
Sparks Victorian Square Craft Fair, Nugget Casino Resorts East Parking Lot

4pm
Summit Racing Equipment’s Show-n-Shine Competition Awards Presentation – Downtown Reno 4th & Virginia Street

4pm to 8pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn on Saturday, August 8th & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Combined Five Days of Ticket Sales – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue

4:30pm to 9:30pm
The Garage – Hot August “Night Club” experience with refreshments and preferred concert seating – Grand Sierra Resort venue call (775) 356-1956 for tickets or go to www.hotaugustnights.net for information

6pm
Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition Awards Presentation Sparks Outdoor Venue Stage

6pm to Midnight
Drag Races & Burnouts – Presented by AMSOIL Nugget Casino Resort West Parking Lot – Nightly Prizes – Gates Open at 5:30pm & Close at 11:30pm – Admission $15.00 daily

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Cruise – Downtown Reno

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Cruise – Downtown Sparks

ENTERTAINMENT

Grand Sierra Resort
Outdoor Stage
11am to 4:30pm
TBD

4:30pm
Jim Shoe & the Sneakers

7:30pm
National Anthem – TBD

8:15pm
THE GUESS WHO

 

Victorian Square, Sparks
Outdoor Stage
10am to 5pm
DJ Rich West

5pm
Arizona Jones

8:15pm
DESPERADO, THE PREMIERE EAGLES TRIBUTE

 

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5pm to 10pm
TBD

Indoor Cabaret Stage
4:30pm to 10pm
TBD

10:30pm to 4am
TBD

 

Baldini’s Casino
Over/Under Lounge
7pm to 11pm
Brian Andrews as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash & Many More Rock-n-Roll Legends – Free Admission

 

Downtown Reno Venue
Outdoor Stage Silver Legacy Plaza 4th & Virginia Street
11am to 5pm
TBD

5pm to 10pm
TBD

 

Harrah’s Reno
Plaza
Noon to 4pm
TBD

8pm
TBD

Sammy’s Showroom
8pm
TBD

 

Peppermill Resort
Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10pm
TBD

6pm to 9:45pm
TBD

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2020

7am to Noon
Purchase the Special Hot August Nights Breakfast in the Empire Diner & receive a Free 2020 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt (while supplies last) – Baldini’s Casino

7am to 2pm
Hot August Nights Swap Meet & Cool Car Showroom – Reno/Sparks Livestock Events Center – 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno – Admission $10

8am to 1pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Grand Sierra Resort – SILVER STATE PAVILION

9am to 2pm
Summit Racing Equipment Presents the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition with Judging & Awards

9am to 4pm
Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine – Grand Sierra Resort

9am to 4pm
Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine – Downtown Reno

9am to 4pm
Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine – Victoria Square, Sparks

9am to 4pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s “$10,000 Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” – Grand Sierra Resort

9am to 5pm
Motorsports Auction Group (MAG) Doors Open for Viewing, Vendors & Displays – Reno/Sparks Convention Center – 4590

10am
Jenny’s Studio of Dance Performance Outdoor Venue Stage – Victorian Square, Sparks

10am to 5pm
Poker Walk Card Stops – Downtown Reno Hands Back by 5pm – 4th & Virginia Street

10am to 5pm
Big Boy’s Toy Store & Dazzling Diva – A Tantalizing & Unique Boutique for the Ladies while the Men Shop the Big Boy’s Toy Store Reno Events Center Downtown Reno Corner of 4th & Center Street

10am to 10pm
Hot August Nights Host Venue at the Grand Sierra Resort – Vendors, Entertainment, Show-n-Shines & much more!

Noon to 6:30pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn Tonight at 7:30pm From the Outdoor Stage & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Combined Five Days of Ticket Sales – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue

10am to 10pm
Sparks Victorian Square Craft Fair, Nugget Casino Resorts East Parking Lot

2pm
Summit Racing Equipment’s Show-n-Shine Competition Awards Presentation – Downtown Reno venue stage – 4th & Virginia Street

4:30pm to 9:30pm
The Garage – Hot August “Night Club” experience with refreshments and preferred concert seating – Grand Sierra Resort venue   call (775) 356-1956 for tickets or go to www.hotaugustnights.net for information

6pm
Grand Sierra Resort’s $10,000 “Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” Awards Presentation – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue Stage

6pm
Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition Best of Show Awards Presentation Sparks Outdoor Venue Stage

6pm to Midnight
Drag Races & Burnouts – Nugget Casino Resort West Parking Lot – Nightly Prizes – Gates Open at 5:30pm & Close at 11:30pm – Admission $15.00 daily

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Cruise – Downtown Reno

7pm to 10pm
Controlled Cruise – Downtown Sparks

7:30pm
Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle Ticket Drawn & Cash Giveaway – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue Stage

ENTERTAINMENT

Grand Sierra Resort
Outdoor Stage
10am to 4:30pm
TBD

4:30pm
Arizona Jones

7:30pm
National Anthem – Ms. Ronda Shen

8:15pm
COMMODORES

 

Victorian Square, Sparks
Outdoor Stage
10am to 5pm
DJ Rich West

5pm
Lady An The Tramp

8:15pm
CHUBBY CHECKER

 

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5pm to 10pm
TBD

Indoor Cabaret Stage
4:30pm to 10pm
TBD

10:30pm to 4am
TBD

 

Baldini’s Casino
Over/Under Lounge
7pm to 11pm
Brian Andrews as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash & Many More Rock-n-Roll Legends – Free Admission

 

Downtown Reno Venue
Outdoor Stage Silver Legacy Plaza 4th & Virginia Street
11am to 5pm
TBD

5pm to 10pm
TBD

 

Harrah’s Reno
Plaza
Noon to 5pm
TBD

8pm
TBD

Sammy’s Showroom
7:30pm
TBD

 

Peppermill Resort
Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10pm
TBD

6pm to 9:45pm
TBD

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020

7am to Noon
Purchase the Special Hot August Nights Breakfast in the Empire Diner & receive a Free 2020 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt (while supplies last) – Baldini’s Casino

8:30am
Car Awards Presentation & Parade of Champions – Downtown Reno – 4th & Virginia Streets

10am
Official Hot August Nights Grand Finale Parade Downtown Reno

ENTERTAINMENT

Atlantis Casino Resort
Indoor Cabaret Stage
8pm to 1:30am
TBD

*All Entertainment is Free Unless Otherwise Noted

*TIMES, ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Future Hot August Nights Dates

2021: August 3 – August 8
2022:  August 2 – August 7
2023: August 1 – August 6
2024: August 6 – August 11

Future Virginia City Dates

2021: July 30 – 31
2022: July 29 – 30
2023: July 28 – 29
2024: August 2 – 3

Spring Fever Revival

2021:  May 14 – 15
2022:  May 13 – 14

Fall Frenzy 2020

Join us Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Baldini’s Sports Casino in Sparks

Classics & Cocktails

TBD

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