Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Entertainment

The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is ground zero for Hot August Nights and the annual lineup of entertainment designed to take you back.

All performances are FREE. Schedules are subject to change.

  • 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno, NV 89595
The Garage at GSR
The Garage at Grand Sierra Resort

Take it up a notch with The Garage presented by D&S Tow 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 offers NEW reserved tables in addition to individual tickets to a VIP tented experience for the nightly entertainment.

Want to get closer? Like at the stage? Then the NEW Headlight Lounge is for you. With the same benefits as The Garage, this area is reserved for tables in front of the stage. It’s the best way to not miss a beat and be at one of the most sought-after locations of the entire venue.

Week Long Entertainment

Week Long Entertainment


The Rocket Man Show presented by Granite Construction
11am to 4:30pm DJ Steve West
4:30pm Jim Shoe & The Sneakers
7:30pm National Anthem

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.


WAR presented by Sani-Hut
11am to 4:30pm DJ Steve West
4:30pm Delta Cat
7:30pm National Anthem
8:15pm 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.


38 Special presented by MAG Auctions
11am to 4:30pm DJ Steve West
4:30pm Arizona Jones
7:30pm National Anthem
8:15pm 38 Special

38 Special, with more than four decades together, brings their signature sounds of Southern Rock to audiences around the country. The band is known 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.


America presented by Model Dairy
11am to 4:30pm DJ Steve West
4:30pm Route 66… The Band
7:30pm National Anthem – Nick Sorrentino
8:15pm 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.


Foghat presented by Champion Chevrolet
11am to 4:30pm DJ Steve West
4:30pm Decoy
7:30pm National Anthem
8:15pm 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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