Summer line-up

Looking for something to do? Summer is the time to catch an art show, see an event or hear some live music.

KDOT DJ Nick Danger helps Mr. Reno stage dive into the mosh pit at a recent concert.

KDOT DJ Nick Danger helps Mr. Reno stage dive into the mosh pit at a recent concert.

Photo By David Robert

Special events

Pro Wakeboard Tour: The third spot on the tour features the world’s top wakeboarders competing for 2004 X Games qualification, 8:30 a.m. June 5; 10 a.m. June 6. $5-$10. Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive, Sparks,

Heart of the Forest Renaissance Fair: Relive the days of the Renaissance with entertainment, dancing, jousting, theater and more, 10 a.m. June 5-6; 12-13. $6-$20. Camp Richardson, Tallac Historic Site, two miles north of Highway 50 on Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, (415) 897-4555 or

Sparks Hometowne Farmers’ Market: More than 100 vendors offer their finest produce, flowers, breads, arts and crafts; entertainment includes live music, street performers, cooking demonstrations and lawn and garden care demonstrations, 4 p.m. Thursdays June 10-Aug. 26 (except Aug. 5). Along Victorian Avenue, Downtown Sparks. 353-2291.

Reno Festival with Luis Palau: The festival-of-faith ministry includes extreme sports and professional skating exhibitions, a VeggieTales children’s area and performances by Christian rock and gospel artists such as Sarah Kelly, Kutless, TobyMac and Point of Grace, noon June 11-12. Free. Rancho San Rafael Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., 345-9090 or

Eurofest: The annual event features music, foods, beer, and arts and crafts with a German emphasis, 4 a.m. June 11; 11 a.m. June 12-13. Rail City Casino, 2121 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 359-9440 or visit

Carson City Rendezvous: The living history event features Civil War reenactments, encampments, gunfighter shows, Native American villages, dancing, camel rides, train rides and music, noon June 11; 10 a.m. June 12-13. Various locations in Carson City. 687-7410 or

I.O.O.B. Street Party: Boomtown hosts the I.O.O.B. motorcycle club’s first street party featuring live music, motorcycle vendor booths and bike games, 10 a.m. June 12. $15. Boomtown Casino and Hotel, exit 4 off Interstate 80 west, 345-6000 or

Juneteenth: Celebrate African-American culture and history through exhibits, music, food and dance, June 12. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 624-6861.

Reno Rodeo Parade: Kick off the Reno Rodeo with a parade through downtown Reno, 10 a.m. June 19. Visit

Reno Rodeo: World-champion cowboys and cowgirls compete for cash prizes in one of the West’s biggest rodeos, June 17-26. $9-$17. Reno Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., (800) 225-2277 or visit

Tour de Nez: The 12th annual bike race through Reno expands to a three-day event, which includes mountain bike and road races, food and festivities, June 25-27. Various locations in Reno; anniversary party at Deux Gros Nez, 249 California Ave., 348-6673 or visit

Eldorado’s BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival: The annual street party offers live blues music, an assortment of microbrews and BBQ, June 26-27. Virginia Street, downtown Reno, 786-5700 or

Tallac Site Celebration: The annual Valhalla Arts & Music Festival kicks off with this event that samples the music and artwork to be showcased this summer, noon June 27. Valhalla lawn and Boathouse Theatre, Tallac Historic Site, Highway 89, three miles north of South Lake Tahoe, (888) 632-5859 or visit

Artown: More than 200 events and exhibits produced by more than 60 cultural organizations and businesses comprise the eighth annual arts festival, July 1-31. Various locations in Reno. Call 322-1538 or visit

American Arts Festival: Darin Talbot, Colin Ross Band, Reno Big Swing Band and the Brian Landrus Project perform at this celebration of American music, arts and culture, 11 a.m. July 3. Free. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 329-2787.

Great International Chicken Wing Society: Bars and restaurants compete for cash prizes and bragging rights for the best chicken wings, 11 a.m. July 2-4. Virginia Street, Reno Arch to Second Street, downtown Reno, (800) 860-9464 or

Art, Jazz & Wealth: Try Cajun treats like alligator-on-a-stick, listen to music, view some art and learn investment tips at this event, 4 p.m. July 6. E.J.’s Café at Riverside Artist Lofts, 17 S. Virginia St., 324-9900.

HRPS Historic Tours: The Historic Reno Preservation Society hosts this series of walking tours through Reno’s historical neighborhoods, July 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27, 31. $5, free for HRPS members. 787-3170.

Star-Spangled Sparks: Celebrate the Fourth of July with all-day family oriented entertainment, 7:30 a.m. Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive; more events, Victorian Square, 7 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 a.m. downtown Sparks, 358-1976 or visit

Art of Good Taste: This festival focuses on a different regional cuisine each week, July 10, 17, 24, 31. Harrah’s Reno, 219 N. Center St., 788-2900.

The Big Easy: Sample the music and flavors of New Orleans with parades, zydeco music, Cajun food and more, July 16-18. Victorian Avenue, downtown Sparks. Call the Silver Club at 358-4771.

Reno Basque Festival: The annual event celebrates Basque culture with traditional games, dancing and food, July 17-18. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue. 787-3039.

Reno Celtic Celebration: Head to downtown Reno for a weekend of pipe band performances, Irish step dancing and Scottish dancing, Highlander games and more, July 26-27. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 332-3336 or

Silver Legacy’s anniversary celebration: The Reno Philharmonic performs; fireworks follow, July 23. Outside Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., 325-7401 or

Drum, Dance and Didgeridoo Festival: Asha Belly Dancers and Pangaea Percussion & Winds present a afternoon of world music, belly dancing and a people’s parade through the park, noon July 30. Free. Whitaker Park, University Terrace and Washington Street, 848-7203.

Hot August Nights: Take a drive down memory lane with classic rock ’n’ roll, big cars, show ’n’ shines, cruises, classic car parades and live music, July 31-Aug. 8. Various locations in Reno. 356-1956 or visit

Reno Pride: The ninth annual event includes a parade and other entertainment, Aug. 20-22. Downtown Reno,

Reno-Tahoe Open: PGA professionals compete for a $3 million purse, Aug. 16-22. Montreux Golf Course, 16475 Bordeaux Drive, 322-3900 or visit

Nevada State Fair: Savor the last days of summer break with carnival rides, 4-H exhibitions, arts and crafts, live music and more, Aug. 25-29. $5-$7 admission plus $5 parking fee. Reno Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., 688-5767 or visit

Burning Man: Head out to the Black Rock Desert for a week of self-discovery, artistic expression and the Burning of The Man, Aug. 30-Sept. 6. $225 advance, $250+ at gate. Visit

Best of the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off: Cooks compete for title of the best ribs in the west and cash prizes, 11 a.m. Sept. 2-6. Victorian Square, downtown Sparks. Call John Ascuaga’s Nugget at 356-3300.

Art shows/exhibits

Alexandratos Gallery, 600 S. Center St., 323-4811: Works by Ron Oden, David Dory, David Miller and other artists are on display through June 23; Art and Sole, 2 p.m. July 12, 26; Welcome to the West art strolling, 5 p.m. July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Art Slaves Show & Sale, Tanglewood Productions, 125 Brinkby Ave., 688-6282: Showcases the works of advertising and communications professionals; reception, 5:30 p.m. July 8.

Artouring, tours of artists’ studios, 826-3655 or George Drews, Valerie Cohen, Anne Bertucci, July 6; Dean Burton, Patty Melton, Jann Selleck-Suminigashi, July 8; Dale Pappas, Stephi Hogen, Anne Hall, July 13; Jim McCormick, Jutta Gietl, Kim Kimerling, July 15; Toni Lowden, Dave Bryeans, Linda Yaxley, Beth Rubenstein, July 15; Linda Nazemain, Mimi Patrick, John Karrasch, Paula Saponaro, Larry Wahrenbrook, Jean Legassick, Jeff Nicholson, July 22; Joe Zuccarini, Zlocovich, Michael Smith, Donia Lilly, July 27; Gini Campbell Annis, Melinda Plumbridge, Joan Shonnard, Michael Stosic, July 29. $25.

Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Silver Legacy Grand Exposition Hall, 407 N. Virginia St., One of the world’s largest auctions of western, sporting and wildlife art, 1:30 p.m. July 24.

Dreamer’s Coffeehouse, Riverside Artists’ Lofts, 17 S. Virginia St., 322-8040: Juried art contest reception and awards ceremony, 6 p.m. July 23.

Gold Room Gallery, Eldorado hotel-casino, 345 N. Sierra St., 786-5700: Reception for Bruce LaFountain’s The Warrior Within, also featuring Dale Laitinen, 5 p.m. July 9.

Great Basin Basketmakers: Weave-In: A Fresh Approach is a basket convention featuring basketmakers from North and South America, July 15-19. Various locations. 825-4397 or

McKinley Arts and Culture Center, 925 Riverside Drive: Art Paws in the Park, July 11.

Metro Gallery, Reno City Hall, 490 S. Center St., 329-2787: Panorama Nevada by Deon Reynolds, June 7-July 30.

National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St., 333-9300: 1950s: Cold War, Hot Cars, through Sept. 27; Ice Hot Cars, 11 a.m. July 17. The art of Robert Cinkel, July 1-31. $3-$8.

Nevada Museum of Art (The Harrah Collection), 160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333: Art 4 Auction, June 11; Lorenzo Latimer and the Latimer Art Club, through July 1; Impressionist Eye: Painting and Sculpture from the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation featuring works by artists such as Monet, Degas, Renoir and Mary Cassatt, through July 18; Nevada Portraits: Photographs by Reed Bingham through July 18; Robert Beckham: Body of the House, through Aug. 22; Marco Brambilla: HalfLife, through Aug. 29; Photographs by Reinhart Mlineritsch, through Oct. 10. $5-$10.

Promenade Gallery at Washoe Medical Center, 77 Pringle St.: Sierra Watercolor Society Art for Healing, part of Healing Arts Festival, July 1-Aug. 12.

Record Street Café, 9th and Evans streets, 329-7227 or POP Fireworks and Neon Art by James McNuity and Jeff Johnson, 7 p.m. July 2.

Sierra Arts Gallery, Riverside Artist Lofts, 17 S. Virginia St., 329-2787: Corporeal by Jamie Barnes, through June 25.

St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, 4795 Lakeside Drive. Call Alexandratos Gallery at 323-4811: Festival of Art, 1 p.m. July 10.

Stremmel Gallery, 1400 S. Virginia St., 786-0558: Painted Journeys by Len Chmiel on display through June 17; You Are Here: Reflections of the Viewer by Jim McCormick, July 8-31.

Sturm Gallery at Truckee Meadows Community College, 7000 Dandini Blvd., 674-7698 or 673-7000: Art of Ismael Santillanes, through June 29; Photographers of the Great Basin: A Partial Survey of the Nevada Landscape, July 1-30.

Valhalla Fine Quilts Exhibit, Valhalla Grand Hall, Tallac Historic Site, Highway 89, three miles north of South Lake Tahoe, (888) 632-5859: Quilters display their works and demonstrate their techniques; visitors nominate their favorite quilt, 11 a.m. July 31-Aug. 2.

VSA arts, 135 N. Sierra St., Suite D, 826-6100: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression Artworks presents Sunshine from Darkness, July 1-31; Treasures in Your Attic?, July 22.

Western Heritage Interpretive Center, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, 828-6642: A Sense of Place: Childhood Memories of Northern Nevada by Stephen Davis, July 3-Aug. 8.

Wildflower Village, 4275-4395 W. Fourth St., 827-5250: Art courses, outdoor art festivals, a tribute to Niki De Saint Phalle with the building of Petra Segraves von Falken’s Nana-style figures, July 1-31.

Performing Arts/Theater

Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends (A Final Night With the Illuminati): Bruka Theatre presents this “apocalyptic farce,” 8 p.m. June 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26; 2 p.m. June 20. $12-$18. 99 N. Virginia St., 323-3221.

New Works Initiative IV: Nevada Shakespeare Company New Works Initiative presents readings of works by Laura Harrington, JudyLee Olivia and Gailmarie Pahmeier, 11 a.m., 2 a.m., 6 p.m. June 5. Free. KNPB Community Room, E. L. Cord Building, 1670 N. Virginia St., 324-4198.

The Wizard of Oz: Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company presents the children’s classic, 7:30 p.m. June 11-12, 18-19; 2:30 p.m. June 13, 20. $10-$14. Bob Boldrick Theatre, Carson Community Center, 851 E. William. St., Carson City, 445-4249.

The Merchant of Venice: Nevada Repertory Company presents Shakespeare’s comedy, 7:30 p.m. June 18-19, 23-26. $12-$17. Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 784-6847.

Lake Tahoe Chautauqua: Scholars portray American historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, Huey Long and Aimee Semple McPherson, 7 p.m. June 26-27. $25-$100 with senior and student discounts. Sand Harbor, Highway 28, Incline Village, 784-6587 or

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company: The Chinese-inspired modern dance group kicks off Artown, 7:30 p.m. July 1. Free. Wingfield Park Amphitheater, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 322-1538.

Titus Andronicus: Bruka Theatre presents its production of Shakespeare’s tale of vengeance during Artown, 8 p.m. July 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31. $12-$18. Bruka Theater, 99 N. Virginia St., 323-3221.

A Single Woman: Nevada Shakespeare Company presents this one-woman show about Jeanette Rankin, 7 p.m. July 15, 29. First United Methodist Church, 209 W. First St., 324-4198.

Moments in Truth: University of Nevada, Reno and the College of the Arts UNR Dance Theatre present this dance concert featuring Finnish modern dance artist Mirva Makinen, 8 p.m. July 6. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 784-6145.

A Toast to Broadway/A Touch of Opera: Aurora Repertory Theatre presents this tribute to Broadway and opera classics, 7:30 p.m. July 9-11. $5-$15. Laxalt Auditorium, Nelson Building, 410 W. Second St., 324-7932.

Emma Nevada: Aurora Repetory Theatre presents the living history concert of the opera singer, Emma Nevada, 2 p.m. July 10-11. $5-$15. Laxalt Auditorium, Nelson Building, 410 W. Second St., 324-7932.

The Moving Image: AREA-51 Dance Theatre presents its new dance work during Artown, 8 p.m. July 13. Free. Wingfield Park Amphitheater, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 322-1999.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival: This year’s plays are As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing (alternating nights), 7:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 p.m. weekends (dark Mondays), July 15-Aug. 22. $12-$65. Sand Harbor, Highway 28, Incline Village, (800) 747-4697.

The Guys: The Actors’ Gang presents this off-Broadway production inspired by the events of Sept. 11, 8 p.m. July 16-17. $30-$100. TMCC/Nell J. Redfield Foundation Performing Arts Center, 505 Keystone Ave., 322-1538.

A Celtic Summer’s Eve: Reno Irish Dance Company and the Celtic Youth Chorus present this program of Celtic music and dance, 8 p.m. July 17. $3-$5. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, 829-7878.

Great Basin Chautauqua: Scholars portray American historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, Zora Neale Hurston, Aimee Semple McPherson, Woody Guthrie and Huey Long; 6 p.m. music, 7 p.m. performances, July 18-22. $10-$60. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., 784-6587 or

Summer Dance Soiree: Nevada Performing Arts students perform, 8 p.m. July 20. Wingfield Park Amphitheater, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 322-1538.

Joffrey Ballet: The Chicago-based dance company features prima ballerina and former Reno resident Maia Wilkins, 8 p.m. July 21-22; 2 p.m. June 22. $20-$60. Reno Hilton Theater, 2500 E. Second St., 789-2285 or 329-1538.

The Second City: The improv group comes to Reno, 8 p.m. July 23-24. $20. John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, 356-3300.

A Bit O’ Th’ Bard IV: Part I & II: Nevada Shakespeare Company presents excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays and sonnets, 5:30 p.m. July 26-28. Free. Lear Theatre Outdoor Plaza, 528 W. First St., 324-4198.

Evening of Dance and Music: Sierra Nevada Ballet presents this program featuring tap dancer Sam Weber, 8 p.m. July 27. Wingfield Park Amphitheater, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 322-1538.

The Comedy of Errors: Foothill Theatre Company presents its Young Shakespeare production, 9 a.m. July 27-29; Aug. 3-5, 10-12. Sand Harbor, Highway 28, Incline Village, 832-1616.

Live Music/Performance

Alturas Bar, 1044 E. Fourth St., 324-5050: Wingnut Adams, 8 p.m. June 11-12, $8-$10; Larry Garner, 8 p.m. July 7, $8-$10.

Boomtown, exit 4 off Interstate 80 west, (775) 345-6000: John McEuen, 7:30 p.m. June 3, $15.

Breeze Nightclub at Tahoe Biltmore, 5 Highway 28, Crystal Bay, (800) 245-8667: Pato Banton and the Reggae Revolution, 9 p.m. June 9, $15; Wishbone Ash, 9:30 p.m. June 12, $20.

Beethoven at Bartley, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, 348-9413: Imami Winds, 7:30 p.m. July 5; Great Basin Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m. July 12; Allan Fuller, 7:30 p.m. July 19; Reno Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. July 26. Free.

Caesars Tahoe, 55 Highway 50, Stateline, (800) 648-3353: Circus Maximus Showroom: Kansas, June 12, $40; Tony Bennett, June 18, $65-$80; Clint Black, June 25-26, $50-$65; Howie Mandel, July 2-3, $30-$40; Reverend Horton Heat, July 7, $20; Boz Scaggs, July 23-24, $40-$55; Club Nero: KRS-One, June 19, $15-$20; Hieroglyphics, July 2, $20; Phife Dawg and Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest, July 10, $15-$20. Most shows start at 9 p.m.

Capital City Music Series, various locations in Carson City, 687-7410: Bluegrass, swing, country and rock bands perform weekend concerts at various locations in Carson City, June-August. Free.

City Center Pavilion, 55 E. Fourth St., (888) 288-1833: Jewel, Anne Heaton, 8 p.m. June 12, $50-$72; Dolphy & Zsa Zsa, 8 p.m. July 30, $45-$75; LeAnn Rimes, The Jenkins, 8 p.m. July 17, $49.50-$71.50; Kinsey Sicks, 9 p.m. Aug. 20; 8 p.m. Aug. 21; $38.50.

Crystal Bay Club, 14 Highway 28, Crystal Bay, (775) 883-6333: Chris Cain, June 11; Coco Montoya, June 18; Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, June 29-31; Hot Tahoe Cruisin’ with Papa Doo Run Run, Aug. 7; Robben Ford and the Blue Line, Aug. 27. Shows at 9 p.m. Call for ticket prices.

Eldorado Hotel and Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700, BBQ, Blues & Brews: Shane Dwight Blues Band, Sista Monica, Elvin Bishop, Deja Blues, Canned Heat, Norton Buffalo and the Knockouts, June 26; Briefcase Full of Blues, Norton Buffalo and the Knockouts, Canned Heat, Shane Dwight Blues Band, Sista Monica, Mickey Thomas and Friends, June 27; “Reno Idol,” 6 p.m. July 5, $20-$30.

Food for the Soul concerts at Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 331-3663: Bakra Bata’ Steel Drum & Dance Ensemble, July 7; Les Yeux Noirs, July 14; Eileen Ivers, July 21; Reno Jazz Orchestra, July 28. Shows start 7:30 p.m. $5 or five cans or more of non-perishable food.

Golden Phoenix, 255 N. Virginia St., 785-7100: Al Steward, 8 p.m. June 4-5; Tommy Castro, June 25; Preservation Hall Jazz Band, June 26; Brian McCormas, July 9-10; Ambrosia, J.F. Coley, S. Bishop, July 30; Freddy Fender, Aug. 6-7; Neville Brothers, Aug. 14; Tom Rush, Aug. 27-28. Shows start at 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices.

Hacienda Restaurant & Bar, 10580 N. McCarran Blvd., 746-2228 or Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10, $27.50.

Harrah’s Reno, 219 N. Center St., 788-2900, Harrah’s Plaza: Blue Oyster Cult, June 4; Beach Boys, June 11; Georgia Satellites, June 18; Little Big Town, June 25; Berlin, July 2; John Waite, July 9; Survivor, July 16; Orleans, July 23; Garrat Wilkin & The Parrot Heads, July 30; Twist & Shout, Aug. 6; Travis LeDoyt, Aug. 6-7. Shows start 8 p.m. Free.

Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheater, 55 Highway 50, Stateline, (775) 588-2411 or (800) 427-3322: John Fogerty, 7 p.m. June 25, $35-$65; John Mayer, Switchfoot, DJ Logic, 7 p.m. July 13, $39.50-$65; Jack Johnson, 6 p.m. Aug. 25, $35.

Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, 828-6642: Greg Brown, Pieta Brown, Bo Ramsey, 8 p.m. June 5, $35-$30; Belle Voce, 7:30 p.m. July 6, free; Robert Earl Keen, Junior Brown, 8 p.m. June 18, $40-$45; Steve Earle & The Bluegrass Dukes, Joan Baez, 8 p.m. June 25, $50-$60; Lucinda Williams, 8 p.m. July 15, $50-$60; Arlo Guthrie, 7:30 p.m. July 29, $20-$45; The Flatlanders, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, 8 p.m. July 30, $35-$40; Janis Ian, 7 p.m. Aug. 8, $25-$30; Legends of Hawaiian Music featuring Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, Herb Ohta Jr., Keoki Kahumoku, David Kamakahi, Patrick Landez, 8 p.m. Aug. 14, $20-$25; David Bryne featuring the Tosca Strings, 8 p.m. Aug. 17, $50-$60; Bruce Cockburn, 8 p.m. Aug. 19, $25-$30; Trailer Park Troubadours, Reverend Billy C. Wirtz, Paul Thorn, Doodoo Wah, The Willies, 5 p.m. Sept. 18, $30-$35; Richard Thompson, The Websters with Scott Nygard, 7 p.m. Sept. 19, $30-$35; Rosanne Cash, 8 p.m. Sept. 25, $50-$60.

High Sierra Music Festival, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, Quincy, Calif., (510) 420-1529 or visit Headliners include Steve Earle & The Bluegrass Dukes, moe., Galatic, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Leftover Salmon, Richard Thompson Band, Chris Robinson and the New Earth Mud, July 1-4, $110-$165.

John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, 356-3300: Celebrity Showroom: Wayne Newton, June 4, $ 32-$37; Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra XL2, June 11-12, $29; Night Ranger, June 19, $27; Don Rickles, June 25-26, $48; Ronnie Milsap, July 2-3, $37; Kenny Loggins, July 9-10, $42-$47; Charo, July 16-17, $28; Rich Little, July 30-31, $32; The Mills Brothers, Aug. 1-2, $22; Society of Seven, Aug. 13-14, $28; George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Aug. 27-28, $48. Most shows start at 8 p.m. Rib Cookoff: Mumbo Gumbo, Joe Diffie, Foghat, Euge Groove, Sept. 2-6.

Lake Tahoe Music Festival, various locations in Tahoe-Donner area, (530) 581-1184 or Miro Quartet, Anton Nel, June 19, 25; Serenade for Strings, June 20; Klezmer in the Village, July 9; Jimmy Dorsey & Pied Pipers, July 15; Alasdair Fraser, The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, July 17; Lavay Smith & Her Hot Skillet Lickers, July 22; Russian National Orchestra, July 24; Bach on the Rock with conductor Timm Rolek, July 29; Cleo Lain, John Dankworth, Aug. 7; The Blind Boys of Alabama, Aug. 12; Charlies Musselwhite, Aug. 14; Glenn Yarbrough and the Folk Reunion, Aug. 19; Festival Orchestra featuring Taylor Eigsti, Aug. 21. $15-$40.

Lampe Park, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, 882-8900 x125 or War, 8 p.m. June 12, $18.

Lawlor Events Center, 15th and North Virginia streets, University of Nevada, Reno, 784-4440 or visit Art Laboe Live Oldies But Goodies Concert with Heatwave, Barbara Lewis, GQ, Bloodstone, The Originals, Sly Slick and Wicked, The Honey Cone, NB Ridaz, 8 p.m. July 9, $28.25-$65; Incubus, The Vines, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, $29.50.

New Oasis, 2100 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 359-4020 or Alex Lora de El Tri, 8 p.m. June 7, $25; Punks vs. Psychos with Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards, Nek Romantix, Die Hunns, Roger Miret & The Disasters, Horror Pops, 8 p.m. June 9, $13-$15; Sparta, Engine Down, All State Champs, 9 p.m. June 11, $10.09-$15; Reel Big Fish, Rx Bandits, Lucky Boys Confusion, Catch 22, 6:30 p.m. July 23, $15-$17; Twista, B Legit, 9:30 p.m. July 30, $30 advance; Tech n9ne, Beat Officers, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 6, $20 advance.

Nevada Museum of Art rooftop, 160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333: Todd Snider and Melita Osheowitz-Snider, Amy Rigby, 7 p.m. July 22-24, $27.75-$32.75.

Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 784-6847: Argenta and Friends, 8 p.m. July 14, 18, 21; $5-$12.

Reno Hilton, 2500 E. Second St., 789-2285: Hilton Theater: Tesla, 8 p.m. June 22, $30-$32; The Four Tops, 9 p.m. July 10, $38.50-$49.50; Heart, 9 p.m. July 30-31, $49.50-$60.50; Keith Urban, 9 p.m. Aug. 13-14, $33-$44. Outdoor Amphitheater: Reba McEntire, Jessica Andrews, 8 p.m. July 2, $49.50-$71.50; Train, 8 p.m. July 16, $30-$45; Rod Stewart, 8 p.m. Aug. 8, $57.75-$89.25; REO Speedwagon, Styx, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, $38.50-$49.50; Deep Purple, Joe Satriani, Thin Lizzy, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2, $33-$49.50. The Garage: Jeffrey Halford & The Healers, 9 p.m. July 2. Free.

River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, Calif., (530) 583-2801: Midnite, 9 p.m. Aug. 11. $15.

Rollin’ on the River, Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 324-4440: Buckwheat Zydeco, June 18; Curtis Salgado, July 25; Zion Roots, July 2; Johnny A, July 9; Crash Test Dummies, July 16; John Eddie, July 23; Jen Chapin, July 30; I. Mihana, Aug. 13; East Mountain South, Aug. 20; Amelia, Aug. 27. All shows feature opening band and start at 5 p.m. Free.

Sands Regency poolside, 345 N. Arlington Ave., 348-2200: Country Wednesdays: Rick Hays & American Steel, June 23, July 21, Aug. 25; California Cowboys, June 20, July 14, Aug. 18; Buckin’ Band, July 7; California Cowboys, July 14; Memphis Exchange, Aug. 11. Friday Rockin’ Pool Parties: Heather Combs Band, June 18, Aug. 27; Uncle Funkle, June 25; Cool Black Kettle, July 2; Steel Breeze, July 9, Aug. 20; Saddle Tramps, July 16; Pufferbilly, July 23; Cosmic Brain Cells, July 30; Livitz Livitz, Aug. 6; Beer Dawgs, Aug. 13. Sunday Jazz Parties: Reno Jazz Orchestra, July 11; Grant Levin Quartet, July 18; No Comprende, July 25; The Collective, Aug. 1; Ce Ce Gable, Aug. 8; Moio Brothers Quartet, Aug. 15; Cami Thompson, Aug. 22; Susan Mazer and Dallas Smith, Aug. 29. 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 6 p.m. Fridays, Sundays. Free.

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, Calaveras County Campground, Angels Camp, Calif., (916) 777-5550 or Three-day arts and music festival features more than 30 bands including headliners Burning Spear, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Femi Kuti, June 18-20. $45-$105.

Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St, 329-4777 or 325-7401: Aaron Lewis of Staind, 9 p.m. June 4, $30-$50; Sinbad, 9 p.m. June 18, $35-$55; Larry the Cable Guy, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. June 26, $25-$45; Clay Walker, 8 p.m. July 3, $30-$50; Smoky Robinson, 9 p.m. July 9, $50-$75; Jonny Lang, Eddie Cotton, 8 p.m. July 10, $35-$55; Englebert Humperdinck, 8 p.m. July 31-Aug. 1, $50-$65; Hot August Nights Sock Hop, 5 p.m. Aug. 5, $5; The Beach Boys, 9 p.m. Aug. 6, 8 p.m. Aug. 7, $55-65; Martin Short, 9 p.m. Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, $35-$55.

Truckee Regional Park, 10500 Brockway, Truckee-Donner, Medeski Martin and Wood, 7 p.m. June 21, $10; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Tea Leaf Green, 4:30 p.m. July 24, $20; Truckee Reggae Festival with Luciano, Steel Pulse, others, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7, $30; Truckee Reggae Festival Part 2 with Burning Spear, 4 p.m. Aug. 21, $25.

Whiskey Dick’s, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, (530) 544-3425 or D.R.I., Strong Intention, McJesus, 9 p.m. July 6, $10; Guttermouth, Armed & Hammered, Drinking Machine Guns, 9 p.m. July 13-14, $13.

Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 322-1538: Reno Municipal Band, noon Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays; Pops on the River with the Reno Philharmonic, 5 p.m. July 10; Matt Catingub’s Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack (Artown closing show), 8 p.m. July 31.

The Zephyr Lounge, 1074 S. Virginia St., 324-9853: Necro Tonz, June 4; 33 Degree, June 26.