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No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something going on at the Nugget Casino Resort in Reno Sparks. From live concerts to sporting events, holiday celebrations, food expos and more, there’s an activity for just about everybody who visits the Reno-Sparks area!

Some events held annually in Reno-Sparks include Hot August Nights, the Nugget’s Best in the West Rib Cookoff, Street Vibrations, the Reno Rodeo, the Great Reno Balloon Races and more. The Nugget is the perfect home base for checking out all of these events.

The Nugget Casino Resort is not responsible for third party ticket sales. Will Call tickets may only be picked up by purchasing party. Photo ID required. Management reserves all rights.

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Nugget Event Center

The brand new Nugget Event Center is scheduled to open in June, 2019 with seating for nearly 8,600 for shows. A multi-use entertainment and event venue, the Nugget Event Center will bring large outdoor concerts to the heart of downtown Sparks.

Check below for upcoming shows and events:

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Nugget Event Center Block Party
August 3

Nugget Event Center Block Party

Nugget Event Center Block Party

Nugget Event Center Block Party

Come Early and Play Late before and after the Hank Williams Jr. show at the Nugget Event Center block party August 3!

The festivities begin at 4 pm on Victorian Avenue with Food Trucks and beverage vendors outside the new Nugget Event Center then continue inside the Nugget after the show with FREE live entertainment in Game On featuring Valentine Rodeo.

Park and ride shuttles to downtown Sparks will be available starting at 5 pm from 510 Greenbrae Drive near the corner of Greenbrae Drive and 4th Street in Sparks. The City of Sparks parking garage near the Galaxy movie theater is open for parking as is the Nugget west parking lot although spots are expected to fill up fast.

The party and concert will have street closures around the Nugget Event Center. See map HERE.
Closures will be Victorian Avenue, from 10th Street to the Plaza - one block west of Victorian Plaza Circle - East (12th Street). Victorian Plaza Circle - East (11th Street) from C Street to Nugget Avenue. 10th Street from C Street to Victorian Avenue. (Northbound is closed for construction).

Click HERE for an event promo sheet.

Celebrate before the Hank Williams Jr. show outside the new Nugget Event Center with a block party Saturday, August 3 only at the Nugget!

Hank Williams Jr.
August 3

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr.

TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE THROUGH TICKETMASTER.COM

Tickets:

Sections 101-103, VIP Seat Tickets: $120 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 101-103, Seat Tickets: $95 (plus tax and fees)

Section 105, Seat Tickets: $90 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 104, 106-108, Seat Tickets: $75 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 201-203, Seat Tickets: $50 (plus tax and fees) 

Sections 301-303, Seat Tickets: $30 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 301-303-Last Rows, Seat Tickets: $30 (plus tax and fees)

Doors Open - 6 pm  Opening Act Show Time - 7 pm

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About the Performer:

“Stop and think it over,” the big man with the hat and glasses has asked, from
a thousand stages, in front of millions of people. “Try to put yourself in my
position.”

We can’t. We can imagine, but we can’t know. We can’t know what it’s like to
be the only son of Hank Williams, the long gone and lonesome singer whose
brief life transformed country music. We can’t know what it’s like to be
linked to such a transformative force by blood and name but not by memory, to
learn about a famous father from books and photos and others’ stories: Hank
Williams died at age 29, when his son was three-years-old.

We can’t know what it was like to wrestle with that legacy, to try to honor
all that came before, but not wind up a pale approximation of country’s
greatest ghost. Born Randall Hank Williams, but singing as Hank Williams, Jr.
before he was 10, the son never had much in the way of a career choice. The
choice wasn’t whether he’d sing, but what, how and why. “Other kids could play
cowboys and Indians and imagine that they’d grow up to be cowboys,” he wrote
in his Living Proof autobiography. “I couldn’t do that. I knew that I would
never grow up to be a cowboy or a fireman or the president of the United
States. I knew I’d grow up to be a singer. That’s all there ever was, the only
option, from the beginning.”


At the beginning, mother Audrey Williams worked to mold her son into a
miniature version of his late father, and for 20 years he struggled,
uncomfortably, to break the mold. When he finally found his own sound and
style, he reached sales plateaus that his father never dreamed of: 20 gold
albums, six platinum albums (one of which has sold more than five million
copies) and 13 chart-topping albums. He has been selling out massive venues
for a longer period of time than his father spent on earth. He has done more
than honor his father’s legacy; he has extended it, enriched it, enhanced it
and elevated it. “My name’s a reminder of a blues man that’s already gone,” he
once sang. But the name “Hank Williams, Jr.” is much more than that.

In 1987, Hank, Jr. won his first of five country music entertainer of the year
awards, and the two albums released that year - Hank Live and studio effort
Born To Boogie - were platinum sellers. Born To Boogie was the CMA’s album of
the year in 1988, the year he won the CMA and ACM’s top entertainer prize.
Hank’s star rose far beyond the country world in 1989, when manager Merle
Kilgore arranged a deal with ABC’s Monday Night Football to have Hank, Jr.
rework “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” into a theme song to be
played before each Monday’s game. Two years later, the Monday Night theme won
the first of four straight Emmy Awards, and Hank, Jr. would be the singing
voice of Monday Night Football for 22 years.

For a more detailed Hank Williams Jr. Biography, CLICK HERE

 

All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Ages 6 and up allowed, those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The Nugget Casino Resort is not responsible for third party ticket sales. Will Call tickets may only be picked up by purchasing party. Photo ID required. Management reserves all rights. The Nugget Casino Resort is not responsible for the actions of the artist or any contents of the show. No Club Colors or Soft Colors. No large bags or handbags allowed. Size limit is 15” L X 11” W X 6” H; anything larger will NOT be accepted. No weapons allowed. Purses and handbags subject to search.

Hot August Nights
August 7-10

Hot August Nights at the Nugget

Hot August Nights at the Nugget

Hot August Nights

Be-bop to the hot spot on Victorian Square for FREE, Live entertainment in the New Nugget Event Center for Hot August Nights.

August 7-10, the Nugget and Victorian Square will be the place to see the coolest cars and hottest acts for this year's Hot August Nights event. The Nugget west parking lot will once again host the official drag races and the brand new Nugget Events Center will be the home to fantastic live entertainment in downtown Sparks. Click HERE for the exciting line-up!

With daily Show 'n' Shines, nightly cruises, merchandise vendors, a kid's area and FREE, live entertainment, Victorian Square is THE place to be during Hot August Nights! Click HERE for the official Hot August nights website.

Lady Antebellum
August 17

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE THROUGH TICKETMASTER.COM


Tickets:

Sections 101-103, VIP Seat Tickets: $130 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 101-103, Seat Tickets: $105 (plus tax and fees)

Section 105, Seat Tickets: $105 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 104, 106-108, Seat Tickets: $85 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 201-203, Seat Tickets: $65 (plus tax and fees) 

Sections 301-303, Seat Tickets: $45 (plus tax and fees)

Sections 301-303-Last Rows, Seat Tickets: $45 (plus tax and fees)

Doors Open - 6 pm  Show Time - 8 pm

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About the Performer:

Over the course of their decade-long career, Lady Antebellum has amassed record-breaking success ushering in more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold, with over two billion digital streams. In addition to critical acclaim the trio has nine No. One hits to their name including the 9X PLATINUM hit “Need You Now” which is the highest certified song by a Country group. Lady A has earned ACM and CMA "Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMY awards, Billboard Music AwardsPeople’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards along with a first-ever Tony Award nod this year. The trio recently announced their first-ever Las Vegas residency, OUR KIND OF VEGAS, launching in February wrapped at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater. As the first Country act to headline the venue, the seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio will combine their chart-topping songs with unparalleled production and multidimensional staging. Lady Antebellum recently signed with BMLG records. For more information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges. Ages 6 and up allowed, those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The Nugget Casino Resort is not responsible for third party ticket sales. Will Call tickets may only be picked up by purchasing party. Photo ID required. Management reserves all rights. The Nugget Casino Resort is not responsible for the actions of the artist or any contents of the show. No Club Colors or Soft Colors. No large bags or handbags allowed. Size limit is 15” L X 11” W X 6” H; anything larger will NOT be accepted. No weapons allowed. Purses and handbags subject to search.

2019 Rib Cook-Off
Aug. 28 - Sept. 2

Rib Cook-Off

Rib Cook-Off

2019 Rib Cook-Off

VIP RIB VILLAGE TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!


The VIP Rib Village is the hottest ticket to the Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off. Available in tables for 10, the Village features ribs from all of the cookers at the event plus all the sides you can eat and beverages you can drink responsibly in a tented area near the Main Stage entertainment.

Rib Village Ticket info:

Wednesday, 8/28, Village open 4-9 pm, entertainer - Joe Nichols. Table price $950, single seat $120 plus tax & fees.  Thursday, 8/29, open 4-9 pm, entertainer - Crash Test Dummies. Table price $975, single seat $120 plus tax & fees.  Friday, 8/30, open 4-9 pm, entertainer - David Nail. Table price $1,200 plus tax & fees, NO single seats.                    Saturday, 8/31, open 4-9 pm, entertainer - Candlebox. Table price $1,200 plus tax & fees, NO single seats.          Sunday, 9/1, open 4-9 pm, entertainer - Devin Dawson. Table price $1,200 plus tax & fees, NO single seats.          Monday, 9/2, open NOON-5pm, entertainer - Mumbo Gumbo. Table price $800, single seat $100 plus tax & fees. PLEASE NOTE, TABLE TICKET PRICES WILL SHOW AS HIGHER UNTIL ACCOUNT LOGIN AND NAVIGATION TO BILLING INFORMATION PAGE.

In addition to the nightly dinners there will be a special "Ribster Lunch Buffet" on Saturday, 8/31 and Sunday, 9/1 from 10:30 am to 2 pm. This Buffet features ribs from all of the cookers, plus sides and beverages, but does NOT include entertainment and is NOT ADMISSION to the Rib Village after 2 pm. Daily Table price $800, single seat $100 plus tax & fees.

The Rib Village Corporate Lunch is available Wednesday, 8/28, Thursday, 8/29 and Friday, 8/30 from 11 am to 2 pm. Daily Single seat price is $32 plus tax and fees and includes a "Rib Meal Ticket" which can be used at any one of the Rib Cooker booths for a rib meal. Beverages and ice cream are included inside the Village.

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The Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off event features twenty-three of the world’s top barbecue competitors serve up more than 240,000 pounds of ribs for hundreds of thousands of hungry event-goers on Victorian Square.

The 31st annual Rib Cook-Off is a six day Sparks, Nevada, Victorian Square event featuring FREE ENTERTAINMENT on multiple stages, the best ribs from the best rib cookers, a huge ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW and more!

 Event Admission, Parking, Shuttles and Entertainment are FREE!! Main Stage entertainment below. Click HERE for Plaza Stage entertainment.