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Reno Heats Up With Hot August Nights 2018

Hot August Nights is an event that was created to heat up the tourism industry during August while raising funds for local charities. Since 1986, lovers of classic cars and rock n’ roll have been pouring into Virginia City for a nostalgic tour-de-force of their favorite rock n’ roll music, and a glimpse of some truly impressive classic cars.

When Does Hot August Nights Begin?

From August 3rd revelers will be heading to Virginia City as the starting point of their epic journey down memory lane. Participants in the classic car competition will be getting their registrations in and put the last shine on their trophy cars, so get set for a roaring good time.

Hot August Nights 2018- What’s On The Calendar?

Reno Hot August Nights 2018 Cars

The calendar is packed with events running all day and into the night! If you’re heading to Nevada for your first time, check out the ‘Classic Car Show’ down ‘C’ street. This show runs daily from 9 am to 4 pm with contests and judging of one of the most fabulous classic car exhibits in the country, so you can see as much or as little as you like.

Hot August Nights Foundation will be doing their daily 50/50 Raffle at the Delta Venue Lot, with tickets sales going to charity. What can you win?  If you head to the Delta Venue Lot Stage at 3:45 pm with your ticket stub in hand, you could win 50% of the cash from the days’ ticket sales. You’ve got to be in it to win it though!

There will be plenty of live entertainment throughout the day at the Delta Venue Lot stage throughout the day, so you can dance as you’ve never danced before to some hot live bands or catch some of the other legends at the concerts listed below.

The Concerts Not To Miss At Hot August Nights

Friday, August 3rd – America
Silver Legacy Resort Casino – Grande Exposition Hall
Time: 8 pm

Get America Tickets from $49.50

Saturday, August 4rth – Toto
Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre
Time: 8 pm

Get Toto Tickets from $39.50

Thursday, August 9th – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Grande Exposition Hall
Time: 8 pm

Get Pat Benatar Tickets from $59.50

Week Day Specials, Freebies & Fun Shows Not To Miss

Baldini’s Casino

Monday, Aug 6 – Sunday, Aug 12- From 7 am to 11 am

Special Hot August Nights Breakfast Buffet
$12.99 – Purchase a Buffet Breakfast & receive a Free 2018 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt

Stay Where The Action Is

If you want to experience the best of what Hot August Nights 2018 has to offer, you need to stay where the action is! The following resorts are where most of the events will be taking place for the week. Here’s a sneak peek to help you figure out where to stay for Hot August Nights 2018.

Atlantis Casino Resort

Mon, Aug 6 – 12 pm to 8 pm – Grab A Free T-Shirt (Outside Sports Bar)

Tues, Aug 7 – 5 pm to 10 pm “Official Locals Kickoff” Cruise of Champions Free Party Pack, Free T-Shirt, Commemorative Photo Available.
7 pm to 8 pm Guinness World Records Hula Hoop Contest
8 pm Pie Eating Contest

Peppermill Resort

Mon, Aug 6 – 4 pm to 10 pm Hot August Nights Official Kick-Off Party and Classic Specialty Car Show
Wed, Aug 8 – 5 pm to 10 pm Official “Mill Mile” Cruise

Grand Sierra Resort

Sat, Aug 4 – Toto in Concert
Tues, Aug 7 – Grand Sierra’s $10,000 “Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine” From 9 am to 4 pm.

Where To Find The Free Entertainment @ HAN 2018

You can find free entertainment at multiple venues throughout HAN week. Here’s the skinny on where to go:

Fri, Aug 3

Delta Venue Lot (Virginia City)
9 am to 1 pm DJ’s Steve West & Rich West
1 pm to 5 pm Arizona Jones

Sat, Aug 4

Delta Venue Lot (Virginia City)
9 am to 1 pm DJ’s Steve West & Rich West
1 pm to 5 pm Lady & the Tramp

Sun, Aug 5

Rafael Regional Park – 1595 N. Sierra Street,

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Rancho San Rafael Pre Kick-Off Party
Hot August Nights OFFICIAL Pre Kick-Off Show-n-Shine
9 am to 4 pm

Mon, Aug 6

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5 pm to 10 pm The Chromatics and Hot Rod Rebellion

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30 pm to 1 am Heroes of Rock and Roll

Peppermill Resort

Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10 pm DJ Axel Rocks Your Favorite Classics
6 pm to 9:45 pm Beverly Belles & Revival

Tues, Aug 7

Grand Sierra Resort – Outdoor Stage
11 am to 5 pm DJ Steve West
5 pm Arizona Jones
8:15 pm Jay White – America’s Diamond

Atlantis Casino Resort

Outdoor Stage
5 pm to 10 pm The Chromatics and Hot Rod Rebellion

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30 pm to 1 am Heroes of Rock and Roll

Peppermill Resort

Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10 pm DJ Axel Rocks Your Favorite Classics
6 pm to 9:45 pm Beverly Belles & Revival

Wed, Aug 8

Grand Sierra Resort – Outdoor Stage
11 am to 5 pm DJ Steve West
5 pm Lady & the Tramp
8:15 pm – Hotel California – A Salute To The Eagles

Victorian Square, Sparks

Outdoor Stage
10 am to 5 pm DJ Rich West
5:30 pm to 9 pm Ronny & The Classics

Atlantis Casino Resort

Outdoor Stage
5 pm to 10 pm Jim Anderson & The Rebels

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30 pm to 1 am Heroes of Rock and Roll

Baldini’s Casino

Over/Under Lounge
7 pm to 11 pm Brian Andrews Rock n-Roll Legends Tribute Concert

Silver Legacy Plaza

Outdoor Stage  4th & Virginia Street
11 am to 5 pm – DJ Caleb Johnson

Retrak Plaza Stage

6 pm to 10 pm – Jim Shoe & The Sneakers

Harrah’s Reno Plaza

Noon to 4 pm – Hindsight

Peppermill Resort

Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10 pm – DJ Axel Rocks Your Favorite Classics
6 pm to 9:45 pm – Beverly Belles & Revival

Thurs, Aug 9

Grand Sierra Resort – Outdoor Stage
11 am to 5 pm DJ Steve West
5 pm Ronny & The Classics
8:15 pm Eddie Money

Victorian Square, Sparks

Outdoor Stage

10 am to 5 pm DJ Rich West
5 pm Hindsight
8:15 pm Michael Furlong’s Tribute To Tom Petty

Atlantis Casino Resort

Outdoor Stage
5 pm to 10 pm Jim Anderson & The Rebels

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30 pm to 1 am Heroes of Rock and Roll

Baldini’s Casino

Over/Under Lounge
7 pm to 11 pm  Brian Andrews Rock n-Roll Legends Tribute Concert

Downtown Reno

Silver Legacy Plaza

Outdoor Stage  – 4th & Virginia Street
11 am to 5 pm DJ Caleb Johnson
6 pm to 10 pm Route 66 The Band

Harrah’s Reno

Plaza
Noon to 4 pm Jim Shoe & The Sneakers
8 pm Journey Revisited

Peppermill Resort – Outdoor Stage

Noon to 10 pm DJ Axel Rocks Your Favorite Classics
6 pm to 9:45 pm Beverly Belles & Dusty Miles and the Cryin’ Shame

Fri, Aug 10

Grand Sierra Resort
Outdoor Stage
11 am to 5 pm DJ Steve West
5 pm Route 66…The Band
8:15 pm Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas

Victorian Square, Sparks

Outdoor Stage
10 am to 5 pm DJ Rich West
5 pm Lady & The Tramp
8:15 pm The Greg Kihn Band

Atlantis Casino Resort

Outdoor Stage
5 pm to 10 pm Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys

Indoor Cabaret Stage
4:30 pm to 10 pm Heroes of Rock and Roll
10:30 pm to 4 am Harmonistics

Baldini’s Casino – Over/Under Lounge

7 pm to 11 pm Brian Andrews Rock n-Roll Legends Tribute Concert

Silver Legacy Plaza

Outdoor Stage  4th & Virginia Street
11 am to 5 pm DJ Caleb Johnson
6 pm to 10 pm The Sun Rays

Harrah’s Reno Plaza

Noon to 4 pm Ronny & The Classics
8 pm Foreigner Unauthorized

Peppermill Resort – Outdoor Stage

Noon to 10 pm DJ Axel Rocks Your Favorite Classics
6 pm to 9:45 pm Beverly Belles & Dusty Miles and the Cryin’ Shame

Sat, Aug 11

Grand Sierra Resort

Outdoor Stage
10 am to 5 pm DJ Steve West
5 pm Hindsight
8:15 pm Kool & The Gang

Victorian Square, Sparks

Outdoor Stage
10 am to 5 pm DJ Rich West
5 pm Route 66…the Band
8:15 pm AMBROSIA

Atlantis Casino Resort

Outdoor Stage
5 pm to 10 pm Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys

Indoor Cabaret Stage

4:30 pm to 10 pm Heroes of Rock and Roll
10:30 pm to 4 am Harmonistics

Baldini’s Casino – Over/Under Lounge

7 pm to 11 pm Brian Andrews Rock n-Roll Legends Tribute Concert

Silver Legacy Plaza – Outdoor Stage  4th & Virginia Street

11 am to 5 pm DJ Caleb Johnson
6 pm to 10 pm Arizona Jones

Harrah’s Reno Plaza

Noon to 4 pm Lady & The Tramp
8 pm Simply the Best: A Tribute to the Music of Tina Turner

Peppermill Resort – Outdoor Stage

Noon to 10 pm DJ Axel Rocks Your Favorite Classics
6 pm to 9:45 pm Beverly Belles & Dusty Miles and the Cryin’ Shame

Sun, Aug 12

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

With so much on the calendar for this event, you’ll be busy every day of the week. Take advantage of the freebies and specials throughout the week as there are some hot offers available. Finally, start your engines and get ready for a rockin’ good time at Hot August Nights 2018!

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