Reno-Tahoe shows in March: Jo Koy, Young Dubliners, Adam Carolla

Mark Earnest
| Reno Gazette Journal

As the state government’s plan to increase the patron size of businesses continues, so also are there shows still being kept on the books or being announced (often rescheduled). The mix includes pop, rap, country, punk, classic rock and a ton of comedians doing solo shows.

Several casinos are taking extra measures to provide social distancing, including selling limited amounts of tickets to their shows. This latest column will feature shows currently being announced from the start of March through the end of June.

Jo Koy

Based in Vegas, this comedian has earned a larger following with his family-centric brand of humor. He was a regular on the “Cheslea Lately” show and is about to release a book, “Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All American Combo,” in March. He performs at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The shows are March 6. Tickets are $89. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Young Dubliners

Hailing from Los Angeles, this group joins alternative rock with Celtic influences and has become a fixture in the Reno-Tahoe area around St. Patrick’s Day. That will also be the case in 2021, though they are scheduled to play earlier in March this time. The band’s show is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is March 6. Tickets are $20-$25. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.com.

Adam Carolla

The popular comedian, actor and podcast/radio host is back to his latest concept that he left off with when the touring world collapsed. Billed as “Un-Prepared,” he’ll be taking audience member’s ideas for jokes instead of having a pre-written set. You can see it (and participate if you want) at 6 p.m. on both nights at Virginia Street Brewhouse, 211 N. Virginia St.

Shows are March 19 and 20. Tickets are $60-$65. For details, call 775-433-1090 or visit renobrewhouse.com.

Durand Jones and the Indications

Hailing from Indiana, this group featuring vocalist Jones has released two albums and is earning a following with its take on guitar-powered soul music. They play at 8 p.m. at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

The show is April 8. Tickets are $21. For details, call 775-398-5400 or visit cargoreno.com.

Agent Orange

Part of the first wave of punk bands to come from Orange County, this Cali band is best known for songs that mix the ’60s surf rock sound with punk. Guitarist and singer Mike Palm still leads the band through its best-known songs, including “Bloodstains,” “Everything Turns Grey,” and “Fire in the Rain.” The band is back in Reno for this show at 8:30 p.m. at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

The show is April 10. Tickets are $21. For details, call 775-398-5400 or visit cargoreno.com.

Sleeping with Sirens and The Amity Affliction

Fans of the most recent wave of metalcore bands likely will be pleased at this strong double bill of bands. Sleeping with Sirens, from Florida, had a big rock radio hit in 2017 with “Legends,” while the Amity Affliction, from Australia, had their own hit in 2019 with “Drag the Lake.” It all starts — about a year from which it was first announced — at 6:30 p.m. at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

The show is April 15. Tickets are $26. For details, call 775-398-5400 or visit cargoreno.com.

Beats Antique

Known for their visually arresting live shows, this Bay Area group fuses electronic music with different types of world and folk music. A show that’s been postponed frequently as part of the pandemic response, this time the band is back on the books for this show at 8 p.m. at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St.

The show is April 17. Tickets are $33. For details, call 775-398-5400 or visit cargoreno.com.

Cypress Hill

This L.A. rap group has been popular for decades, known for hits like “Insane in the Brain.” They are back for this show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is April 18. Tickets are $45-$50. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.com.

Easton Corbin

This country artist, a frequent Reno-Tahoe visitor before the pandemic response who’s had many hits in the past 10 years, including “A Little More Country Than That,” “All Over the Road” and “A Girl Like You.” He performs at 8 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is April 18. Tickets are $25-$55. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Grand Funk Railroad

This longtime hard rock group with roots in Michigan features two of its key members — singer and drummer Don Brewer and bassist Mel Schacher. The band’s biggest hits with Brewer as singer include some of its best-known material: “We’re An American Band,” “Shinin’ On” and “Walk Like a Man.” Other big hits included “Closer to Home,” a cover of “The Loco-Motion” and another cover partially sung by Brewer, “Some Kind of Wonderful.” The band plays at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

Shows are April 24. Tickets are $40-$60. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Bert Kreischer

With a party-hearty reputation, Kreischer’s comedy has earned him a loyal following for specials such as “Secret Time” and “The Machine.” He’s back in Reno for this series of shows, which have been rescheduled from earlier in February. Shows are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on both Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1. All shows are at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

Shows are April 30 and May 1,. Tickets are $89-$150. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Tech N9ne

A Kansas City rapper and musician who has earned critical praise and fans for decades, Tech N9ne’s rapid-fire delivery is distinctive among the crowded hip-hop field. He also runs Strange Music, his own often-excellent record company. The show starts at 8 p.m in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is May 2. Tickets are $35-$45. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.com.

Sheila E.

This is actually the fourth time the date has moved, but maybe the early summer date will be the one that sticks for this Bay-Area-based singer and percussionist. First finding solo fame as a member of the Prince camp, Sheila E.’s pop-soul-rock hits include “The Glamorous Life,” “A Love Bizarre” and “Holly Rock.” She performs at 7:30 p.m. in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Tahoe, 15 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is May 15. Tickets are $45-$60. For details, call 800-427-7247 or harrahstahoe.com.

Brian Regan

This comedian has been a frequent visitor to Reno-Tahoe, and is back on the tour trail after recently releasing some work with Netflix, including the special “Nunchucks and Flamethrowers” and a series called “Standup and Away.” Regan performs this show — originally scheduled in both December and February — at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

The show is May 22. Tickets are $95. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Jeff Dunham

Another show that’s been rescheduled several times over, this arena concert features Dunham, a ventriloquist who has been a consistent top-grosser in big venues. He’s back in Reno for this show at 6 p.m. at Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St.

The show is May 22. Tickets are $55. For details, call 775-325-7401 or visit silverlegacy.com.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers

This guitarist/singer is back with his longtime band for this show in Tahoe. He’s best known for songs such as “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone” and “Who Do You Love?” They play at 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is May 29. Tickets are $55-$70. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.com.

Shenandoah

This longtime country group is best known for songs such as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Next to You, Next to Me” and “Church on Cumberland Road.” The band plays at 7:30 p.m. in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Tahoe, 15 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is May 29. Tickets are $35-$50. For details, call 800-427-7247 or visit harrahstahoe.com.

Boz Scaggs

Reno-Tahoe fans of this blues/soul/rock singer get to see a lot of Scaggs, who frequently plays the casino theater circuit around here. He had big hits in the ’70s with songs like “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle,” and his shows mix those older hits with the more traditional blues numbers he’s been recording since. Scaggs returns at 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is June 4. Tickets are $70-$80. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.com.

Snoop Dogg

Still one of the most popular rappers in the world, Snoop’s branched out into show hosting and acting in recent years. His best-known songs include “What’s My Name,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and his “Nothin’ But a G Thang” and “Gin and Juice” singles that were part of Dr. Dre’s classic rap album, “The Chronic.” Snoop raps at 8 p.m. at Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St.

The show is June 11. Tickets are $55-$90. For details, call 775-325-7401 or visit silverlegacy.com.

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