Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center

Hot August Nights

Throughout Reno/Sparks
July 29, 2014 - August 3, 2014


During Hot August Nights, cars are “cherry” and cruisin’ is “cool.”

It’s the largest classic car and nostalgic event in the country and encompasses the entire region!  Restored hot rods and sexy muscle cars give enthusiasts a first-hand experience of popular decades done by.  The festival will be packed with more than 5,000 classic vehicles to admire!   Show-n-Shines, drag races, controlled cruises, concerts, a swap meet, sock hop, prom and classic car auction are just a few of the “cool” activities.
 
 
Entertainment Line-Up 
An incredible array of entertainers from some of the greatest decades in music will perform. There are two primary official entertainment venues, Sparks Victorian Square and the Grand Sierra Resort, and all performances are scheduled to begin at 8:30pm.  Many other entertainment options will take place throughout town as well.
 
Monday, July 28
5 pm-10 pm Jimmy & The Jets (Atlantis Casino Resort)
6 pm-9:45 pm British invasion (Peppermill Resort)
7:30 pm-1 am The Reruns (Atlantis Casino Resort)
8 pm Greg Thompson’s “Broadway Show Stoppers” (Harrah’s Reno)
 
Tuesday, July 29
5 pm-10 pm Jimmy & The Jets (Atlantis Casino Resort)
5:30 pm Beach Blanket Bingo (Grand Sierra Resort)
5:30 pm Hot Rods (Victorian Square-Sparks)
6 pm-9:45 pm Dusty Miles & the Cryin’ Shame (Peppermill Resort)
7 pm “Dance Inferno” (Eldorado Hotel Casino) 
7:30 pm-1 am the Reruns (Atlantis Casino Resort)
8 pm Greg Thompson’s “Broadway Show Stoppers” (Harrah’s Reno)
8:15 pm Ronny & The Classics (Grand Sierra Resort)
8:15 pm-10 pm The Vibra-Tones (Victorian Square-Sparks)
 
Wednesday, July 30  
Noon-4 pm Baker Street Band (Harrah’s Reno)
5 pm-10 pm Harmonistics (Atlantis Casino Resort)
5:30 pm Hot Rods (Grand Sierra Resort)
5:30 pm Ronny & The Classics (Victorian Square-Sparks)
6 pm-9:45 pm Dusty Miles & The Cryin’ Shame & Street Corner Renaissance (Peppermill Resort)
7 pm “Dance Inferno” (Eldorado Hotel Casino) 
7:30 pm-1 am The Reruns (Atlantis Casino Resort)
8:15 pm Nathan Owens Motown Legends (Grand Sierra Resort)
8:15 pm Chicago Tribute Authority (Victorian Square-Sparks)
 
Thursday, July 31
11 am-4 pm Jim Shoe & The Sneakers (Downtown Reno Venue)
Noon- 4 pm Baker Street Band (Harrah’s Reno)
5 pm-10 pm Harmonistics (Atlantis Casino Resort)
5:30 pm Ronny & The Classics (Grand Sierra Resort)
5:30 pm Hindsight (Victorian Square-Sparks)
6 pm-9:45 pm Dusty Miles & The Cryin’ Shame & Street Corner Renaissance (Peppermill Resort)
7 pm “Dance Inferno” (Eldorado Hotel Casino) 
7:30 pm-1 am The Reruns (Atlantis Casino Resort)
8 pm Greg Thompson’s “Broadway Show Stoppers” (Harrah’s Reno)
8:15 pm Herman’s Hermits with Peter Noone (Grand Sierra Resort)
8:15 pm Simply The Best Tribute to Tina Turner (Victorian Square-Sparks)
 
Friday, August 1
11 am-4 pm Hindsight (Downtown Reno Venue)
Noon-4 pm Patton Leatha (Harrah’s Reno)
4:30 pm-10 pm The Reruns (Atlantis Casino Resort)
5 pm-10 pm Ronny & The Classics (Atlantis Casino Resort)
5:30 pm Route 66 (Grand Sierra Resort)
5:30 pm The Vibra-Tones (Victorian Square-Sparks)
6 pm-9:45 pm Street Corner Renaissance (Peppermill Resort)
7 pm-9 pm Summer of Love (Harrah’s Reno)
7 pm “Dance Inferno” (Eldorado Hotel Casino) 
8 pm Dick Fox’s Golden Boys (Silver Legacy)
8 pm Greg Thompson’s “Broadway Show” (Harrah’s Reno)
8 pm TASSEL NEO Burlesque Show (Sparks Nugget)
8:15 pm Kraig Parker as Elvis (Grand Sierra Resort)
8:15 pm Darryl Worley (Country Night) (Victorian Square-Sparks)
10:30 pm-4 am Harmonistics (Atlantis Casino Resort)
 
Saturday, August 2
10 am-4 pm Jim Shoe & The Sneakers (Downtown Reno Venue)
Noon-4 pm Patton Leatha (Harrah’s Reno)
4:30 pm-10 pm The Reruns (Atlantis Casino Resort)
5 pm-10 pm Ronny & The Classics (Atlantis Casino Resort)
5:30 pm Vibra-Tones (Grand Sierra Resort)
5:30 pm Route 66 (Victorian Square-Sparks)
6 pm-9:45 pm The Bluzmen (Peppermill Resort)
7 pm “Dance Inferno” (Eldorado Hotel Casino) 
8 pm TASSEL NEO Burlesque Show (Sparks Nugget)
8 pm Greg Thompson’s “Broadway Show” (Harrah’s Reno)
8:15 pm Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals (Victorian Square-Sparks)
8:15 pm The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley (Grand Sierra Resort)
10:30 pm-4 am Harmonistics (Atlantis Casino Resort)
 
Sunday, August 3
8 pm-1 am Harmonistics (Atlantis Casino Resort)
7 pm “Dance Inferno” (Eldorado Hotel Casino)
8 pm Greg Thompson’s “Broadway Show” (Harrah’s Reno)
 
  
Show-n-Shine Schedule
The Show-n-Shines are a beloved tradition of Hot August Nights and there plenty to chose from whether you're a classic car owner interested in competing, or a spectator that wants to admire beautiful vehicles.   There are show "n' Shine competitions throughout Reno and Sparks, click here for the detailed schedule and locations.
 
 
Barrett-Jackson Auction 
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
8:00am-close
 
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ comes to Reno to join the world’s premiere classic car and nostalgia festival. The Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson marks a historic partnership between two of the most recognized names in the classic and collector car industry. Not only will buyers be able to bid on and purchase from Barrett-Jackson’s famous selection of collector cars, but they can take them right from the auction block to the streets of Reno-Sparks to participate in one of Hot August Nights’ famous cruises or show-n-shines. 
 
 
Barrett-Jackson Cup, 2nd annual
downtown Reno
 
Hot August Nights and Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is upping the ante when it comes to Best in Show competitions. The Barrett-Jackson Cup Show-n-Shine will kick off from Wed., July 30th – Fri., Aug. 1st - 9am to 4pm where participants will be parked daily on 4th St. in downtown Reno between Center and Sierra St., with daily finalists being moved to the covered area on 4th St. between Virginia and Sierra St.
 
The top 25 qualifiers will receive a ribbon and an invitation to return on Sat., Aug 2nd for the finals to be staged in the Downtown Reno Ballroom from 8am – 3pm. The Top Five also known as “The Reno 5” will be selected and escorted to the Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson located at the Convention Center. The runners up will display their vehicles on the auction block, where the winner of the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup™ will be revealed on National TV at 8pm.
 
 
AutoCross
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
Thursday-Saturday
9:30am-4:00pm
 
If you have never autocrossed your hotrod before, this is a great way to see what your car is made of, improve your driving skills and better your times. This FREE timed event will give you an adrenaline rush as you run a course through cones set up in a series. This course is designed for novice autocrossers and is meant to be fun and exciting.  Open to all 2014 Hot August Nights registered car participants only.  Prizes will be awarded to the “best times” and will be posted daily on www.americanstreetcarseries.com, click on “live timing/results” in left hand corner of the American Street Car Series to see where you rank.  Autocross included with Swap Meet Admission fee of $6.00 daily.
 
 
The Hot August Nights Automotive Swap Meet & Nostalgia Fair
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
Thursday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm
Saturday, 7:00am-2:00pm
 
Inside the huge air conditioned 70,000 square foot Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center's main events building, attendees will find vendors crafts, services, food/beverage and nostalgia items. On display on the fully carpeted arena floor, will be what has been called the Best Indoor Car Show in Nevada with over 110 beautiful Collector Vehicles on display and they're all available to be taken home by a new owner!  This event features pre-1976 automotive parts, services and nostalgic items offered for sale by well over 700 vendors in 1500+ outdoor spaces as well as 250 covered spaces. Swap meet attendees will also see well over 400 Collector Vehicles offered "For Sale" in the outdoor car corral that is adjacent to the swap area.
 
 
Detailed Daily Event Schedule for Hot August Nights:
There is something happening throughout town every day and night of Hot August Nights.  Detailed schedule of events.
 

 

 

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Contact Info

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E-Mail: info@hotaugustnights.net
Phone: 775-356-1956


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