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The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival

June 17 - 18, 2016

Friday 3 - 9pm & Saturday 11am - 8pm

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Friday, June 17:  3pm - 9pm
Saturday, June 18: 11am - 8pm
Beer Tasting Hours
Friday 3pm - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 7pm

  Day of Prices
$45 (1 Day Wristband)
$75 (2 Day Wristband)

Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer kick-off party. The Eldorado Resort Casino is pleased to announce that the Gin Blossoms and Everclear will headline this year’s Great Eldorado, BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival, June 17-18. The concerts are free to the public and part of the annual festival that is equal parts barbeque block party, microbrew tasting event with more than 50 microbrews from around the world and music festival with two stages featuring nonstop rock and blues.



Kick-Off the Festival with the Saint Archer Beer and Food Tasting

The summer kick-off event that is equal parts barbeque block party, microbrew and tasting event and music festival will get started with a special beer and food pairing featuring Saint Archer Beer inside NoVi on Thursday, June 16 at 5:30 pm.

The tasting will feature four Saint Archer beers with food prepared by the Eldorado: a blonde ale with smoked salmon and chopped salad, a white ale with steamed manila clams, a pale ale with Saint Archer pale ale braised lamb "hand" pie and an IPA with spicy red curry duck with Thai eggplant and Thai basil jasmine rice. An additional specialty table will be set up that features mild cheeses and black pepper lavash, peach sorbet with mint infused compressed nectarines and tiny passion fruit curd bars.

Tickets are available for $60. To purchase, call 775-786-5700 or click here.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, June 17

4th Street Stage

  • 3:30 pm – USAF Band of the Golden West Rock Band: "Galaxy"
  • 5:30 pm – Shane Dwight
  • 7:30 pm – Gin Blossoms


3rd Street Stage

  • 4 pm – Buddy Emmer Blues Band
  • 6 pm – Jason King Band


Saturday, June 18

4th Street Stage

  • 12:30 pm – Jason King Band
  • 2:30 pm – Hannah Jane Kile
  • 4:30 pm – Max Cabello Jr.
  • 6:30 pm – Everclear


3rd Street Stage

  • 12 pm – Buddy Emmer Blues Band
  • 2 pm – Blues Monsters
  • 4 pm – Ranell Carpenter Band
  • 6 pm – AC Myles


*Schedule is subject to change.


Taking their name from a caption on a W.C. Fields photo, Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP “Up and Crumbling” in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record “New Miserable Experience” in 1992 that their rise to fame began. Once dubbed the “Best Unsigned Band in America,” “New Miserable Experience” kept the band on the charts for almost three years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” Mrs. Rita” and “Found Out About You.” The album took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi crossover hits in four different radio formats. It was this record that rocketed the band into the mainstream, going on to sell over four million copies, making them a ‘90s radio mainstay.

Bombastic, hard-driving, generation-spanning rock n’ roll with instantly memorable, sharp hooks propel Everclear’s new studio album “Black is the New Black.” Muscular but melodic, this is the sound of a band driven and united by singular, intense purpose. All the while, Everclear’s music explores lead singer Art Alexakis’s life, cracked opened and explored through the art of song. It’s there in “Heroin Girl,” from the band’s platinum commercial breakthrough, “Sparkled and Fade” and the double-platinum “So Much for the Afterglow” which produced enduring radio staples like “I Will Buy You a New Life” and “Father of Mine,” which is as ubiquitous on the radio now as then.

There’s no better way to celebrate summer than with the 21st Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival, June 17-19 in Downtown Reno. Virginia Street will certainly be rockin’ with live entertainment, amazing food and beer and more than 50 breweries from around the world, including the Eldorado’s Brew Brothers.


 Brewery's Scheduled to Attend the 2016 Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival

  Tap It Brewing Co 
 Boulder Beer Co 
 Hacker Pschorr Brewery 
 Bear Republic Brewing Co 
 New Glory Craft Brewery 
 Tonopah Brewing Co 
 Paulaner Brewery 
 St Killian Importing 
 Anderson Valley Brewing Co 
 Big Sky Brewing Co 
 Deschutes Brewery 
 American River Brewing Co 
 Lost Coast Brewery 
 Ruby Mountain Brewing Co 
 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co 
 Stone Brewing Co 
 Lassen Ale Works 
 Anheuser Busch Brewing Co 
 Alaskan Brewing Co 
 Brewers Cabinet 
 High Sierra Brewing Co 
 Kona Brewing Co 
 Samuel Adams Brewery 
 Lagunitas Brewing Co 
 Ninkasi Brewing Co 
 21st Amendment  Brewery 
 Founders Brewing Co 
 Under the Rose Brewery
North Coast Brewing Co
Dust Bowl Brewing Co
Mission Brewery
 Drakes Brewing Co 
 Mammoth Brewing Co 
 VC Brewery 
 Hangar 24 Brewery 
 Miller Coors Brewing Co 
 Stoneyhead Brewery 
 Radeberger Gruppe USA 
 Blue Moon Brewing Co 
 Common Cider Co 
 Saint Archer Brewing Co 
 Firestone Walker Brewing Co 
 Modelo / Corona 
 Victory Brewing Co 
 Full Sail Brewing Co 
 ACE Ciders 
 Pizza Port Brewing Co 
 New Belgium Brewing Co 
 Speakeasy Brewing Co 
 Merchant Du Vin Brewery 
 Mother Earth Brewing Co 
 Pyramid and Magic Hat Breweries 
 Green Flash Brewing Co 
 Ballast Point Brewing Co 
 Rogue Brewing Co 
 Tenaya Creek Brewery 
 Uinta Brewing Co 
 Indian Wells Brewing Co 
 Brew Brothers Brewery
Track 7 Brewing Co
Black Market Brewing Co
The Depot Brewery  

 Deschutes Brewery is hauling the Woody Barrel to bring you Deschutes Woody on tap!

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