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Tonic, Five for Fighting to Headline Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival

For Immediate Release

Tue, Apr 18, 2017


Sara Robbins



Free concerts and plenty of beer, June 16-17 in Downtown Reno

RENO, NV (April 18, 2017) – 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 Tonic and Five for Fighting will headline this year’s Great Eldorado, BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival, June 16-17. 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.


Entertainment Schedule

Friday, June 16

  • 4th Street Stage
    • 3:30 p.m. – Jason King Band
    • 5:30 p.m. – Maxx Cabello Jr.  
    • 7:30 p.m. – Tonic  
  • 3rd Street Stage
    • 4 p.m. – US Air Force Mobility
    • 6 p.m. – Shane Dwight

Saturday, June 17

  • 4th Street Stage
    • 12:30 p.m. – 9BelowZero
    • 2:30 p.m. – US Air Force Mobility  
    • 4:30 p.m. – Shane Dwight
    • 6:30 p.m. – Five for Fighting
  • 3rd Street Stage
    • 12 p.m. – Blue Haven Blues Band
    • 2 p.m. – Prey for Son
    • 4 p.m. – Jason King Band
    • 6 p.m. – Tommy Castro and the Painkillers  


Schedule is subject to change.


With six top 10 singles, over 4 million records sold, multiple Grammy nominations, platinum albums, hit songs around the world including the #1 most-played rock song of 1998, it is safe to say that Tonic is a musical powerhouse.  Merging the raw honesty of rock with their unabashed melodies Tonic have helped usher rock n roll into the new millennium. After storming the charts with debut album “Lemon Parade” and its monster hit “If You Could Only See,” the band released two additional studio albums (“Sugar,” the twice Grammy-nominated “Head On Straight” and the self-titled “Tonic”). With multiple soundtrack features, including the lead single from “American Pie” (“You Wanted More”), Tonic garnered this momentum with the release of their Greatest Hits CD/DVD package in July of 2009.  


Never has the phrase "he shoots, he scores" been more applicable than when mentioning rabid hockey fan and chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik. The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit "Superman (It's Not Easy)," and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since. While he doesn't wear tights and fight crime as his breakthrough track "Superman" suggests, his songs could bring any maniacal villain to their knees (and tears) with his poignantly sharp songs that cut deeper than a Ginsu knife.


About Eldorado Reno

The Eldorado Resort Casino Reno is a rare mix of upscale atmosphere with a relaxed vibe. Boasting nine award winning restaurants, unlimited nightlife, a Broadway-style theatre, luxurious accommodations and dynamic casino action, the Eldorado is located in the heart of downtown Reno.  For reservations and information call 800-648-5966 or 775-786-5700 or visit The latest Eldorado updates are also available on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Eldorado’s interactive iPhone and Android Apps. 


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