Skip to main content
New Brew Fest Art with Artists

The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival

Dates & Time

Jun 14 - Jun 15



Friday 3-9pm Alcohol Sales end at 9pm | Beer Tasting ends at 8pm

Saturday 11am-8pm Alcohol Sales end at 8pm | Beer Tasting ends at 7pm 


Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer kick-off party. THE ROW is pleased to announce the War and Berlin will headline the 24th annual Great Eldorado, BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival, June 14-15, along with festival favorite Shane Dwight and Blues Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop. The concerts are free to the public and part of the annual festival that is equal parts barbeque block party, micro-brew tasting event with more than 50 microbreweries from around the world and music festival with two stages featuring nonstop rock and blues.


Beer tasting packages for the 24th annual event are on sale now and can be purchased in advance for $40 per person for a one day pass and $65 per person for two days with prices increasing to $45 and $75 on the day of the event. Tickets include a commemorative tasting mug and an unlimited beer tasting wristband for the purchased time frame. Hours for Brews and Blues are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday with beer tasting ending one hour prior to the festival’s end time. Confirmed breweries for 2019 include The Brew Brothers, Lagunitas, Angry Orchard, Truly, Ninkasi, Four Peaks and Alaskan Brewing Company.  


About WAR

Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for over four decades. Their long list of this include “Low Rider,” “The World is a Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “The Cisco Kid” and many more. The phenomenal group has been honored twice by its hometown of Los Angeles for making positive contributions to the betterment of the community with its powerful music and has been honored by President Obama as “All Day Music” was placed on his official playlist of the summer. More recently, “LA Weekly” declared WAR in the top ten concerts of 2018. With 12 Billboard Top 40 Hits, seven top ten hits, over 50 million records sold-to-date and countless samples and nods by artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Flo Rida, Tupac, Smash Mouth, Janet Jackson, Dave Matthews, Korn and countless others, WAR has not only sealed their status as a household name, but has also proven that their music and message continues to be as relevant as ever.


About Berlin

Berlin will forever be recognized as the American progenitor of electro-pop artistry with sensually appealing lyrics. Few bands emerging from the era of Berlin have achieved as far-reaching and long-lasting an impact, and, rarely such a timeless array of musical grooves. The unforgettable, intimate and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take My Breath Away” took the band to another level. The ballad’s defining role in the Tom Cruise film “Top Gun,” helped solidify Berlin’s everlasting place in American pop culture. The song was a #1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe™ and Academy Award™ for “Best Original Song” in 1986. 


2019 Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival

Friday, June 14

Third Street Stage 
4pm Jason King Band

6pm Shane Dwight


Friday, June 14

Fourth Street Stage
3:30pm Mike Furlong
 5:30pm Buddy Emmer Blues Band
7:45pm Berlin with Terri Nunn

Saturday, June 15

Third Street Stage
11:30am Jason King Band

1:30pm Buddy Emmer Blues Band Feat. Mighty Mike Schermer 

3:30 Buddy Emmer Blues Band Feat. Andy Santana

5:30 Elvin Bishop Big Fun Trio


Fourth Street Stage
12pm Mike Furlong

2pm Briefcase Blues Brothers
4pm Shane Dwight
6:30pm WAR



Schedule subject to change without notice


Details subject to change.


Sign up for email offers

Invalid email address
Tell us your interests:

Thank you

Thank you for signing up to become an Email Insider! You’ll be among the first to receive offers and promotions from Eldorado Resort Casino Reno!

Update your preferences