Reno-Tahoe shows: Bert Kreischer, Young Dubliners, Easton Corbin to kick off 2021

Mark Earnest
| Reno Gazette Journal

With the turn of the calendar comes a possible turn in fortunes for the local music and comedy scene. There are still shows on the books for 2021, especially at the larger casino venues, with many of them rescheduled events from the live-music-and-humor dumpster fire that was 2020.

To fit in with pandemic response guidelines, several casinos and local venues are taking extra measures to provide social distancing, including selling 250 or less tickets to their shows. Here’s the rundown of shows currently on the books for Jan. 15 through the end of April 2021.

Andre Nickatina

Mixing the strains of early classic, ’00s Bay Area and modern alternative hip-hop, Nickatina has earned a large cult following for his distinctive sound. He will be back in Tahoe to perform at 10 p.m. in Blu NightClub, Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is Jan. 16. Tickets are $25-$30. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.com.

Eddie Spaghetti

This singer/guitarist songwriter is best known for his work with the Supersuckers, a rock-meets-punk powerhouse, but likely for this show he’ll be performing acoustic songs from his solo career, as well as some “unplugged” versions of ’Suckers songs. The show also features a spaghetti feed (really!). It takes place at 7 p.m. at Virginia St. Brewhouse, 211 N. Virginia St.

The show is Jan. 16. Tickets range from $40 (table for two in the back) to $360 (table of 6 in the VIP section). For details, call 775-433-1090 or visit renobrewhouse.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 — 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on both the Friday and the Saturday. All shows are at the Grand Theatre, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St.

Shows are Feb. 5 and 6. Tickets are $89-$150. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

NV/DC

Northern Nevada now has an AC/DC tribute band of its own, featuring a bunch of longtime locals playing the hard rock band’s classics (and maybe even some newer songs, since AC/DC put out a record in 2020). This show also features a barbecue dinner as part of the ticket price. It takes place at 7 p.m. at Virginia St. Brewhouse, 211 N. Virginia St.

The show is Feb. 6. Tickets start at $40 for a table for two. For details, call 775-433-1090 or visit renobrewhouse.com.

Gabriel Iglesias

On his “Go Big or Go Home” tour, this portly comedian (who prefers to call himself “fluffy” instead of fat or large) is known for his live concerts on Comedy Central and Netflix, as well as a sitcom called “Mr. Iglesias” also on Netflix. He’s back in Reno for shows 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 Feb. 12. Tickets are $79. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

The Codependent Tour

This tour features Whitney Cummings, former star of an NBC sitcom that shared her first name, and Taylor Tomlinson, who earlier this year debuted a Netflix special called “Quarter Life Crisis.” Both women also host separate podcasts that each take a (sometimes tongue-in-cheek) look at health and self-awareness. The pair entertains 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 Feb. 20. Tickets are $89. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Puddle of Mudd

This hard rock band did well on the radio and the charts in the late ’90s and early ’00s with hits such as “She Hates Me” and “Blurry.” They are back for this show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is Feb. 20. Tickets are $27-$30. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.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 for New Year’s Eve 2020 — 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 Feb. 27. Tickets are $95. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

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.

David Spade

Known as much for his “Saturday Night Live” work and comedy films as his stand-up, Spade still does perform in the style in which he earned his career start. Spade performs at 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is March 27. Tickets are $40-$50. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.com.

Durand Jones and the Indications

Hailing from Indiana, this group featured 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 will likely 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.

Todd Snider and David Lindley

Known for his storytelling prowess as well as his great folk-country songs, Nashville singer-songwriter Snider is a popular performer in the area and always stops in Reno-Tahoe during his tours. As he’s planning some treks back to the West in 2021, he’ll be in Tahoe for this show with David Lindley, the skilled guitarist who has a multi-album solo catalog and is best known for his work in the ’70s as Jackson Browne’s lead guitarist. The show is 8 p.m. in the Showroom at Montbleu Resort Casino, 55 Highway 50, Stateline.

The show is April 17. Tickets are $25-$50. For details, call 775-588-3515 or visit montbleuresort.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.

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