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July 14, 2008
By Jane Tors
Named “Festival of the Year” by the Bay Area Blues Society in 2005, the Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest continues to earn the title by bringing in some of the biggest names in the business, such as 2008 headliners Gladys Knight, The Whispers and Jonny Lang.. The 4th annual festival will celebrate the history, culture and spirit of the blues Aug. 16-17 at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nev.
The University of Nevada, Reno is one of several sponsoring organizations and, through this sponsorship, discounted tickets are available to University students, faculty and staff. Purchase tickets online at Ticket Master and enter the University’s discount code: UNRBLU.
Annually the festival draws more than 10,000 attendees to Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Park for two days of musical performances beginning at noon and continuing into the twilight. The ongoing entertainment is complemented by a variety of dining options including classic Southern specialties and ice-cold beverages that combine to provide a first-class blues experience. Event parking will be available on the University campus.
For more information including ticket prices and the line-up of scheduled performers, visit the Reno Tahoe Blues Festival website or call (775) 857-3378.