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The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues June 16th-17th

The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival

Dates & Time

Jun 16 - Jun 17


Citywide Event

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. – 9 Below Zero

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.


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