Easton Corbin welcomes summer series at TJ’s Corral

Tahoe Onstage

Easton Corbin delivers the show to country fans in TJ’s Corral at the Carson Valley Inn.
Pheonix Gruneich / Tahoe Onstage photos

Rain or shine, the show must go on.

Country music lovers didn’t let a few raindrops stop them from coming to see Easton Corbin on Friday night at TJ’s Corral as he opened the summer concert series at Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada. . Man, does this town love its country.

The main parking lot was packed, and the Inn had to open its back parking lot just to have room for everyone. People of all ages — even babies — were even in attendance. Trucker hats, cowboys hats, jeans and plenty of cowboy boots were the order of the evening. Some had plenty of beer and didn’t need their jackets.

It didn’t rain during the whole concert, but folks actually embraced the weather from the get- go The clouds were lovely just before Corbin went onstage — we sure are spoiled here in the Carson Valley with the views. Friends were running into each other and hugs were flowing, with couples dancing and parents holding their babies and swaying. What a wonderful opening night at TJ’s Corral.

Easton Corbin delivered a fun, high-energy show, backed by a talented band. It was enjoyable to watch people sing back to him — Corbin and the band were loving it. Corbin is a Florida native and was signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009 and his self-titled album was released the following year.

“Somebodys Got To Be Country” is the name of the current tour. A solid band gives Corbin the ease to do his thing, and he ran back and forth across the stage the entire show. He never once sounded winded and gave so much love to the audience. They ate it up and gave their love right back. This show had limited seating and a big party pit for people who wanted to really get down, and get down they did.

The concert provided a fantastic start to the summer series at Carson Valley Inn. Also coming to TJ’s Corral are smooth jazz artist Kenny G on Saturday, June 8; Uncle Kracker on Saturday, June 29; Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on Thursday, July 4; Dwight Yoakam on Friday, July 26; Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo on Wednesday, July 31; Martina McBride on Sunday, Aug. 4, and Loverboy on Friday, Aug. 9.

Stunning sunsets are expected, as always, but rainclouds have not been invited for an encore.

— Pheonix Gruneich

Tahoe Onstage


About Pheonix Gruneich

Photojournalist Pheonix Gruneich is a native of Southern California where her love of music began. She moved to Tahoe when she was 16. She now resides in the Carson Valley. She is a lover of arts and, most of all, live music!

One comment

  1. Michelle Costarella

    What a great article and pictures!

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