The Revivalists open Harrah’s Reno Plaza Series

Michael Franti

Michael Franti & Spearhead will appear June 29 at Harrah’s Reno.

Top musical acts highlight 19th Annual Plaza Summer Concert Series

For the summer of 2018, Harrah’s is heating-up the entertainment temperature in Downtown Reno with some great entertainers at the 19th Annual Outdoor Plaza Series at Harrah’s Reno.

The series kicks-off on Friday evening, May 25, with New Orleans-based band The Revivalists, one of the hottest young rock bands on the scene today.  Their break-out hit, “Wish I Knew You,” reached number one on the Alternative Songs chart in 2017 and Rolling Stone magazine named The Revivalists among “the 10 bands you need to know.”

Next up, on Saturday, June 9, is the venerable American rock band Kansas.  The band is known for a long list of classic hits, including: “Carry on Wayward Son,” “Cheyenne Autumn,” “Hold On,” “Play the Game Tonight” and, of course, “Dust in the Wind.”

Oakland natives and one of Northern Nevada’s favorite bands, Michael Franti & Spearhead hit the Plaza on Friday, June 29.  Bringing a compelling and eclectic mixture of hip hop, funk, reggae, jazz, folk and rock, Franti is known as a singer, poet and spoken word artist who brings a message to his mellow and infectious music.

Little Joe Y La Familia will fill downtown Reno with a heady and irresistible mixture of Tejeno, norteño, country, Latin and blues music on Saturday evening, July 28.  Hailing from Texas, Little Joe Hernandez is a Grammy Award winner and has been entertaining audiences around the world for over 50 years.

Ticket prices for the shows are as follows:

  •  The Revivalists – $39.50 plus fees.
  •  Kansas – $49.50 plus fees.
  •  Michel Franti & Spearhead – $40.50 plus fees.
  •  Little Joe Y La Familia – $29.50 plus fees.

Tickets are available now via or at the Harrah’s Reno Box Office.

There will be food trucks, drink specials and “Shot Girls” on the Plaza for each show. More shows for the 2018 Downtown Reno Summer Concert Series on The Plaza at Harrah’s Reno will be announced soon.  For more information, check out

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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