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  • Kick off of Hot August Nights 2018

    The streets of Reno are heating up again as Hot August Nights 2018 officially kicks off in the town of Virginia City and Sparks, Nevada. Out of the 31 years of this classic event, Alan has been the Grand Marshal for the last decade and it just gets better. Feast your eyes upon these skillfully crafted classic cars, boogie down to some Doo-Wop at the stages near the main drag, and check out the amazing cruises every night.  

    Below are some of the schedule highlights** for this year’s event:

     

    Friday, August 3, 2018

    Kicks off in the Historic Virginia City, Nevada

    ·9am to 4pm – Classic Car Show-n-Shine along Historic ‘C’ Street

    ·4pm to 5pm – Classic Car Cruise through Histroic Virginia City

    Entertainment – Sparks, Nevada

    ·8pm – AMERICA at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Historic Virginia City Nevada

    ·9am to 4pm – Classic Car Show-n-Shine along Historic ‘C’ Street

    ·4pm to 5pm – Classic Car Cruise through Histroic Virginia City

    Entertainment – Sparks and Reno, Nevada

    ·8pm – Toto at the Grand Sierra Resort

    ·8pm – Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino

     

    Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Rancho San Rafael Pre-Kick Off Party

    ·9am to 4pm – Hot August Nights OFFICAL Pre Kick-Off Show-n-Shine

     

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Reno-Sparks, Nevada

    ·4pm to 10pm – Hot August Nights OFFICAL KICK-OFF Party – Peppermill Resort

    ·4pm to 10pm – Kick-Off “Mill Mile” Cruise – Peppermill Resort

    ·4pm to 10pm – Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine – Atlantis Casino Resort

    ·5pm to 10pm – Cruise of Champions – Atlantis Casino Resort

    Entertainment 

    ·5pm to 10pm – The Chromatics and Hot Rod Rebellion – Atlantis Casino Resort, Outdoor Stage

    ·7:30om to 1am – Heros of Rock and Roll – Atlantis Casino Resort, Indoor Cabaret Stage

     

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Reno-Sparks, Nevada

    ·9am to 4pm – Grand Sierra Resort’s $10,000 ‘Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine’ – Grand Sierra Resort

    ·4:30 to 9:30pm – The Garage – Hot August ‘Night Club’ experience – Grand Sierra Resort Venue

    ·5pm to 10pm – Offical ‘Mill Mile’ Cruise – Peppermill Resort 

    ·6pm – Grand Sierra Resort’s $10,000 ‘Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine’ Awards Presentation – Grand Sierra Resort Outdoor Venue Stage

    Entertainment

    ·11am to 5pm – DJ Steve West – Grand Sierra Resort, Outdoor Stage

    ·5pm – Arizona Jones – Grand Sierra Resort, Outdoor Stage

    ·8:15pm – Jay White, America’s Diamond – Grand Sierra Resort, Outdoor Stage

    ·5pm to 10pm – The Chromatics and Hot Rod Rebellion – Atlantis Casino Resort, Outdoor Stage

    ·7:30 to 1am – Heroes of Rock and Roll – Atlantis Casino Resort, Indoor Cabaret Stage

     

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    ·9am to 9pm – Drifting Presented by AMSOIL, Inc. Reno/Spars Livestock Events Center – Admission $15

    ·10am to 2pm – Vintage Trailer Revival Open House – Washoe County’s Rancho San Rafael Reginal Park

    ·10am to 10pm – Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine – Atlantis Casino Resort

    ·Noon to 2pm – AutoCross – Presented by AMSOIL, Inc. Reno/Sparks Livestock Events Center – Admission $15

    ·5pm to 10pm – Official ‘Mill Mile’ Cruise – Peppermill Resort

    ·6pm to Midnight – Drag Races & Burnouts – Nugget Casino Resort West Parking Lot – Admission $15

    ENTERTAINMENT

    ·8:15pm – Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” – Grand Sierra Resort

    ·5:30pm to 9pm – Ronny & The Classics – Victorian Square, Sparks

     

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Reno-Sparks

    ·9am to 4pm – Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car Competition 

    ·10am to 2pm – Vintage Trailer Revival Open House – Washoe Country’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

    ·Noon to 10pm – Classic Specialty Cars on display – Peppermill Resort

    ·1:30pm to 3pm – Women with Wheelz Networking Seminar – Grand Sierra Resort Conference Room

    ·5pm to 10pm – Official ‘Mill Mile’ Cruise – Peppermill Resort 

    ·6pm to Midnight – Drag Races & Burnout – Nugget Casino Resort West Parking Lot – Admission $15

    ·7pm to 10pm – Controlled Cruise – Downtown Reno

    ·7pm to 10pm – Controlled Cruise – Downtown Reno

    Entertainment 

    ·8:15pm – Eddie Money – Grand Sierra Resort

    ·8:15pm – Michael Furlong’s “Tribute to Tom Petty” – Victorian Square, Sparks

    ·8pm – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – Silver Legacy Resort Casino

     

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    ·9am to 4pm – Summit Racing Equipment presents the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition 

    ·9am to 9pm – Driftign Presented by AMSOIL, Inc. Reno/Sparks Livestock Events Center – Admission $15

    ·10am to 2pm – Vintage Trailer Revivial Open House – Washoe Count’s Rancho San Rafel Regional Park – Reno 

    ·Noon to 10pm – Classic Speciality Cars on display – Peppermill Resort

    ·6pm to Midnight – Drag Races & Burnouts – Nugget Casino Resort West Parking Lot – Admission $15

    ·7pm to 10pm – Controlled Cruise – Downtown Reno

    Entertainment

    ·8:15pm – STARSHIP Featuring Mickey Thomas – Grand Sierra Resort

    ·8:15pm – THE GREG KIHN BAND – Victorian Square, Sparks

    ·Hot Jersey Nights – Sammy’s Showroom – Admission $29.50

     

    Saturday, August 11, 2018

    ·9am to 4pm – Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine – Grand Sierra Resort 

    ·9am to 9pm – Drifting Presented by AMSOIL, Inc. Reno/Sparks Livestock Event Center – Admission $15

    ·10am to 10pm – Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine – Atlantis Casino Resort

    ·Noon – Hot August Nights Cup Top 5 Finalist Annoucned – Downtown Reno

    ·Hot August Nights Cup Awards Presentation – Presented by Downtown Reno

    ·7pm to 10pm – Controlled Cruise – Downtown Reno

    ENTERTAINMENT

    ·8:15pm – KOOL & THE GANG – Grand Sierra Resort

    ·8:15pm – AMBROSIA – Victorian Square, Sparks

    ·4pm & 7:30pm – The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters & The Platters – Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

     

    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    ·8:30am – Car Awards Presentation & Parade of Champions – Downtown Reno

    ·10am – Offical Hot August Nights Grand Finale Parade – Downtown Reno

     

    **These were just some highlights from the entire schedule that you can view here: 2018 Hot August Nights Schedule

     

    Check out some classic moments from our past years at the event:

     

     

     

     

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