SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
Wolf Pack Veterans, Battle Born Derby Demons, Black Rock Solar set to receive donations
Gallatin Road Productions, a Reno-based small business that was formed in 2009, announced today that each night of concerts during the Extradition Music Festival will serve as a fundraiser for local charitable organizations. The Extradition Music Festival is coming to Reno from August 12 – 15, 2010 and will feature a book launch and three nights of concerts at venues across Reno/Sparks.
August 13 – The first night of concerts will serve as a fundraiser for the UNR Wolf Pack Veterans, a group comprised of current UNR students who fought for our country in the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The mission of the Wolf Pack Veterans is to “provide a supportive environment for returning veterans in order to facilitate their education and transition from military service.” Proceeds from the door receipts will be donated to assist the organization with providing scholarships beyond the G.I. Bill for veterans who require additional assistance, increasing veteran activities and opportunities, and continuing their community outreach efforts.
The night will be co-headlined by southern California-based Americana rockers Dawes and Alt-Country artist Langhorne Slim. San Diego-based Roots rockers The Donkeys, and local acts My Flag is on Fire and Buster Blue will open.
WHEN: Friday, August 13; Doors open at 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Underground Showroom
COST: $12 – Ages 21+ only
August 14 – A portion of the proceeds from the second night of concerts will go to an organization that is as faced-paced and hard-hitting as the Rockabilly and Western Swing acts that will play in the show. The Battle Born Derby Demons (BBDD) are northern Nevada’s first Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League, and over the past four years have proven to be a big hit. The BBDD are a non-profit, community-based amateur sports league, and takes its role as a member of the community seriously, both through fundraisers and volunteer work.
Headlining the night are Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, who were recently inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Leroy Virgil and the Loaded Dice and The Cowbelleros will open the show, which will provide a good time and plenty of dancing at one of Reno-Sparks’ newest venues.
WHEN: Saturday, August 14; Doors open at 9:00 PM
WHERE: The Alley in Victorian Square, Sparks
COST: $15 – Ages 21+ only
August 15 – The festival closes at the beautiful Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch, which serves as a perfect venue for an event that will benefit Black Rock Solar. The goal of this non-profit organization is to speed the adoption of renewable energy, and does that by building low- or no-cost solar in underserved communities, teaching others to do the same, and supporting renewable energy policies.
The headlining act is Outlaw Country legend Billy Joe Shaver, known as “the original honky tonk hero.” Known as much for his songwriting as for his performances, Billy Joe Shaver has written songs and performed with country music greats throughout his long career, including Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. In 2006, Billy Joe was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Local Outlaw Country bands Hellbound Glory and The Bindle Stiffs will open for this superstar.
WHEN: Sunday, August 15; Doors open at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch
COST: $35 for reserved seats; $25 for lawn – ALL AGES
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