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Country star James Otto headlines Americana Music Festival in Virginia City


AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL NEWS RELEASE VIRGINIA CITY — Virginia City turns over its Comstock roots to all things bluegrass and country at The Americana Music Festival, July 19 – 21. Headlining the 6th annual festival is country star James Otto, known for his chart-topping hit, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.” The lineup includes national, regional and local musicians The Novelists, The Tuttles with A.J. Lee, Rita Hosking and more than 10 bluegrass and modern country bands performing more than 30 shows.

Concerts are held at five locations throughout Virginia City including First Presbyterian Church, Piper’s Opera House, Fourth Ward School, Delta Saloon festival parking lot located next to the Bucket of Blood, Virginia City Middle School and Red Dog Saloon. Headliner performances take place Friday and Saturday on the town’s main drag, C Street, which is closed for the event.

The event also plays host to the inaugural Americana Music Festival Beer Crawl. For $10 it includes one free Coors Light, a commemorative cup and discounted brews at 10 of Virginia City’s historic saloons.

Tickets now on sale. $20 for general entry including access to each show throughout the festival weekend, excluding Friday and Saturday night headliners. The $30 all inclusive pass includes access to every musical act including the headlining concerts Friday and Saturday night in downtown Virginia City. A $100 VIP pass that includes access to all shows, a pass for the Americana Music Festival Beer Crawl and exclusive perks to be announced. Purchase tickets here.

For more information on Virginia City, and the The Americana Music Festival, visit www.visitvirginiacitynv.com or call the Virginia City Tourism Commission (VCTC) at 775-847-7500.

A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the Unites States – Virginia City, Nev. Come experience this mining “boomtown” as it was in the 1800’s. Step back in time while visiting the numerous historic buildings, saloons, churches and museums or take a mine tour or even ride a real steam train. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages. For lodging, event calendar or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call 775-847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City.


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