The Rides, an all-star blues and rock band formed by singer-songwriter Stephen Stills, guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and keyboardist Barry Goldberg will perform Sept. 27 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. The Reno show is a stop on the band’s inaugural United States tour, supporting its debut album “Can’t Get Enough.” Tickets, $35, are at the GSR box office, 800-648-3568.
Stills, a former member of Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, refers to the Rides as “the blues band of my dreams.” The group formed with Stills and Electric Flag keyboardist Goldberg began writing together at the recommendation of their mutual manager. They soon were joined by Shepherd. The Rides just released a video for its first single, “Don’t Want Lies.” The album is available for pre-orders and is in the Top 5 on Amazon’s blues chart.
GSR is offering a $299 package that includes two tickets and a one-night stay with all taxes and resort fees. Details: 800-648-3568 or www.grandsierraresort.com.
Located in the heart of the Reno-Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort is an all-encompassing resort with nearly 2,000 guest rooms and suites and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Currently undergoing a more than $25 million renovation and remodel, the destination offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including branded retail shopping, famed entertainment, 10 restaurant choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, thrill rides, an aqua golf driving range and nightlife. For more information, please visit www.grandsierraresort.com or to make reservations call 1-800-648-5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.