A generous dose of cowboy poetry and some old-time cowboy piano tunes will be featured at the 21st Annual Rhymers Rodeer in the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, 2008. There's a cocktail show on Friday, an open mic session for "all comers" Saturday morning and a dinner show on Saturday night. Performers include poets Jim and Karen Ross, Jim King and Ross Knox plus Dave Bourne on Piano. The shows will be hosted and emceed by humorist McAvoy Layne in his Mark Twain character.
Ticket prices for 2008 remain the same as last year. The Friday evening show is $25 with no-host cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening's dinner show is $50 with no-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:15 p.m., and show time at 7:45 p.m. An open mic session will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. All performances are non-smoking.
Rhymers Rodeer information is available on line at www.cvinn.com/rodeer including an easy-to-use form for ordering tickets and/or making Hotel reservations at special Rhymers Rodeer rates. Information is also available through the Carson Valley Inn Sales Department at 775-783-6679. Advance ticket purchases are a must – sorry, phone orders for tickets are not accepted.
The Carson Valley Inn (www.cvinn.com) is located on U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, NV near the intersection of State Highway 88. This popular hotel, casino, and RV resort built its reputation by providing fun and memorable experiences through the smiles and friendly service of its 500+ employees. Amenities include 152 hotel rooms, a 75-room motor lodge, 59 RV sites, a casino, three dining facilities, two lounges, nightly live cabaret entertainment for listening and dancing, 6,000+ square feet of convention and banquet space, the Chapel at the Inn, an indoor pool/spa/fitness facility, Spa at the Inn massage and facial therapy, a Shell convenience store and more. The Inn is just 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe's south shore, and 45 minutes south of Reno.
For more information on activities, recreation, history and shopping in the Carson Valley area, see www.visitcarsonvalley.org.