8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28
Tickets are $71.50, $49.50 and $38.50
With its sharp dynamic contrasts, extended song lengths, abstract lyrics and a general showcasing of instrumental prowess, Yes blends symphonic and other 'classical' structures with its own brand of musical style. With popular hits such as “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” "Leave It" and "It Can Happen," the English progressive rock band has performed since 1968, released more than 15 albums and garnered a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental.
Lynne Koplitz and Iliza Shlesinger
8 p.m. Friday, March 6
Tickets are $27.50
Lynne Koplitz is an up and coming comic and the first female comedienne since Roseanne and Brett Butler to have a TV development deal with Tom Werner for Warner Brothers television. Boasting a wide range of experience from stand-up to television shows, Koplitz co-starred on SONY's syndicated talk show "Life and Style" and taped her own half hour comedy special on “Comedy Central Presents” in 2003, which is still in continuous rotation. In the summer of 2008, she was voted the top female comic by viewers in Comedy Central's “Stand-Up Showdown.” Koplitz performs at clubs and colleges around the country.
Iliza Shlesinger can be seen competing on NBC's “Last Comic Standing Season 6.” In 2007, Shlesinger won MySpace’s "So You Think You're Funny" contest and has been featured as the G4 Network's MySpace Girl of the Week. Her television credits include E! Network's “Forbes Celebrity 100,” TV Guide's “America's Next Top Producer,” and Byron Allen's “Comics Unleashed.” Her stand-up comedy resume includes performing in various cities in Asia for the Armed Forces Entertainment, The Las Vegas House of Blues, The Comedy Store, New York Comedy Club, various Improvs and the Friar's Club of Beverly Hills.
8 p.m. Saturday, March 14
Tickets are $27.50
The men of American Storm are making their return to the Grand Theatre as they reveal their sexy side, catering to the fantasies of the audience. This 70 minute, fully costumed and choreographed production show is sure to have viewers wanting more. Guests must be 18 or older to attend.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
8 p.m. Sunday, March 15
Presented by Artown
Tickets are $45, $35 and $25
Considered ambassadors to the world, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed internationally for nearly 30 years, recorded 40 albums and performed alongside musical giants including Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban and Paul Simon. The group’s harmonized traditional Zulu music, born in the mines of South Africa, is called Isicathamiya (Is-Cot-A-Me-Ya), and was highlighted on Simon’s 1986 album Graceland, attracting the group a world of new fans. Just one year later they earned the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for its premiere U.S. release, Shaka Zulu.
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18
Tickets are $25.30 and $27.50
David Archuleta was runner-up on the seventh season of “American Idol” which led him to sign with Jive Records in June 2008. Archuleta's first single "Crush" was released in August 2008. The hit became available on iTunes, where it rose to the number one position within 18 hours. It debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The track sold 166,000 downloads in the first week in the U.S. His self-titled debut album was released in November 2008. The album, which debuted at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart, has sold more than 580,000 copies in the U.S. Archuleta also placed second on Forbes' list of “Breakout Stars of 2008.” He is touring solo with the support of Irish pop rocker Lesley Roy.
8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of event
Brett Dennen released his first self-titled album, Brett Dennen in 2004. His second album, So Much More, includes the singles “Ain't No Reason,” “She's Mine” and “Darlin' Do Not Fear.” Dennen's music has been featured in several television shows, including “Roadtrip Nation” on PBS, “Grey's Anatomy,” “House,” “The Unit” and “Scrubs.” He also appeared live on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on April 8, 2008. In addition to television series, Dennen's music has also been used in national advertising campaigns for companies such as Hilton Hotels.
Miss Hawaiian Tropic Regional Finals
9 p.m. Saturday, March 21
Tickets are $38.50, $27.50 and $22
The largest model search system in the world makes waves at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino for The Miss Hawaiian Tropic Regional Finals.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 4
Tickets are $100, $88 and $68
At 14, Geronimo made her career debut when her performance of Celine Dion’s “To Love You More” won her the grand prize of one million pesos and a recording contract with Viva Records on the television show “Star for a Night” (Philippine Edition). In Sept. 2003, Geronimo released her debut album entitled Popstar: A Dream Come True, which was certified seven times Platinum, selling more than 350,000 copies. The album produced singles such as “Forever's Not Enough,” “To Love You More” and “Sa Iyo.” Geronimo has had the same success with the albums following and has released a new album each year since 2003. She collaborated with Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough, in the song "I'll Be There" and it will be included in her upcoming album entitled Just Me.
Reverend Horton Heat and Nekromantix
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8
Tickets are $27.50 in advance, $30.25 day of event
Forming in 1985, Reverend Horton Heat is composed of Jim "Reverend Horton" Heat on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Paul Simmons on drums. Through relentless touring and a manic stage show, the group has established itself as one of the most popular underground acts in America. With a self-described sound of "country-fed punkabilly,” its music is a mixture of country, punk, big band, swing and rockabilly, all played loud and energetically with humorous lyrics.
Nekromantix is a Danish-American band formed in 1989 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After only six months of practice and two local performances, Nekromantix performed at a large festival in Hamburg, Germany. The performance earned the band a recording contract with Tombstone Records for its first album Hellbound. Its music is generally structured around monster, horror and science fiction themes which are reflected in the album and song titles, lyrics, artwork, fashions and stage show.
Dates, ticket prices and show times are subject to change. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 1.800.648.3568 or visit www.grandsierraresort.com.
About Grand Sierra Resort and Casino:
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is in the heart of Reno/Tahoe - America’s Adventure Place. GSR is northern Nevada’s most complete resort destination with nearly 2,000 guest rooms and suites. The property offers a wide variety of accommodations for the everyday business traveler to the complete family vacation with amenities that include 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, branded retail shopping, headliner entertainment, a cinema, a 50-lane championship bowling center, outdoor thrill rides, aqua golf driving range, the largest casino north of Las Vegas with 24 hours of heart-pounding action plus so much more. GSR is a proud member of Summit Hotels and Resorts, a prestigious brand of Preferred Hotel Group. For more information, please visit www.grandsierraresort.com or to make reservations call 1.800.648.5080.