(Minden, NV) Cowboy poetry, lively music, tales of the trail, stretch-the-truth yarns and good old-fashioned cowboy fun are all part of the 22nd Annual Rhymers Rodeer in the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ballroom on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, 2009. Performing are cowboy poets Walt "Bimbo" Cheney, Rod McQueary and Janice Gilbertson. The Rush Creek Quartet provides the music and the event is hosted by the always-clever, and sometimes irreverent, McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain.
The Rhymers Rodeer weekend includes a cocktail show on Friday, an open mic session for "all comers" Saturday morning and a dinner show on Saturday night. Ticket prices for 2009 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 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. The event is produced by Kay Fanning and Jim King.
The Carson Valley Inn is located on U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, NV near the intersection of State Highway 88. The popular hotel, casino and RV resort built its reputation by providing fun and memorable experiences through the smiles and friendly service of its 450+ employees. Amenities include 152 hotel rooms, a 75-room motor lodge, 59 RV sites, a casino, sports book, poker room, 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 Home Treasures gift shop, a Shell gas station & convenience store and more. The Inn is 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe's south shore and 45 minutes south of Reno.
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