Hot August Nights Lists Entertainment for 26th Annual Event

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, Nev. – Hot August Nights announces their entertainment lineup for the 2012 event scheduled for August 7 to12, 2012. This year’s week-long celebration of classic cars and rock ‘n’ roll will
feature performances by Sonny Turner (formerly of The Platters), Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, Bill Medley (formerly of The Righteous Brothers), Paul Revere & the Raiders, the Village People and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome such talented entertainers to northern Nevada for the 26 th annual Hot August Nights,” said Tony Marini, executive director for Hot August Nights. “The combination of classic
cars and legendary entertainment make Hot August Nights a nostalgic event that is truly unlike any other.”

The week kicks off with Motown musical revue Oh What a Night! – A Tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and a throwback to the decade that brought us Woodstock with Echoes of the 60s.

Additionally, tribute bands Chicago Tribute Authority and Hotel California will entertain crowds with their uncanny musical covers of the hit-making band, Chicago, and easygoing rockers, The Eagles.

Hot August Nights will continue with live performances from Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and Sonny Turner of The Platter’s. Herman’s Hermits won crowds over with hits like “Wonderful World” and “I’m Into Something Good,” outselling every recording act in the world in the mid-60s and they will perform live at the Grand Sierra Resort on Thursday, August 9. That same night, former lead singer of The Platters, Sonny Turner, will bring fans back to the cool sounds of Motown music as he takes over Victorian Square in Sparks with chart-topping hits “The Great Pretender,” “Only You,” and more.

The Village People will take to the stage at Victorian Square on Friday, August 10 and will perform several of their hits including the unforgettable “YMCA.” Meanwhile, Paul Revere & the Raiders will
entertain audiences with their classic rock song “Louie Louie” and other hits.

The event will rock out Saturday with performances by The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley and John Kay & Steppenwolf. These artists became a staple in the rock ‘n’ roll community in the mid to late 1960s and stayed on top of the charts through the next decade. In fact, Bill Medley continues to make music for his loyal fans and, this August, will sing a combination of classic hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and new songs from his album “Damn Near Righteous.” Steppenwolf will bring back the feelings of the late 1960s with songs like “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride,” transporting crowds back to the era where rock ‘n’ roll ruled the radio and the stage.

All performances are scheduled to take place at 8:15 p.m. beginning Tuesday, August 7 and will run through Saturday, August 11. The following concert dates and times are subject to change:

Tuesday, August 7 at 8:15 p.m.
o Echoes of the 60s at Victorian Square
o Oh What a Night! at Grand Sierra Resort
Wednesday, August 8 at 8:15 p.m.
o Chicago Tribute Authority at Victorian Square
o Hotel California
at Grand Sierra Resort
Thursday, August 9 at 8:15 p.m.
o Sonny Turner at Victorian Square
o Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
at Grand Sierra Resort
Friday, August 10 at 8:15 p.m.
o Village People at Victorian Square
o Paul Revere & The Raiders at Grand Sierra Resort
Saturday, August 11 at 8:15 p.m.
o The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley at Victorian Square
o John Kay & Steppenwolf at Grand Sierra Resort

For more information, call (775) 356.1956 or visit

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