June 26, 2014
More than 40 bands will play on multiple stages during the six-day Victorian Square event, and all entertainment is free to the public.
The most popular acts will perform on the Main Stage during the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. No tickets are required, and event-goers can enjoy the bands free of charge.
Free Main Stage Entertainment goes like this,
Lit , 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27
Lit is an American alternative rock band from Fullerton, California. They released several singles in the late 1990's and early 2000's including hits "My Own Worst Enemy," "Miserable," "Zip-Lock" and "Over My Head."
Eric Hutchinson, 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28
Boston-based singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson is an up-and-coming musician who's famous for his songs "Rock & Roll" and "OK, It's Alright With Me."
Joan Osborne, 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29
Multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time GRAMMY nominee Joan Osborne will be performing her hits, including "What If God Was One Of Us," "St. Teresa" and "Shake Your Hips."
Joe Diffie, 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30
Country favorite Joe Diffie will return to the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off to perform his best hits, including "John Deere Green," "Pickup Man" and "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)."
Jefferson Starship, 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31
American rock band Jefferson Starship will delight fans with their original mix of psychedelic and electric folk music, including hits, "Somebody to Love," "White Rabbit," "Miracles," "Jane" and "Find Your Way Back."
Robert Randolph & The Family Band, 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1
Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. Rolling Stone included Robert on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and the band also plays before every Friday-night New York Knicks basketball game.
JA Nugget Special Events Manager Lisa Jansen says of this years line-up,
"This year's line-up is a great mix of classic favorites, like Joe Diffie and Jefferson Starship, mixed with awesome up-and-comers, like Eric Hutchinson. Throw in alternative-favorite Lit, Rolling Stone-ranked guitarist Robert Randolf & The Family Band and the amazing Joan Osborne, and you've got a wonderful group of artists in just about every music genre. The Nugget prides itself on bringing in recognizable music talent for this free concert series that appeals to fans of the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off."
This is one of the biggest events of the Summer for Reno/Sparks. People come from all over country to eat ribs and party like rockstars. You don't want to miss this one.
JA Nugget is located at, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV 89431.
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