The Reno Blues Society will hold their 24th annual veteran’s benefit dance with a new twist this year – holding it on Halloween weekend, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Club Cal Neva in downtown Reno. Any and all costumes are encourage since there will be a costume contest, rockin’ blues music, raffle prizes and a food drive. All proceeds will benefit the Adopt-a-Vet Dental program and the Veteran’s Guest House.
As always, our local blues bands will volunteer their time and talents to benefit our veterans by playing throughout the night. Bands include the Joker’s Wild Blues Band kicking things off from 6:30-7:30 p.m. followed by Blue Haven from 7:45 to 8:45 or so, then the Rick Hammond Band will play from 9:15 to 10:15 and 9below0 will close the show playing from 10:30-11:30 or a bit later. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $17 for the general public at the door and $12 in advance or for Reno Blues Society members and veterans with ID. Advance tickets are available at the Melting Pot and Recycled Records in Reno, Hippies Pipes and Incense in Sparks and The Bead Store in Carson City. A raffle will also take place, veterans will be recognized during the evening and costume contests will be held. Additionally, we are collecting non-perishable food at this event for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada as a community service.
Sponsors include the Club Cal Neva, Cumulus Media and Lotus Radio Corp.
For more details go to the RBS website at www.renoblues.org.
The Reno Blues Society is a non-profit 501(c) 3 volunteer run organization whose mission is to increase awareness of the culture, history and diversity of blues music, through education and participation in community events.