City’s free in-the-park concert features Dusty 45s

The final city concert at the Oats Park Centennial Stage will feature the Dusty 45s.

The final city concert at the Oats Park Centennial Stage will feature the Dusty 45s.

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The city’s free in-the-park concert and a host of activities celebrating Nevada’s sesquicentennial birthday are coming up on Aug. 16.

The performance will be on the Centennial Stage in Oats Park in front of the Art Center and will begin at 7:30 p.m. For information on the show, call Churchill Arts at 775-423-1440.

The concert will feature the Seattle-based band Billy Joe and the Dusty 45s. The band has developed a devoted local following, being named Best of Seattle three years in a row by readers of the Seattle Weekly.

Headed up by Billy Joe Huels—on lead guitar and a blazing trumpet which usually ends up literally on fire by the end of the show—the band is known for its wide ranging repertoire of diverse musical styles. Some twanging country, jump blues, surf music, Dixieland and some gold old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll all end up in the mix.

It promises to be a night of high energy music under the stars. So plan on getting together with family and friends for a most enjoyable shows. You can bring your own picnic supper or purchase food and beverages from the Fallon Youth Club beginning at 5 p.m.

The Art Center’s galleries and bar will be open following the performance and will feature two new shows; paintings by Montana artist, Robert Royhl, and Nevada landscape photographs by Stephen Chandler.

There are several sesquicentennial events and other activities happening on August 16. The Downtown Merchant’s Association is sponsoring a farmers market from 7 a.m.-12 noon in the vacant lot next to the Churchill County Library. For more information on this you can call Jo Petteruti at Jo’s Stillwater Tea Room, 775-423-0518.

There is also a community “all-class” reunion planned for that day. Activities will include tours of the Old High School (1-4 p.m.)and the Oats Park Art Center (2-6 p.m.). Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Fallon Youth Club, 545 E. Richards Street. For more info you can contact

The city of Fallon’s Live Local Program Grand Prize Car Raffle for a new car will be held on the Centennial Stage at 6:45 p.m. Lastly, the Fallon Elks Lodge will present a breakfast the next morning from 8-11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge.


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