The Night Hawks to perform at Dangberg

The Night Hawks, a rock and country band, will headline a concert at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday. The Scarlet Verbs, a duo performing indie rock, will open for the band.

For 16 years, The Night Hawks have brought ZZ Top-style classic rock, classic and new country, and blues to numerous events and venues. These include an annual show for the Topaz Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. fundraising barbecue and auction. Recent engagements include a monthly appearance at the Pioneer Crossing Casino, and a show for the Shriners’ Sweethearts Ball at Reno’s Sands Hotel and Casino. Members of the band are Mark Harris playing lead guitar and singing lead vocals, Mike “Sparky” Clark on bass guitar and lead vocals, Leon Leet playing rhythm and lead guitar and vocals, and Howard Elwell on drums and vocals.

The Scarlet Verbs, comprised of Nathan Alanz and Margaret Dixon, will open for The Night Hawks. The duo brings a combination of vocals, guitar and bass to rock, indie rock and adult alternative music. Performing as the Scarlet Verbs since 2011, Alanz and Dixon have performed widely at local restaurants, casinos and clubs, playing an eclectic mix that emphasizes vocal harmony and includes some original music.

The non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, which operates the park in cooperation with Douglas County, is collecting nonperishable food items at all three Summer Sunday concerts to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned items such as vegetables, soup, and fruit, or dry items such as cereal, beans, pasta and rice.

The Scarlet Verbs performs at 5:30 p.m., with The Night Hawks following at 6:30. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 16 and younger are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available in Gardnerville at Joyce’s Fine Jewelry and Battle Born Wine, and can also be purchased at Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the gate.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Dogs are not allowed, with the exception of service animals. For more information, visit or call 783-9417.

The concert is sponsored by Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, Douglas County, Dr. James the Dentist, Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides, Carson Valley Times, C.O.D. Casino, Cowboy’s Café, Nevada State Bank, Pit Stop Pots, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. The concert is also funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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