The 2016 Night in the Country Music Festival lineup is complete, with Leaving Austin, DJ DU and Battle for the Full Moon Saloon winner Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide rounding out an already stellar roster of country music stars and up-and-coming artists.

Hailing from Central California, Leaving Austin is steadily moving through the ranks of country music’s young rising stars. The five-man piece has shared the stage with some of country’s biggest acts such as Randy Houser and Wynonna Judd in addition to opening for superstars like Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line.

Leaving Austin’s most recent album release, “That Feel Good,” features seven tracks that carry the band’s established alchemy of pop and country music. Leaving Austin rounds out the Friday night lineup when they take the stage at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23.

DJ DU will warm up the crowd Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Spinning since he was 13 years old, DJ DU has been featured in Nashville Lifestyle’s “Best of Nashville DJ’s” and has performed for the Grammy Block Party, Country Thunder Festivals and toured with Jason Aldean on his Night Train and Burn it Down tours. DJ DU will take the stage Thursday, July 21 7-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 from 3:30-4:35 p.m. He will also close the Full Moon Saloon stage Saturday from 1:30-2:30 a.m.

Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide will be in Yerington to help kickoff Night in the Country 2016 after winning the Battle for the Full Moon Saloon in May. Since 2013, Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide have been entertaining audiences across southern California with their eclectic brand of rock-country.

The band’s newest EP, “Easy Kind of Livin’,” is due out June 10 and showcases their commitment to creating country music with a heavy rock and roll influence. Daniel Bonte & The Bona Fide take over the Full Moon Saloon stage to close out the Night in the Country Kickoff Party at 12:45 a.m. on Friday, July 22.

Credentials and campsites for Night in the Country are on sale now. Campsites are available starting at $125. Two day General Admission credentials can be purchased for $95.

For fans looking to enjoy a unique experience, Night in the Country offers $125 Reserved seating, $170 Superfan, $400 VIP and $600 CLUB 149 credentials. Additional fees apply. For more information about Night in the Country and to purchase festival credentials and campsites, visit www.nightinthecountry.org.


The California Trail Interpretive Center (CTIC) has unveiled its new library, a result of collaboration between several non-profit organizations and the Bureau of Land Management, is an ongoing project envisioned by the founders of the Center since its inception.

“The Trail Center library will be a unique source for historical reference in the area for both individuals and scholars to research information about the historic California Trail,” said Helen Hankins, president of the California Trail Center Foundation.

Marc Jackson, the Center’s director, said he is pleased that the library is coming to fruition.

“After all the hard work that has gone into making the library a reality, we are excited to finally make it available to our visiting researchers and other guests,” he said.

The library boasts a collection of more than 600 books, diaries, maps and journals, some of which are rare copies that can’t be found online or in other libraries. “These books are really unique and wonderful.” said Craig Boone, the Center’s Library Intern. “We’ll be getting more by the grand opening.”

The research library will be available after June 5, 2016 to the public on a limited basis. Dates and times are yet to be determined but check the website in June for a schedule. www.californiatrailcenter.org


Join a park ranger on a hike around Spooner Lake, home to over 100 species of wildflowers. Learn plant names, uses, habitats and enjoy their beauty. Group size is limited to 12 participants; sign up by calling the park at 775-749-5980 or by email, spooner.ranger@gmail.com. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended for this leisurely one-mile hike.

WHEN: June 25 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Spooner Lake State Park located just north of highway 50 on State Route 28.

COST: Event is free, but entry fees apply. $10 per vehicle, Nevada residents receive a $2 discount.

CONTACT: Josh Rhein, 775-749-5980, spooner.ranger@gmail.com


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