Concert sets mid-week ‘weekend’ in Carson City

The Family Stone will be at the Brewery Arts Center with Lydia Pense & Cold Blood for Concert Under the Stars July 12.

The Family Stone will be at the Brewery Arts Center with Lydia Pense & Cold Blood for Concert Under the Stars July 12.

It’s a relatively quiet weekend for Carson City compared to the last few weekends to begin the summer, but there’s still events going on. And Carson City will have a weekend party atmosphere during the mid-week this week when the annual Concert Under The Stars to benefit the Greenhouse Project is held on Wednesday.

Concert Under the Stars

The event has gotten so big, it has had to be moved from Adele’s to the Brewery Arts Center for this year’s concert at 5 p.m. July 12. The show is produced by Adele’s co-owner Chef Charlie Abowd in conjuction with his lifelong production company, Captail Little Trip, and producer John Procaccini’s Chili Bop Entertainment.

This year’s show marks the 50th anniversary of Sly & the Family Stone as the Family Stone will be featured. The current band features Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and original founding members of the Sly & the Family Stone, Jerry Martini and Greg Errico, featuring Phunne Stone. Opening for Family Stone will be Lydia Pense, who also has performed rhythm and blues for more than 50 years, and her band Cold Blood.

In addition, a live auction will again be held during the event. Through the generosity of area businesses and donating citizens, the half-hour break during the show is filled with unique and one-of-a-kind offerings available for concert-goers to bid on.

Carson Tahoe Health has also become the first title sponsor of the event. Other sponsors include NVEnergy, Dick Campagni’s Auto Group, Northern Nevada Toyota Dealers, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Gold Dust West Casino and Hotel.

Bleacher/SRO tickets start at $25 and reserved seating at $45. Tickets are available online at or in person at Brewery Arts Center Box Office 775-883-1976; and at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St., 775-687-7410.

Annual chili cookoff returns this weekend

Two days of live music, crafts, raffles and plenty of chili are planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The International Chili Society’s High Sierra Regional Chili Cookoff on Saturday and Nevada Capital Chili Cookoff on Sunday are returning to Glen Eagles, 3700 N. Carson St.

All proceeds go to Honor Flight, a nonprofit that takes veterans from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars to Washington, D.C.

For information, call Big John at 775-315-3700.

Show & Shine

Michael Howhl Motor Company invites Corvette owners and enthusiasts to its seventh annual Reno Corvette Club Show & Shine from 9 a.m. to noon July 9 at 3700 S. Carson St.

More than 50 Corvettes will be on display competing for Best in Class and Best of Show trophies.

For information, call Michele at 775-883-5777, or email

Farmer’s Market

The 3rd and Curry Farmer’s Market continues its summer run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Ricky D will provide music this Saturday.


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