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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, Nev. 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 http://www.nightinthecountry.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 9, 11, 23 and 25 at 10:00 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


The Food Bank of Northern Nevada announces their annual fundraising concert for 2016,

Scheels presents the Food Bank of Northern Nevada “Together We Can Solve Hunger Concert” featuring the Eli “Paperboy” Reed with Beatles Flashback.

The concert will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch and tickets are on sale now at https://fbnn.org/get-involved/events/concert/.

This year’s show features Eli “Paperboy” Reed, a soul singer with gospel roots, who is releasing his third album on Friday, June 10. A sample of music can be found by clicking here: “Cut Ya Down.” Supporting act for the Together We Can Solve Hunger Concert is regional favorite Beatles Flashback, a premier Beatles tribute band. Concert attendees are encouraged to arrive at 5 p.m. for dinner, vintage inspired cocktails and retro carnival games. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the “Together We Can Solve Hunger Concert” are on sale now at fbnn.org or by clicking here.

General admission seat tickets are $18, general admission lawn seats are $12 and lawn seats for children ten and under are $5.

Add a dinner and a drink for a special package price of only $13.


With summer just getting under way, American Hiking Society has just the thing to get everyone out of the house and having fun: National Trails Day. This Saturday, June 4, is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, when hundreds of thousands of individuals will be going on an adventure at parks, forests, and trails all across the country.

For the past 24 years American Hiking Society, along with local outdoors clubs, conservation organizations, and parks, have invited the public to attend special outdoor events on National Trails Day and this year’s promises to be the best yet. Activities include hikes, bike rides, trail runs, horseback rides, paddle trips, and kid-specific activities. Many locations also offer fulfilling volunteer projects including trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and park cleanups.

Anyone wishing to get out into the great outdoors can find the perfect event.

Most events are free, family-friendly, and provide excellent introductions to anyone who might like to try a fun new activity. With thousands of activities to choose from, it’s easy to find a local event at NationalTrailsDay.AmericanHiking.org/ntd-events.

“Our nation’s trails offer Americans from all walks of life boundless opportunities to enjoy nature, feel rejuvenated, and establish a lifetime of fitness,” notes Gregory Miller, President of American Hiking Society. “From city dwellers and suburban families to rural and country residents, children to senior citizens, trails offer every American a healthy, enjoyable way to spend time outside.”

American Hiking Society invites Americans of all ages to quench their craving for summer adventures by finding a National Trails Day event near them at NationalTrailsDay.AmericanHiking.org/ntd-events.