Trailer Park Troubadours coming to Brewery again |

Trailer Park Troubadours coming to Brewery again

Trailer Park Troubadours coming to Brewery again

By Sam Bauman

Those Trailer Park Troubadours return to the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. next weekend, June 8 and 9. We’re telling you early as this is one of the most popular groups to tear things up at BAC – as witness the crowds that greeted them last summer.

The Troubs, as they are called by fans and foes, are five musicians who play in the rootsy, rock ‘n’ roll stuff of their hard-working, blue-collar forefathers. Don’t try to classify them in some niche. Just enjoy.

Tickets are a modest $22 for preferred seating; $18 balcony seating. A $3 discount is available for BAC members, students and seniors. Call 883-1976 or visit

Like a surreal Norman Rockwell painting come to life, Antsy McClain (leader of the Troubs) is the embodiment of the small-town life he experienced growing up in a little Kentucky trailer park named Pine View Heights.

McClain calls the music “folkabilly” and his shows with the Troubadours are a wild blend of superior musicianship and self-deprecating humor. McClain stamped every aspect of the group’s latest CD “Trailercana” with his unique vision. Not only did he write all the songs on the group’s latest release, he also produced it, and he did the artwork and graphic design on both the album and the band’s His “Time Sweetest Lies” has an all-star list of music lights. Get there early as lots of others will be heading that way.


The Carson City Symphony goes al fresco at the 23rd annual “Pops Party” concert 4 p.m. Sunday on the back lawn of the Governor’s Mansion. Very informal, no black ties. The Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers and guest soloist vocalist CeCe Gable will stir things up and the Symphony’s “Strings in the Schools” youth orchestra will make a special appearance. Yep, and it’s all free.

The Symphony, directed by David Bugli will play movie music, show tunes, marches and more. A highlight of the show will be the world premier of Tom Delaney’s arrangements for CeCe Gable of “Little Did I Dream” by Dave Frishberg and Johnny Mandel, and “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” by Cole Porter. Also is the premiere of conductor David Bugli’s arrangements of Scott Joplin’s “Bethena Waltz,” and for CeCe Gable, “Like A Lover (O Cantador).”

The Carson Chamber Singers, directed by Judy Monson, will offer “Three American Lyrics” by John Rutter.

The “Strings in the Schools” youth orchestra, directed by Symphony concertmaster Sue Kitts, will play a set of fiddle tunes. Seating is on the lawn. Bring blankets (some chairs will be provided) and food. Snacks and beverages will be on sale before and during the concert. Proceeds from raffle and food sales benefit the Carson City Symphony Association.

Call 883-4154 or visit online at:


Piper’s Opera House and danceSpirit Performing Arts join to present a night of wine tasting at Piper’s Opera House 6-9 p.m. Saturday. In addition to local wine distributors and wine tasting, there will be a silent auction and a performance by the Stars Performance Dance Company. Call 884-1066.


“Legendary Roots Reggae from Jamaica” starring Winston Jarrett, plus Jus Goodie and Sandra D. plus the River Jordon Band plays June 10 at Whiskey Dicks Saloon in South Lake Tahoe. This is an adult-age show at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at or $15 at the door.

Brüka’s folk singer musical

“The Golden Screw or That’s Your Thing, Baby” was written and composed by Tom Sankey in 1966 and originally produced in New York City.

Opening June 8, “The Golden Screw” will play Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through June at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on June 24. Tickets are $14 for students and seniors, $16 for general admission or $20 at the door. Brüka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Call 323-3221.

• Contact Sam Bauman at 881-1236 or