Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Another Concert Added, MMA in TJ's Corral, More

Break in the Concert Series – Don’t Fight It!
We have a temporary break in the concert series until The Spinners Concert on Saturday July 8 . . . So time to talk more about the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) event coming up in TJ’s Corral on Saturday, July 1! While many of the bouts are MMA, two other disciplines will also be on display, BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and Muay Thai (Thai boxing).  Why this unusual event in the Carson Valley? Turns out there are a number of local (Carson Valley and Carson City) residents who are into one of these disciplines and a few of them will be on the card and in the octagon in TJ’s Corral. David Park (pictured) is certainly a well-known name in Carson Valley and we were surprised when we found out he is competing. Also on the card are Carson Valley residents JD Adie, JD Allbright and others. For The Record Courier’s article on the event, click here. Interested in attending? Click here for more information and tickets.

And Still to Come in TJ’s with tickets available on our web site:

But Wait – There’s One More Concert!
Just yesterday we finalized a Ronnie Milsap Concert for TJ’s Corral on Saturday, August 26!  A 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Ronnie Milsap was one of country music's most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. Milsap was know for his  "crossover" hits which incorporated elements of pop, R&B and rock and roll. Among them: "It Was Almost Like a Song", "Smoky Mountain Rain", "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me", "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World", "Any Day Now" and "Stranger in My House." With his hand in six Grammy Awards and forty No. 1 country hits he will be a welcome addition to our 2017 concert lineup and we’ll have more information next week.

Donate Blood Next Wednesday and You Might Just Win a Harley!
Kudos to the folks at United Blood Services Northern Nevada who always come up with an “extra” for their Blood Drive themes.  This year, simply donate blood by September 5 and you’re entered into a drawing for a Harley-Davidson® Iron 883 from Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson®.  The Annual All American Blood Drive at the CVI next Wednesday, June 28 is one of those opportunities and we suggest you get on the schedule now. More importantly, every time you donate blood you are potentially saving a life . . . So thanks in advance for doing your part to make next week’s All American Blood Drive a success!

Put Me In Coach!
" Put Me In Coach!" Every kid who has played any sport has either said or heard these words. It's what every kid wants – to get put in the game. Over 150 kids got "put in" last Friday when coach Mike Tice, a good friend of CVI owner Mike Pegram, brought his friends to town for the 7th Annual Mike Tice Charity Golf Tournament. Some of these 100+ folks just happened to include most of  the coaching staff from the Oakland Raiders including head coach Jack del Rio. Although primarily in town for a social golf weekend, the coaches headed out to the Boys and Girls Club at Pau Wa Lu Middle School on Friday. All the kids got new athletic shoes courtesy coach Mice Tice and Under Armor. You might have also seen the T-shirts they all received when many of these kids were running around at the Concert in the Park last Friday. The entire weekend raised over ¼ million dollars for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada Carson Valley Branch (watch for the exact figure to be released by the Boys and Girls Club this week). But for those 150+ kids who were there last Friday, the memory will be much bigger: for that one afternoon, they got "put in" by an NFL coach . . . Something they will never forget!

Two Pertinent Points:
  • Today is National Selfie Day, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. Take a selfie of yourself, tag the Carson Valley Inn on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and call it a (long) day!
  • Yesterday was National Hike with a Geek Day and we have a very specific reason for bringing this up: yesterday we actually posted a position for an IT Technician and, somewhat ironically, three quarters of the people who currently work in our IT Department are active backpackers and hikers! So if you know anyone who’s a good IT technician, whether they like hiking or not, have them check out the posting on our employment page. As the saying goes, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist as we also have plenty of other positions available here at the CVI. 
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Steve Lord tonight, The Kid and Nic Show, Thursday thru Saturday, John Palmore Sunday and Monday and Adam Donald Tuesday and Wednesday. A guitarist with dynamic vocals, Steve Lord is a main stage West Coast performer. A man of a thousand songs, Steve presents an evening of oldies, country, pop, blues, jazz, soul and rock 'n' roll.  Kirk and Nicole Tracy have been performing together since 1977. Their Kid and Nic Show keeps the crowd dancing, singing and laughing along as they perform pop, rock, dance, oldies, current and classic country, 80's hits, Latin, funk, swing, blues, jazz and reggae. The show also features some fun "theme" medleys of songs from movies such as Grease, The Blues Brothers and Animal House. Musical director for the late "Louis Armstrong," John Palmore is an accomplished singer and keyboardist who has worked with Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, ZZ Hill, Wilson Pickett, Joe Simon, Percy Sledge, The Platters and other "name" artists.

In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM for the first three items in a five-item spa set (the other two next week) for the first 150 ladies, Costco Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and chances to earn entries for the June 28 drawings for a Coach Handbag and Wallet Set.
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM
  • 5X Points Friday: That’s 5 times the benefits for your play!
  • Friday Cash Blast Giveaways of cash, free play, food and free concert tickets – drawings at 6, 8 & 10 PM.
  • Saturday Cash Blast Giveaways at 6, 8 & 10 PM with the chance to win up to $10,000!
  • Poker Room: All our Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions are listed on our website, click here for the full story.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!
  • Sports and Race Book: We are taking action on the Major League Baseball, Horse Racing and the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at the Sonoma Raceway. Futures include winners for the World Series and 2018 Super Bowl. 
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Beer Braised Wild Boar Shanks, two boar shanks braised and slow cooked in beer, tomato, mustard and fresh herbs for $27.  Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’s, CV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino. 
Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Kenny Was Incredible, Aaron Watson's Story, Why Visit Carson Valley, More

Last Friday’s Kenny Loggins Concert:
Incredible . . . for a number of reasons. Kenny could not have been more audience friendly . . . He even wandered down one of the aisles while singing and many up-close pictures were snapped by at first startled, but pleasantly surprised fans. The atmosphere was reminiscent of Cheers as so many in the audience seemed to know so many other people’s names . . . and what positive comments from those enjoying their first concert at TJ’s Corral. The evening was captured in this review from our friends at Tahoe OnStage.  We could go on, but that’s looking backwards. So, looking forward to this Friday’s concert . . .

This Will Inspire You To Never Give Up: “Never let someone discourage you from chasing your dreams. Let their doubt fuel your fire.” This is from a flash card that Aaron Watson shows in the above video which plays to the background of a medley of many of his songs. It’s the story of a country singer who was told he’d never make it by an industry that now supports him. He is an inspiring artist who understands the importance of his fans and you’ll get to hear him along with Clare Dunn this Friday in TJ’s Corral. Click here for more information and tickets.

How Far Away From the Stage Will I Be?
How Far is My Seat from the TJ’s Stage? This question was asked in one form or another quite a bit before the Kenny Loggins Concert (lots of first-timers to TJ’s) so let’s put this into perspective for everyone buying tickets for upcoming concerts: From the farthest seat to the front of the stage is less than 100 feet . . . a distance we checked from three different locations with an accurate golf rangefinder. To put this in perspective: An NHL Hockey Ring is 200 feet long – that’s twice as much. A football field is 160 feet wide – that’s over 1½ times more. The distance between first and third base on a baseball diamond is 127 feet – still less distance than you’d be from the front of the stage if you stood in the farthest corner of the grass viewing area in TJ’s.  The length of an NBA Basketball court is 94 feet and that’s about how far you are from the front of the stage in the furthest-away seat we sell!

And Still to Come in TJ’s with tickets available on our web site:
Get These Events on Your Calendar:
  • Today is World Blood Donor Day: Since it’s probably already too late for you to schedule a donation today, here’s an idea: United Blood Service’s Annual All American Blood Drive at the CVI is Wednesday, June 28 and you can get on the schedule now.
  • Thursday is the second 2017 Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk  in Gardnerville. This month it’s a “Western Theme” so be sure to swing through Sharkey’s Casino for a stop at the Silver Dollar Bar as you stroll around town sipping and chatting on what is forecast to be a most pleasant evening for just about any outdoor mingling!

Touchdown at Topaz
Why Visit the Carson Valley?  Depends who you ask and their hot buttons or “point of view.” Thanks to some targeted efforts by the Carson Valley Visitors Authority, a number of articles have been popping up recently by writers who have visited the area. They all have a different “take” and here is one by Curt Johnson who says the Carson Valley is A Must For Your Next Vacation Spot!  And if you’re coming our way on vacation, be sure to stay right here at the Carson Valley Inn in our Hotel, Motor Lodge or RV Park!

June 14 - Flag Day
Commemorating the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
Chris Twomey tonight, Justin Lee Band Thursday thru Sunday, Cliff & Dave Monday and Tuesday. Chris Twomey has been writing and playing music around the country since 2003.  Born and raised in the Sacramento valley, his roots are deep into a genre of folk-rock.  From 2Me to The Diva Kings to Dad's LPs to whatever is next. Justin Lee is the west coast’s answer to new country music. With roots in small town Yerington, Nevada, Justin Lee is bringing a new level of excitement to country as we know it. Justin opened for Mark Chesnutt in October of 2014 at We Dig Mining, a fundraiser to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nevada. A Night In The Country – Nevada’s largest country music festival – featured Justin on the main stage prior to The Band Perry in 2015. Cliff and Dave are powerhouse singer/gospel drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry. Often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread, the duo provides an evening of sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll,

In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM for a Free Chocolate Shoppe Gift for the first 150 ladies, Chocolate Shoppe Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and chances to earn entries for the June 28 drawings for a Coach Handbag and Wallet Set.
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM
  • 5X Points Friday: That’s 5 times the benefits for your play!
  • Friday Cash Blast Giveaways of cash, free play, food and free concert tickets – drawings at 6, 8 & 10 PM.
  • Saturday Cash Blast Giveaways at 6, 8 & 10 PM with the chance to win up to $10,000!
  • Poker Room: All our Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions are listed on our website, click here for the full story.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!
  • Sports and Race Book: We are taking action on the The US Open Golf Tournament (do you think Phil will make it?), the College World Series, Major League Baseball, Horse Racing and the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway. Futures include winners for the World Series and 2018 Super Bowl. 
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Elk Tenderloin Filets – grilled elk medallions with a brandy cherry demi for $30. Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’s, CV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino.
Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Kenny Loggins this Friday, Tickets Now Available for (who?), More in CVI Blog

Tickets Sale Date Announced for . . . He’s been part of The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan and The Dukes of September. He’s been nominated for 13 Grammy awards and won five of these prestigious Gramophone trophies. His name is Michael McDonald and he’ll be appearing live in TJ’s Corral on Friday, August 18. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 7 AM!  Grab yours online at this page after or stop by our hotel desk - but not until after 7 AM this Friday! Grab yours online at this page or stop by our hotel desk - but not until after 7 AM this Friday! 

Our Segue to this Friday’s Kenny Loggins Concert: Turns out Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins co-wrote a few songs including the 1979 Record of the Year and Song of the Year, "What a Fool Believes."  They also appeared together a couple of nights ago with Thundercat on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon singing “Show You the Way.” Quite a display of the smooth sounds and high range for all three of the singers! Wish we could tell you that there are some front row seats available, but we can’t. However, there are still a few Standing Room tickets available for this Friday’s Kenny Loggins Concert and remember that doesn’t mean you have to stand – you’re welcome to bring a blanket and sit on the elevated grass area. Want another Kenny Loggins tidbit? He appeared as himself and sang "Danny's Song" in the 2014 series finale "The Father/Daughter Dance" of Raising Hope on Fox.

And a week from this Friday it’s another live concert in TJ’s with Aaron Watson featuring special guest Clare Dunn.  So just how did Aaron Watson's album Vaquero  debut three months ago at No. 2 on Country Billboard’s chart, and No. 1 on iTunes' All-Genre chart?  Why does he think of himself as not being in the country music business; but rather as a small business owner (his “small business” supports 22 employees and their 43 children)?  Answers to these questions and more about his fascinating and up-and-coming method of approaching music business are covered in this article in entrapreneur.com.  We know you're more interested in Aaron’s music than his business acumen, so be sure to catch Aaron Watson featuring special guest Clare Dunn next Friday, June 16 in TJ’s Corral. While our area has grown considerably over the past few years, the lyrics to his “Song Big Love in a Small Town” reminded us of the old days in Minden and Gardnerville.

And Still to Come in TJ’s with tickets available on our web site:
Welcome to Gardnerville Sharkey’s Style
On both sides of the outside of Sharkey’s Casino there is a large Welcome to Gardnerville mural, each created by Larry Henry, the creative and imaginative architect whose talent is behind all the design work at Sharkey’s Casino, Bodines Casino and the Carson Valley Inn. This week, with input from Larry, we walk you through the graphics on each letter on the south side of Sharkey’s Casino, also duplicated on the wall at the back of the Jackpot Café restaurant. Check it out next time you are in Sharkey’s: The G depicts old time Gardnerville. The A has a picture of Harvey Gross, founder of Harvey’s Casino and former major ranch owner in Carson Valley. The R is a Mule Deer, the D shows California Chrome and the N is Emerald Bay. The E pictures old-time Sharkey’s visitors Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson and the R features Sharkey Begovich himself. The V is a family riding bicycles (no local tie we could establish) and the old fashioned lady in the I may just be Mashelle or Connie Begovich!? The first L is a golfer enjoying the Carson Valley and the second L is Casey Tibbs whose saddles were on display in Sharkey’s many, many years ago. As for the final E, we speculate the snowboarder may be Larry Henry (the artist) himself, we just can’t get him to admit it! (Full disclosure, we snuck across the hall and stole this article from the editor of the Carson & Valley Voice - the same article appeared in the June/July issue just mailed locally.)

Free - This Thursday and Saturday in the Cabaret Lounge
The Novelists Acoustic Duo tonight, The Whiskey Heroes Thursday and Saturday, Rock On Friday, Rock River Sunday and Monday and Chris Twomey next Tuesday and Wednesday. The Novelists Acoustic Duo provides cliffhanger storytelling, dual lead singing personalities and their signature harmonies.The Whiskey Heroes began in 2014 with rock roots surrounded by a country locale Their first single (Night in the Country) was mixed by Grammy award winning mixer Mark Needham. Since then, the band has added Matt Bailey on rhythm guitar, Dillon Secklin on drums, and Max Landis on bass and backup vocals. With the momentum from their recordings, and the addition of the other members, The Whiskey Heroes earned a spot to open for the Night in the Country music festival in 2015 and they have been invited back for 2017.  Their debut album was released in 2016. Rock On is a party band and a PARTY is what they’ll be leading in the Cabaret Lounge this Friday after the Kenny Loggins concert. Rock River is the duo of Buddy and Kim from the Buddy Emmer Blues Band presenting an evening of blues and other music! Chris Twomey has been writing and playing music around the country since 2003.  Born and raised in the Sacramento valley, his roots are deep into a genre of folk-rock.  From 2Me to The Diva Kings to Dad's LPs to whatever is next.

Stuff Ya Just Gotta Know:
  • Today is Chocolate Ice Cream Day and there’s really no other explanation or excuse needed!
  • Saturday is World Gin Day which we bring up for two reasons: first, we have plenty of different kinds of gins in our Cabaret Lounge and CV Steak  bars . . . And second, we're really exciting about the progress at the Bentley Heritage distillery project just a few hundred yards from our front Casino entrance. Gin is just one of the many spirits they’ll be making but much more on that will be coming as the early-2018 opening gets closer.

In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM for a Free Picnic Blanket for the first 150 ladies, Wine Country Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and chances to earn entries for the June 28 drawings for a Coach Handbag and Wallet Set.
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM
  • 5X Points Friday: That’s 5 times the benefits for your play!
  • Friday Cash Blast Giveaways of cash, free play, food and free concert tickets – drawings at 6, 8 & 10 PM.
  • Saturday Cash Blast Giveaways at 6, 8 & 10 PM with the chance to win up to $10,000!
  • Blackjack Tournament Tuesday: Just a $25 entry fee gives you a chance at winning cash by landing in one of the top three places . . . And all the entry fees and rebuys are distributed in prize money. Sign-up start at 5 PM in the pit area and the tournament starts at 6 PM.
  • Poker Room: All of our Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions are listed on our website, click here for the full story.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all of our Current Casino Promotions!
  • Sports and Race Book: We are taking action on the NBA Championship Finals, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Major League Baseball, Horse Racing and the NASCAR Axalta Presents the Pocono 400 at the Pocono Raceway. Futures include winners for the World Series and 2018 Super Bowl. 
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Braised Buffalo Short Ribs, American Bison short ribs braised and slow cooked in natural pan sauce for $30.  Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’s, CV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino.
Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Marshall Tucker Tickets Anyone? Last Call for Kenny Loggins, Summer Sporting Clays Shoot, More

Fire on the Mountain:
They have recorded over two dozen albums, have numerous hits and their definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel were an instrumental part in shaping the sounds of southern rock and influenced major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today's music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long - the Marshall Tucker Band delivers good music that knows no boundaries!  Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. You can enjoy the MTB live in TJ’s Corral on Friday, July 28 and tickets are available now!

Remaining Concert and Event Updates:
Two Days of Sporting Clays Fun
Summer Fun Clay Shoot Set 
We have survived some interesting weather challenges over the years during our annual Winter Clay Shoot in February . . .  But never enough to scratch either day of the event. None of these challenges is likely to occur during our Summer Fun Shoot coming up August 6 – 8, 2017. Sunscreen and ice misters will replace earmuffs, gloves and hand warmers as we enjoy two days of sporting clay shooting with 150 targets each day, one day at the private Carson Valley Clays Club and the other day Walker River Resort. There’s also an opening night reception and a family-style dinner and storytelling at the J T Basque Bar & Dining Room. Check here for the pricing and other details and get yourself signed up now!

Lots of Water Plus Rapid Growth = Fuel!
Our wet winter and abundant spring snow melt-off will eventually give way to drier summer weather and certain-to-be-heavy growth . . . the ideal fuel for wildfire. For the last 10 years in May, the Carson Valley Inn and Bodines Casino have joined with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension to spread the word about their wildfire awareness campaign during Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month.  It’s one of those “things” we tend to think won’t happen to us, but we know otherwise here in northern Nevada. So, we enthusiastically encourage you to pay heed to this year’s theme: “Wildfire!  Prepare. Anticipate. Evacuate.” 


Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
The Rye Brothers tonight through Saturday, Bill Wharton acoustic duo Sunday and Monday and The Novelists Tuesday and Wednesday. The Rye Brothers are a “power-pop” country act, mixing contemporary country music and rock n’ roll guitar driven songs. The group is led by Paul Justin & Justin Foutz, who trade off on the lead vocals and guitar licks. Paul and Justin formed Rye Brothers in the of Summer of 2015 and quickly added a solid rhythm section consisting of Jacob Delott (bass, backing vocals) and Jeff Sorenson (drums, backing vocals) to round out this Southern California based “power-pop” quartet. Bill Wharton’s smooth, melodic tone comes out in his vast repertoire from old classic country thru modern country, pop to classic rock, blues and jazz. The Novelists Acoustic Duo provides cliffhanger storytelling, dual lead singing personalities and their signature harmonies.

These Two Tidbits Are in No Way Related (Honest!)
  • If you get to leave work early on Friday you can thank Laura Stack . . . the “inventor” of Leave the Office Early Day.  However, you can’t leave early if you don’t have a job (keep reading).
  • If you’re looking for a job, or a better job, or a job for your spouse, teenagers or in-laws, we have a variety of positions available at the CVI. Check out our openings at this link.
In the Casino
The Little Card in the Envelope
is the Best Part!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM for a Free Chocolate Gift for the first 150 ladies, Chocolate Shoppe Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and the last chance to earn entries for tonight’s drawings for a $500 Spa Package at Pure Glow Salon. The picture shows some of the Aveda products that go to the winner - but it's what's in the envelope that will provide you with the bulk of the "spoil me" spa experience!
  • Free Breakfast or 50% Breakfast Discount Today: Earn 50 Points this morning, swipe at the casino kiosk and receive a free breakfast in Katie’s usable today, 7:30 – 11:30 AM. Or, if you’re 50 or over, receive 50% off your breakfast today 7:30 – 11:30 AM.
  • Thursday: Our June Casino Promotions start today!
  • VIP Gifts Thursday: free VIP Gift Giveaways at 2, 4, 6 and 8 PM
  • 5X Points Friday: That’s 5 times the benefits for your play!
  • Friday Cash Blast Giveaways of cash, free play, food and free concert tickets – drawings at 6, 8 & 10 PM.
  • Saturday Cash Blast Giveaways at 6, 8 & 10 PM with the chance to win up to $10,000!
  • Poker Room: All of our Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions are listed on our website, click here for the full story.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all of our Current Casino Promotions!
  • Sports and Race Book: We are taking action on the NBA Championship Finals, NHL Stanley Cup Finals, MLB, Horse Racing and the NASCAR AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. Futures include winners for the World Series and 2018 Super Bowl. 
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Rack of Venison with cherry demi brandy for $32.  Saturday night’s special is Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’s, CV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino.
Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kenny Loggins Next, Clare Dunn Speaks Out, Wine and Burgers Get Their Day, More

 Aaron Watson featuring special guest Clare Dunn Concert on Friday, June 16: Clare Dunn says this about her playful pop rocker “Move On” from her title album: “It’s just a fun little ditty about a girl wanting a guy to put the move on her. There’s nothing wrong with the girl making the first move, but I personally am too shy to do it. This was just an experience that I went through, just trying to give this guy a hint.” Catch her personality in the video above and read more about this exceptionally talented singer/songwriter in  this first-person interview article posted by Tim Parsons of Tahoe OnStage after interviewing her extensively by phone a few days ago.

More Concert and Event Updates
  • The Lee Brice Concert last Saturday was incredible – perfect weather, a full house, exceptional sound (their sound guy is world-class) and energy over the top! Plenty of pictures were posted on social media and our album is at this link on Facebook. If you are a Facebook user, please like, follow and extol the virtues of both the Carson Valley Inn and TJ’s Corral. If you are not a Facebook user, please don’t take this as our encouragement for you to start . . . It can be addicting, time-consuming and infuriating . . .but also informative, entertaining and just plain fun!
  • Kenny Loggins Concert on Friday, June 9: We added a few more tickets earlier this week but they are selling fast. Please, if you’re planning to attend, don’t wait too much longer.
  • Also coming up in TJ’s Corral:
Hear Coach Norvell's Plan
for 2017 Tonight at the CVI!
Hear Nevada Football Coach at CVI – Tonight!
Nevada Football coach Jay Norvell will be in our Sierra Room tonight to share his vision for the Nevada Football new-look offensive and defensive schemes for the 2017 season. The Nevada Coaches’ Caravan will also include basketball coaches Eric Musselman and Amanda Levens as schedules permit for the Wolf Pack hoops coaches. Doors open at 5:45 PM and after a brief presentation starting just after 6, the coaches will be available for questions. The “Coaches’ Caravan” is free and open to the public. A courtesy RSVP to Holly Aycock at (775) 682-6961 is requested if you read this in time – otherwise just show up and get the inside story first hand!

Our Wine Selection in CV Steak is Stellar!
Thursday is National Wine Day so we started asking some questions about the wine list in CV Steak and our own Jean-Michel Labadie was quite informative. “CV Steak opened in 2010 which by anyone’s definition turned out to be the high point of the recession.  We were close to some of the world's finest wine areas located in central and northern California, so we started featuring those wines and monitoring what people ordered, liked and requested.” As time went on it became obvious that, other than a few Champagne, Reisling, Pinot Grigio and other specialty wines, California varietals are what our customers wanted. To this day, most of our Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Meritage offerings are from either Napa Valley or other nearby wine areas. “The California wines we offer are as good as any wines available internationally and we offer over two dozen of our 70+ selections by-the-glass.”  Enough talk – time to stop by CV Steak for dinner or even just an appetizer and let us help you pair a wine or two to your food choices.

Read About Our Favorite Burger
at Each of Our Three Locations
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Sunday is National Hamburger Day and we offer them in different configurations in Katie’s, The Jackpot Café in Sharkey’s Casino and the restaurant in Bodines Casino. Our favorite if we have to pick just one? Well first consider that the Carson Valley Inn is the big brother casino and both Sharkey’s and Bodines are our sister casinos. Having established that family hierarchy, we offer the following "favorite" at the risk of aggravating big brother and one of the sisters: we like the Volcano Burger at Sharkey’s stuffed with ghost pepper cheese and chorizo, topped with more ghost pepper cheese and spicy secret sauce! But, these two are both a close second: The Bodines Restaurant Double Cheese Burger with beer-battered French fries and Katie’s Smoke House Burger - double bacon, cheddar cheese and hickory BBQ sauce. Here’s the best part: you can take your time over a few days and experience them all! Get a myriad of interesting burger facts in this article.

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge

Hans Eberbach tonight, Arizona Jones Thursday thru Saturday and The Novelists acoustic duo Sunday thru Tuesday. Vocalist and songwriter Hans Eberbach has released a solo album, “Up Is The Only Way Out” and he also sings for Joy & Madness and fronts his own band HANS! and the HOT MESS a band that represents his original singer/songwriter/electronic soul work. In a scene so often dominated by technology and gimmicks, Arizona Jones prefers to do it the old fashioned way - live and personal. And when they put their rockin' spin on classic R&B hits from the 60's and 70's, you never know who'll be singing louder, the audience or the band. They play the hits from Aerosmith and Amy Winehouse to Wilson Pickett and ZZ Top . . . and many artists in between. The Novelists acoustic duo provides cliffhanger storytelling, dual lead singing personalities and their signature harmonies.

In the Casino
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 PM with the last two tools in the Blooms Gardening Kit for the first 150 ladies, Shelly Camp Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and a chance to earn entries for the May 31st drawings for a $500 Spa Package at Pure Glow Salon.
  • Free Breakfast or 50% Breakfast Discount: Earn 50 Points this morning, swipe at the casino kiosk and receive a free breakfast in Katie’s usable today, 7:30 – 11:30 AM. Or, if you’re 50 or over, receive 50% off your breakfast today 7:30 – 11:30 AM. Can’t make it today? Same program applies tomorrow and every Wednesday and Thursday in May!
  • 5X Points Friday: That’s 5 times the benefits for your play!
  • $10,000 Guaranteed Giveaways Saturday: Drawings at 8 & 9 PM with $10,000 guaranteed including one guaranteed $5,000 winner!
  • 4X Points Monday: Quadruple the benefits of your casino play all day every Monday in May with no limit on points earned!
  • May Scratcher Drawings Tuesday: Join us at 6 & 8 PM for the chance to win up to $5,000 based on your May Scratcher entries.
  • Poker Room: All our Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions are listed on our website, click here for the full story.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!
  • Sports and Race Book: We are taking action on the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, MLB, Horse Racing and two big Sunday races: The Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the morning and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the evening. Futures include winners for the World Series and 2018 Super Bowl. 
In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each served from 11 AM to 10 PM!
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Beer Braised Wild Boar Shanks, two boar shanks braised and slow cooked in beer, tomato, mustard and fresh herbs for $27.  Sunday's special is one pound of King Crab Legs for $32. These specials are served with fresh vegetable, choice of rice or potato – au gratin, baked, or a one-pound, twice-baked – tableside tossed salad and warm demi-loaf of bread.
  • Click the restaurant name for more info, specials and links to menus for Katie’s, CV Steak and Jobs Perk at the CVI . . . or our nearby sister property restaurants, the Jackpot Café at Sharkey's Casino and the Bodines Restaurant at Bodines Casino.
Planning a Stay at the CVI? You will always get the best rate by booking directly with the Carson Valley Inn either online or by calling our Reservation Department directly at 775-783-6629 or 800-321-6983.

Comments? Have questions or comments about the CVI? Use the comments section below, shoot us an email or pick up the phone and call us @ 775-782-9711. Hit “0” when the automated voice comes on and you'll go right to the hotel operator who can get you to the correct person or department.  We have a lot more coming up at the Carson Valley Inn so check our Blog posting every Wednesday morning!