Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Kenny Gives Way to Uncle Kracker, More from the Carson Valley Inn

Uncle Kracker Next in TJ’s
Uncle Kracker is next on our 2019 Concert Schedule and his appearance on Saturday, June 29 will be here before you know it. It’s always a party when Uncle Kracker performs, and his appearance in conjunction with the Mike Tice Annual Charity Weekend "For The Kids" will be no exception. Get tickets now for Uncle Kracker and for all our remaining 2019 Concerts by clicking here and mark these additional upcoming concerts are on your calendar: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on July 4, Dwight Yoakam on July 26 (Sold Out), Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on July 31, Martina McBride on August 4 and Loverboy on August 9.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional concert news.
Kenny G Entering
Through the Audience Last Saturday
Kenny G A Big Hit!
Last Saturday’s Kenny G concert was a big hit with the audience and you couldn’t ask for a more personable and crowd-relating performer! From his entrance through the crowd until the end of the concert, Kenny was entertaining, engaging and funny! Our friends at Tahoe Onstage did a quick recap filled with great pictures by Larry Sabo.

More June Throwback in TJ’s Corral
On this week over the last 5 years: "Small Town Boy" Dustin Lynch brought us "Cowboys and Angels" on June 13, 2014; Aaron Watson gave us "That Look" and more on June 16, 2017 and Granger Smith performed “Backroad Song“, “If The Boot Fits” and many others on June 16, 2018.


Website Heads Up

We'll be doing some upgrades to our website in the next two weeks so please bear with us as we make the transition.Thanks!

Sue Taylor After Attending 
Graduation Last Thursday
She Had More for His Graduation Envelope!
Sue Taylor from Santa Cruz was here last week for her grandson’s graduation and her birthday. We sure hope the young man’s graduation envelope got fattened a little after she hit one of our GameMaker HD machines for a $12,020 jackpot on one of the Triple Trouble game choices! Happy Birthday, Sue!!

Mercy's Chocolate Bar Had A Special Treat on the Back
Mercy Is Going to Florida, On Us!!
The first Saturday of our Cash & Getaway Giveaways Promotion went quite well for Mercy White – here’s why: Mercy and her friend Kathy were here to see Kenny G. and she was one of the preliminary qualifiers for the 7:30 PM drawing. She was the luckiest of the ten finalists and had her choice: $1500 in Cash and FreePlay or a free trip to Orlando including airfare for two, 3 night’s accommodations and a 2-Day Park Pass for Universal Studios. Mercy is going to Florida . . . on us!

This Week’s Promotions Lineup
  • Ladies Night Tonight:  The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30PM including Compact Mirrors for the first 150 ladies with 100 of these gifts also including FreePlay! Garden Gourmet Gift Baskets are the hot seat prizes tonight and there will be 3 Bingo Games, 4 Raffles and a weekly drink special!
  • Player’s Choice Wednesdays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
  • Hot Seats Thursday: Use your INN Club card while playing in the casino and listen for our Hot Seats drawings from 4 to 8 PM on It's guaranteed Good Times if we call you 'cause you'll win up to $500!
  • Point Multiplier Fridays: 5X Points on video reels and 3X Points on video poker, all day.
  • Cash & Getaway Giveaways Saturdays:  Join us for drawings between 6 & 7:30PM for Trips, Cash, Airfare and FreePlay.
  • Point Party Sunday: You’ll be earning anywhere from 2X to 10X Points from noon to 7PM with the point multiplier changing every half hour. We guarantee the 10X Points will run for 30 minutes at least twice every Sunday.
  • Player’s Choice Mondays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
Race & Sports Book
  • Some good action on the board this week including tonight’s NHL Game 7 for the Stanley Cup, Thursday night’s Game 6 for the NBA Championship, golf’s second 2019 Major, The US Open, Major League Baseball, the College World Series, Women’s World Cup Soccer, WNBA Basketball and Horse Racing. The NASCAR Monster Energy Series is “off” this week.
  • Futures Bets: 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2019 World Series, 2020 NCAA Football Championship and 2020 Super Bowl!
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s Specials: Wednesday is Lasagna for $7.99 and Thursday is a Pork Chop in Ranchero Sauce for $7.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99. Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $6.99 from 2 to 10PM. Monday Katie’s features Chicken Piccata for $7.99 and the Tuesday special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice for $7.99. The specials on Monday through Saturday are served from 11AM to 10PM.
  • CV Steak: Wednesday’s special is Beef Tenderloin Brochette with bell peppers onions, cherry tomato and a spicy sweet and sour sauce for $25. Thursday is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop Steak for $26. This Friday it’s Roasted Stuffed Quail with prosciutto, wild rice pilaf and plum port glaze for $28. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26. The two Sunday specials this week are King Crab Legs for $32 and Mesquite Smoked C.A.B. Strip Steak Roast cold smoked, slow roasted and finished with a bourbon peppercorn for $27. CV Steak 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 sourdough baguette.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
  • Chris Twomey tonight: Chris 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 . . . let’s party!!!
  • Greg Austin Thursday through Saturday: Greg is a down home, straightforward and to-the-point-of-the-heart singer, songwriter and musician. Greg and his band entertain with a commanding stage presence, a great country voice and top-notch songwriting to back it up.
  • Patrick Major Sunday & Monday: Patrick’s style includes his own mix of original guitar and vocals combined with rock classics from the last four decades. Whether playing tunes from James Taylor to Dave Matthews, or his own compositions, he displays an unequaled emotion with all.
  • Cliff and Dave Tuesday and Wednesday: Powerhouse gospel singer/drummer Cliff Porter and southern-fried singer/guitarist Dave Berry, often seen fronting the band Jelly Bread, provide an evening of  sultry R&B, funk and swinging rock ’n’ roll.
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 5, 2019

Kenny G This Saturday in TJ's Corral - His Personal Invite

Kenny G Next in TJ’s

Kenny G can play a note longer than it will take him to get to Minden for his concert in TJ’s Corral this Saturday! Think we’re blowing smoke? Check out the explanation and much more in this story by Tim Parsons of Tahoe Onstage who interviewed Kenny a few days ago. You can buy tickets now for Saturday’s Kenny G concert and be sure to check out these additional artists coming in for our 2019 Concert Season in TJ’s Corral: Uncle Kracker on June 29, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on July 4, Dwight Yoakam on July 26, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on July 31, Martina McBride on August 4 and Loverboy on August 9.  And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional concert news.

Early June Throwback in TJ’s Corral
Kenny Loggins Greeting TJ's Corral Audience in 2017 
Photo Courtesy of Pheonix Gruneich
TJ’s Corral “opened” in late 2013 with one concert and the first full season was 2014. Here’s a throwback to some of the artists who have performed in early June over the last 5 years: past Super Bowl halftime performer and country legend Travis Tritt entertained on June 1, 2018; country music singer-songwriter and guitarist Frankie Ballard took the stage on June 2, 2016; mutli-platinum album award winner Gary Allen was in the house on June 4, 2015; and we covered Footloose to Danger Zone when Kenny Loggins wowed a very full house on June 9, 2017. Watch for more June concert flashbacks next week.

New Kiosk

Our new promotional kiosk is somewhat unassuming at first, but once you swipe your card, Good Times start happening. If there is a promotion that day, the screen will tell you what to do or present a game to play. Whatever you win will either be printed out or you’ll get instructions on how to collect your prize. During the month you can easily check to see how many virtual drawing tickets you’ve amassed. You can also see what promotions you’ve already redeemed. Any of our staff will be glad to walk you through the process the first time if you wish. And whatever you do, be sure to use just one finger and not your entire hand – that just doesn’t work!                                                                                                                        

Tice Charity Weekend Update
Coach Tice was enthusiastic after last week’s brunch at the CVI regarding the Mike Tice Annual Charity Weekend "For The Kids" June 28 - 30.  Many current sponsors were on hand to develop some new ideas for this year‘s event and a few new sponsors also signed up! The Golf Tournament portion of the weekend has room for just a handful more foursomes and there are still a few different sponsorship packages available. If you are not already “in,” we hope you’ll consider helping us build a permanent Boys and Girls Club facility in Carson Valley by checking this link for all the activities, events and sponsorship packages plus an easy way to contact Coach Tice directly!

This Week’s Promotions Lineup

  • Ladies Night Tonight – We’ve Added More:  The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30PM including Free Chocolate Shoppe Gifts for the first 150 ladies with 100 of these gifts also including FreePlay! Tupperware Gift Baskets are the hot seat prizes tonight and there will be 3 Bingo Games, 4 Raffles and a weekly drink special!
  • Player’s Choice Wednesdays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
  • Hot Seats Thursday: Use your INN Club card while playing in the casino and listen for our Hot Seats drawings from 4 to 8 PM on It's guaranteed Good Times if we call you 'cause you'll win up to $500!
  • Point Multiplier Fridays: 5X Points on video reels and 3X Points on video poker, all day.
  • Cash & Getaway Giveaways Saturdays:  Join us for drawings between 6 & 7:30PM for Trips, Cash, Airfare and FreePlay.
  • Point Party Sunday: You’ll be earning anywhere from 2X to 10X Points from noon to 7PM with the point multiplier changing every half hour. We guarantee the 10X Points will run for 30 minutes at least twice every Sunday.
  • Player’s Choice Mondays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
Race & Sports Book

  • The Belmont Stakes is this Saturday and Mike Pegram’s multiple graded stakes winner McKinzie is slated to run in the $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, one of the Saturday “undercard” races. McKinzie’s last race was an impressive 4¾-length victory in the Grade 2 Alysheba on May 3 at Churchill Downs.
  • Also “On the Board” this week: Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball Finals, NHL Hockey Stanley Cup Matches, Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Firekeeper’s Casino 400 and Horse Racing.
  • Futures Bets: 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach June 13-16, 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2019 World Series, 2020 NCAA Football Championship and 2020 Super Bowl!
This Week in Our Restaurants

  • Katie’s Specials: Wednesday is Lasagna for $7.99 and Thursday is a Pork Chop in Ranchero Sauce for $7.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99. Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $6.99 from 2 to 10PM. Monday Katie’s features Chicken Piccata for $7.99 and the Tuesday special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice for $7.99. The specials on Monday through Saturday are served from 11AM to 10PM.
  • CV Steak: Wednesday’s special is Beef Tenderloin Brochette with bell peppers onions, cherry tomato and a spicy sweet and sour sauce for $25. Thursday is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop Steak for $26. This Friday it’s Syrah Braised Bison Osso Bucco slow cooked with vegetables, wine, herbs and natural pan sauce for $35. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. CV Steak 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 sourdough baguette.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge

  • Carolyn Dolan tonight: Carolyn can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad.  For the last fifteen plus years, she has been performing with her rockin' blues and R & B band, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red.
  • The Vegas Road Show Thursday through Saturday: The Vegas Road Show delivers music, comedy and crowd participation as they perform a variety of entertainment styles including classic rock, 50's, 60’s, 70’s, country, smooth jazz and pop.  Cody Stevens (vocals, guitar and quick wit) and his wife Barbara Christy-Stevens (vocals, keyboards, bass and trumpet) are both veterans in the music industry having engaged audiences in casinos from Atlantic City to Las Vegas.
  • Denver Saunders Sunday & Monday: Well-known from the band “The Well Dressed Mannequins,” Denver Saunders (vocals/guitar) is known for inspiring dancing, laughing and sing-alongs wherever he performs.
  • Chris Twomey Tuesday and Wednesday: Chris 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 . . . let’s party!!!
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 29, 2019

Our Town Loves Country, Kenny G Next, Brunch with Mike Tice Thursday, More from the Carson Valley Inn

"Man, does this town love its country!"
The headline was so well stated by Pheonix Gruneich in her review of last Friday's Easton Corbin Concert! She went on to write, "Trucker hats, cowboy hats, jeans and plenty of cowboy boots were the order of the evening." That sure describes the setting and you can read the entire review here. Our special thanks to Tim Parsons and his crew at Tahoe Onstage for always reaching out to our artists in advance and then covering the concerts on their website – a great resource for concert news in northern Nevada!

Kenny G Next in TJ’s
Kenny G is next in our 2019 Concert Season with a live performance in TJ’s Corral on Saturday, June 8.  Following Kenny G are Uncle Kracker on June 29, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on July 4, Dwight Yoakam on July 26, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on July 31, Martina McBride on August 4 and Loverboy on August 9.  For tickets, check this page on our website or stop by the hotel front desk. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any upcoming additions

Why Does He Do It? And Why Here?
Coach Mike Tice is passionate about getting a permanent facility built for the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Branch. But why here? He now lives in Seattle and has held NFL coaching positions in three other cities during the last 8 years. Yet he hosts the Mike Tice Annual Charity Weekend "For The Kids" in our community . . . for the benefit of our kids. Find out the “why” this Thursday at 10AM when Coach Tice is hosting a brunch here at the CVI to share this vision. Coach is also passionate about recognizing his sponsors so please consider attending this event and, if it works for you, joining the impressive list of local and national companies and individuals who have already stepped up to help Coach make this facility a reality in the Carson Valley. 

Home Makeover Drawings Friday
Great Getaway Giveaways Start Saturday
This weekend we transition from our Home Makeover Promotion to our Great Getaway Giveaways and that means two consecutive nights of drawings and Good Times with plenty of chances to win! Friday night at 7:30PM we’ll draw 15 winners – 14 will get $400 in cash and FreePlay and one will have the choice of $2,000 or spin the wheel for a variety of room makeovers or other prizes. Saturday our Great Getaway Giveaways promotion starts up with drawings from 6 to 7:30PM for a chance to win trips, cash, airfare and FreePlay. The fun continues every Saturday (except June 29) through July and you are accumulating a free drawing entry for every 5 points you earn the entire time!

Plus More in the Casino This Week!
  • Ladies Night Tonight:
    • Our “Regular Festivities” from 5:30 to 8:30PM including Free Makeup Brushes for the first 150 ladies and All Wrapped Up Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. The ladies also enjoy games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for those playing in the casino.
    • Memorial Day Tribute Contest with prizes for the best hat, shirt or outfit that recognizes the spirit of Memorial Day. Everyone who “makes an attempt” to dress the theme receives a ticket for one set of drawings for Free Play Prizes. Sometime around 8 PM the judges will choose the five “best” or “most creative” for the contest prizes which are $100 cash for first, $50 in FreePlay for second and Gift Baskets for third thru fifth.
  • Player’s Choice Wednesdays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
  • Free T-Shirt Thursday: Last chance to get a Free CVI T-Shirt when you earn just 100 points on the same day – plus you keep the points! We’ll have a new Thursday promotion in June.
  • Home Makeover Finale Friday:  Grand prize drawings at 7:30PM – see above.
  • Point Multiplier Fridays: 5X Points on video reels and 3X Points on video poker, all day.
  • Cash & Getaway Giveaways Saturdays:  Drawings between 6 & 7:30PM – see above.
  • Point Party Sunday: You’ll be earning anywhere from 2X to 10X Points from noon to 7PM with the point multiplier changing every half hour. We guarantee the 10X Points will run for 30 minutes at least twice every Sunday.
  • Player’s Choice Mondays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
Gold Angels Perform  During Last Weekend's GWRRA California Chapter Convention Here at the CVI

Carson Valley Market Reopens
The Carson Valley Market is back open with a refreshed exterior and completely remodeled interior look and feel. There’s a full selection of snacks, food items, frozen goods, beer, liquor, soft drinks, and much more plus miscellaneous household goods and supplies for our RV Resort guests. There's a special refrigerated room just for our wide selection of beers, ales and pilsners . . . we’ll post that picture as soon as we add the signage and even a few more selections. Meanwhile come on by and check it out!

Race & Sports Book

  • “On the Board” this week: Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball Finals, NHL Hockey Stanley Cup Matches, Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Pocono 400 and Horse Racing.
  • Futures Bets: 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach, 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2019 World Series, 2020 NCAA Football Championship and 2020 Super Bowl!
This Week in Our Restaurants

  • Katie’s Specials: Wednesday is Lasagna for $6.99 and Thursday is a Pork Chop in Ranchero Sauce for $6.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99. Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $6.99 from 2 to 10PM. Monday Katie’s features Chicken Piccata for $7.99 and the Tuesday special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice for $7.99. The specials on Monday through Saturday are served from 11AM to 10PM.
  • CV Steak: Wednesday’s special is Beef Tenderloin Brochette with bell peppers onions, cherry tomato and a spicy sweet and sour sauce for $25. Thursday is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop Steak for $26. This Friday it’s Grilled Elk Medallions with a brandy cherry demi for $32.00. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. CV Steak 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 sourdough baguette.
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge

  • Adam Donald tonight: Adam brings an upbeat and entertaining solo show with a heavy arsenal of songs mixing today’s hits with some old country favorites.
  • Lakeside Thursday through Saturday: Jhan Hansen, Curt Lee and Jonathan Barton combine for a wide variety of music from rhythm and blues, country to good old rock ‘n roll!
  • Tyler Stafford Sunday & Monday: Tyler is a homegrown talent whose songs often draw comparisons to songwriters such as John Mayer and Paul Simon delivered with a candor and immediacy reminiscent of John Lennon.
  • Carolyn Dolan Tuesday and Wednesday: Carolyn can dive into powerful R & B, deliver a smooth jazz standard or a gentle country ballad.  For the last fifteen plus years, she has been performing with her rockin' blues and R & B band, Carolyn Dolan and Big Red.
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 22, 2019

First TJ's Corral Concert Friday, Old Cars, Motorcycles, More at CVI

TJ’s Kicks Into Gear This Friday!
Easton Corbin’s concert this Friday in TJ’s Corral is his first of five appearances in nine days . . . But we’ll have him ”fresh” and we can’t wait for his kick off of our 2019 Concert Season. Following Easton are Kenny G on June 8, Uncle Kracker on June 29, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on July 4, Dwight Yoakam (Standing Room Only) on July 26, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on July 31, Martina McBride on August 4 and Loverboy on August 9.  For tickets, check this page on our website or stop by the hotel front desk. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for any additions.

A Concert FAQ of Sorts
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive concerning concerts in TJ’s Corral:
  • If you bought a ticket for seating, rest assured you’ll have a padded chair and not a steel or plastic seat.
  • You may see some upscale portable restrooms. These are just to augment our permanent restrooms - take your pick!
  • For accessible seating arrangements, or if you have any questions, please call 775-783-7766 in advance. We want to have the time to answer your questions and our folks are busy taking tickets, seating people and running Will Call and the Box Office on the afternoon and evening of concerts.
  • The Box Office and Will Call open at 4 PM and the gates open about 45 minutes before the show starts. This Friday’s concert – and most of the 2019 concerts – start at 8:00 PM.
  • Everyone needs a ticket, regardless of age.
  • On the no-no list: Outside food/drinks, chairs, pets, drones, etc.
  • Smoking? It’s OK but only in the designated area.
  • Please have your ticket ready when you get to the entrance – this will make scanning and “getting you in” go so much quicker.
  • Think you might need a sweater, jacket, or any other garment? Bring it in with you because there’s no re-admittance into the concert area after your ticket has been scanned.
  • Yep, the concerts will proceed rain or shine, hot or cold.
  • When buying tickets, a couple of suggestions: make sure you are on the Carson Valley Inn’s website and not a third-party ticket seller as most of them charge higher rates. Also, if you’re buying more than one ticket, make sure your seats are together before you finalize your purchase.
Old Cars, Blue Skies, Snow Capped Mountains!
Nickel Cars and Gold Wing Hondas
  • “After the Brass and before the Chrome.” That’s how event chair Bill Ramsden describes the Nickel Car Era. The technical definition is 1912-1929; some clubs extend it to 1932. Whatever definition you choose, there are over three dozen of these beauties at the CVI through Thursday as part of the Nickel Era Touring Registry Inc. NEVNET 2019 Tour.
    Gary & Lori Mouldenhauer (l) Ralph & Robynn French (r)
    on their Gold Wing Hondas
  • If touring motorcycles are more your style check out the 50+ Gold Wings, trikes and other touring motorcycles at the CVI this weekend. They’ll be here as the Gold Wing Road Riders Association [GWRRA], California District holds their annual convention with various seminars, classes, demonstrations and other activities dedicated to furthering their motto of Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge!  Don’t miss the free show by the California Gold Angles Sunday at 2:30PM in our west lot between the casino and Carson Valley Market.
Carson Valley Market Ready?
We snapped the above picture during a lull in the mad dash earlier this week to finish stocking the shelves so we could open. By the time you read this, the Carson Valley Market convenience store could very well be back in business after a complete interior demolition and remodeling. About the beer garden of sorts we mentioned last week? That’s it in the far left background - plenty of beer on hand now but we'll have more about that area next week.

We Make These Days About You
Can You Pick Out the
Mini Blueberry Cheesecake?
  • Thursday is Lucky Penny Day. For centuries finding a penny has been considered a good omen, an event that suggested something good would happen in the life of the finder. We don’t have an opinion one way or the other on this concept but it did give us cause to check out our Penny Progressive Jackpot which has climbed to over $53,500! This game changer would definitely be “something good” and it can only be won on the Penny Progressive Slots at CVI, Sharkey’s, Slot World or Bodines!
  • Friday is Escargot Day. Never enjoyed this delicacy? Bring a friend who has and give it a try in CV Steak!
  • Saturday is Wine Day. Unlike Drink Wine Day in February, Wine Day is more about celebrating the beverage rather than the act of drinking it. Seriously?! Drinking wine IS celebrating it and we offer dozens of wines by the bottle and glass in CV Steak!
  • Sunday is Blueberry Cheesecake Day. Your best bet to enjoy it at the CVI: one of our mini cheesecakes at Katie’s Bakery Counter. The flavors and toppings vary from day-to-day but were thinking they’ll be a few extra blueberry cheesecakes available this Sunday!
  • Tuesday is Hamburger Day and we have a variety of burgers for you at Katie’s here at the CVI, the Jackpot CafĂ© at Sharkey’s Casino, Betsy’s Big Kitchen at Slot World Casino and the restaurant (needs a name, huh!) at Bodines Casino!  The selections vary by location and each offers its specialties!
Race & Sports Book
  • On the Board this week: Major League Baseball, at least two more games in the NBA Basketball Eastern Conference Finals (Championship Series starts June 1), NHL Hockey Stanley Cup Games (start Monday) and Sunday’s two big races, the Indianapolis 500 (9:30AM PDT) and the Monster Energy NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 (3:00PM PDT). Did you know: Firestone provides about 5,000 tires for the Indianapolis 500 every year with each entry getting 36 sets of tires for practice, qualifying and the race.
  • Futures Bets: 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach, 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2019 World Series, 2020 NCAA Football Championship and 2020 Super Bowl!
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s Specials: Wednesday is Lasagna for $6.99 and Thursday is a Pork Chop in Ranchero Sauce for $6.99. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad for $14.99. Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw for $6.99 from 2 to 10PM. Monday Katie’s features Chicken Piccata for $6.99 and the Tuesday special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice for $6.99. The specials on Monday through Saturday are served from 11AM to 10PM.
  • CV Steak: Wednesday’s special is Beef Tenderloin Brochette with bell peppers, onions, cherry tomato and a spicy sweet and sour sauce for $25. Thursday is the CV Steak Mix Grill, a combination of our Filet Mignon, a Dijon and molasses Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallion and Herb Marinated Lamb Chop Steak for $26. This Friday it’s Beer Braised Wild Boar Shanks for $28. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26 and Sunday's special is King Crab Legs for $28. CV Steak 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 sourdough baguette.
This Week’s Promotions Lineup
  • Ladies Night Wednesdays: 5:30 to 8:30PM Free Gel Bead Face Mask for the first 150 ladies and Shelly Camp Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. The ladies also enjoy games, raffles, a weekly drink special & free bingo for those playing in the casino.
  • Player’s Choice Wednesdays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
  • Free T-Shirt Thursdays: Get a Free CVI T-Shirt when you earn just 100 points on the same day – plus you keep the points!
  • Point Multiplier Fridays: 5X Points on video reels and 3X Points on video poker, all day.
  • Home Makeover Saturdays:  Join us for drawings between 6 & 7:30PM in this exciting promotion that runs until the Finale on Thursday, May 31.
  • Point Party Sunday: You’ll be earning anywhere from 2X to 10X Points from noon to 7PM with the point multiplier changing every half hour. You never know which multiplier is coming up next and we do guarantee that the 10X Points will run for 30 minutes at least twice every Sunday.
  • Player’s Choice Mondays: Your choice of a Free Food Certificate or Free Slot Play after earning 50 points between 8AM and 8PM on the same day. Swipe at the kiosk to make your choice plus you keep the points!
Whiskey Maiden in the Cabaret Lounge this Weekend
Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge
  • Hans Eberbach tonight: A vocalist and songwriter, Hans sings for the band Joy & Madness, an evolution of vintage soul sound with modern classic pop sensibilities. He also fronts his own band HANS! and the HOT MESS – a band that represents his original singer/songwriter/electronic soul work.
  • Whiskey Maiden Wednesday through Sunday: Whiskey Maiden is a premiere country/rock/pop act featuring modern music, high energy performance & nonstop dance floor filling song selections. Fronted by the charismatic & soaring vocals of Sandy Nuyts, the members are highly skilled musicians that have performed with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Neil McCoy, Hootie & the Blowfish, Edwin McCain & many more National & International artists.
  • Adam Donald Monday through Wednesday: Adam brings an upbeat and entertaining solo show with a heavy arsenal of songs mixing today’s hits with some old country favorites.
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.

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