Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Most Authentic Tribute Act to Willie Nelson in America at CVI

The True Willie Band
 in the Valley Ballroom
Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys . . . We’re just kidding! Cowboys shaped the culture of the Carson Valley just as Willie Nelson shaped the culture of Country and Western music. And this iconic figure in American music history will come to life in our Valley Ballroom on February 10 when the “True Willie Band,” the most authentic and convincing tribute act to Willie Nelson in America, performs in shows at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Details are on our web site so, guys, bring your Good Hearted Woman and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit!

And don’t forget these concerts we announced last week:
  • Wynonna and the Big Noise Tour starts the TJ’s Corral concert season on Saturday night, April 29 and tickets are on sale now.
  • Marshall Tucker Band comes to TJ’s Corral on Friday night, July 28 with tickets on sale soon.
  • Thanks to our friends at Tahoe Onstage who covered the announcement of these two concerts in this article last week. 
Ford or Chevy - Which Side Are You On?
Ford or Chevy – Hit our Penny Progressive Jackpot and Choose for Yourself!!
At a touch over $53,000 yesterday, our Penny Progressive Jackpot could easily bring a new car to the driveway of the next winner. Even if you pull out some of the money for taxes, you can still drive home a bargain on most of the cars covered in this article about the 13 Best Performance Cars for Less Than $50,000. Remember, this jackpot can only be won at CVI, Sharkey’s Casino or Bodines Casino. Our car of choice? Probably the Camaro SS or the Mustang GT  . . . but we’d hang on to our 4WD around here! Which of the 13 would you choose?

Pull, Bang, S%@&!  This is such a common sequence of three words during our Sporting Clays Shooting Weekend every year that we're including T-shirts with this phrase for those who participate in this event next month! It's quite an active weekend with a reception on Thursday, February 23, clay shooting Friday and Saturday, and an awards banquet on Saturday night with a variety of prizes, surprises, drawings and fun.

Relatively Unimportant but Fun (?):

Sports and Race Book:
  • On the Board: This week you can bet the NFL Divisional Playoff Games, NBA, College Basketball and NHL.  Also on the board: wager on who will win the Super Bowl, NCAA Basketball Championship,  NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup and World Series.
  • The PRO PK’EM Parlay Progressive survived Wild Card Weekend so it’s on to 15 props on this weekend’s NFL Divisional Championship games.  $4,556 is up for grabs if you get ‘em all on the $5 card (play as many as you want).
  • Around the Sportsbook with Mike, Alan and Greg:
    • Last Week, 2-4:  Mike split on the Giants-Packers game – he lost the Giants at +5 but got the “Over” at 44½.  Alan skunked again with the “Under” at 51½ on Alabama-Clemson and the Raiders at +3 ½ over the Texans. Greg split – got Clemson at +6 ½ and missed the Dolphins even at +10 over the Steelers.
    • This Week:  Mike and Alan both like the Packers at +4½ over Dallas. Continuing the underdog trend, Mike has the Steelers at + 1½ over the Chiefs and Alan has Seahawks at +4½ over Atlanta. Greg went a different route: he took the “over” at 45 on the Patriots-Texans game and the “under” at 44 ½ on the Chiefs-Steelers game.

Free Entertainment in the Cabaret Lounge:  George Pickard performs tonight, Just Us entertains Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Patrick Major appears next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Just Us is a unique group of musicians who decided to blend together the sounds of the Motor City and Oakland, CA to develop "Sweet, Grown & Sexy" sounds – music from the 60’s to the present.  Aladdin handles lead vocal and percussions. He is joined by Les Carter on vocals and drums, Phil Weaver on vocals and guitar and Fred Williams on bass.

In the Casino
  • Cash Blast Giveaways Today: Win up to $1,000 in cash in our giveaway drawings at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. every Wednesday in January. Use your card while you play 'cause you get in via hot seat selection and virtual drawing tickets from your play each Wednesday!
  • Ladies’ Night Tonight: Join us 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with free CVI Tote Bags for the first 150 ladies, Wine Country Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes, games, drink specials, FREE Bingo and earn entries for the January 25 drawings for a free Coach Handbag and Wallet.
  • $1,000 Guaranteed Friday: Free Cash and Getaway Giveaways Promotion drawings at 5, 7 and 9 PM. $1,000 in some combination of Cash, Free Play and Trips is guaranteed this Friday and every Friday through February 24th.
  • 5X Points Saturday: 5X Points every Saturday in January – five times the benefits of your play!
  • Penny Progressive Over $53,000 . . . someone will win this jackpot on one of the Triple Red Hot 7's slots at the CVI, Sharkey’s or Bodines.
  • Poker Room: Featured Games, Tournaments and Special Promotions with something going on every day of the week. Win squares in our $160 Super Sunday Football Grid starting January 29. Click here for all the poker room info.
  • Here’s a Handy Page with all our Current Casino Promotions!

In Our Restaurants
  • Wednesday is Italian Day/Night in Katie’s – three specials for $6.99 each! Good way to celebrate National Spaghetti Day which is today!! Check all the Katie’s Daily Specials at this link.
  • Our Friday special in CV Steak is Lamb Shank with Barley Risotto for $28.  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!

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