Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Cruise for 2 Thursday, Music/Food/BrewFest Friday, Then 2 Concerts in 6 Days Plus More at the Carson Valley Inn

TJ’s Corral – Two Concerts in Six Days
Two more events on our 2019 Concert Schedule are coming up within six days when Uncle Kracker helps us celebrate the Mike Tice Annual Charity Weekend "For The Kids" this Saturday and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts provide the Independence Day rock ‘n roll next Wednesday, July 4.  That leaves 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. Tickets and more information for all concerts are available at This Link and be sure to check next week’s blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional concert news.

Clint Black Last Year in TJ's Corral
Photo Credit: Dwayne Hicks
TJ’s Corral Concert Throwback
Looking back at the last week in June we remember when Rodney Adkins took the stage on June 27, 2015 and who can forget just last year on June 29, 2018 when Clint Black played to a very full house that must’ve included every country fan in Northern Nevada!

Music, Food & BrewFest this Friday
The Front Porch Blues Band and Rockology are providing the music for this Friday’s Music, Food and BrewFest, the kickoff event for the Mike Tice Annual Charity Weekend "For The Kids".  Admission is just $25 which includes a starter supply of tokens used to buy beer (we’ll have a nice variety) and food (burgers, dogs, pulled pork and the like). To purchase tickets for this three-plus hours of music and fun, Click Here. Remember, this event is to raise funds for a permanent facility for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Branch.

Blood Drive Today at CVI
The folks from Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) will have their bloodmobiles set up in our west lot along Hwy 395 today from 10 AM to 6 PM for another in their series of All American Blood Drives.  Summer is the most difficult time to get donors to jump in plus the needs for blood definitely increase in the summer with more traffic and more outside activity. Your help would be very much appreciated . . . Simply stop in at the pop-up tent next to the bloodmobiles and the Vitalant rep will get you in as soon as possible. As an added incentive, Vitalant is bringing a variety of t-shirts for today’s donors including some with Giants and some with Nevada themes.  Take your pick from their selection while supplies last!

Death Ride Deadline This Sunday! 
Pretty ominous headline, huh! Because of our involvement behind the scenes, we happened to be talking to the folks at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce this week. They mentioned there are still some openings for the Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride on July 13 and the registration cutoff is this Sunday. Get all the details at This Link.

This Week’s Promotions Lineup
  • Ladies Night Tonight: 
    • Our “Regular Festivities” run from 5:30 to 8:30PM including a Free Jar Lid Opener for the first 150 ladies with over 100 including FreePlay and All Wrapped Up Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. The ladies will also enjoy 3 Bingo Games, 4 Raffles and a weekly drink special!
    • Our Hometown Pride dress-up contest is also tonight with prizes for the best hat, shirt or outfit that recognizes the spirit, heritage or “feel” of the Carson Valley. 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!
  • Cruise Drawings Thursday: Join us for drawings at 6 and 8PM for preliminary prizes plus a guaranteed winner of a Free Cruise for Two!
  • Point Multiplier Fridays: 5X Points on video reels and 3X Points on video poker, all day.
  • 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
  • Action on the board this week includes Major League Baseball, Canadian Football, Women’s World Cup Soccer, WNBA Basketball, the NASCAR Monster Energy Series Camping World 400 and Horse Racing. Tonight is also the equivalent of “Game 7” for the College World Series as Michigan and Vanderbilt each have one win and the winner of tonight’s game is crowned the 2019 Champion!
  • 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. 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. This Friday it’s Medallions of Wild Boar Tenderloin. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib. The Sunday special this week is “Oscar Style” Fillet of Salmon with crab and Béarnaise sauce. 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
  • Roem Baur Duo tonight:  Roem is a multiple award-winning touring songwriter and classically trained opera singer. He ultimately answered the call of rock n’ roll and has been featured on the main stage at Super Bowl 50, NBC’s The Voice and at CES & SXSW conferences.
  • The California Cowboys Thursday through Saturday: : R. W. Smith and the California Cowboys deliver a powerful sound, with the clear punch of tight three-part harmonies.  The group has appeared on concert billings with such country favorites as Alabama, Big & Rich, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Clint Black, George Jones, Joe Diffe, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, The Bellamy Brothers, Restless Heart, Travis Tritt, Doug Stone, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and many other country stars.
  • Steve Lord Sunday & Monday: A guitarist with dynamic vocals, Steve 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.
  • Hans Eberbach Tuesday and Wednesday: Vocalist and songwriter Hans Eberbach has released a solo album, “Up Is The Only Way Out” and he also sings for 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.
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 19, 2019

Concerts, Wine Walk, Old Cars, A Winner with a Story and More from the Carson Valley Inn

 Tice Charity Weekend Update
Thanks for the enthusiastic support of the golf tournament portion of the Mike Tice Annual Charity Weekend "For The Kids" June 28 - 30.  The golf tournament itself is full and there are only one or two sponsorships left for the golf event. BUT, we have other ways to join in on the weekend fun and help build a permanent Boys and Girls Club facility in Carson Valley! There are still tickets available for the Friday night Music, Food and BrewFest featuring the Front Porch Blues Band and Rockology, the Saturday Uncle Kracker Concert and the Sunday night Charity BBQ & Live Auction featuring Ike & MartinCheck this link for all the activities, events and sponsorship packages plus an easy way to contact Coach Tice directly if you’d like to donate an auction item or make a special contribution!

TJ’s Corral Concerts
Six concerts remain on the 2019 Concert Schedule with one more TJ’s announcement coming in the next two weeks. Click Here for ticket information on Uncle Kracker on June 29, 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.

Third Thursday Wine Walk June 20
All of the Main Street Gardnerville Third Thursday Wine Walks have a theme and this Thursday it’s Sip 'n' Savor! Food Trucks will be along the route . . . a route which also includes our sister property Sharkey’s Casino with Bar Bites for sale at the Silver Dollar Bar and full dining in the Jackpot Café. The Wine Walk fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30PM and all the details are available at this link.

Big Mama’s Car Show and Great Race This Sunday
Big Mama’s Car Show & Shine is in Lampe Park this Sunday starting at 1:00PM and The Great Race will be ending Day 2 of its 2019 event in the same location with festivities running from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Big Mama’s Car Show & Shine will feature almost 100 classic cars mostly fifties through the seventies. The Great Race is a time-speed-endurance rally with 120 vintage cars 1974 and older vying for $150,000 in prize money. All the Great Race drivers, navigators, crews and staff (almost 500 people!) will be staying overnight using almost 300 rooms spread over multiple hotel and motel properties including the Carson Valley Inn Hotel and Motor Lodge. Both events are free to the public thanks to the generous support of many community organizations (Carson Valley Visitor’s Authority, Town of Gardnerville and Douglas County Parks & Recreation) along with dozens of volunteers led by local antique car enthusiast Scott Bergen who joined together to make this event happen after over a year of planning.

Staci Johnston & Raelyn Winkler
$10,815 Jackpot – With a “Story”
Staci Johnston & Raelyn Winkler, both from San Andreas, won $10,815 playing one of our Fu Dao Le machines last Saturday. This tag-team win is better than anything we could fabricate: Staci was playing when she got the Free Games Bonus. Raelyn then stepped in and picked and matched 3 Majors for the Progressive Jackpot!! The five minutes (at least it seemed that long) of screaming and celebration gained more volume when Staci’s sister Jamie joined in.  And get this – all this came about because when Staci, Jamie & Barry (he’s Staci’s husband) were wine tasting in Murphy’s Barry said “We should go to the Carson Valley Inn tonight.” They picked up Raelyn on the way and, as “they” say, the rest is history!  And if you’re wondering, in Mandarin, the saying Fu dao le means "luck or fortune has arrived."

This Week’s Promotions Lineup
  • Ladies Night Tonight:  The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30PM including Free Chocolate Shoppe Gifts for the first 150 ladies with about 70% of these gifts also including FreePlay! Chocolate Shoppe 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 and 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
  • Action on the board this week includes Major League Baseball, Canadian Football, the College World Series, Women’s World Cup Soccer, WNBA Basketball, the NASCAR Monster Energy Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 and Horse Racing.
  • Futures Bets: 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2019 World Series, 2020 NCAA Football Championship and 2020 Super Bowl!
  • NFL Season: No, no yet . . . but only 43 days until the Hall of Fame Game!!
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 Grilled Venison Chops with Cherry Brandy Demi for $32. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib for $26. The Sunday special this week is “Oscar Style” Fillet of Salmon with crab and Béarnaise sauce for $32. 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
  • Cliff and Dave tonight: 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.
  • Buddy Emmer Band Thursday through Saturday: A longtime favorite on the West Coast and Northern Nevada circuit the Buddy Emmer Band’s versatile style includes everything from blues to jazz, rock to reggae and top 40. Whatever your taste in tunes they will be sure to please!
  • Bill Wharton Sunday & Monday: Local artist Bill Wharton has been entertaining people across the western United States, Alaska and Hawaii for, as he says, “eons.” His smooth, melodic tone comes out in his vast repertoire from old classic country thru modern country, pop to classic rock, blues and jazz.
  • Roem Baur Duo Tuesday and Wednesday:  Roem is a multiple award-winning touring songwriter and classically trained opera singer. He ultimately answered the call of rock n’ roll and has been featured on the main stage at Super Bowl 50, NBC’s The Voice and at CES & SXSW conferences.
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 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!