Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Remaining Concerts Selling Fast, More Poop on the Moo, Job Application Now Easier, More from the Carson Valley Inn

Dwight Yoakam in TJ’s Corral Friday
Thanks to everyone who helped make this Friday’s Dwight Yoakam Concert an early ticket sell-out! Will Call and the Box Office open at 4PM, the gates will open shortly after 7PM and the concert will start at 8PM.  Dwight is bringing songwriter and vocalist King Leg as his opening act - an unlikely but winning combination of vintage rock & roll, old-school country, and post-millennial cool! Four nights later Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo take the stage on Wednesday, July 31 followed in another four nights by Martina McBride on August 4 and then Loverboy on August 9. That’s a pretty good string of four concerts in two weeks and we hope you don’t wait too long on tickets as Dwight’s concert will not be the only one that fills up TJ’s Corral.  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.

What’s The Poop & Scoop on The Moo?
Last week we introduced the Minden Moo – our 35th Birthday event on August 16 & 17 honoring the long heritage and rich history of ranching and agriculture in the Carson Valley!  And since then we’ve updated the Minden Moo page on our website. By next Wednesday, we’ll be filling in a lot of the blanks: How to enter the horseshoe tournament and mechanical bull riding contest, what it will take to get into the Justin Lee concert and video recording, what kind of food will be available, etc. So, until then, either ask one of the local cows, keep checking our Minden Moo page or watch for our posts and tweets on Facebook or Twitter.

Image Courtesy of Conrad Buedel
Concert Throwback in TJ’s Corral
Looking back on this week in TJ’s Corral over the last five years: 38 Special gave us one of The 20 Best Arena Rock Songs of All Time when they performed Caught Up in You and many of their other hits on July 23, 2015. We “Heard It in a Love Song” – and in other songs, too when The Marshall Tucker Band appeared on July 28, 2017. The Temptations Review (R.I.P Dennis Edwards) brought us “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “ain’t too proud to beg” and many more Motown classics on July 30, 2016.

We’re Hiring!
Perhaps you’re an IT type with network administration experience? Or a cook, chef, security person or food server? These are just some of the positions we are looking to fill right now at the CVI and our sister properties. Check out the openings and use our new easy online  application form on this page!

This Week’s Promotions Lineup
  • Ladies Night Tonight:  The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30PM including a Free Manicure Sets for the first 150 ladies (over 100 include FreePlay) and Garden Gourmet Baskets as hot seat prizes. The ladies will also enjoy 3 free Bingo Games, 4 free 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.
  • Cruise for Two Giveaway Saturday:  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
  • Walt and the crew added another Futures Bet this week when they posted the odds to win the 2020 Stanley Cup. Additional Futures include the 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup, 2019 World Series, 2020 NCAA Football Championship, 2020 Super Bowl and 2020 NBA Championship.
  • Seasonal action on the board includes Major League Baseball, Canadian Football, WNBA Basketball, Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Series Gander RV 400 and Horse Racing.
  • How did you do picking The (British) Open? We posted odds on 65 players prior to the start of last weekend’s final 2019 golf Major. Of those, 12 had odds of 25-1 or less. Of those 12, two missed the cut, seven finished outside of the top ten and only three were in the top ten: Brooks Koepka (originally 5/1) tied for fourth; Rickie Fowler (25/1) tied for sixth and Tommy Fleetwood (20/1) finished second. As for tournament winner Shane Lowery? We had him at 60/1 and yes, we did pay one very happy customer!
This Week in Our Restaurants
  • Katie’s Specials: Wednesday is Lasagna and Thursday is a Pork Chop in Ranchero Sauce. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad. Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw. from 2 to 10PM. Monday Katie’s features Chicken Piccata . and the Tuesday special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice. 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’s special is Beer Braised Wild Boar Shanks slow cooked in beer, tomato, mustard and fresh herbs. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib and the Sunday special 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
  • Denver Saunders Duo, Tuesday & Wednesday:  A stripped down performance of the band “The Well Dressed Mannequins,” Denver Saunders (vocals/guitar) and Jarom Horner (6-String Bass) are known for inspiring dancing, laughing and sing-alongs wherever they play.
  • Stone Senate, Thursday through Saturday:  Stone Senate is a 5 piece contemporary Southern Rock band hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. With collective musical influences as varied as hard rock, bluegrass, funk, metal, and classic country, Stone Senate has often been compared to such classic acts as the Allman Brothers and a heavier Lynyrd Skynyrd with an undeniably original twist.
  • Dan Rau, Sunday through Tuesday:  Teacher by day, Troubadour by night, Dan Rau shares his special musical talents with audiences in select venues during the summer months. We are pleased to have him choose the CVI!
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, July 17, 2019

A Moo for You, TJ's as a Battlefield, Big Bucks for Boys & Girls Club, $83,057 Winner, More in CVI Blog

You’ll Love TJ’s Corral as a Battlefield!
One of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s most iconic hits is Love is a Battlefield and you’ll hear this and many more of the duo’s classics when they perform live in TJ’s Corral on Wednesday, July 31!  Ticket sales have been brisk and we anticipate a sell out so please don’t delay. The status on our other concerts: Dwight Yoakam on July 26 is already sold out. Martina McBride on August 4 is close to being standing room only tickets. Loverboy on August 9 will wind up our traditional concert schedule unless something unexpected comes along. 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.

Moo . . . at 35!
There’s a headline that probably needs some explaining!! Here it is: The Carson Valley Inn is celebrating our 35th Birthday on August 16 & 17 with the Minden Moo – a two-day celebration honoring the long heritage and rich history of ranching and agriculture in the Carson Valley! You’ll enjoy food, beer, line dancing, live music, a mechanical bull riding contest, a horseshoe tournament, farmer’s market and a display of antique tractors and other ranching vehicles from local ranchers and collectors. And wait, here’s the best part: on Saturday night we’ve added a concert and video recording session by the Justin Lee Band at what we promise will be a price you just can’t beat! Get all the details on the Minden Moo by clicking here!

Third Thursday Wine Walk Sip ‘n’ Show
Sip 'n' Show is the theme for Main Street Gardnerville’s Third Thursday Wine Walk this week with a variety of artisans exhibiting at some of the participating businesses. Our sister property Sharkey’s Casino will fill your commemorative glass at a bargain and provide you with a chance to chow down before, during or after the “Walk” with snacks at the Silver Dollar Bar and full dining in the Jackpot Café. The Wine Walk fun runs from 4:30 to 7:30PM and you can register in advance online or “day of” at Gardnerville Station (1395 US Highway 395 N) or Big Daddy’s Bicycles (1546 US Highway 395 N).

Mike Tice with Some Douglas Athletes Last Month
Boys & Girls Club Scores Over $200,000!
Thanks to the generous support of many Carson Valley residents and businesses, plus a significant donation from Carson Valley Inn owner Mike Pegram, over $200,000 was raised June 28 – 30 for the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Branch.  The majority of these funds will go toward the building of a new permanent facility for the youth here in the Carson Valley.  Monies were raised during the Mike Tice Charity Weekend For the Kids in several ways including sponsorships, the  Music/Food/Brewfest and the purchase of foursomes and fun contests associated with the golf tournament. More was raised through the live auction and special raffle at the awards dinner plus direct donations from locals and people across the country. In its nine years this event has raised over $1.2 million for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley Branch. We’re almost there . . . THANKS to all who participated in any way!

He Pocketed $83,057 Yesterday!
John from San Diego was in town with his wife last weekend visiting family in the Carson Valley.  For whatever reason they decided to stay a few extra days. Paid off quite handsomely when he lined up the symbols for the $83,057 Penny Progressive Jackpot at Sharkey's Casino Tuesday afternoon!

Sweet!
Very Sweet! As part of our “seasonal adjustments” we’ve added two Mini Cakes to our Baked Goods Menu available for take-home purchase every day at the Katie’s Bakery Counter. Back on the menu are a Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cake and a Mini German Chocolate Cake – just $7 each. For our full list of cookies. brownies, cakes, pies and other sweets click here!

This Week’s Promotions Lineup
  • Ladies Night Tonight:  The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30PM including a Free Chocolate Shoppe Gift for the first 150 ladies (over 100 include FreePlay) and Chocolate Shoppe Baskets as hot seat prizes. The ladies will also enjoy 3 free Bingo Games, 4 free 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 Seat 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
  • Some new action on the Board this week ‘cause Walt finally felt comfortable posting the odds to win the 2019/2020 NBA Championship. At the top of our list in order are the Clippers, Bucks, and Lakers. Where does your team fit in? The odds for every team are on the sheet at the Sports Book.
  • Also on the board is this weekend’s 2019 British Open at Royal Portrush. Better get your bet in today as play starts very early our time on Thursday morning - before our Sports Book opens!.
  • Seasonal action on the board includes Major League Baseball, Canadian Football, WNBA Basketball, Sundays NASCAR Monster Energy Series - Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 and Horse Racing.
  • We’re taking additional Futures Bets on the 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 and Thursday is a Pork Chop in Ranchero Sauce. Fridays and Saturdays, Katie's offers a Roasted Prime Rib and Fried Shrimp Dinner special served with baked potato, vegetable and soup or salad. Katie’s Sunday special is "The Chandler" Chicken Dinner including southern fried chicken with mashed potatoes and cole slaw from 2 to 10PM. Monday Katie’s features Chicken Piccata and the Tuesday special is a Burrito Grande, chicken or beef & beans in a flour tortilla covered with enchilada sauce & cheese with Spanish rice. 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’s special is a Grilled Veal “Porterhouse” Chop with a wild mushroom cream sauce. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib and the Sunday special 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
  • Timothy Brown tonight: A fresh contemporary mix from a member of the group The New Crowns.
  • Reckless Envy Thursday through Saturday: The versatility of Reckless Envy might just bring a heartfelt ballad such as Chris Stapleton’s version of “Tennessee Whiskey,” an authentic version of “Barracuda” by Heart, an entertaining rendition of Charlie Daniels’ “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” a guitar driven ZZ Top classic such as “Tush” or a dance song like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”
  • Rock River, Sunday and Monday: The duo of Buddy and Kim Emmer has made a name for themselves performing together professional in the Reno-Tahoe-Carson area. Their extremely versatile musical variety includes blues, country, Top 40, classic rock, 60’s through 90’s hits and even reggae . . . something for everyone.
  • Denver Saunders Duo, Tuesday & Wednesday:  A stripped down performance of the band “The Well Dressed Mannequins,” Denver Saunders (vocals/guitar) and Jarom Horner (6-String Bass) are known for inspiring dancing, laughing and sing-alongs wherever they play.
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, July 10, 2019

Arena Rock; 77,777; Throwback to Trace; More at the CVI

Arena Rock Coming to TJ’s Corral
A few years back The Village Voice ran an article naming The 20 Best Arena Rock Songs of All Time. Of these 20 classics, three have already been performed by the original artists live in TJ's Corral and two more, both in The Village Voice top ten, are yet to come this year. Find out more in this article! Now on to the particulars on our four remaining concerts: Dwight Yoakam on July 26 is unfortunately Sold Out so let’s skip right over it. The Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Concert on July 31 is selling well but there are still tickets available so don’t miss out.  Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer, and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits. Martina McBride on August 4 is getting close to being sold out so if you are interested, please jump on board soon. Loverboy on August 9 will wind up our traditional concert schedule unless something unexpected comes along. 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.

TJ’s Corral Throwback
To This Week in Past Years
Despite the title of one of his most recognized hits, we had great weather on July 10, 2014 (the first full season for TJ’s Corral) when BJ Thomas performed his hits including “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” from the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Last year on July 14 Trace Adkins brought a strong classic country flavor to a totally sold out TJ’s Corral audience. And on July 15, 2016, Clay Walker entertained us with hits from his 11 albums!

Joan Jett Explodes on 4th
What a display of audio fireworks we had in TJ’s Corral last Thursday as Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Dropped a ‘Cherry Bomb’” on TJ’s Corral! We borrowed that phraseology from the great review of the concert by Pheonix Gruneich of Tahoe Onstage. Be sure to check it out for pictures and some colorful comments from KOZZ radio personality Max Volume who was in the audience.

Running, Biking and Hiking! 
  • Pictured above is “Team CVI” in Gardnerville’s annual Freedom 5K Run/Walk on July 4. The team of employees and some of their family members included veterans Kim Hill, US Navy (CVI Marketing) and Rosario Meza Jr., US Army (son of Julie Meza, CVI Marketing).
  • Bicycles – about 2,000 of them – will be on our area’s mountain passes this Saturday during the annual Tour of the California Alps – Death Ride. Get all the details on the course including routes, elevations, distances, times, any road restrictions, etc. at This Link.
  • If hiking is more your speed, be sure to check out the incredible system of trails in the Carson Valley by the Carson Valley Trails Association!
‘Cause We Haven’t Done This in a Few Weeks
  • Thursday is Blueberry Muffin Day. Yep, we make ‘em in our bakery and sell ‘em in Job's Perk. 
  • Friday is Kebab Day. The way to go at the CVI is to order the Seafood Brochette in CV Steak: Skewered halibut, salmon, shrimp, swordfish and scallops with a chili lime cilantro.
  • Saturday is International Rock Day. We say skip the igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic stuff and cut right to the heart of Rock (‘n’ Roll) by getting yourself tickets to the July 31 Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo Concert!
Someone’s Gonna Cash Out Big!
A thousand here, a thousand there . . . pretty soon we’ve topped $77,777 on our Penny Progressive Jackpot. Someone is going to hit this eventually and remember, this one can only be pocketed at one of our close-knit family of four casinos: Carson Valley Inn, Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville, Bodines Casino in Carson City or SlotWorld Casino in Carson.

This Week’s Promotions Lineup
  • Ladies Night Tonight:  The fun runs from 5:30 to 8:30PM including a Free Decorative Throw Pillow for the first 150 ladies (over 100 include FreePlay) and Tupperware Gift Baskets as hot seat prizes. The ladies will also enjoy 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, NBA Summer League, WNBA Basketball, the NASCAR Monster Energy Series Quaker State 400 and Horse Racing.
  • Futures Bets: Next weekend’s 2019 Open Championship (aka The British Open), 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’s special is Buffalo Tournedos; American Bison tenderloin filets grilled and finished with a red wine truffle demi.  Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib and the Sunday special 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
  • 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.
  • Trippin' King Snakes Thursday through Saturday: Ev Musselman (guitar and vocals), Charlie Fecteau (bass) and Nick Fecteau (drums and vocals) are a popular northern Nevada trio of musicians playing an eclectic array of Rock, Blues, Funk, and Alternative Covers and originals.
  • Henry & Terry Sunday and Monday: Henry Fisher & Terry Jayo offer an evening of Country, Western, Rock & Roll, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, and Soft Rock.
  • Timothy Brown Tuesday and Wednesday: A fresh contemporary mix from a member of the group The New Crowns. 
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, July 3, 2019

Rock 'n' Roll for the 4th - Join Us!

I Rock 'n' Roll
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 and her induction speech by Miley Cyrus was quite entertaining!! The band’s Hall of Fame performance with Tommy James, Miley Cyrus and Dave Grohl (video above) was rock at its finest!  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” A version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was reworked for NBC’s Sunday Night Football theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” and was performed for 9 seasons by the likes of Pink, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood. Relive all these hits and many more when Joan Jett and the Blackhearts provide the Independence Day “fireworks via rock ‘n roll” this Thursday, July 4 in TJ’s Corral.  Following Joan we have 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.

Tahoe Onstage photo by Pheonix Gruneich
TJ’s Corral Concert Throwback
The first week in July has brought a variety of music genres to TJ’s Corral in past years. The sounds of country filled the stage when Tanya Tucker performed on July 3, 2015. Hard-driving rock ‘n roll marked Independence Day last year with Ted Nugent. And the Motown sound of The Spinners took the spotlight on July 8, 2017.

Uncle Kracker a Hit!
“What a good night with Uncle Kracker and his talented band” said photo journalist Pheonix Gruneich in her review of last Saturday’s Uncle Kracker Concert in this article and pictures posted in Tahoe OnStage.

Greg and Judy Emmers
Like Back-to-Back Home Runs!
Locals Greg and Judy Emmers participate in our promotions fairly regularly and try to make the grand prize drawings whenever possible. Such was the case last Thursday when we held the June Grand Prize Drawings for the Free Cruise for Two in our Getaway Giveaways Promotion. Greg and Judy were called back-to-back in the 8 PM series of drawings. Judy won the Alaskan Cruise Trip for Two and Greg won $1000. Judy wanted to take the cruise but after discussion with Greg decided to “cash out!” Collectively, the couple walked out with a nice pile of cash (mostly) and FreePlay! We'll continue with the weekly drawings on Saturday, July 6, 13 and 20 from 6 to 7:30 PM and another Free Alaskan Cruise for Two on Saturday, July 27! 

Free Apple Pie or $5 FreePlay Today
  • Free Apple Pie Today: as soon as you earn 50 points today swing by the casino kiosk and swipe your card for your choice: a free Apple pie or five dollars in free play. And whatever you choose, you keep the points! Ladies’ Night is “off” tonight but will resume again next Wednesday.
  • 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 Women’s World Cup Soccer with Sweden & The Netherlands playing at noon today to determine who faces the USA in the championship game on Sunday at 8AM. Also on the board: Major League Baseball, Canadian Football, NBA Summer League, WNBA Basketball, the NASCAR Monster Energy Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 and Horse Racing. 
  • Futures Bets: The 2019 “Open” (aka The British Open), 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 a Mesquite Smoked C.A.B. Strip Steak Roast. This Friday it’s Grilled Elk Medallions with a Brandy Cherry Demi. Saturday nights CV Steak features Garlic Studded Prime Rib and the Sunday special 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
  • Hans Eberbach tonight: 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.
  • New Wave Crave Thursday: This quartet of talented musicians forms an irresistible force of high-energy entertainment.  Some call them “retro” while others call them “nostalgic” as the generations join together to rock the dance floor to one of the greatest decades of music… the 80’s!
  • Chili and the Bread Bowl Friday: The finest rock and roll cover band in Northern California/Nevada featuring a song list ranging from Soundgarden to Pink Floyd to Guns n Roses to Clapton.
  • Sledgehammer Saturday: Hits from the 80s and 90s.
  • Drinking with Clowns, Sunday and Monday: A melding of varied influences into a unique Latin rock fusion that cannot be cornered in one continent, let alone a single genre.  Sounds like fun to us!
  • Adam Donald Tuesday and Wednesday: 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.

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!