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"Come in from the Cold" at Bartley Ranch Regional Park

Free Family Entertainment Concert Series in Reno

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Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, Nevada, NV

Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Reno, Nevada.

Photo © Stan White

About Come in from the Cold Family Entertainment Series

When it's freezing outside and the budget has taken a holiday beating, free family entertainment sounds pretty good, and the Come in from the Cold Family Entertainment Series could be just what you're looking for. These concerts will feature some of the best  performers in the Reno / Tahoe area, all of whom have donated their time. There are no tickets to buy, but a $3 per person donation is requested to help support this and future park programs.

The 2014 series runs on Saturday evenings from January 4 through March 8. All shows are at the Bartley Ranch Regional Park Western Heritage Interpretive Center, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road in south Reno. Doors open at 5 p.m. and shows start at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 200 people and there are no reservations. For more information, call (775) 828-6612 or (775) 823-6500.

Come in from the Cold Schedule of Performances

  • January 4 - Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association presents an evening of bluegrass and folk music.
  • January 11 - Slide Mountain Band hot bluegrass.
  • January 18 - The Mountain Girls are excellent musicians and sing like a cowgirl choir.
  • January 25 - The Red Tango.
  • February 1 - Contraband, made up of medical professionals who practice music as well as healing, perform an evening of Celtic, bluegrass and other "feel good" music.
  • February 8 - Reno Youth Jazz Quintet.
  • February 15 - Gabardine Sisters Radio Show from the fictional station KQLT in Cotton Creek.
  • February 22 - Richard Elloyan with his songs and stories of Nevada and the West.
  • March 1 - The Blarney Band brings a taste of the Emerald Isle to Bartley Ranch with a performance of traditional Irish music.
  • March 8 - Swing to the sounds of the area's most talented middle and high school jazz musicians with the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra.

More Events from Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space

In addition to entertainment like Come in from the Cold, our Washoe County Parks sponsor and present many other events throughout the year. Events during the holidays are particularly popular, but there is lots more. Keep up on what's happening and when by referring to the official Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space website.

Another place to keep tabs on is the Wilbur D. May Center. This combination of museum, arboretum and botanical gardens, and rentable facilities hosts a variety of activities all year long. The Museum houses a permanent collection of rare and exotic artifacts collected by benefactor Wilbur D. May during his worldwide travels. The May Arboretum and Botanical Garden is essentially Reno's municipal garden and features plants and trees from around the world. The Arboretum is particularly colorful during fall, but it provides a quiet place to stroll and enjoy nature any time of year. Admission is free.

Source: Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space press release.

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