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Hot August Nights - Kay Sawyer Dean

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Once again we begin Reno’s Hot August Nights! The plethora of events taking place in Reno and Sparks in August make it a hot spot for visitors from around the world, near and far alike. The biggest little city is an exciting place to be! The events, festivals, and concerts are some of the best attributes this city has to offer. They allow us to share our city with travelers from all over.

We are currently wrapping up July’s amazing Artown events to bring us into the long awaited Hot August Nights. It’s the largest classic car event in the country and participants span the entire region.

Our classic car appreciation is shown all year long at Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center. We display are classics in front of the stations, to share our deep roots in the automobile industry. We love this time of year!

Classic Car Sierra Car CareCome and enjoy the event with the whole family! You will see restored hot rods, muscle cars, classic cars, some with hoods open and some cruisin. It is enough to make any hot rod enthusiast nostalgic of popular decades of the past. You can expect to see more than 5,000 classic vehicles in this year’s showing! The events include: Show-n-Shines, drag races, burn-outs, nightly cruises, swap meet, sock hop, prom, and more. All of this whilst the best performers from the era provide headline entertainment!

At Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers, we would like to remind you that if you need a cold drink or to fill up your gas tank we are right there, next to the action in Sparks and Reno. We carry packaged VP Racing Fuels at all locations and from the pump at our Pyramid and Prater location in Sparks, NV. When you crave the most power, best performance and must-have fuel consistency, you need VP Racing Fuels.

Barrett-Jackson Cup 2013

Hot August Nights – Tahoe South
Aug. 2, 2013 – Aug. 3, 2013

Hot August Nights – Reno and Sparks
August 6, 2013 – August 11, 2013




Our closest Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center location to the Victorian Square in Sparks, NV, is on the corner of Pyramid and Prater. We have a few locations close to the downtown Reno strip; they are, California Ave, Lakeside and Plumb, and Keystone and 7th.

If you find yourself in need of tires during the event, we have exactly what you are looking for at our Tire Warehouse location on Mill Street, MST Tire Center. Because we have an extensive inventory of more than 4,000 tires in-stock, our unparalleled tire selection assures you that we will have the replacement tire for your car or truck.

Daily Event Schedule for Hot August Nights
There will be many different activities to fill each day of Hot August Nights. For a detailed events schedule click here.
Upcoming Events in Reno-Sparks and Surrounding Areas:
  1. Artown
    Hot August Nights
    Lake Tahoe Summerfest
    Sparks Farmer’s Market
    Reno-Tahoe Open
    Shakespeare Festival
    Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series
    Rib Cook-Off
    Burning Man
    Balloon Races
    Camel Races
    Reno Air Races
    Street Vibrations
    And Much More!!!

Reno is ArtownIn Reno, we are lucky to have a great blend of local musicians and artists willing to enhance our city through the arts. With the love of art, dance, theater, and music, our community is able to come together and enjoy Artown.

A strong collaboration of artists help create the Artown our community is so proud of. As Artown events come to a close for the 2013 summer, we encourage your attendance to extend gratitude to these artists who have dedicated their summer to Artown.

“Each July, theatre lovers can revel in the dramatic fervor citywide as a multitude of talented local theatre companies present works they’ve devoted countless hours to refining for the Artown festival.

With a vast array of tremendous local theatrical talent, there are a plethora of performances to catch this July, put on by many different troupes. From lighthearted and family-friendly, to poignant and compelling, this year’s festival will certainly sate your theatrical appetite.”

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Also, when you are ready to get downtown, remember Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers have 5 locations around the Reno-Sparks area to fill up your gas tank, get your vehicle serviced, and/or purchase new tires. There are a few remaining Artown events coming up, don’t miss them!


7/1            Artown Opening Night: 40th Anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon

7/2            Dancing in the Park: The Reno Dance Company

7/3            World Music Series: Midnite

Reno Philharmonic: “Pops at the Ranch”

7/4          Patriotic Music in the Park ~ In partnership with Nevada Health Link.

7/5          Rollin’ on the River: Whitney Myer

Movies in the Park: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

7/6          Biggest Little Music Festival

7/7          Rickie Lee Jones

The Sierra Nevada MasterWorks Chorale

7/8          Family Festival

Mascot Night

Family Series: The Cat in the Hat

Monday Night Music Series: Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Reno Youth Philharmonic

7/9          Dancing in the Park: Reno Irish Dance Company

7/10       World Music Series: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

7/12       Rollin’ on the River: Hot Club Sandwich

Movies in the Park: “Field of Dreams”

7/13       Day of Visual Art:

Art in the Garden!, Giving Art, yART Sale by Connections, COUSINS & DADS: one family’s art, Art in the Hood, Inspired by Nature, Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-new–Northern Nevada Veterans’ Writing Project, Memories in the Garden Art, Second Saturday, Art for Contemplation, Glass Art Exhibit Reception, Portico Galleria Opening and Wine Tasting, Meet Annie Hall, Pawspective Art Show, Authors & Artists with Attitude

7/13         Pops on the River “Broadway Bash”

7/14        Nevada Opera Renaissance Fair

7/15       Family Festival

Family Series: The Unique Derique

Monday Night Music Series: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

7/16        Dancing in the Park: Sierra Nevada Ballet

7/17       World Music Series: Yemen Blues

7/19       Rollin’ on the River: Blue Moon Swamp

Movies in the Park: “Victor Victoria”

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s Rock Ballet Vortex

7/20        Basque Festival

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s Rock Ballet Vortex

Dave Koz: Summer Horns

7/21        Art Paws

Gospel Fest

7/22       Family Festival

Family Series: Story Pirates

Monday Night Music Series: Contraband

7/23        Dancing in the Park: InnerRhythms Dance Theatre

7/24       World Music Series: Red Baraat

7/25       Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Sheila E.

7/26       Rollin’ on the River: Janiva Magness

Movies in the Park: “The Iron Giant”

7/27       The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction

Compression! Art and Fire Festival

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Secret Garden”   3:00 PM

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Secret Garden”   7:00 PM

Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess


7/28       Tour de Nez-Vada PopArtCycle

7/29       Family Festival

Family Series: “Hansel and Gretel”

Monday Night Music Series: “Those Were the Days” The Spirit and Song of the 60s

7/30       Dancing in the Park: Latin Dance and Showcase

7/31       Artown Closing Night:  Shuggie Otis ~ In partnership with Nevada Health Link.

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