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Guitar in Reno

Reno is not only “The Biggest Little City in the World,” but it also has an amazing live music scene. With casinos, restaurants, clubs and concert halls, you can hear a different genre of music every night of the week. From rock to funk, Reno has a home for every musical taste.

If you’re taking guitar lessons in Reno, you have a unique opportunity to further your musical studies. Going to see live music is a great way to see other guitarists using the techniques you’re currently studying.

Plus, networking with other musicians is a great way to stay motivated and get inspired as you continue your guitar lessons in Reno. Here are just a few great venues to check out live music in Reno!

Music Venues

The Knitting Factory Concert House: If you’re interested in hearing the most cutting-edge guitar techniques, catch a show at The Knitting Factory Concert House. Brought to you by the people who created the world famous Knitting Factory in New York, the Reno chapter is continuing the tradition of pushing musical boundaries by featuring cutting edge performances.

Gilley’s at the Nugget: If you’re interested in country music, Gilley’s at the Nugget , in nearby Sparks, is the place to be. With top local, regional, and national touring artists gracing its stage, Gilley’s offers country music lovers a laid back, down-country good time.

Bucket of Blood Saloon: For a touch of authentic Old West charm, The Bucket of Blood Saloon in nearby Virginia City is another paradise for country music lovers. Located in the town’s historic district, the Bucket of Blood first opened its doors in 1876 and still maintains that Old West vibe almost 140 years later.

Cargo Concert Hall: Cargo Concert Hall in the Whitney Peak Hotel is the preeminent live concert venue in Reno’s music scene. Featuring performances by award-winning artists, national and international touring rock bands, and the best local indie rock, pop and alternative fusion, this 1,000 square foot concert venue showcases the best music in the city.

Open Mic Nights

After you’ve had some guitar lessons in Reno and you’re feeling confident, there are a ton of open mic opportunities for you to show off your skills and practice your onstage presence.

Reno Jazz Orchestra: The Reno Jazz Orchestra is an organization dedicated to preserving big band jazz in Reno and throughout northern Nevada. While they perform at venues throughout the city, they also sponsor a monthly jam session at The Great Basin Brewery in Sparks. This is a great opportunity to get out and play with some amazing up-and-coming jazz musicians.

Sands Blues Jam: If you’ve got the blues, The Sands Blues Jam happens every Wednesday night from 7 – 11 p.m. With a great house band and no cover charge, it’s a great place to jump onstage and showcase your skills along with some of the top local blues musicians in Reno.

If you’re taking guitar lessons in Reno, get out and experience all the live music scene has to offer. It’s a great way to stay inspired and connect with other guitarists in your local scene!

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