Created in August 2011 by Kevin Fredericks, Bob Schuler and Elizabeth White, the Reno Video Game Orchestra has grown into a large performance-based classical ensemble that specializes in only playing self-arranged video game music — a 20-piece orchestra playing the music of Zelda, Mega Man, Mario, Final Fantasy and many others.
Tickets cost $10 and the show starts at 8 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, The Underground will host the fourth annual Made in Reno Talent Showcase. Back for a fourth year, Made In Reno showcases the tremendous music talent in the Biggest Little City’s music scene. The winning song from each night, as selected by a jury of music-industry professionals, will earn airplay on KDOT-FM 104.5 “Rock 104.5.” Bands also will have profiles and one song recorded live at Made In Reno featured on the TuneTrax.com website, which provides acts with full-service pages featuring their music downloads, videos, bios, merch store, show calendar and more. Bands that win second place each night will receive three hours of rehearsal time on a full production stage at co-sponsor Musician Rehearsal Center, in Sparks. A winning band and its upcoming shows will be featured on the website of event co-sponsor Guitar Center.
This annual showcase of ambitious bands doing original music is Reno’s chance to show the world what great songwriting and performing skills are being developed here in Reno.
The show starts at 6 p.m. each night. Tickets cost $5.
The Underground is located at 555 E. Fourth St. in Reno. Purchase tickets to these and other shows at renounderground.com. For more information, call 410-5993.