RENO — The thousands of classic cars are no secret to citizens of Reno-Sparks when they wheel in each August.
The anticipated mystery of Hot August Nights is who will be stepping to the mic for the night cap of live entertainment.
For this year’s finale, auto enthusiasts and fanatics can expect to experience the sounds of John Kay and Steppenwolf at the Grand Sierra Resort, along with Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers at Victorian Square in Sparks on the final night of live entertainment, Hot August Nights officials announced Friday.
Tony Marini, executive director for Hot August Nights, unveiled the lineup of the 26th annual event.
“The combination of classic cars and legendary entertainment make Hot August Nights a nostalgic event that is truly unlike any other,” Marini said.
Steppenwolf, armed with 1960s classics like “Born to be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride,” and Medley with tunes “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “Damn Near Righteous,” will hit the stage at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Friday night listeners at Victorian Square will be treated to the familiar tune of “YMCA” at the hands of the Village People, before cruising over to the Grand Sierra Resort for “Louie Louie,” played by Paul Revere and the Raiders.
Tuesday through Thursday, nightly entertainers will play 60s-era hits by Echoes, the music of Motown by Oh What a Night, Chicago Tribute Authority will play tribute to hits made famous by the band Chicago. Hotel California will belt out tunes created by The Eagles and Sonny Turner of the Platters will lend some more Motown music before Herman’s Hermits hits the stage.
Hot August Nights begins Aug. 3 and will continue through Aug. 12 with events taking place in Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe.
Entertainers will begin nightly at 8:15 p.m. starting Aug. 7.