The Carson Valley Inn is celebrating its 29th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 11 with blues, brews and splash dogs. The day’s events include a free Splash Dogs jumping competition in the afternoon, a free Blues Monsters concert in the new outdoor Valley Sky Theatre in the evening and activities all day in the casino.
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The outdoor festivities start in the north parking lot at noon with the first Splash Dogs competition round. Additional rounds are at 2 and 4 p.m. and the finals are at 6 p.m. Local dogs are welcome with $20 entry fee and guest services has the guidelines.
Splash Dogs is a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that organizes and promotes dock jumping events in a family oriented competitive atmosphere. Splash Dogs is a sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving events like seen on TV.
The Blues Monsters concert runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the new Valley Sky Theatre in the north lot with a break at 6 p.m. for the Splash Dogs finals. Beer and soda will be served and there will be free ice cream bars, free popcorn and free rides for the kids from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Blues Monsters are a red-hot rockin’ blues band performing a powerfully unique combination of R&B, funk, jazz and Chicago-style blues. The group has been voted the No. 1 blues band in artist-rich North Lake Tahoe for seven years running. Whether paying respects to the masters of traditional blues, or rocking out other tunes, The Blues Monsters get the whole house up and dancing.
Members of the band have shared the stage with a monster cast of musicians: Journey’s Neal Schon, the Drifters, David Coverdale of Whitesnake, Jimmy Page, Creedence Clearwater’s Doug Clifford and Stu Cook, Stephen Stills, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Bo Diddley, Grateful Dead’s Bob Wier, Booker T and the MGs, The Commitments, Kenny Logins, Kenny Neal, Tinsley Ellis, Pablo Cruise and more.
This is the kickoff concert for the inn’s new outdoor Valley Sky Theatre which features comfortable seating for more than 800 people, a large raised stage area for optimum act visibility, beverage service areas, permanent restroom facilities and more.
Inside the Carson Valley Inn casino on Sunday, Aug. 11, free cake and champagne will be served from 2 to 3 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m., free birthday T-shirts will be distributed at random times throughout the day while supplies last and INN Club members triple points from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be drawings for up to $5,000 in the casino at 3, 4, 9 and 10 p.m.
The Carson Valley Inn is located on U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, Nev. near the start of State Highway 88.