Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer kick-off party the Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival June 17-18! The concerts are free to the public and part of the annual festival that is equal parts barbeque block party, microbrew tasting event with more than 50 microbrews from around the world and music festival with two stages featuring nonstop rock and blues.
The Eldorado Resort Casino is pleased to announce that the Gin Blossoms will perform at this year’s Festival Friday, June 17 on the 4th Street Stage at 7:30pm. Taking their name from a caption on a W.C. Fields photo, Gin Blossoms signed a record deal with A&M and recorded their first EP “Up and Crumbling” in 1991. But, it was not until their breakout record “New Miserable Experience” in 1992 that their rise to fame began. Once dubbed the “Best Unsigned Band in America,” “New Miserable Experience” kept the band on the charts for almost three years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” Mrs. Rita” and “Found Out About You.” The album took the airwaves by siege and held MTV hostage with multi crossover hits in four different radio formats. It was this record that rocketed the band into the mainstream, going on to sell over four million copies, making them a ‘90s radio mainstay.