Event Lineup For the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Tahoe.com Staff, 1:55pm, 7/17/2012
When it comes to great-area events, they don’t get much bigger than the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, running August 29 – September 3 in Sparks, Nev. This year, the event lineup features both local and big-name artists, like the Spin Doctors and Molly Hatche. More than 40 bands will play on multiple stages during the six-day Victorian Square event. The bands will take the main stage during the event, which runs from Wednesday, August 29th, through Monday, September 3, 2012. No tickets are required, and people can enjoy the bands free of charge! Check out the featured lineup:
Jelly Bread – 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 29th A mix of funk, soul and roots rock, this band from the Reno/Tahoe area will wow audiences on the first night of the Rib Cook-Off. Jelly Bread’s calling card is high-energy, funky music, balanced with exceptional songwriting and storytelling.
The Wood Brothers – 7 p.m., Thursday, August 30th Two brothers comprise this blues and folk band. The Wood Brothers create their own evocative sound to make a high-lonesome harmony blend of music influenced by their childhood, and of course, their family. Spin Doctors – 7 p.m., Friday, August 31st This Grammy-nominated group won the American Music Award for Best New Song Act in 1994. They’re best known for hits like “Two Princes,” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” Sure to be a crowd-favorite!
Gloriana – 7 p.m., Saturday, September 1st Country favorite Gloriana propelled into the spotlight with their 2009 hit “Wild at Heart.” They’ve been honored with an American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and an ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group. Molly Hatchet – 7 p.m., Sunday, September 2nd This southern rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1975. They are best known for their hit songs “Flirtin’ with Disaster,” “Dreams I’ll Never See,” and “One Last Ride.”
Doug Kershaw – 3 p.m. Monday, September 3nd Louisiana-native Doug Kershaw’s Cajun folk music will entertain rib-eaters on the last day of the Cook-off. Kershaw has recorded 15 albums during his career, and is well-known for his fiddle-playing skills, and hit song “Louisiana Man.”