Northern Nevada

and Northern California Bands

Local Entertainment

and Bands for Hire

Check it out! More local bands than you can shake a long-tailed rattler at.


Monday Night Volunteers          Hick'ry Switch          Suspect Terrane          Ricochet          Sage Creek

Sierra Sweethearts                   Westwind          Sierra Sisters

Little City String Band          Rattlesnake Mountain Boys          Sierra Silverstrings

          Unionville Acoustic Band       Wyatt Troxel "Wyliecoot"          Grassland Road

Hick'ry Switch








Mark and Katie Johnson     Mike Suglia     Cory King


For more information contact Mark & Katie Johnson at (775) 885-8850.


Monday Night Volunteers












The Monday Night Volunteers is Northern Nevada's oldest and most respected bluegrass band.  These musicians have given tirelessly of themselves to Reno and neighboring communities, bringing music and smiles to listeners for many years.  The MNV will entertain you with plenty of stories, laughs and lots of good, toe-tappin' music!

For bookings, contact Tex Tankersley:

Suspect Terrane









Suspect Terrane performs an entertaining eclectic spectrum of acoustic music, drawing on the influences of bluegrass, western swing, folk, and rock, and pulling it all together with rich vocal harmonies. The Suspects have been bringing their music to northern Nevada and northern California audiences since 2009, playing at great venues including the Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival, The Americana Music Festival, the Brewery Arts Center, opening for the great Steve Kaufman, Genoa Concerts on the Green, Bartley Ranch Come in from the Cold Series, and the Genoa Old Time Music Festival plus a variety of other special events and favorite watering holes.


You can find out more about Suspect Terrane and keep up with performances by visiting them at Facebook:

Suspect Terrane is also on YouTube:

For bookings, please contact:

Brad Hart – (775) 315-0605 –

Lynn Zonge – (775) 720-5872 –












Ricochet creates a great vocal and instruments blend to delight audiences of all ages.  They are known for their bluegrass, fiddle and banjo tunes, old west classics and sweet ballads.

Karen: Lead and harmony vocals and bass.  Other bands played in: Mountain Girls, Southwestern Pilgrimage, Westwind and Nevada Rain.

Kathi: Lead and harmony vocals and guitar.  Other bands played in Mountain Girls, Nevada Rain, NNBA Volunteers, Rifflehitch and Rubber Chicken String Band.

Renee: Lead and harmony vocals and fiddle.  Other bands played in: Mountain Girls and Reno Pops.  Renee has recently opened up Mountain Music Parlor, Reno’s first Folk and Americana Music Learning Center. She teaches fiddle and coordinates instructor lessons, concerts and jams.

Rick: Lead and harmony vocals, banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar. Other bands played in: Southwestern Pilgrimage, Westwind, Nevada Rain, Young Country and The Shoppe.  Rick teaches most stringed instruments as well as jam classes.

Contact Rick:

Sage Creek












Sage Creek is comprised of veteran musicians from many different musical genres.  They pull songs from an entertaining blend of roots and Americana music: folk, country, Celtic, rock and blues, all with a healthy bluegrass spin.

Steve Gallagher: mandolin and vocals

Dennis Grundy: mandolin, guitar and vocals

Annie Pinkerton: bass and vocals

Sharon Tetly: dobro, guitar and vocals

Phillip McGill: guitar and vocals

For bookings, contact Steve Gallagher:

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The Sierra Sweethearts









Among their favorite things, the Sierra Sweethearts like to count laughing and drinking wine...  But don't be fooled by their irreverence; what the Sweethearts do best is make heavenly music together!  Bluegrass, Americana, Old Time, Folk, Pop, Country, Do-Wop; they do it all and will charm you with their fine picking, fancy fiddling, lilting vocals and sweet harmonies.

(775) 843-7928















For information or booking contact Rick Sparks at or (775) 233-0122, or visit

Grassland Road


How about some great Bluegrass music headquartered in Dayton, Nevada!



For info and Booking, Contact

Sierra Sisters










The Sierra Sisters blend sweet vocal harmonies with mandolin, mandola, guitar and bass.  Long-time friends Lynn Zonge and Kristell Moller share their love of bluegrass, blues and folk music with audiences by exploring a wide range of traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals.

775-843-7928 or 775-720-5872

Little City String Band










This group of NNBA friends got together as a band to learn song arrangements, harmonies, stage presence, and all of the other band dynamics required to perform for live audiences.  We’re having a lot of fun along the way.  We play Bluegrass, with a little bit of Country.

Contact Rick Rinehart at 775-849-7988

Rattlesnake Mountain Boys











For bookings, contact Tex Tankersley:



Sierra Silverstrings











Members: The McNeil kids and special guests. Inspired by Mama's Wranglers, aka Kid Fiddlers, from Las Vegas, these fiddling kids continue to add to their folk repertoire.

Sierra Silverstrings would love to play at your next event!

Contact Eve McNeil: 775-287-3391


Wyatt Troxel "Wyliecoot"











Wyatt Troxel has played and taught solo, fingerstyle acoustic guitar for over 50 years. When performing, he combines great melodies with narrative tales, and he demonstrates and discusses the techniques he uses in crafting his arrangements.  While he has written many original tunes, he loves to create compelling solo guitar arrangements of established tunes, always with a great melody; many not originally written for guitar,

such as the "Star Spangled Banner," or "When You Wish upon a Star.”





Unionville Acoustic Band









Unionville plays acoustic bluegrass and Americana music in the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe area, by some of the best old-timers and newcomers of the Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association. Features banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass, playing music from ballads to hoedowns to the blues, waltzes to two-steps to downright boogie. Available for private parties, weddings, conventions...

Members: Jim Buehler, Neil Linden, Joseph Martini, Reggie Palm, Ron Warren


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