After being COVID-canceled in 2020, free Wednesday evening concerts are back at Lazy 5 Regional Park in 2021. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets or low back chairs. Dinner or snacks in small coolers are welcome. Food trucks and a mobile pub will be available offering food and drink for purchase. NO PETS or glass containers.

  • June 23: The Snakeboy Johnson Band (Texas Rockin’ Blues)
  • June 30: Só Sol (Folk/Brazilian/Americana)
  • July 7: Nevada 445 (Boot Stompin’ Country)
  • July 14: Nick Eng (Britpop & Beatles-esque Indie Pop Rock)
  • July 21: Margret’s Funk Band (70’s – Current R&B/Soul Covers)
  • July 28: Arizona Jones (Classic and Modern Rock/R&B Covers)
  • Aug. 4: The Bayberry Cast (Jazz/Latin/Funk)
  • Aug. 11: Buddy Emmer Blues Band (Rockin’ Blues)
  • Aug. 18: Hot Rod Rebellion (Rockabilly/Vintage Rock’n’Roll)
  • Aug. 25: Escalade (Variety/R&B/Motown Dance Covers)

Lazy 5 Regional Park is part of the Washoe County Parks system and is located at 7100 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks/Spanish Springs. For more information, call (775) 424-1866.

Programs on the Porch for 2021 features historical presentations and performances by local musicians, plus an appearance by former President Roosevelt. A variety of talents will be showcased starting at 7 p.m. during each Friday night of the series. The performance series at Bowers Mansion Regional Park is free, however donations for the performers are accepted. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to get comfortable on the lawn. Here is the line-up…

  • May 21, 2021 – Nevada Women’s History
  • May 28, 2021 – Washoe Tribe History
  • June 4, 2021 – Former President Roosevelt
  • June 11, 2021 – Mountain Man Bob Burke
  • June 18, 2021 – Cowboy Entertainer Tex Weir

After being COVID-canceled in 2020, Bowers Mansion tours are back. They resume on May 15, 2021 and will be every hour on the hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults are $9, seniors (62+) and children 6 to 17 are $6, kids 5 and under are free.

Bowers Mansion Regional Park is at 4005 US Highway 395 North in Washoe Valley. For more information, call (775) 849-1825.

There will be no 2021 in-person Discover Your Parks Walks. Instead, you can virtually visit several popular parks and trails with guided hike presentations at “Virtual Hikes” on the TMPF website.

The good part is you can do these hikes and park visits whenever you want, whether you just visit from home or actually get out and put boots on the ground. The social aspect of walking with a friendly group is missing, but perhaps we will get back to that before too much longer. Get additional information from “Discover Your Parks Walks in Washoe County.”