Reno is Artown

Artown presents a new headliner series this July in the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch. Los Lonely Boys will kick-off the series on Thursday, July 10th; Guitarist Jesse Cook will perform on Thursday, July 17th; An Evening With Judy Collins will be presented on Thursday, July 24th; and one of America’s most enduring singer/songwriters, Don McLean, will perform on Thursday, July 31st. 

All performances are at 7:30 p.m.  Prices are $45.00 for reserved seats and $35.00 for lawn seating and are available only at


Don McLean (July 31) is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie”, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Crying”, “And I Love You So”, and “Castles In The Air”. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna’s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000 and George Michael’s version of “The Grave” in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.   For more information on Don McLean, visit