RENO, Nev. (January 3, 2019) — The next event of the Reno Rodeo 100 Years 100 Stories series will take place on Friday, Jan. 18 at the Reno Elks Lodge.
The Reno Rodeo 100 project aims to collect, archive, and tell stories from Reno and throughout the region through photography, short films and live storytelling events leading up to the Reno Rodeo’s 100 year celebration in 2019.
Storytellers include past president Scott Peterson talking about his unconventional route to the Reno Rodeo and Tim Ford and Andy Andresen recounting a collection of stories from their time together on the “clown gate.”
Tickets are $30 and include wine, beer and snacks. Purchase tickets by calling the Reno Rodeo office at 775-329-3877 by Jan. 16 to be entered into a raffle for two ticket vouchers for the 2019 Reno Rodeo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation starts at 7 p.m. Reno Elks Lodge is located at 597 Kumle Ln. in Reno.
Proceeds will go to build a brand new, state-of-the-art events center, which will include a 15-thousand-seat arena. The Reno Rodeo Legacy committee has worked on a master plan of the 39-acre Livestock Event Center site and created a new vision for the next 100 years of the Reno Rodeo.
The Reno Rodeo 100 Years 100 Stories project is a community partnership between the Reno Rodeo Association and the Reno Rodeo Foundation produced by Jessi LeMay, creator of The Folk & The Lore and sponsored by Save Mart. Funding, in part, provided by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission with support from Nevada Historical Society.
Community members can help keep the legacy alive by sharing stories about rodeo, ranching and the cowboy way of life in Northern Nevada. Stories can be submitted by calling the hotline at 775-525-1088 with a three-minute story synopsis and contact info, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.#