Rhythm & Rawhide Rebranded: A Tribute to Our Community

Locally Televised Event Features Grammy Award Winning Nashville Artists Accompanied by the Music City Hit-Makers Symphony Sept. 12

RENO, Nev. – In any other year, Rhythm & Rawhide would serve as one of the Reno Rodeo Foundation’s signature fundraising events. Attendees would get gussied up in their country western best, enjoy incredible music, kick up their heels for a night of dinner and dancing, and bid on live auction items to raise money for the Reno Rodeo Foundation’s work of supporting children with extraordinary needs throughout Northern Nevada.

But as we well know by now, this is no ordinary year.

So, the Reno Rodeo Foundation is pivoting – not just from a live event to a virtual event, but from a way to raise money to a way to say “thank you.” Presented by Dolan Auto Group and in partnership with KOLO 8 News Now, this year’s Rhythm & Rawhide has been rebranded as A Tribute to Our Community and will air on Sept. 12 from 9 to 10 p.m. on KOLO 8 News Now and will stream online at

“This televised program is our way of saying thank you for supporting the Reno Rodeo Foundation since 1986,” said Clara Andriola, executive director of the Reno Rodeo Foundation. “Your generosity over the years has allowed us to continue to serve kids safely and without interruption during this pandemic. We truly can’t thank you enough!”

The 60-minute uninterrupted program will feature Music City Hit-Makers Lee Thomas Miller, Wendell Mobley and Jon Nite. The award-winning songwriters will offer acoustic performances of songs they penned for Nashville’s most notable stars, re-imagined for symphony. These talented individuals are considered, “the most famous people you’ve never heard of” with numerous Grammys, ASCAP, BMI, CMA, and ACM awards under their belts.

The program will also include performances by incredible local talent, cowboy poet Daniel Bybee and fiddler Catherine Matovich.

Viewers can make it a dinner and a show with Rhythm & Rawhide’s Restaurant Roundup in partnership with Yelp. Participating restaurants are offering Rhythm & Rawhide inspired choices and specials for pick-up or dine-in at locations that will be airing the show.

“We’d much rather be celebrating with everyone in person, but we hope this is the next best thing,” said Scott Peterson, Reno Rodeo Foundation President. “Our committee has pulled together an incredible program so we hope you dust off your boots and wear your favorite cowboy hat for a boot-scootin’ good ole time with incredible entertainment, food and fun.”

Rhythm & Rawhide Rebranded: A Tribute to Our Community is presented by Dolan Auto Group and produced by Foundry in partnership with KOLO 8 News Now, Renown Health, Lamar Reno, Yelp, GMAA and K-Bull 98.1 FM.

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About the Reno Rodeo Foundation
The Reno Rodeo Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and is a non-profit 501(c)3. In addition to the annual Denim Drive that helps clothe neglected and abused foster children 365 days a year, the organization provides scholarships to eligible Northern Nevada high school graduates, funds a Reno Rodeo Wish for a child, underwrites the Reno Rodeo Association’s Reading Roundup literacy program helping thousands of at-risk first graders, provides funding to purchase new books to comfort children who must attend family court proceedings, builds community partnerships and serves as the anchor for large capital projects to improve the lives of children. Like Reno Rodeo Foundation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or for more information, please visit

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