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Apr 11, 2023 6:45:04 PM2 min read

Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters to perform at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Saturday, July 29

RENO, Nev. (April 11, 2023) – Two quintessential jam bands with a blues-rock flair, Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, are set to perform at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters at GSR go on sale Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. PT and start at $39.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Infinity Rewards members will have access to presale beginning Thursday, April 13 from 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 1-800-648-3568.

Over 35 years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler — John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill and the late Bobby Sheehan — gathered in a basement in Princeton, N.J. to jam. These humble high school sessions spawned a band with a reputation for spontaneous musicianship and sprawling jams during live performances. Throughout their storied career, Blues Traveler has released 14 albums and played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people. Their first three albums, “Blues Traveler” (1990), “Travelers and Thieves” (1991) and “Save His Soul” (1993), were certified gold in the U.S., but the band truly broke into the mainstream with the release of “four” (1994). The RIAA-certified 6X platinum album peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and featured the classic hits “Run-Around” and “Hook,” which charted at No. 8 and 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, "Run-Around" won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.

Blues Traveler’s success extended to the world of film and television — the group’s movie credits include “Blues Brothers 2000,” “Kingpin,” “Wildflowers” and more. They hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and have been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” “Austin City Limits” and “VH1's Behind the Music.” The band’s latest effort, “Traveler’s Blues” (2021), was nominated for Best Traditional Blues album at the 2022 Grammy Awards, bringing their 35+ year journey full circle.

Joining Blues Traveler on the Grand Theatre stage is Big Head Todd and The Monsters. The easygoing jam band has quietly become an American institution following three-and-a-half decades of writing, recording and touring. The Colorado-based group formed in 1986 and released their independent debut “Another Mayberry'' in 1989 followed by “Midnight Radio” in 1990 to critical acclaim. Their seminal 1993 breakout “Sister Sweetly” featured the hit singles “Broken Hearted Savior,” “It’s Alright” and “Bittersweet,” which catapulted the album into platinum status.

Throughout the next decade, the group presented fan favorites such as “Strategem” (1994) and “Beautiful World” (1997). In 2005, they exceeded the atmosphere altogether, playing 2005’s “Blue Sky” live from the middle of NASA’s Mission Control to awaken the astronauts aboard the shuttle. After playing countless sold out shows, beaming their tunes to outer space, earning the endorsement of everyone from Robert Plant to The Denver Broncos, and tallying tens of millions of streams, Big Head Todd and The Monsters cite the friendships formed in the crowd among their proudest accomplishments. Fast forward to present day and the Colorado quartet — Todd Park Mohr (vocals, guitar, keys, sax, harmonica), Brian Nevin (drums, percussion), Rob Squires (bass, vocals) and Jeremy Lawton (guitar, keys, vocals, steel guitar) — continue to unite audiences. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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