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Mar 5, 2024 12:00:51 PM 2 min read

38 Special to Perform at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Thursday, July 18

RENO, Nev. (March 5, 2024) – Legendary powerhouse rock group 38 Special will bring their signature performance to Grand Sierra Resort’s (GSR) acclaimed Grand Theatre on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for 38 Special at GSR go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m. PT and start at $34.50, plus additional taxes and fees. Infinity Rewards members will have access to presale beginning Thursday, March 7 at 10 a.m. PT through 10:00 p.m. PT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 1-800-648-3568.

For more than four decades, 38 Special has wowed audiences and fans alike with their powerful performances across the globe. Founded by Donnie Van Zant, Don Barnes, Jeff Carlisi, Ken Lyons, Jack Grondin and Steve Brookins, the group spent most of their early years playing a steady grind of one-nighters, mostly in the South and the Midwest. After years of perseverance, the group earned a spot to open for acts like Peter Frampton, Foghat and Kiss before signing to A&M Records and releasing their first album, “.38 Special,” in 1977. A series of lineup changes and additions defined the next few years including original Lynyrd Skynyrd member Larry Junstrom replacing Lyons on bass for their sophomore effort, “Special Delivery,” in 1978.

While the band’s first two albums had a strong Southern rock influence, by the early 1980s, 38 Special had shifted to a more accessible guitar-driven arena rock style to help usher in a string of successful albums and singles. “Rockin’ Into the Night,” the lead single off their third album became their first song to receive national airplay, peaking at No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1980. This paved the way for their platinum-selling fourth record, “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys,” and the group’s biggest hit "Hold On Loosely," which remains a staple classic rock track.

Since forming, the band has released more than 15 albums, including “A Wild-Eyed Christmas” in 2001 and “Drivetrain” in 2004. A rotating list of rock and roll legends have helped keep the spirit of the group alive while supporting major acts such as REO Speedwagon, Styx and more. The current lineup includes original member Don Barnes, keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Capps, drummer Gary Moffatt, Dunaway and guitarist Jerry Riggs who tour relentlessly to bring their signature brand of ‘muscle and melody’ to fans worldwide. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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