Reno Rodeo Association presents cocktails, dinner and a show.

Reno, N.V. (July 25, 2017) — As the Reno Rodeo looks ahead to its centennial in 2019, it’s also looking to its past by collecting and sharing stories depicting the rich history of the Reno Rodeo through a multi-media project called the Reno Rodeo 100.

The second 100 Years 100 Stories event in the Reno Rodeo 100 storytelling series will be Saturday, August 26 at the Reno Rodeo Arena. The event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on the arena grounds under the stars and features cocktails and dinner in addition to a show with short documentary films, audio stories with sliders, and live storytellers.

“This is going to be a memorable event,” said Mike Torvinen, Reno Rodeo 2nd Vice President. “We look forward to bringing some of the most interesting and inspiring stories exploring the history and amazing narratives from 100 years of Reno Rodeo.”

In partnership with Reno Rodeo Foundation and Reno Rodeo Association, The Reno Rodeo 100 project is being created by Jessi LeMay: photographer, maker of short films, and creator of The Folk & The Lore, a live storytelling event hosted by Nevada Museum of Art. Over the next two years, LeMay will collect stories, which will be shared at events leading up to the 100-year anniversary. The Reno Rodeo 100 is funded in part by the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission.

Tickets for the August 26 100 Years 100 Stories event are $55 per person or $100 per couple with 10 seats available at each table. No-host cocktails are available at 6 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. and includes wine and beer. The show takes place from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets can be registered online here and must be picked up at the Reno Rodeo Office, located at 1350 N. Wells Avenue.

The Reno Rodeo 100 is actively looking for community members to 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 [email protected].

For more information about the August 26 100 Years 100 Stories event, send an email to [email protected].


About the Reno Rodeo
The Reno Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned sporting event, and one of the top five rodeos in North America. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up of over 1000 volunteers. This year’s Reno Rodeo is scheduled for June 15-24, 2017. Competition includes bareback, team roping, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. Like Reno Rodeo on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or for more information on the Reno Rodeo, visit

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 Nevada high school graduates, they support community grants, underwrites the Reno Rodeo Reading Roundup literacy program helping thousands of at-risk first graders, 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