Entertainment Enlivens Tin Cup Tea

The eighth annual Tin Cup Tea and Chuck Wagon BBQ this year offers an entertainment line-up that features returning favorites and welcomes new talents. The event, a fundraiser for the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, will be held September 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City.

“The entertainment line-up is really one of the stand-out jewels of the Tin Cup Tea this year,” said Michael Fischer, Director of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. “A wide range of entertainers that represent Nevada’s Western heritage will provide enjoyment to guests at all stages of the event.”

Guests lining up to enter the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion will be greeted by the sounds of the Silver Strings featuring Royce and Sue Kitts. Their music reflects the Celtic origin of cowboy music and old-fashioned fiddle/guitar music of the western genre.

As participants enter the Mansion’s Nevada room, where the silent auction is held, Richard Elloyan will be singing his original Nevada-centered cowboy songs. The words and music make for a wonderful trip around Nevada without leaving Carson City.

From the heights of Rockefeller Center to the depths of the Grand Canyon, from coast to coast, and border to border, Waddie Mitchell has delivered the Nevada cowboy’s message. This year he emcees the event and shares his message with the participants of the Tin Cup Tea. In addition, guest will dance to the music of David John and the Comstock Cowboys, and be entertained by the performances of the Guns and Gals of Virginia City.

The Tin Cup Tea is a fundraiser for the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno. The cost to attend is $50 per person and tickets may be purchased by calling Holly Austin of the Nevada State Museum at (775) 687-4810, ext. 222.

The Tin Cup Tea and Chuck Wagon BBQ features a western barbeque. Guests will be offered tours of the Governor’s Mansion and a chance to view the unique Mackay Tiffany Silver, wagons and buggies, and Nevada mineral and fossil specimens.

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