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This section of the site contains lists of all the live, non-cover band shows the creator of the site, Steve Holzer, has been to since his first show in 1972. Each entry has the number of the show, the name of the band(s), venue, date, musicians (including those who sat in) and the instruments they played. About 600 cover band shows are not listed merely because I did not keep track of them until I moved to Reno in late 1998. Festivals are listed as one show per each day except for late night shows at High Sierra for which a separate ticket was required. I also listed after party shows in the Red Room at the Crystal Bay Casino separately because they are free, in another room than the main Crown Room show and fewer people attend them than the main show.

Including cover band shows, as of mid-June, 2015, here are the top 20 totals out of 393 places I've seen shows:

As of mid-June, 2015, here are the 20 non-cover bands I've seen most:

The list of the shows I've been to made it incredibly easier to start this site and it serves as a kind of diary, as well as a pretty comprehensive compendium of really good music from 1979 to the present. I started keeping track of the shows in the late 80's. I remembered every show, but not every musician. There have also been shows that I just did not know the names of all the musicians, and I didn't catch all of them if they were mentioned, so if you know the name of a musician who played at any show but is not listed, or if you spot any errors, I would very much appreciate if you would e-mail me at steve@musicphotographics.com. Thanks!