Old Streets of Truckee Dinner & Show
Does the history of Truckee intrigue you? The stories are wild, dangerous, exciting and at times devastating. Tales including gun fights, the building of the railroad, fires taking out the entire town, and the rowdy past of Jibboom Street's red light district all contribute to a great story.
Richard Blair is a local guitarist with a passion for the area’s past. In his recording studio in Russell Valley he is turning these stories into modern folk/roots/Americana melodies and keeping the history alive. One of the most popular songs is named, “The Duel”, the story of the famed shootout between early Truckee Sheriff Jacob Teeter and James Reed, the deputy with whom he shared a rocky relationship. The songs are all fun and have fascinating historical roots.
Richard Blair has teamed up with a popular local historical site and long time social club, Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar to present “The Streets of Truckee”. This dinner and show performance includes a blend of education, comedy and music. All this while enjoying the fine cuisine of the Cottonwood Restaurant. “You can’t really do a gunfight in Cottonwood,” Blair says. But shy of that, the skits promise to be as close to living history as it gets.
This event takes place on various nights throughout the year at Cottonwood. The next show is this weekend on November 26th. Sign up for a night of fun and excitement.
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