Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Music Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

In 1994 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, with the intention of eventually running for office. Like other eager politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun… but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, cleaning up the Willamette River, funding for libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks.

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Event Details

Phone: 322.1538
Admission: Ticketed $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, $75 - Purchase Tickets

Food & beverage available
More Info:

Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E. Second St.
Reno, NV 89501
P: 789.2000

Event Schedule

December 9 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Gate/Door Time: 6:30pm


The Grand Sierra Resort Casino, NV Energy, The NV Energy Foundation. And also made possible by the support of Mike and Mary Grulli in Memory of Marvin Grulli


City of RenoWashoe County Nevada