Night Hawks and Scarlet Verbs perform at Dangberg Historic Park June 21

Posted By on June 16, 2015

Courtesy of Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

MINDEN, Nev.-The Night Hawks, a rock and country band, will headline a concert at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday, June 21. The Scarlet Verbs, a duo performing indie rock, will open for the band.

The Night Hawks. Photo provided to the Carson Valley Times.

The Night Hawks. Photo provided to the Carson Valley Times.

For sixteen years, The Night Hawks have brought ZZ Top-style classic rock, classic and new country, and blues to numerous events and venues. These include an annual show for the Topaz Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. fundraising barbeque and auction. Recent engagements include a monthly appearance at the Pioneer Crossing Casino, and a show for the Shriners’ Sweethearts Ball at Reno’s Sands Hotel and Casino. Members of the band are Mark Harris playing lead guitar and singing lead vocals, Mike “Sparky” Clark on bass guitar and lead vocals, Leon Leet playing rhythm and lead guitar and vocals, and Howard Elwell on drums and vocals.

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The Scarlet Verbs, comprised of Nathan Alanz and Margaret Dixon, will open for The Night Hawks. The duo brings a combination of vocals, guitar and bass to rock, indie rock and adult alternative music. Performing as the Scarlet Verbs since 2011, Alanz and Dixon have performed widely at local restaurants, casinos and clubs, playing an eclectic mix that emphasizes vocal harmony and includes some original music.

The concert is sponsored by Bently Ranch, SoaringNV, Douglas County, Dr. James the Dentist, Joyce’s Fine Jewelry, Borges Sleigh and Carriage Rides, Carson Valley Times, C.O.D. Casino, Cowboy’s Café, Nevada State Bank, Pit Stop Pots, and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. The concert is also funded in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The non-profit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, which operates the park in cooperation with Douglas County, is collecting non-perishable food items at all three Summer Sunday concerts to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet. Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned items such as vegetables, soup, and fruit, or dry items such as cereal, beans, pasta and rice.

The Scarlet Verbs performs at 5:30 pm, with The Night Hawks following at 6:30. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 16 and younger are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets are available in Gardnerville at Joyce’s Fine Jewelry and Battle Born Wine, and can also be purchased at Unless sold out, tickets will also be available at the gate.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Dogs are not allowed, with the exception of certified service animals. For more information, visit or call 775-783-9417.


The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is the 2012 and 2013 Reno-Tahoe Territory winner of the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s “Discover Your Nevada” contest. The site preserves the home of Heinrich F. Dangberg and three generations of descendants. The Dangbergs were a prominent ranching family in Carson Valley history and founded Minden in 1905. The Park includes eight historic structures built between 1857 and 1917, along with a large collection of artifacts, documents and photographs. Programs include guided tours, exhibits and other public events. The Park is operated by Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in cooperation with its owner, Douglas County.