Reno Knitting Factory Gears Up

The Knitting Factory is expanding its operations to Reno, Nev., adding a fifth location to the nightclub chain.

The 1,265-capacity Knitting Factory Concert House, located across from Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, will host The Roots Jan. 1 as its grand opening concert.

The all-ages venue features two full-service bars, a kitchen, balcony VIP area, deluxe artist dressing rooms and lounge, according to a statement.

“We are extremely excited about entering the Reno market,” venue GM Dean Hanson said. “The city is awesome, and with our partnership with the local scene we expect to take Reno to the next level in terms of live music presentations.”

Other acts on the books through mid-March include Gloriana, Switchfoot, Candlebox, AFI, Alice in Chains, Travis Tritt, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Brandi Carlile.