Gather the kids and spend an evening at the Grand Theater when Darci Lynne Farmer brings her latest show, the My Lips Are Sealed (Except When They’re Not) Tour, to Grand Sierra Resort on Oct. 23.

Join Darci Lynne and her fuzzy friends — Oscar, Petunia, Edna, and Katie — for this family friendly performance that will have you laughing the night away. Tickets start at $29.50 and are on sale now.

In 2017, Darci Lynne became the youngest contestant ever to win America’s Got Talent, singing The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” with the help of her puppet friends Oscar and Petunia. Following her win, the young ventriloquist brought her show on the road and has been hitting stages around the country ever since. After her AGT win, Darci Lynne’s headlining show sold out in only six minutes.


The Oklahoma native, who turns 17 on Oct. 14, discovered a love for singing at a young age but was afraid of performing in front of audiences. She struggled with shyness throughout her childhood years until she found her voice through ventriloquism after meeting and becoming inspired by another young ventriloquist named Laryssa Bonacquisti. For her 10th birthday, Darci Lynne was gifted a puppet from her parents. In 2014, after only a month’s preparation, following tips she’d gotten from Bonacquisti, Darci Lynne’s first performance was at a local talent show where she won first place. From there, fame came quickly after she appeared on the children’s talent show Little Big Shots in 2016 and then went on to win the 12th season of America’s Got Talent in 2017.

PUPPET POWER: Young ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, who rose to fame after she became the youngest contestant to win the $1 million top prize on America’s Got Talent in 2017, brings her latest show to Grand Sierra Resort. Courtesy photo

Darci Lynne and her puppet friends have been featured on numerous television shows including Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship, Nickelodeon’s All That, Ellen, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Today, A Very Pentatonix Christmas, and even her own Christmas television special, Darci Lynne: My Hometown Christmas.

As per a public health directive by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, guests at the performance will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Info: doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.;

~ Juliana Demarest/Moonshine Ink



  • Juliana Demarest

    Juliana Demarest is a Jersey girl with ink in her blood. She fell in love with print journalism at a young age in the '80s when her Uncle Tony would take her to "work" at his weekly paper. In 1997, she co-founded a weekly newspaper in North Jersey. One day, she went to photograph a local farmer for a news story. She ended up marrying him and leaving journalism to become a farmer's wife. In 2010, they packed up their two children and headed to Truckee in pursuit of the outdoor life. She didn't realize just how much she missed journalism until she joined Moonshine in 2018 after taking time off to be mom. Connect with Juliana

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