Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach 4:30-9:00 pm every Thursday, starting June 20 through August 29th. (except Thursday, July 4th)
The concerts feature a beer garden, free bike valet, local vendors, and will remain free for the public to attend.
Entertainment will range from local to nationally recognized musicians featuring a different genre of music each week including Jazz, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Latin, Bluegrass, and more.
After you’ve enjoyed the world famous corn, head to the Sun Deck for even more exercise with live music Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
To celebrate Easter, J.S.Bach’s Passion According to St. Matthew will be presented by TOCCATA – The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area – March 23 through 29, 2013. Here’s your chance to experience what many consider to be Bach’s greatest masterpiece, the Passion of Christ, by our own local musicians.
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announces the kickoff series for its 8th Winter MusicFest season. If you’ve never seen TOCCATA you are missing out.
Famed violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, will perform Prokofiev’s Concerto in D major on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin, and the Symphony Chorus will present the Gloria section of J.S.Bach’s masterpiece, the Mass in B minor between January 19 – 22, 2013.
Soloists for the Mass include Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, soprano; Maryanne Ashley, mezzo soprano; and Stuart Duke, baritone. read more →
Baron von Remmel has the distinction of being Lake Tahoe’s very own Jazz Saxophonist, with a golden alto sound reminiscent of Paul Desmond.
As a 28-year resident of the west shore of Lake Tahoe, he is a familiar figure. He’s not only a performer, but a jazz educator who gives private lessons and teaches music at local schools.
The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area, aka TOCCATA, will present “Baroque Masters” February 9 through 11, 2013. The program features guest cellist Jeffrey Lastrapes performing a Bach unaccompanied work and is joined by principle cellist, Tracy Beaver, to perform Vivaldi’s Concerto for two cellos in G minor.
Lake Tahoe is well known for many things, but Celtic music?
Now you can jam with other Celtic musicians on Thursday nights in South Lake Tahoe hosted by the Tahoe Bagpiper, Sean Cummings.
Under the masterful direction of James Rawie, The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area, aka TOCCATA, will perform Handel’s Messiah in three locations throughout Lake Tahoe, December 16-23, 2012.
Local music trio, Quartet Minus One, has built their sound on a foundation of ’60s jazz, ‘70s funk, and roots reggae, drawing on music from Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Ernest Ranglin, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, Bob Marley and more.
They’ve also crafted a soulful Michael Jackson-Stevie Wonder Tribute Band, “Glove vs. Glasses,” which includes an eclectic mix of musicians and a 3-piece horn section, and male and female vocalists. This magical battle takes place at Moody’s Oct 31 and Nov 1, from 8pm to 11pm.
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A local favorite, the Dream Spirit Baroque Band performs classical, baroque, Celtic, Renaissance, pop songs, ethnic and folk chamber music.
The Dream Spirit Baroque Band has been together for over a decade and is comprised of four local musicians including Jack Shipley on hammer dulcimer and recorder, Jon Smart on guitar, Suzanne Stone on cello, and Diana Woodbury on violin. read more →
This is really cool.
A self-guided audio tour of Lake Tahoe with music and information about hot spots, history and local legends.
“Around Tahoe” is written, composed and performed by Mr. Tahoe, also known as Darin Talbot, a local singer songwriter.
It’s time to enjoy free concerts at Common Beach in the heart of Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons.
This 12-week concert series begins June 24th and ends September 9th, both with an early 2pm start. Music begins all other Sundays at 4:30pm and lasts until 7pm.
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will conclude their 2012 Tahoe Summer MusicFest with a concert series that commemorates the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
The series features famed violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin in D major Op.77 on the legendary Red Stradivarius Violin.
Bring your dancing feet to the Kings Beach State Recreation Area from 6:30 – 8:30pm for free concerts on Friday nights.
The concert series will wrap up with the Tyler Matthew Smith band, from Nevada City playing an inspiring blend of folk, soul and world music to close out the series on August 31.
Drag out your beads, bell-bottoms, and tie-dyed tank tops for the 32nd anniversary of the Requiem for John Lennon performed by TOCCATA (Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus) on Monday, August 20th at Sand Harbor State Park at 7:30pm.
Join Maestro James Rawie and Friends, a soft rock band, and the singers of the TOCCATA chorus to belt out “Yesterday” and “Imagine” as you dance down memory lane and relive music by the Beatles in a “Classical Requiem” format interspersed with five centuries of Mozart, madrigals, motets, and folk-rock music.
Devoted to excellence, presented in a laid back spirit of camaraderie, the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival and Competition takes place July 12-15 at the acoustically sound Squaw Valley Chapel.
And for those budding classical guitarists, here’s your chance to interact with one of the finest composers and creative guitarists of our era, Celso Machado. You may even be selected to perform in public at the end of the workshop.
It’s a spectacle that draws appreciative stares.
Seven of the country’s top jazz musicians marching down the streets of Truckee with 70 children in their wake, everyone playing “When the Saints Come Marching In.”
Some of the children who don’t have instruments drum on pots and pans donated by Moody’s Bistro & Lounge. The impromptu parade caps off the annual “Jazz Artists in Residence” free Kids’ Camp, hosted by Moody’s, which will take place July 16-20, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rio. Lisbon. Caribbean. Africa. Miami.
These are the places that inspired Niall McGuinness from South Lake Tahoe to create his breakthrough debut album, Limpopo.
We call it Soulful. Engaging. Contemplative. Original.
2 words: Martin and Vargas. Two of the finest classic guitarists have matched up to create Nuevo Flamenco – an international blend of Spanish classical, traditional flamenco and Bossa Nova from Brazil.
Groove Like Me. I Swear. City. In the Heart of It.
If not, click here to listen to local SS band, Ten Cent Lure.
Brewed in the heart of the Sierras, Ten Cent Lure is quickly emerging as one of the hottest new acts on the Tahoe scene. Ten Cent Lure draws from a diverse background and combines elements of Rock, Funk, Groove, and yes, even Country to create their trademark Funkin’ Swanky Tonk sound. read more →
Subjektochange (STC) has been a group since the summer of 2006 when Nick and Eric met Erv on stage at the Bar of America in Truckee where a great night of improvisational music happened.
It’s a family affair.
Well, sort of.
Grammy-award winning Blues Traveler takes the stage this summer to kick off the Lake Tahoe Music Festival on July 21 at the Village at Northstar.
The Blues Traveler performance is the first in the Lake Tahoe Music Festival’s three headlining performances that are scheduled for July 21, August 4 and August 25. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks, however past performers have included Wynona Judd, Natalie Cole, as well as Huey Lewis and the News.
He has been the driving force behind Moody’s reputation as a venue for talented jazz artists.
He also started the Jazz Artists in Residence series held every July, that offers local kids a chance to play with jazz greats, who teach them about various instruments and music for free.
Help North Tahoe High get to their “Goodwill Tour” this spring while you dance to jazz music from the 1940s on February 11 at Granlibakken Resort.
Performing since 2001, Blue Turtle Seduction has created a signature style, raw yet polished, that represents the South Shore’s work hard, play harder lifestyle. It’s a hypnotic blend of electric guitar and mandolin; harmonica, harmonies, and adrenaline; drums, bass, and violin led by Jay Seals’ vocals.
With roots embedded at Fallen Leaf Lake, they have a deep love for Lake Tahoe which is captured in their song, Mountain Sol, that pays tribute to our mountain culture. And, for many in Tahoe, our priorities.
Founded by front man guitarist Davin Kangas in 2002, the Cash Only Band from South Lake Tahoe started out as a Johnny Cash Tribute band with one distinction.
It’s a musical interpretation, not an impersonation.
The bands STC and Drop Theory are returning for the fourth annual New Year’s Eve bash at FiftyFifty Brewing Company in Truckee on Dec. 31, 2010.
This years’ party theme is “The White Room” so you guessed it – wear white!
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival has added two intimate “Strictly Classical” evenings with the Orchestra Academy, July 21 and July 28. Limited to just 225 attendees and hosted on the lawn at Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge, the early evening concerts showcase the Academy students while infusing the festival with its classical roots.
One word – Wynonna.
She’s coming to town July 31.
This year, “the greatest country singer since Patsy Cline” (Rolling Stone Magazine) is making history at the Lake Tahoe Music Festival by being the first country music performer in 28 years to join the festival lineup. Yeehaw!
“An Evening with Wynonna” takes place at Northstar-At-Tahoe on Saturday, July 31. read more →
Kathleen Grace, who fuses the harmonic beauty of jazz with the lyrical power of Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, will perform two free shows at Moody’s Bistro & Lounge Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26.
Garrison Green and Stephanie Weatherford teamed up last year to create “Green Weather”, Lake Tahoe’s newest folk fusion acoustic duo playing at the Cottonwood Restaurant on Friday June 4th at 6pm.
Truckee musician Ian Ethan joins electric cellist and live looping master Matthew Schoening for an evening of enchantment at For Goodness Sake on Saturday, June 19th at 7pm.
You don’t want to miss these two amazing artists in downtown Truckee. Listen UP.
After a fun day skiing, enjoy the spring weather with an energetic mix of live music on the North Lodge Sundeck at Homewood Mountain Resort on west shore. All shows are free, family friendly and scheduled to play from 1 to 4 p.m. starting Saturday, March 20.
The Crystal Bay Club will spice up the North Lake Tahoe nightlife with a touch of Spain when flamenco guitarist David Maldonado performs for free on Friday, January 8, 2010.
Andy Frasco, known for his wildly original, soulful, piano pop music, is appearing at Baxter’s Bistro & Lounge for two benefit shows on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m. to raise money for Vh1’s Save the Music Foundation. The non-profit organization is dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as a part of each child’s complete education.
New York jazz drummer Matt Slocum will bring his Hammond B3 Organ Trio to Moody’s Bistro & Lounge on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 for two free shows starting at 8:30 p.m.
Singer ‘La Leta’ and percussionist Roger Aiton will join flamenco guitarist Gopal Slavonic and flamenco dancers during an intimate evening of free music on Thursday, July 30, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Moody’s Bistro in Truckee.
Longtime Tahoe/Truckee locals Doug Yuska and Ed Platt, will be playin’ their acoustic with fire and soul at the next Acoustic Live Music Night at Dragonfly Restaurant and Sushi Bar Monday, July 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ask a local. It’s not really summer until you’ve been to The Beacon Bar & Grill for food, drinks and music on their lakeside deck. And, the drink to order is the famous Rum Runner.
To get you really in the mood, Wednesday through Sunday is free live music from 2pm to 6pm performed on the deck.
Emmy Award winning musician Chris Spheeris will create a magical evening of music, song, poetry, and storytelling paired with delicious wine and deserts July 24 at 7 pm presented by Trails and Vistas.
Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a globally-renowned hybrid of high-energy folk rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements.
This highly acclaimed Celtic rock band will be playing live at Valhalla on Sunday, June 21, 2009. It’s Fathers Day and he’ll like it more than one more tie!
Local band, Grand58 plays an eclectic mix of all the great jazz, funk, fusion, folk, and rock music of the last thirty years, but with an original, driving, and raw twist making it always new and fresh.
Check them out at Valhalla on June 26th at 7:30pm.
They are considered one of South Shore’s original rock and roll bands.
Lavish Green. Rock punk funk with a twist of some other stuff.
Free live music and unexpected acts make Moody’s the place for Truckee nightlife. All year round.
Flamenco dancing and music and a jazz organ trio from LA will perform at Moody’s Bistro & Lounge at the end of April.
Be sure to pack your dancing shoes along with your ski and snowboard boots.
Homewood is staging FREE live musical performances, friendly for all ages, at the North Lodge outdoor patio through April 12.
It’s open mic night at the Divided Sky in Meyers every Wednesday night in March.
As part of the Rock’s Art & Culture series, guitarist Ian Ethan Case will perform a solo concert Wednesday, February 25 in the gallery from 6:30 to 7:00.keep looking »