Lake Tahoe is well known for many things, but Celtic music?
Now you can jam with other Celtic musicians every Wednesday night at McP’s Taphouse Grill with Sean Cummings, “The Tahoe Bagpiper.”
Sean brings over 30 years performing experience and seven generations of clan tradition playing the music of the Scottish Highland Bagpipe.
It’s time to enjoy free concerts at Common Beach in the heart of Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons. This free 12-week concert series runs June 21 – Sept 7, 2015 starting at 3pm.
Who says nothing comes for free anymore? The Heavenly Village is kicking off the summer with free concerts in front of Basecamp Pizza on Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm to 9pm. All ages are welcome, and all concerts are free to the public.
The Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series will run from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.
Grab your bike and buddies and head to Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach 4:30-8:30 pm every Thursday starting June 25 – August 27, 2015, for free live music.
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.
Tahoe Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will kick off its 10th Summer MusicFest with Going For Baroque-Summer Solstice June 17 – September 22, 2015. This is a tribute to the Classical and Baroque Masters, TOCCATA’s forte. The series will feature guest flutist, Josue Casillas, among many other fine soloists. Works of Vivaldi, Teleman and J.S. Bach will be featured. “Papa” Bach’s well known Cantata BWV 9, Es ist das Heil, will be performed by the Toccata Chamber Chorus, with vocal soloists Joy Strotz and Anna Helwing, soprano, and Stuart Duke, baritone. Fundraisers to help the MusicFest will be Saturday, June 20 at a Cave Rock home, and Saturday June 27 in Reno. 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.
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 →
The pex. Axium. Little Muddy Circle. Rescue Me.
You’ve heard them, right? No….check them out now – Waiting For T.I.M.
Waiting for T.I.M. is a South Lake Tahoe based band with influences from every genre of music. Pulling material from the last 60 years and combining it with their own unique sound, they have succeeded in creating truly different, but undeniably riveting dance music. read more →
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.
I think he created a new music genre.
Now Alpine Meadows’ great spring skiing just got better. A local tradition to celebrate Lake Tahoe’s incredible spring skiing conditions, and another reason to party, the Spring Music Series takes place Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm.
All concerts are free and family friendly.
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 – April 1 and 3, 2015.
Here’s your chance to experience what many consider to be Bach’s greatest masterpiece, the Passion of Christ, by our own local musicians.
Under the masterful direction of James Rawie, The Orchestra and Community Choral Artists of the Tahoe Area, aka TOCCATA, will perform Handel’s Messiah throughout the Lake Tahoe region December 12-21, 2014.
Selections from parts 1 and 3 of the Messiah will be performed as well as favorite carols which the audience is invited to join in. The Reno-Tahoe-Truckee community can continue enjoying TOCCATA’s beloved holiday tradition. read more →
With their unique style of rock ‘n’ roll without boundaries, local rock band, The Last Levee, bridges the gap between classic and modern musical fare.
These 3 guys from Truckee Tribe just can’t play enough so they started QMO.
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will conclude their 2014 Tahoe Summer MusicFest with a concert series beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Incline Village and concluding Sept. 16 in South Lake Tahoe. The concert series commemorates the 13th 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.
Join Eric Brandt and other locals to honor our very own guitar legend Blake Beeman on Saturday, August 2nd.
Brandt, close friend for over 30 years and The Beer Gardens band member, shares this sweet memory of Blake.
The Lake Tahoe Music Festival has grown each year, evident by the evolution of performances at its summer concert series since 1989.
You be the judge.
Don’t miss the original Lake Tahoe Music Festival in North Lake Tahoe running July 22 through 26, 2014. read more →
Devoted to excellence, presented in a laid back spirit of camaraderie, the Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival and Competition takes place July 10-12, 2014 acoustically sound St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village, Nevada.
The 2014 festival features Concerts, Workshops, Masterclasses, visiting Luthiers.
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.
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.
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (TOCCATA) continues its 9th annual Winter MusicFest with the “Paul Guttman Piano Competition Winner” concert series February 9, 11, 13 and 14, 2014.
The program opens with Bach’s choral masterpiece Magnificat, featuring vocal soloists Anna Helwing, Joy Strotz and Katharine DeBoer, sopranos, Albert Lee and Sherman Modeste, tenors and Chris Langton and Stuart Duke, baritones. read more →
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus kicks off its 10th annual WinterFest with the “Brrroque Masters” concert series January 4, 7, 9 and 11, 2015. The concert series is dedicated to the memory of Mark Lord, TOCCATA’s principal trumpet player for the past 9 years.
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.
Click here to listen to them now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.keep looking »