Blues Events

Major Blues Events

None scheduled because of the Corona Virus

Peavine Tap House

The first Wednesday of each month ~ 8 to 10:30

None scheduled because of the Corona Virus

Weekly Blues Jams

Tuesdays ~ 8 to 11:30
Harrah's Back Door Stage, Stateline, South Lake Tahoe ■ The Buddy Emmer Blues Band and guest artists

None scheduled because of the Corona Virus


Tuesdays ~ 6 to 9
The Grove ~ 95 Foothill Road in Reno ■ Weekly jam with Joker's Wild and guest artists.


Wednesdays ~ 6 to 9
No events at the moment


Wednesdays ~ 8 to 11
Paddy and Irene's ~ Victorian Square, Sparks


Thursdays ~ 8 to 11
Sparks Lounge ~ Baring and Sparks Boulevard

Free Outdoor Concerts

Tuesday Bluesdays at Squaw Valley Village ~ 6:00 to 8:30

All concerts cancelled until August 25th.
August 25th ~ Terry Hanck
September 1st ~ Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
September 8th ~ Selwyn Birchwood
September 15th ~ Roy Rogers


Truckee Wednesdays ~ 6:30 to 8:30 ~ Truckee Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road
Lawn seating. Bring your own lowback chairs.

This concert series has been cancelled for the duration of the Summer.


Tahoe City Sundays ~ 4:00 to 7:00 ~ Commons Beach ~ Lawn seating. Bring your own lowback chairs.

June 30th ~ Joy and Madness
July 7th ~ SambaDá
July 14th ~ Midtown Social
July 21st ~ Orgōne (The Beer Gardeners)
July 28th ~ Blues Monsters with Groove Foundry
August 4th ~ Hot Buttered Rum
August 11th ~ Poor Man's Whiskey
August 18th ~ Diggin' Dirt
August 25th ~ Dead Winter Carpenters
September 1st ~ Lebo & Friends

Blues Radio

Ken Allen's “Damn Good Blues Hour”

Every Sunday from 9 pm to 10 pm on KOZZ 105.7 FM


Chuck Dunne's “Choose Blues Hour”

Friday & Saturday from 4 pm to 5 pm and Saturday from Midnight to 1 am ~ KTKE 101.5 FM ~ Lake Tahoe & Truckee's Local Radio Station


Mick Martin's “Blues Party” - KXJZ 90.5 FM Reno or 90.9 FM Sacramento - Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm

Chuck Martin

Mick Martin has been producing and hosting the blues for 12 years, beginning with The KZAP Blues Show in August of 1989.

He joined the staff of KXJZ in July 1991 to create Mick Martin's Blues Party, which he calls "a combination blues specialty show and a tribute to the freeform, underground radio concept." This means you'll be hearing everything from B.B. King and Robert Johnson to the Grateful Dead and Stevie Ray Vaughan every Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. -- with no repeats. "I want to give people the equivalent of a four-hour album of music every week, mixing the classics with the new and different."

Mick is also a musician, having played professionally since 1968 and, since 1986, leading "Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers." On March 31, 1994, Mick did something highly unusual for a harmonica player: he performed at Carnegie Hall for the nationally broadcast Blues in Jazz concert with mentor Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon, Grover Washington Jr., Carrie Smith and Mark Whitfield. That same year, he was featured on Jimmy Smith's Fantasy/Milestone Records release, Sum Serious Blues. Mick has played harmonica on stage behind Freddie King, Jimmy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Mick Taylor, the Yardbirds, Roy Brown and many others.

His latest CD with the Blues Rockers, Tip of the Hat, was released nationally last September by Dig Music. He is also a featured artist on the same label's Bob Dylan tribute, Positively 12th & K, which also features Sal Valentino and Jackie Greene.

Mick is the creator and co-author (with Marsha Porter) of the DVD & Video Guide, published annually by Ballantine Books.