Blues Events

Date & Time




April 19th


Third Thursday
Membership Meeting

Flowing Tide Pub This is at the Flowing Tide on North McCarran at 7th in Northwest Reno

May 26th

6:30 until 11:00

Spring Dance Party

Coach’s #2
4050 South McCarran (one block West of Longley on the south side of McCarran)
Matt, the owner of Coach's, has given us the venue and will close that night for our private party featuring Joker’s Wild and Blue Haven. Doors will open at 6:30pm with a full bar and restaurant and Joker’s Wild will play 7-8:30pm  and Blue Haven from 9-11pm or so. We have hired our sound engineer, Mark Simon, to setup his equipment and make sure the sound is good. Tickets will be $12 for RBS members or in advance and $17 at the door.

June 15th & 16th

BBQ, Blues & Brews

Downtown Reno Though the musical lineup hasn’t been set, the dates are firm for June 15-16 and we’ll have a booth on Virginia Street again. We’ll need volunteers to set up the booth Friday morning and then staff it Friday afternoon and evening and again all-day Saturday and Saturday evening. More on that later but it should be a wonderful time in downtown Reno.

August 4th

25th Anniversary Party with Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings

Ramada Inn

Roy Rogers is one of the best slide guitarists on the planet!
This will be an amazing dance party.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Weekly Blues Jams

Day & Time



 Mondays - 6 to 9 Casey's in Round Hill / Zephyr Cove  
Tuesdays - 8 to 11 Harrah's Stateline - South Lake Tahoe
  • April 10th ... Kyle Rowland
  • April 17th ... Ryder Greene
  • April 24th ... Chuck Dunn
Wednesdays - 8 to 11 Paddy and Irene's - Victorian Square, Sparks  
Wednesdays - 8 to 11 The Saint - Midtown Reno  
Thursdays - 8 to 11 Sparks Lounge - Baring and Sparks Boulevard  

Free Outdoor Concerts

Day & Time




June 12th to September 4th

Tuesday evenings
from 6:00 to 8:30

Squaw Valley Bluesday Tuesday

The Shops at Squaw Valley

  • June 12 - The Blues Monsters
  • June 19 - Nick Schnebelen Band
  • June 26 - Mark Hummel’s Lon Star/Gold Coast Revue
  • July 3 - Curtis Salgado
  • July 10 - Debbie Davies
  • July 17 - Ron Artis II
  • July 24 - Albert Castiglia
  • July 31 - Joe Louis Walker
  • August 7 - Kenny Neal
  • August 14 - Chris Cain
  • August 21 - Terry Hanck
  • August. 28 - Coco Montoya  
  • September 4 - Cedric Burnside Project


Wednesday evenings
from 6:00 to 8:30 or 9:00

Truckee Regional Park

10500 Brockway Road
Truckee, CA 96161

We'll post the band line-up when we get it.


4:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Commons Beach

400 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145

Concerts at Commons Beach
This is a free Summer concert series in Tahoe City. From bluegrass and southern rock to afro-samba-funk and alternative rock, get ready for an incredible 12-week concert series on the beach in North Lake Tahoe!

Blues Radio

Show & Time



Every Sunday from 9 pm to 10 pm

Ken Allen's
“Damn Good Blues Hour”

KOZZ 105.7 FM

Friday & Saturday from 4 pm to 5 pm
Saturday from Midnight to 1 am

Chuck Dunne's
"Choose Blues Hour"

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.