Blues Events

Date & Time




August 4th

25th Anniversary Party
Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings

Opening act ~ RBS All-Stars

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

Ramada Inn

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. They are available at Recycled Records, Melting Pot Emporium and Hippies Pipes and Incense in Reno/Sparks and The Bead Store in Carson City.

If you use the PayPal purchase option below, please print out your receipt and present it at the door. 


September 8th
Balloon Race weekend)

7 to11pm

Balloons and Blues Strut

Four bands at four venues on Victorian Avenue  

October 20th
 7 to 10:30pm

Halloween Monster Mash

Hidden Valley
Country Club
This is a veteran's fundraiser.
Come in your costume of choice
or as your favorite M*A*S*H character in military garb.

Weekly Blues Jams

Day & Time



 Mondays - 6 to 9

Casey's in Round Hill / Zephyr Cove  

Tuesdays in July - 6 to 9:30

(5 Tuesdays in July
as part of ArtTown)

The Grove
(95 Foothill Road in South Creek Shopping Center)
  • July 3 ~ Tony Ghiglieri
  • July 10 ~ Rick Metz
  • July 17 ~ Pete L'Angelle
  • July 24 ~ TBA
  • July 31 ~ TBA

Tuesdays - 8 to 11:30

Harrah's Back Door Stage
Stateline - South Lake Tahoe

Buddy Emmer Blues Band
Free blues with guest artists.

  • June 19 ~ Andy Santana and
  • June 26 ~ Terry Hanck
  • July 3 ~ Johnny Vernazza 
  • July 10 ~ Chris Cain
  • July 17 ~ Richie Blue
  • July 24 ~ Joe Grissino
  • July 31~ Mighty Mike Schermer

Wednesdays 6 to 10
July and August

Sands Pool parties
  • July 4 ~ The VooDoo Dogs
  • July 11 ~ Andy T with Alabama Mike
    and Anson Funderburgh
  • July 18 ~ Rick Hammond
  • July 25 ~ Tony Ghiglieri
  • August 1st ~ Rick Metz
  • August 8th ~ Jack Rudesill
  • August 15th ~ Rick Hammond
  • August 22nd ~ Tony Ghiglier
  • August 29th ~ Joker's Wild Blues Band

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  


Various venues in South Shore at Lake Tahoe

Carolyn Dolan and Big Red

  • July 15 ~ 3pm in the main village at Northstar
  • July 22 ~ 1 to 5 at the Beacon Bar & Grill on the South Shore by Camp Richardson
  • July 29 ~ 6pm at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe.
  • August 19 ~ 1 to 5 at the Beacon Bar & Grill on the South Shore by Camp Richardson

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

  • June 20th - Beatles Flashback (Beatles tribute)
  • June 27th - Groove Foundry (Danceable Funk and Jazz)
  • NO SHOW - Fireworks at West End Beach instead
  • July 11th - Deckheads (Think Jimmy Buffet)
  • July 18th - The Blues Monsters (A great blues band!)
  • July 25th - Tom Petty Tribute (classic rock)
  • August 1st - Moonalice (think Grateful Dead)
  • August 8th - Jo Mama - (Latin swing)
  • August 15th - Air Force Band of the Goden West (Jazz)
  • August 22nd - Mark Mackay (Country Rock)
  • August 29th - Deja Vu (Rock & Roll oldies)


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.