Blues Events

Summer Membership Party

Our Summer Membership Party is Saturday, September 7th.
The address is 13735 Algonquin Street in Reno.
The BBQ will start around 5:30 and The Mud Bonz will play from 7 to10 pm
Bring a dish to share and your own beverages.
RSVP to by August 31st so Keith can get enough burgers and hot dogs.
This is a member party ... a benefit for being an RBS member ... so if you aren't a member you can still attend but we ask that you join the RBS that evening. It's just a $20 yearly membership and we will have membership applications there.

Halloween Monster Mash

Blues legend Chris Cain will headline the RBS Halloween Monster Mash on October 26th at the Reno Ramada Inn.

The Buddy Emmer Band and the Attic Ratz will be the opening bands.
All ticket proceeds will go to local veteran’s organizations.
Get your tickets early since this is expected to be a sold out event.
Tickets are also available at at Recycled Records and the Melting Pot in Reno, as well as Hippies Pipes & Incense in Sparks.


Note: RBS members will receive a $5 drink ticket at the door. If you aren't an RBS member you can sign up at the door.

Third Thursday Meet and Greet

Thursday, September 19th ■ Pub ‘n Sub backyard

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.

■   August 27th ~ Jeramy Norris   ■   September 3rd ~ Richie Blue   ■   September 10th ~ Alfon Johnson   ■   September 1th ~ Lazarus Cole   ■   September 24th ~ Steve Freund

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

Wednesdays ~ 6 to 9
Sand's Pool Parties with Joker's Wild

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

Some seating available if you get there early enough ... or you can bring your own chairs.

This summer, The Village at Squaw Valley is celebrating the 11th Anniversary of Bluesdays! This popular and FREE outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab and go food offerings from Village restaurants and a Blues bar with beer, wine and spirits available in the Events Plaza. During the summer Bluesdays series, get food and drink specials, and lodging in the heart of Bluesdays action in The Village starting from $99 per night.

August 27th, Honey Island Swamp Band ■ September 3rd, Popa Chubby

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

■ August 28th ~ Deja Vu (Rock & Roll Oldies)

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

■ 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.