Blues Events

Halloween Monster Mash

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

Doors open at 6:00 ... Music at 6:30

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


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.

■  November 19th ... Rick Hammond ■  November 26th ... Jeff Watson ■  December 3rd ...Chuck Dunn ■  December 10th ... Mighty Mike Schermer ■  December 17th ... Jeramy Norris ■  December 26th ... Snakeboy Johnson ■  December 31st ... Joe Grissino

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

Tuesday BluesDays is hibernating until next Summer. Check back in the Spring for the entire concert lineup.

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

Truckee Wednesdays is hibernating until next Summer. Check back in the Spring for the entire concert lineup.

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

Tahoe City Sundays is hibernating until next Summer. Check back in the Spring for the entire concert lineup.

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.