E.g., Aug 18 2018
E.g., Aug 18 2018
September 2, 2018

The 30th Annual Alpen Wine Fest includes wine tasting, live music, a huge silent auction and raffle.

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Sep 30 2018.
September 2, 2018

Brought to you by Slow Food Lake Tahoe, the mission of the Truckee Community Farmers Market is to support local farms and producers within 125 miles of the Town of Truckee; and to promote access, education and appreciation for local, fresh, sustainably produced goods, while also creating a vibrant gathering place for our community.

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Sep 02 2018.
September 2, 2018

From bluegrass and southern rock to afro-samba-funk and alternative rock, get ready for an incredible 12-week concert series at Commons Beach in Tahoe City for FREE! Guests are welcome to bring picnics, blankets, and low-back chairs for a perfect lakeside evening. Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, sushi, bbq foods, ice cream, and more.

The 2018 Concerts On Commons Beach Schedule

June 17: Dead Winter Carpenters

Tahoe’s own Dead Winter Carpenters blends Americana roots-rock with a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ Alt. Country to bring hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical. The band pushes and pulls at musical boundaries with top-notch, live performances while walking the line with unexpected musical flair. With an unbridled spirit and an authentic approach to songwriting, the experience of an evening with Dead Winter Carpenters epitomizes what live music is all about.

June 24: Groove Foundry | Drop Theory

Tahoe City’s own Groove Foundry features a trio of powerhouse horns over smokin' hot funky six-piece rhythm section, featuring gritty vocals and impressive solos.

Drop Theory hails from North Lake Tahoe and their infectious, high-energy music fuses the solid gold sounds of past decades with their own modern style.

July 1: Jimmy Leslie’s Guitarfish Family Band

Jimmy Leslie is somewhat of a musical renaissance man on the San Francisco Bay Area scene. He’s a freak “freehand” guitarist with a funky roots rock style, a soaring soulful singer, and a bona fide multi-faceted writer. Leslie’s groovy songs flow like water, as do the features he pens each month for Guitar Player and Bass Player magazines.

July 8: Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kingtide | Sam Ravenna Band / Kai & The Monsters

Peter Joseph Burtt draws from many sources and chronicles the years that he spent living and studying with master musicians of Africa. Much of his music is played on traditional instruments like the 26 stringed kora and the Mbira, as well as the guitar with soulful vocals. The Kingtide’s live performance is original, exciting and inspiring for the dancers in the crowd.

Blending ingredients of electro funk, hip-hop and classic and modern soul, Sam Ravenna pulls together an all star band consisting of players from some of the best touring acts in the country. He is a seasoned touring musician, and has produced a handful of records for artist around Lake Tahoe and national touring acts. His own projects, the funk powerhouse "Rapplesauce" and the reggae-dub project "Samily Man" have received critical acclaim.

From the Tahoe Truckee School of Music, Lake Tahoe's all kid band Kai & The Monsters will play the great songs of Herbie Hancock, Queen, and The Beatles to name a few.

July 15: Gene Avaro Jr. | Desert Rhythm Project

Hailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr’s sound is a mixture of soul, folk, electronic and funk. Gene Evaro Jr has the power and dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the music has the soulful craftsmanship of Stevie Wonder. Evaro can sing, play and lead in a way that brings to mind Stephen Stills or Prince.

Desert Rhythm Project is a neo-roots, reggae, funk, soul band from California’s Mojave Desert and fronted by desert natives, Michael Reyes and Bryanna Evaro. The band has had the pleasure of playing reputable music festivals including the Joshua Tree Music Festival 2013-2016, Dabolition Derby, Mt. Baldy’s Elevated Summer Solstice 2014 and 2015. Reyes and Evaro have received the prestigious Coachella Valley Music Award for “Best Duo” and “Best Reggae Band” in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

July 22: SambaDá

Dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. The band is known for its high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and visually dynamic show.

July 29: Todo Mundo | The Beer Gardeners

Todo Mundo has undergone a transformation and will now be creating under a new name, ‘Within’. Led by Colombian born singer, guitarist, songwriter and humanitarian, Santiago Orozco, Within is a voice for compassion, equality, acceptance and love, delivered through irrepressible rhythms that bring audiences to their feet.

The Beer Gardeners are Lake Tahoe’s strictly casual, good time, fun, rockin’, beer and peanuts bar and party band. The group has been entertaining enthusiastic North Tahoe music-lovers since 1991. Known for tying together random classic songs into long medleys, spontaneous wardrobe changes, and ad-hoc, 10-minute tambourine and shaker solos, The Beer Gardeners have weathered the test of time.

August 5: Mumbo Gumbo

For over 25 years, Mumbo Gumbo has been one of Northern California's top groups, releasing nine original albums and collecting numerous Sammie and Best of Sacramento awards. The seven-piece band tours the Western United States, bringing their genre-bending Americana music to their many fans. Their big musical stew contains elements of soul, zydeco, folk, blues, rock, Cajun, Caribbean, and country all mixed into their uniquely festive roots-music sound.

August 12: Ideateam | Serina Dawn + Mark Sexton

Ideateam is a 10-piece ensemble driven to fuse influences together in a fresh way. Loaded with two guitars, bass, drums, percussion, brass section, and soulful vocals, the group explores the corridors of groove while flipping through styles like a deck of cards, flowing in and around various genres and noticeably leaning on the funk.

Serina Dawn & Mark Sexton (The Sextones will get you on your feet! This duo will treat the Tahoe City crowd with catchy beats and smooth vocal melodies. They hail from Northern Nevada and are regulars within the Reno music scene.

August 19: Poor Man’s Whiskey

Poor Man’s Whiskey is Northern California’s outlaw music, bringing a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans.

August 26: Midtown Social

The Bay Area’s favorite soul party band, Midtown Social’s freshly squeezed blend of California soul, funk, and rock is downright irresistible. Midtown Social is a nine-piece tour-de- force. But it’s more than just a band. Together, these nine musicians are a collaborative community of writers, arrangers and artists. When they’re on stage, they invite you into the family.

September 2: Joy & Madness

An eight-piece soul and funk explosion out of Sacramento that could be described as Jamiroqui meets J. Geils, Joy & Madness has been rocking stages all over the West Coast since inception. With a raucous mix of raw stonesy energy, pulsing groove, and juicy horn lines coloring tightly crafted songs, Joy & Madness brings a modern classic pop sensibility to a new age of joyous funk and soul.

Concerts at Commons Beach’s free shows are supported through the generosity of community individual and business sponsors. Sponsors are still being accepted for 2018. Learn more at www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com.

For more information about upcoming events and things to do in Tahoe City this summer, visit www.visittahoecity.org, follow us on Instagram @visittahoecity or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VisitTahoeCity.


September 2, 2018


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September 3, 2018

Northstar California’s Executive Chef Steve Anderson partners with local breweries to artfully pair five courses of seasonally inspired dishes with craft beers. At each event, guests are led through a different flavor journey guided by the Brewmaster in an al fresco setting overlooking the sunset.

Keep Tahoe Blue Labor Day Cleanup!
September 3, 2018

The beaches can get thrashed with trash after the popular holiday weekend festivities. Help us keep our beaches clean! Join the team of volunteers and community members at Commons Beach in Tahoe City this Labor Day from 8:30 am – noon! We provide cleanup materials, refreshments and a prize. Ride your bike to receive a special gift. Bring your reusable water bottle and friends!

In partnership with Arcade Belts and the Tahoe City Public Utility District.

Bluesdays Tuesdays at Squaw Valley
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 04 2018.
September 4, 2018

This highly-acclaimed and popular and free outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features dynamic performances by a host of nationally and internationally known blues musicians, great grab-and-go food offerings from Village restaurants and a "Blues Bar" with beer, wine & spirits available in the Events Plaza. During the summer Bluesdays series get discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages, food and drink specials, and lodging sales every Tuesday.


June 12 - Bluesdays Kick Off Party with The Blues Monsters

June 19 - Nick Schnebelen Band

June 26 -Mark Hummel's Golden State-Lone Star Revue

July 3 - Curtis Salgado

July 10 - Debbie Davies

July 17 - Ron Artis II & The Truth

July 24 -Albert Castiglia

July 31 -Joe Louis Walker

Aug. 7 - Kenny Neal 

August 14 - Chris Cain

August 21 - Terry Hanck

August 28 - Coco Montoya 

Sept. 4 - Cedric Burnside Project 

All shows are weather permitting and subject to change. Food and drink are available in the Village. No outside alcohol is allowed.

For Bluesdays alerts, updates, special offers, and to enter to win a KEEP TAHOE BLUES shirt & sticker, join the Bluesdays Text Alert - text BLUESDAYS to 24587 on your mobile phone.

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Oct 11 2018.
September 6, 2018

Celebrate summer and our local and regional farmers, growers, producers and artisans at the annual summer Farmer's Market, presented by the Foothill Farmer's Market. Open each Thursday 8am-1pm through October 11th.

The Tahoe City Farmer's Market is held at the Commons Beach parking lot.  NOTE: There is no parking in the Commons Beach lot on Farmer's Market Thursday mornings. PLEASE: Take the bus, get dropped off, carpool, walk, ride your bike... If you must drive, please park in public parking lots - NOT private business lots.

HOURS: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

May 17 - Oct 11 at Commons Beach

For more information and listings of other area Farmer's Markets, visit http://www.foothillfarmersmarket.com.

September 7, 2018

Six restaurants and six bands face off for the ultimate supremacy for “Best Wings” and “Best Band.” Restaurants will battle for the Wing vs. Wing Champion Trophy and bands will battle for a $250 cash prize, in addition to bragging rights.

September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018

An Annual weekend of food, wine, seminars, celebrity chefs, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, and more.