Blues Events

Date & Time




February 23rd

Doors open at 7 pm, music 7:30 to 10:45

Mardi Gras Dance

Opening: Snakeboy Johnson Band

Headlining: The Blues Monsters

Ramada Inn
1000 E. 6th

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase them below or they are available at Recycled Records, Melting Pot Emporium and Hippies Pipes and Incense in Reno/Sparks and The Bead Store in Carson City.

Weekly Blues Jams

Day & Time



Tuesdays - 8 to 11:30

Harrah's Back Door Stage
Stateline - South Lake Tahoe 

The Buddy Emmer Blues Band and guest artists

  • Feb 12 - Jeffery Watson 
  • Feb 19 - Joe Grissino 
  • Feb 26 - Andy Santana 

Wednesdays - 8 to 11

Paddy and Irene's - Victorian Square, Sparks


Wednesdays - 8 to 11

The Saint - Midtown Reno

Sinners and Saints Blues Jam
$5 cover charge

Thursdays - 8 to 11

Sparks Lounge - Baring and Sparks Boulevard



Various venues in South Shore at Lake Tahoe


Free Outdoor Concerts

Day & Time



No concerts until next Summer!


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.