Blues Events

Major Blues Events

Veteran’s Benefit Dance November 6th

MASH BASH is back with our annual veteran's benefit dance set for Saturday, November 6th

Venue: Boomtown Hotel Casino.
When: Doors will open at 6 with music from 6:15 or 6:30 until10:40 or a little after.
Bands: Trippin' King Snakes with guitar master Mick Clarke and dynamic frontman David Warner will open and be followed by Mudd Bonz, fronted by the talented Dennis McMasters on vocals and harmonica and his great band from South Lake Tahoe.
Cost: Tickets are $25 BUT RBS members with dues being paid (current) get a $5 rebate at the door.
Tickets: Tickets are available from RBS board members, at the door night of the show, or click the link below.


Peavine Tap House

The first Wednesday of each month ~ 8 to 10:30

Schedule unknown at this time

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 ■ June 29th to July 27th

Wednesdays 6 to 9 pm at the Sands Pool
Bill Nagel and his All-Star Band ■ June 2nd to August 25th

Free Outdoor Concerts

Squaw Valley ~ Tuesdays ~ 6:00 to 8:30 ~ "Tuesday Bluesdays"

Squaw Valley Village ~ July 13th to September 14th

■   August 31st ~ Roy Rodgers & The Delta Rhythm Kings
(Because of the smoke, the Village at Squaw Valley will decide the day before if it's a go so check their website next Monday,

Truckee ~ Wednesdays ~ 6:30 to 8:30 ~ "Music in the Park"

Truckee Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road ~ Lawn seating. Bring your own lowback chairs.

Done for the Summer ... see you next year.

South Lake Tahoe ~ The Village at Heavenly ~ Fridays and Saturdays 5:45 to 9:15pm

May 28th to September 6th ~ Schedule unknown at this time.

Reno ~ Fridays and Saturdays 5:30 to 8:30

Neon Line District, 4th and Washington (by the Sands)

July 9th to September 11th ~ Click here for the concert schedule

Sparks ~ Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:00 ~ Lazy 5 Regional Park

Summer Music Series ~ Food truck and mobile pub at every event ~ Bring your low-back chairs

Done for the Summer ... see you next year.

Carson City ~ Saturdays 7 to 10 pm ~ Levitt Amp Series

Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King Street

■   September 11th ~ Mumbo Gumbo (rescheduled from August 28th due to the smoke)

Tahoe City ~ Sundays ~ 4:00 to 7:00 at Commons Beach

Lawn seating. Bring your own lowback chairs.

August 2nd ~ Lebo and Friends  ■   August 9th ~ Turkauz  ■   August 16th ~ Poor Man's Whiskey  ■   August 23rd ~ Diggin' Dirt  ■   August 30th ~ Best of Mash-Up featuring Dead Winter Carpenters, Joy and Madness, and more!

Blues Radio

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.