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

Tuesday Night Blues Jams are Back at Harrah's Lake Tahoe

The Buddy Emmer Blues Band and special guests will once again perform free each Tuesday beginning October 12th.
Buddy hasn't shared his guest artist schedule with RBS but he gets great local and touring artists.

Venue: Center Stage bar area at Harrah's, South Lake Tahoe.
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Cost: FREE

Black Friday Concert at Living the Good Life November 26th

Free holiday music get together with drink and food specials.

Venue: Living the Good Life at 1480 N. Carson Street in Carson City.
Band: To be determined
Reservations: Call Living the Good Life at 775-841-4663.

Blues Radio

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.