The Summer Sounds of July 4th: A Sip, Sit, and Snack Breakdown of All the Live Music Being Played Around Lake Tahoe & Truckee
Summer is here and that means different things to different people. For many, a big part of summer entails the unfolding of lawn chairs, the opening of coolers full of ice cold beer, wine, or soda, and the opening of ears, allowing for the sweet sounds of live music to serenade the senses. Sitting there, soaking in the sun and hearing those sounds fill your surroundings, there is a serenity achieved, found only during the summer season, and this is something everyone can derive satisfaction from. That’s why you need a comprehensive breakdown of all the musical events taking place each and (literally) every night over this holiday week. No matter where you are located around Lake Tahoe, there will be something going on every single night of the week (and all summer long for that matter)—believe you me. So let’s dive right in, just like you would into the blue regenerative waters of Lake Tahoe itself.
Starting this Sunday, July 1st, as part of their Concerts at Commons Beach, Commons Beach in Tahoe City can be your start to a rock n’ roll week-long party. At the beach, all are welcome, including kids! There is a playground there, so they can swing from the monkey bars while listening to the incendiary soul funk of Jimmie Leslie’s Guitarfish Family Band. Bring a blanket, food, and drink!
On Monday, the 2nd, those of you in love with the classic sounds of Motown and Soul need to make your way down to Harrah’s in South Lake. Solid Gold Soul: The Magic of Motown is a 90-minute live show which highlights the talents of a live band, dancers, and 12 different acts in all. Star host Bobby Wilson (son of legendary Jackie Wilson) is the MC with the show paying tributes to Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gay, and Diana Ross & the Supremes just to name a few.
Tuesday, July 3rd, there are two viable options. First, from 6:00-8:30 at the Village at Squaw Valley, there’s Bluesdays Tuesdays. This event is free and outdoors. It features the talents of popular blues musicians, great small bite food offerings from each of the Village restaurants, and a Blues bar with beer, wine & spirits. If the Blues tend to get you down, head on over to PJ’s Bar & Grill at Gray’s Crossing. The Dead Winter Carpenters will take the stage for a free public show starting at 5:30 PM. This band hails from North Lake Tahoe and has developed a loyal and robust local following through their heartfelt and spirited performances. Authentic and passionate are two defining adjectives often times used to describe this burgeoning musical act. Don’t miss out.
On July 4th, fireworks will be taken in by all and maybe you already have plans to do so. If not, plan on attending the display at Donner and come to West End Beach on Donner Lake for Truckee’s annual July 4th celebration and fireworks. There will be games, live music, affordable food and a spectacular fireworks show! But be forewarned, that tickets are not available online or at the gate. Visit the Truckee Community Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee with proof of residency or home ownership and get your tickets today!
The following day means one thing and one thing alone—Truckee Thursday’s! We all know it, we all love it, and we all will be there.
If you’re still going steady by Friday, the 6th, maybe take it down a notch! and go to King’s Beach for even more beach time (don’t forget your sun block). The band Silver will take the stage at 6:00 PM. Silver plays American roots music, so think American roots variations. The band members are deeply entrenched in the Reno music scene, and this will be their Music on the Beach music series debut, so they are sure to make it memorable.
By Saturday the 7th I’m sure you’ll be ready for a lawn to get horizontal on, so I highly recommend making your way to Schaffer’s Mill. Starting at 6 PM, a buffet dinner will be served followed by a live performance by local favorites Ike and Martin. The lawn at Schaffer’s— called Schaffer’s Square—offers a beautiful setting sure to please your entire family.
Have fun this coming 4th of July. Be safe, be kind, and don’t forget to open up…your ears that is. And, as always, do not hesitate to contact our team of real estate professionals here at Carr Long Real Estate. We are always available to answer and assist you in the pursuit of your real estate goals in the Truckee/Tahoe area.