Get ready to rock out on the beach.
Midtown Social plays Sunday, Aug. 14, at Concerts at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. On Thursday, Aug. 18, Diego’s Umbrella plays at Live at Lakeview Commons on South Shore.
Meanwhile, the North Tahoe Business Association will celebrate the 10th annual Music on the Beach series at Kings Beach State Recreation Area.
The free shows will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays from June 17 to Sept. 2, with no performances July 1 or Aug. 12. That’s 10 shows to mark the series’ 10th anniversary — everything from rock ‘n’ roll to blues to a touch of honky-tonk.
The NTBA has introduced a new Music on the Beach logo, featuring a blue imprint of Lake Tahoe fashioned into a guitar stock.
Tahoe residents and visitors have three shots each week at free beachside music during summer months. The Live at Lakeside series runs Thursday evenings in South Shore, and Concerts at Commons Beach are Sunday afternoons in Tahoe City, hosted by the Tahoe City Public Utility District.
A lineup also is set for Truckee Thursdays, which run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the town’s historic downtown, featuring live music, a food court, beer garden, street fair and kids’ activities.
The Gray’s Crossing Live Music Series, at PJ’s Bar and Grill, 11406 Henness Road, Truckee, runs Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 12 summer weeks (June 21 to Sept. 6.) It’s free and open to the public. Visitors can bring blankets or low-back beach chairs and sit on PJ’s lawn, or can make a dinner reservation at the restaurant. No outside food or drink — walkup service available — and no dogs.
For more information, visit northtahoebusiness.org, concertsatcommonsbeach.com or liveatlakeview.com.
Check the Tahoe Onstage Lake Tahoe Event Calendar page for band profiles: LINK
- Gray’s Crossing Music Series, — Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Truckee
June 21: Ike and Martin
June 28: Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide
July 5: Brodie Stewart Band
July 12: TBA
July 19: NEVA
July 26: The Wheeland Brothers
Aug. 2: Whitney Myer
Aug. 9: William Close
Aug. 16: David Luning
Aug. 23: McKenna Faith
Aug. 30: TBA
Sept. 6: Serina Dawn Hayes
- Truckee Thursdays — 5 to 8:30 p.m., in historic downtown
June 9: The Deadlies
June 16: Sweetwater String Band
June 23: Jo Mama
June 30: Andy Frasco
July 7: Lacey Jones
July 14: The Novelists
July 21: McKenna Faith
July 28: The J Band
Aug. 4: Decoy
Aug 11: Bazooka Zoo
Aug. 18: Jo Mama and Na’an Stop
- Music on the Beach — Fridays 6 – 8:30 p.m., Kings Beach
June 17: The Blues Monsters
June 24: The Wrinkle
July 8: Coburn Station
July 15: Sneaky Creatures
July 22: Abalone Grey
July 29: Buddy Emmer Blues Band
Aug. 5: Paul David and the Drivers
Aug. 19: Miss Lonely Hearts
Aug. 26: Forget the Roses
Sept. 2: Achilles Wheel
- Concerts at Commons Beach — Sundays 4 to 7 p.m., Tahoe City
June 19: Dustbowl Revival, Sweetwater String Band
June 26: Doobie Decibel System
July 3: Mumbo Gumbo
July 10: Groove Foundry, The Blues Monsters
July 17: Jelly Bread
July 24: Dirty Revival
July 31: Gene Evaro Jr.
Aug. 7: Devon Allman
Aug 14: Midtown Social
Aug 21: Dead Winter Carpenters
Aug. 28: Boca Do Rio
Sept. 4: Joy & Madness