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Boogie On Down This Summer With Live Music Truckee

Alex Silgalis
June 30, 2023
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Live music and summer go together like lemonade and sunshine. And in Truckee, there’s no better way to finish a day of mountain biking, fly fishing, or hiking than with a refreshing local IPA and listening to songs filling the mountain air. On weekends, you’ll find local bars, restaurants, and breweries hosting live music. And throughout the week, here’s the line-up of live music Truckee events where you can take in tunes for FREE all summer long. 


Open Stage Mondays At Alibi

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When: Every Monday all year long

The week of live music Truckee events starts off strong at the Alibi Truckee Public Ale House with Open Stage Mondays. Comedians, musicians, singers, and dancers are all invited to showcase their talent. Hosted by local legend Steve La Bella, the stage is set up with drums, bass and guitar amp, and keyboard. The signup list goes up at 6:30 pm and the first person goes on at 7 pm.


Bluesdays At Palisades Tahoe

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When: Every Tuesday June 20th – August 29th

There’s something electric about blues music outdoors. That unpredictability of where the song is going and the energy of each strum of the guitar. It’s like mountain weather if it were music. The juke joint style comes to the Village every Tuesday or “Bluesday” from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Enjoy a frosty pint, a tasty merlot, or even a gin on ice as you immerse yourself in the rhythm of blues. Since this is a popular event, be sure to bring your own low back chair because seating is limited.

Bluesdays at Palisades Tahoe


Music In The Park

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When: Every Wednesday June 21st – August 30th

On Wednesdays, it’s time to venture over to the “Salty” Gebhard Pavilion in the Truckee River Regional Park. Not just a free live music Truckee event but a community gathering. Every week, the music lineup changes and may include anything from bluegrass to country and even 80s/90s/00s classics. This is a popular event. Instead of driving, consider riding your bike. To make it easy, a free bike valet will be set up at the tennis courts.  Outside food is welcome, but to ensure everyone has a good time, glass, dogs and smoking are not allowed. Shows run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Truckee Thursdays

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When: Every Thursday June 22nd – August 10th

In the summer of ‘08, the downtown merchants association launched a weekly Thursday gathering to get a taste of Truckee’s community. The goal was to introduce both residents and visitors to local shops, sample food, showcase art, listen to live music and more in the heart of downtown. What started with only a few hundred has grown to thousands of weekly visitors, making it THE weekly event of the summer. Due to its popularity, we recommend taking our free shuttles, or better yet, ride your bike.


Music On The Beach

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When: Every Friday June 16th – September 1st (Excluding August 11th)

Take a fantastic voyage to Kings Beach for live music with Lake Tahoe as a backdrop. North Tahoe Business Association is hosting its 17th annual free Music on the Beach series yet again this summer on Fridays. From 6 to 8:30 pm, dance the evening away while enjoying wine from Truckee River Winery and beer from Alibi Ale Works. And if you’re hungry, local vendors will be serving up a variety of tasty options for you to enjoy. 

Live music at Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats


Local Bars, Restaurants, & Breweries

Explore the weekend music scene in Truckee

As the sun begins to set in Truckee on Saturdays the music scene heats up. Hear everything from jazz and blues to folk and bluegrass in a variety of venues. Enjoy a Oaxacan Manhattan while listening to local acts in Moody’s Bistro Bar and Beats. Sip on a Truckee Mai Thai and sink your teeth into scrumptious poke ahi nachos at the mainstay of Truckee’s nightlife - Bar Of America.


Concerts At Commons Beach

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When: Every Sunday June 18th – September 3rd

There’s no better way to finish a weekend of fun than by unwinding lakeside at the four acre public park in Tahoe City. Each Sunday starting at 4 pm bands begin to play. Sometimes it's salsa, other times it’s jazz, bluegrass or even country. No matter what sounds are being played, we can guarantee people are dancing the afternoon way.

Alex Silgalis

Born and raised as a flat lander in Chicagoland, Alex spent his summers working to save up for a season pass to the local hill along with any trips out West or beyond he could squeeze in. It was during his travels, both as a kid & an adult, Alex discovered his inspiration for Local Freshies® . His idea was to create the No. 1 Web site providing the local scoop on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer alongside the love of his life and business partner, Jaime Pirozzi.

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