Squaw Valley Resort
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Sep 03 2019.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Phone: 800-403-0206

This highly-acclaimed and popular and free outdoor concert series at the Village at Squaw Valley features dynamic performances by a host of nationally and internationally known blues musicians, great grab-and-go food offerings from Village restaurants and a "Blues Bar" with beer, wine & spirits available in the Events Plaza. During the summer Bluesdays series get discounted Aerial Tram and activity packages, food and drink specials, and lodging sales every Tuesday.


June 11 – The Blues Monsters
The Blues Monsters will open the Bluesdays series for the sixth consecutive year. The only local band on the lineup, the Blues Monsters formed 28 years ago. The rockin’ blues quartet—Dunn, Tom Barnes, Barry Slayton and Michael Overhauser—will add the three-member Groove Foundry horn section—Jen Campbell, Brian “Nak” Nakagawa and Todd Mather—for a nonstop set from 6 to 8:30 p.m. South Shore keyboardist Terry “The Secret Weapon” Ogg also will join the jam. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

June 18 — Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings
Slide guitar master Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings—bassist Steve Ehrmann and drummer Kevin Hayes—will appear onstage in The Village at Squaw Valley. But it won’t be Rogers’ first time performing in Tahoe. In the mid-1960s, when he was just a middle-schooler from Vallejo, California, Rogers played guitar and sang for a band called The Newports, who played the Truckee High School Senior Prom. He has since released numerous albums with Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings and had years-long collaborations with Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker and Ray Manzarek. He won a Grammy Award for his production work with John Lee Hooker. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

June 25 – Vanessa Collier
The first of two rising young blues stars in this season’s lineup, saxophonist and singer-songwriter Vanessa Collier has been nominated for five Blues Music Awards, including two this year: Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year and Best Instrument, Horn. She earned dual degrees at Berklee College of Music in 2013, after which she hit the road touring with Joe Louis Walker. This Bluesday appearance will be her first performance in the area. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

July 2 – Mark Hummel – Golden State Lone Star Revue ft. Rusty Zinn
The streak continues—harmonica star Mark Hummel will return to Bluesdays for the eighth-straight year. Blues purists appreciate Hummel’s straight-ahead style. He’s presented Harmonica Blues Blowouts with all-star players for decades, has released dozens of albums and in 2012 published a book, Big Road Blues: 12 Bars On I-80. The Golden State/Lone Star Revue is comprised of musicians from California and Texas. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

July 9 – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
He’s a blues prodigy, a teenager who already has recorded with Eric Gales and Buddy Guy. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 19, is from the epicenter of Delta blues: Clarksdale, Mississippi. The shredding Stratocaster guitarist says his greatest influence is Muddy Waters. He has shared the stage with Waters’ guitarist Bob Margolin, as well as Samantha Fish. His debut album, “Kingfish,” will be released on May 17, and he has a single, “Fresh Out,” which features Buddy Guy. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

July 16 – Danielle Nicole
After her family band—Trampled Under Foot—disbanded, Danielle Nicole Schnebelen dropped the last name and released an acclaimed solo album in 2015, “Wolf Den.” Danielle Nicole’s follow-up studio album, “Cry No More,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Blues Album Chart last March and it later received a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. She sings like Etta James, but her bass playing is fantastic as well. In 2014, Danielle Nicole won a Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, and before going solo full-time she played bass with the North Mississippi Allstars. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

July 23 – Coco Montoya
One of the most respected artists in blues, Coco Montoya will appear at Squaw Valley for the third-straight summer. Montoya is a graduate of the school of Albert. Montoya plays guitar like Albert King, left-handed and upside down, but his tone sounds like Albert Collins. Montoya played drums and toured with Collins for nearly five years before leaving the music profession for a while. He returned to music as a guitar player with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

July 30 – Chris Cain
San Jose’s Cain has played Bluesdays more than any other artist. He attended a B.B. King concert when he was just 3 years old and it must have made quite an impression. You can hear King’s influence in everything he plays. Cain studied jazz, which he taught at San Jose City College, and was a professional player before turning 18. His recording career began in 1987. He also plays piano, bass, clarinet and saxophone. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

August 6 – Sugaray Rayford
This Sugaray is a musical heavyweight. A big man at 6-foot-5, Sugaray Rayford appears on stages and in studios making hits with a soulful voice. Over his career, he moved from gospel to R&B and now to the blues. Rayford played in a large R&B band for about five years, but he wanted to sing blues. After sitting in at an open mic in Temecula, blues doors opened wide. His band Aunt Kizzy’s Boys placed second at the International Blues Challenge. He has since received numerous BMA nominations as a solo artist, including two this year for Soul Blues Male Artist and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

August 13 – Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers
The Stratocaster star also played Bluesdays in 2013 and 2017. Thackery has a unique guitar sound and he plays in a fuzzy style similar to Dick Dale’s surf music. His voice is a growl and his sense of humor a bit off-the-wall. Thackery fronted a Washington, D.C. band, the Nighthawks, for 14 years. It made 20 records before splitting up in 1986, although there are reunion shows. The Drivers began in 1992. It’s hard to total all of Thackery’s albums, but it is at the least more than 40. Thackery lives in Belize, South America. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

August 20 – Dennis Jones Band
Returning to Bluesdays for the third time in four years, the Los Angeles-based Dennis Jones Band is equally comfortable playing straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll and lowdown blues. The band’s fifth album, “Both Sides of the Tracks,” proves just that. Jones describes his show as “back and forth” between blues and rock, saying he knows he doesn’t fit the traditional sound, but hopes people get what he puts out. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

August 27 – Honey Island Swamp Band
This band formed in San Francisco after Hurricane Katrina displaced its members from New Orleans. This band plays a blend of blues, soul, R&B and drips of Louisiana wetlands. It’s been described as Bayou Americana. On the 10-year anniversary of Katrina, the band released the album, “Demolition Day,” produced by Luther Dickinson. – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage

September 3 –  Popa Chubby
A big man with a shaved head, goatee and tattoos, Popa Chubby looks like a biker, but he’s a bluesman. He describes himself as “The Stooges meets, Buddy Guy, Motorhead meets Muddy Waters and Jimmy Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.” – Tim Parsons, Tahoe Onstage


All shows are weather permitting and subject to change. Food and drink are available in the Village. No outside alcohol is allowed.

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