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Tahoe Ten: Fireworks and other Labor Day Weekend events you can’t miss

Staff report

1. Labor Day Fireworks above Lake Tahoe

The annual Labor Day Fireworks Spectacular at Gar Woods Grill & Pier has raised more than $48,000 in two years. This year’s fireworks show, at roughly 25 minutes long, will again raise funds for North Tahoe band Truckee area high school sports teams.

Where: Gar Woods beach, Carnelian Bay

When: 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6

Cost: Free; or dine at Gar Woods to donate

Online: garwoods.com

2. Neil Diamond Tribute at Crystal Bay

Super Diamond — known as the “Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute” — will kick off Labor Day Weekend on the North Shore with a performance Friday night at the casino’s famed Crown Room.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4

Cost: $20 advance, $25 day of show

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

3. Concerts at Commons Beach Finale

The final concert of the outdoor beach series is this Sunday with a performance from the Devon Allman Band, featuring The Roemers as openers. It’s a perfect show to catch before Sunday night’s Labor Day fireworks.

Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City

When: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6

Cost: Free

Online: concertsatcommonsbeach.com

4. Big Band Jazz in the Park

Join the West Shore Association members and guests for an evening of Big Band Jazz. Top off summer to the cool sounds of “CHOPS,” playing favorites from the 1940s and ’50s at sunset along Lake Tahoe’s majestic West Shore.

Where: Ehrman Mansion, Sugar Pine Point State Park

When: Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6

Cost: Free admission; $10 car parking

Online: tahoewestshoreassoc.com

5. Summer Finale Barbecue

Grab the kids and challenge neighbors and friends to a variety of games, including a scavenger hunt. Bring your swim suits and slide down the Flume Zoom or compete in the Family Olympics with potato sack races and more. Free, excluding food and beverages.

Where: Tahoe Donner Driving Range, Truckee

When: 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6

Cost: Free entry

Online: tahoedonner.com

6. Scott Anderson at Art Obsessions

Scott Anderson explores the world through his art. He finds inspiration from the sounds, smells and sights of the rugged northern California coastal landscape that surrounds him. His paintings reach out to convey his emotional response to those encounters. Meet him and see some of his creations this weekend.

Where: Art Obsessions Gallery, Truckee

When: Noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5

Cost: Free to go

Online: artobsessions.com

7. Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash

Described by Rolling Stone as “pure Americana heart and soul,” The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart, who was given permission to use the band’s name by Johnny Cash himself.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Red Room

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5

Cost: Free

Online: crystalbaycasino.com

8. The Bitter Diamonds at Moody’s

As the story goes, The Bitter Diamonds — described as “old school country for modern times” — were born when singer Charles Verlin finished a thermos of day-old coffee at the Say When Casino in McDermitt, Nev.

Where: Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats, Truckee

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5

Cost: Free

Online: moodysbistro.com

9. Twain’s Tales of Tahoe

Enjoy stories of Tahoe’s history at “On the Tail of a Comet,” a performance by Mark Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne.

Where: Casey’s Round Hill Center, off Highway 50

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5

Cost: Tickets are $20

Online: ghostoftwain.com

10. 26th Annual Foam Fest at Squaw

The craft beer tasting and live music event is a benefit for Disabled Sports USA. This year’s music lineup includes Dead Winter Carpenters. Enjoy tastings from 40 breweries, and enter for a chance to win one of several great raffle prizes.

Where: KT Sundeck at Squaw Valley

When: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5

Cost: $30 in advance; $35 day of event

Online: disabledsports.net