Your Tahoe Weekend: Beach concert finales, Foam Fest at Squaw, Stevie Wonder & more! |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Beach concert finales, Foam Fest at Squaw, Stevie Wonder & more!

Colorado-based funk rock band the Motet will perform at the Sierra Valley Lodge, located a half hour north of Truckee, for a three-night stand this weekend.
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this Labor Day Weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

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1. Music of the Masters

Performing the best of the Great American Songbook — from Cole Porter to Stevie Wonder — the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra will share the stage with distinguished vocalist Jamie Davis and Clairdee on Saturday at Sand Harbor in Incline Village.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3

Where: Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village

Cost: $25-$75 single tickets; $150-$300 tables (seat 2 or 4)


2. Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

The Homewood Labor Day Fine Arts & Crafts Festival brings together more than 40 artists displaying their wares against the beautiful backdrop of Homewood Mountain, featuring an assortment of collectable arts and crafts, ranging from, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography and much more.

When: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-4

Where: Homewood Mountain Resort, Homewood

Cost: Free


3. Sidewalk Sales, Concerts at Commons Beach finale

On Saturday through Monday, save big on summer and winter gear along the sidewalks in Tahoe City, explore all the shops in Boatworks Mall and beyond, and hit up an array of restaurants for dining and drinks specials. On Sunday, live music by Sacramento’s Joy & Madness with The Beer Gardeners will play the Concerts at Commons Beach, starting at 3 p.m.

When: Saturday-Monday, Sept. 3-5

Where: Downtown Tahoe City

Cost: Free


4. Jason Newsted & the Chophouse Band

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and the Chophouse Band will kick down the doors of the Crystal Bay Casino for a free show inside the famed Crown Room.

When: Friday, Sept. 2

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: Free


5. Dumpstaphunk at CBC

New Orleans-based funk band Dumpstaphunk will bring their groovy riffs, thumping baselines and soulful melodies to the North Shore on Sunday. Local soul/funk outfit The Sextones will play the after party inside the Red Room.

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

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Cost: $17 advance, $20 doors (Red Room show is free)


6. Music on the Beach finale

Music on the Beach will put an exclamation point on its summer concert series on Friday with a performance by Achilles Wheel, which unleashes a blend of psychedelic rock, blues and bluegrass.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2

Where: Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Cost: Free


7. Foam Fest at Squaw Valley

The 27th annual Foam Fest, a craft beer and live music festival, will take place Saturday at Squaw Valley. Beer enthusiasts can sample more than 40 craft breweries and enjoy the tunes of the Mother Hips, as well as Jenni Charles and Jesse Dunn of Dead Winter Carpenters. Foam Fest benefits the nonprofit Achieve Tahoe, which leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3

Where: KT Sundeck at Squaw Valley

Cost: $30 advance; $35 at event; $10 suggested donation for non-drinkers


8. Stevie Wonder at Harveys Outdoor Arena

Stevie Wonder will bring his deep catalog of hits to the South Shore. The iconic musician, who has amassed 25 Grammy Awards and 32 No. 1 singles, will perform Friday at Harveys Outdoor Arena.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2

Where: Harveys Outdoor Arena, Stateline

Cost: $99.50-$249.50


9. Heavenly Village Days Labor Day Car Show

Heavenly Village will host its Labor Day Car Show this weekend. The event — open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles — will feature live music, a sidewalk sale, poker run, trophies and more.

When: Friday-Monday, Sept. 2-5

Where: Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: Free to attend ($40 to show cars, trucks and motorcycles)


10. The Motet and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

Colorado-based funk rock band the Motet will perform at the Sierra Valley Lodge, located a half hour north of Truckee, for a three-night stand along with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and El Metate. The Motet is currently on a national tour in support of their new album, “Totem.”

When: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 2-4

Where: Sierra Valley Lodge, Calpine

Cost: $79 weekend passes; $45 single day; $45 camping pass; $60 RV pass


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