Your Tahoe Weekend: Truckee air show, free beach music & craft beer series |

Your Tahoe Weekend: Truckee air show, free beach music & craft beer series

The skies will be alive with fun at the July 9 air show and family festival.
Courtesy Mike Stram |

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Below are the Sierra Sun’s picks for the Top 10 events to check out this weekend at Truckee and Lake Tahoe.

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1. California Craft Beer Summer Series

Sample an array of craft beers at the Resort at Squaw Creek’s California Craft Beer Weekend. A complimentary tasting will be held in the lobby Friday evening from 4-5 p.m. and all day Saturday you can sample the beer-pairing menu in Sandy’s Pub and listen to live music from 2-5 p.m.

When: Friday-Saturday, July 8-9

Where: Resort at Squaw Creek

Cost: Prices vary


2. Jeff Jones at West Shore Café

Singer-songwriter Jeff Jones — who blends folk, blues, funk and soul — will perform Friday on the lakefront deck at West Shore Café in Homewood as part of the café’s Live Music Friday nights.

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where: West Shore Café, Homewood

Cost: Free


3. Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival

The Truckee Tahoe AirShow & Family Festival will lift off Saturday at the Truckee Tahoe Airport. The event features a breathtaking air show with world-renowned performers like Karol “Bo” Bobko, a former NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force test pilot, as well as a jet car, rides in a military aircraft and tons more.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9

Where: Truckee Tahoe Airport

Cost: Free


4. Music on the Beach

Kick off the weekend with a bang at the free outdoor Music on the Beach series this Friday evening right on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach. This week’s concerts features Truckee-based rock band Coburn Station.

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where: Kings Beach State Rec Area, Kings Beach

Cost: Free


5. Lawrence Johnson at Cottonwood

Lawrence Johnson, an acoustic folk rock singer-songwriter, will perform in Truckee at the famed Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar overlooking downtown Truckee.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where: Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar, Truckee

Cost: Free


6. Free Peoples at Moody’s

Free Peoples — a Bay Area outfit blending folk, bluegrass, rock, soul and jazz with three- and four-part harmonies — will play back-to-back free shows in downtown Truckee this weekend.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 8-9

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

Cost: Free


7. Concerts at Commons Beach

The free outdoor concert series in Tahoe City continues this Sunday with a twin-bill of terrific blues, funk and rock music — featuring performances by The Blues Monsters, as well as Groove Foundry.

When: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, July 10

Where: Commons Beach, Tahoe City

Cost: Free


8. The Last Revel at The Divided Sky

The Last Revel, a trio of multi-instrumentalists from Southern Minnesota, will bring their infusion of folk, rockabilly, old-time string music and rock to The Divided Sky for its night of “front porch Americana” on the South Shore.

When: Saturday, July 9

Where: The Divided Sky, Meyers

Cost: Call 530-577-0775 for details


9. Toccata Bops in South Lake Tahoe

The Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a performance featuring the best of Broadway, opera, pops and patriotic selections on Friday in South Lake Tahoe.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where: St. Theresa Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, $5 for youth and free for those 19 and under


10. Moonshine Bandits at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Country music and rap will blend together at in South Lake Tahoe when Moonshine Bandits, who hail from Central Valley, perform at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in support of their most recent album, “Blacked Out.”

When: 9 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon, South Lake Tahoe

Cost: $18 advance; $20 door


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