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Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers to headline at Tahoe Donner

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The "King of Accordian," Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers will heat up Tahoe Donner's Summer Concert on the Green.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers from New Orleans will take the stage July 27 at Tahoe Donner’s Summer Concert on the Green.

Jelly Bread and the Buddy Emmer Blues Band join the “King of Accordian” with performances starting at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m.

True to the roots of Zydeco, Dwayne and his band create a sound and energy with roots in Southern Louisiana, blending Cajun beats with rhythm-and-blues. The band features a washboard player, saxophonist, two guitarists, a drummer and accordionist and singer Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, who was named “America’s Hottest Accordionist” in an American Accordionists’ Association contest.

Jelly Bread is a Reno-based band currently making waves on the local circuit. They took Best Album and Lake Tahoe Band of the Year in 2012 for their eclectic mix of styles that incorporates funk, blues and rock-Americana.

Buddy Emmer and his Blues band have been a long-time favorite for 15 years on the West Coast and Northern Nevada circuit. They are a versatile party band playing blues from the 1930s up to modern day styles.

Take a picnic and enjoy the outdoor sounds of summer at Tahoe Donner’s Concert on the Green. Beer and wine, as well as additional food and beverage offerings and barbecue from Famous Dave’s out of Reno will be available for purchase.

Low-back chairs are recommended. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets are likely to sell out.

Purchase tickets online at http://www.tahoedonner.com/shop or at Tahoe Donner’s member services office at the Northwoods Clubhouse located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd. in Truckee. For more information call 530-587-9400.


Tahoe Donner is also offering Kid’s Night Out for the Summer Concert, 3:30-10:30 p.m. Parents can drop off their kids at Trout Creek Recreation Center for supervised activities during the concert. Kids Night Out for the Summer Concert is open to children ages 4-12 and is $20 per child. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 530-582-9437.

Visit http://www.tahoedonner.com for more information.