Live Music Venues in Lake Tahoe
Located in the Marina Mall, Sierra Vista has lake views, a full bar, and frequently has concerts and late night parties. They are normally open for lunch and dinner with menu items including Japaneese Sea Bass, Hungarian Goulash, Linguini with Clams and Chicken Cordon Bleu.
700 N. Lake Blvd. Tahoe City, CA
River Ranch Restaurant & Lodge
Technically, the River Ranch is probably closer to Alpine Meadows than Tahoe City, but it's a popular spot for people who want to take the 3 or 4 mile drive or raft trip to sit by the river and enjoy lunch in the sun. The River Ranch is at the base of the Alpine Meadows entrance on 89, serving cocktails and delicious entrees including Elk Loin and Venison in a warm, comfortable room. During summer, they often have live entertainment outside on their deck.
Highway 89 & Alpine Meadows Rd, Tahoe City
Located in the historic Truckee Hotel, Moody's is a cool place, alive with nightly jazz and a happening atmosphere. The bar is designed in the fashion of a Speakeasy from the early days, with big comfortable booths to enjoy lunch in. Mark Estee, Executive Chef, has done a fantastic job creating a menu with an interesting selection of game meats and fresh, seasonal entrees that change frequently. Nightly live music performances by jazz trios and local artists keep the place so hip you might think it belongs in San Francisco. Superstar Paul McCartney has even visited a few times and jumped in for a song on the piano. Our lunch pick: Fish & Chips with a white wine.
10007 Bridge Street, Truckee CA
What can you say about the Biltie? This North Shore hotel with a 24 hour casino is a popular hangout for locals and visitors. The Breeze nightclub features nightly entertainment, including concerts, live music, DJs, house bands and parties. The casino has gaming tables including craps, blackjack, roulette, keno, slots and a sports book. The hotel includes affordably priced rooms, an upstairs bar with pool tables, and the Biltmore Cafe - a 24 hour diner style restaurant.
#5 Hwy 28 (Hwy 28 and Stateline) Crystal Bay, NV
Crystal Bay Club
The recently remodeled Crystal Bay Club Casino is a happening spot. Located across from the Biltmore on the north shore California/Nevada border, the Crystal Bay frequently has good concerts and live music. The club has 2 stages, one smaller lounge stage, and one in a larger room for bigger acts. The casino floor offers craps, blackjack, slots, video poker, a sports book, and more table games - signup for a players club card to get rewards for playing. Their dining options include an excellent steak house and the Crystal Bay Cafe, with excellent specials during special events. The casino is comfortable with nice decor including a tree canopy hanging over the table games.
14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay, NV
Zenbu Tapas Lounge
Zenbu is a lounge style tapas bar with a full selection of snacks, appetizers, wines and specialty drinks. They are open for dinner nightly and stay open late for dancing and nightlife with DJs and entertainment. Our pick: reserve a booth in the lounge, bring a bunch of friends, and order a lot of sangria and tapas.
Behind the Cable Car Building at the Base of Squaw
The Montbleu Resort
Indoor pool, spa, casino, dining, large rooms, and night life are some of the amenities the Montbleu offers. Often features live music in their showroom. The resort includes a poker room, spas, restaurants, and gaming with a Tahoe style natural theme. This renovation of the former Caesars Casino opened May 26, 2006 - we'll check it out and let you know the scoop soon.
On the Strip in Stateline, NV South Lake
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
If 24 hours of entertainment with gaming and nightlife on the strip is your style, then book a room at Harrah's. Offers a fitness center, shopping, a Starbucks, and restaurants within walking distance of the rest of the South Lake action. Live music and entertainment.
On the strip in Stateline, South Shore
Harveys Lake Tahoe
One of the big casinos on the srip, Harvey's has plenty to offer, with gaming, a health club, pool, restaurants, nightlife, live entertainment and more.
Horizon Casino Resort
The Horizon Hotel and Casino has 539 rooms, slots, table games, restaurants, live entertainment, movie theaters, and is located within walking distance to other South Shore attractions.
On the Strip, Stateline, NV
Bar of America
Bar of America is located in Commercial Row across from Moody's in Truckee. With a full bar, American menu, and frequent live music at night, Bar of America is an apres ski hotspot.
10042 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee
You can often find bands playing at the Pastime. Bands play on a small stage in front of the window.
Commercial Row, Truckee
This small pub in Truckee with a stage for live bands advertises "Free Beer Tomorrow".
Commercial Row, Truckee
The Tradewinds - the ultimate dive on the north shore, often has live music for those who like it down, dirty, and loud.
8545 N Lake Blvd Kings Beach, CA
Cottonwood Restaurant and Bar
Cottonwood has a fine dining restaurant and cozy bar on a hill overlooking Truckee. They sometimes have live music during evenings.
Off Brockway Rd, Truckee
Squaw Valley Village
In the village at the base of Squaw, live music can often be heard during summer afternoons. Bring or buy a bottle of wine and sit and enjoy.
Olympic Valley, CA
Rockwater Bar and Grill
American style menu with items including burgers and sandwiches, steaks, seared ahi, fish, and salads. Live music on the deck during summer. Located off HW 89 in South Lake Tahoe.
787 Emerald Bay Road