The epitome of summer fun in Lake Tahoe, the Concerts at Commons Beach music series returns to Tahoe City with high-octane shows and laid back vibes every Sunday this summer. With a mix of blues, bluegrass, roots and funk acts, the free concerts are held every Sunday from June 19 through Sept. 4 from 4-7 p.m.
Written by Amelia Richmond – Shared from Tahoe Quarterly
Content sponsored by the Tahoe City Downtown Association
Mumbo Gumbo — photo by Ron Richman
Concerts at Commons Beach features a dynamic mix of national artists and favorite local bands, including touring acts such as the Dead Winter Carpenters, the Devon Allman Band and Joshua Tree’s Gene Evaro, Jr. Head upfront next to the stage to groove with the bands, or enjoy the show from the comfort of your picnic blanket or paddleboard.
View from the stage — photo by Ron Richman
Picnics on the grass
Let’s face it, unless you spend your days golfing, grass is a rare commodity in Tahoe. Bring a picnic blanket and basket as well as a few chairs, and relax on Commons Beach’s soft green turf with family, friends and neighbors.
The turf at Commons Beach — photo courtesy of TCDA
The food and beer
No picnic? No problem. Enjoy delicious barbecue, sandwiches and ice cream from local vendors, and wash it down with beer and wine from Lagunitas Brewing Company and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly.
Commons Beach — photo by Lauren Tapia
Located adjacent to downtown Tahoe City, Commons Beach is right on the water and on the paved Tahoe City Lakeside Trail. Add some adventure to your afternoon and avoid any Sunday traffic by pedaling or paddling to the concerts.
Concerts at Commons Beach kicks off on Sunday, June 19 with The Dustbowl Revival and Sweetwater String Band as part of the Tahoe City Solstice Festival. Holiday weekends continue with Mumbo Gumbo playing July 3 and Joy & Madness closing out the series on Sept. 4 of Labor Day Weekend. See concertsatcommonsbeach.com for the full line-up of bands playing every Sunday this summer.