It was brisk last Tuesday night at PJs but that didn’t stop Sneaky Creatures from delivering a fun performance in the kickoff of the Live Music Series on the Lawn at PJ’s. The band even invited some of the younger fans onto the stage to form an impromptu percussion section! Whether you get a reservation for a table or just hang in your beach chair on the lawn, these events are a terrific addition to the Tahoe summer lifestyle!
Come out and enjoy great food, cocktails and live music during this summer-long series at Gray’s Crossing. Expansive mountain and golf course views provide a picturesque backdrop for what is a casual summer event. Bring your blanket, or low back beach chair and enjoy the view from the PJ’s lawn, or make dinner reservations at the restaurant to enjoy full dinner service during the show. Walk up food and drink service will also be available for those who do not have dinner reservations. No outside food or drinks are allowed so leave your cooler behind for this one.
The Gray’s Crossing Live Music Series is free and open to the public, running for 13 weeks beginning Tuesday, June 18th through September 10th. Entertainment includes both local and traveling artists across a variety of genres. Performances begin at 5:30 and run until 7:30pm and are family-friendly.
The music series is the product of great collaboration between Tahoe Mountain Club, Gray’s Crossing Community Foundation, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Real Estate and LDK Capital. It’s a testament to the power of cooperation as these organizations as they pooled resources to craft a terrific event for the Truckee community.
Check out the rest of this summer’s lineup below and see you soon at PJ’s!
June 25th The Easy Leaves
Americana/Rock & Roll/ R&B
Recent headlines include the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco
Just completed a tour with Nicki Bluhm and now playing a series of shows with Junior Brown
“A modern acoustic sound, its roots kept close to the chest while tirelessly sprawling out in new directions that stretch the borders of the Americana genre in exciting ways”
July 2nd Brodie Stewart Band
High Energy Country Rock Band
Link to his music video – Fine Looking Country Girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKB612qMcp0
Brodie has written and produced songs for some major artists including Enrique Iglesias.
July 9th Naia Kete
Pop – Reggae
You may recognize her from season 2 of NBC’s The Voice
Just finished performing in one of the largest Music Festivals – Bonnaroo
“Naia has been writing with some of today’s top songwriters including Linda Perry, Mikal Blue, Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves, Boots Oostead and Stephony Smith all who had top Billboard Chart hits”
July 16th Downbeat
Booty Shakin’ Funk & Soul
“Downbeat blends together musicians from Mama’s Cookin, Quartet Minus One, Drop Theory and Etch Grooves to create flat-out funky grooves inspired by the sounds of late 60’s and 70’s soul-jazz greats. Downbeat’s live performances feature soul sister Emily Quinn wailing on vocals, thick horn harmonies, tight break beats and infectious grooves guaranteed to make you get up and move.”
July 23rd Brothers Stout
Funk- Rock – Reggae
Featuring some of Tahoe’s Most talented musicians
July 30th Wheeland Brothers
Beach Rock Reggae
The Wheeland Brothers will be heading to PJs for our free live music series only 5 days after releasing their newest Album “Muchos Mahalos” on July 25th
“The Wheeland Brothers are surfers making music for surfers. It’s the Newport Beach shortboarder/Sublime attitude colliding with with the San-O chill-out longboarder/Jack Johnson vibe. We describe our music as acoustic beach rock and ukulele hip hop reggae. Our songs cover a full spread of punk reggae, acoustic hip hop, and ukulele bonfire jams, and hit all sides of the Southern Californian beach culture flavor.”
August 6th Tracorum
“Tracorum is an original Rock’n’Soul/Rhythm’n’Blues band from San Francisco, California.”
“The band contains a collection of some of the San Francisco bay areas most talented and varied musicians: The individual sounds of South African legend Ian Herman (Paul Simon, Sting, Mickey Hart Band, Vusi Mahlasela, Hugh Masekela,) on drums and champion Mark Calderon(Leo Neocentelli,Vusi Mahlasela) on bass coupled with soulful songwriter/pianist/vocalist Fletcher Nielsen and the electric Derek Brooker on guitar make for a band who’s sound is equally masterful both in the studio and live on stage.”
Just released the Album “Tricked” in January of this year
August 13th Funky Miracle
These talented musicians from the popular local band Mama’s Cookin’ will perform a as “Funky Miracle” as a tribute to The Meters
August 20th Neva
Just released her debut album “One of These Days”
Neva’s vibrant stage presence and classical musical training offer a high energy show
August 27th Whitney Myer
A contestant on NBC’s Season 2 of The Voice and Reno Resident Whitney Myer’s Music Career is escalating quickly.
September 3rd Ike and Martin
Voted best local band of 2013, a local favorite, performing a mix of popular covers as well as originals
September 10th Peter Joseph Burtt & The King Tide
Soulful World Style Blues
One of the most unique sounds in Tahoe.