August 28 • Sneaky Creatures
2020/08/28 18:15:00
One way or another, we are bringing LIVE MUSIC to North Lake Tahoe this summer!

Not only do we have our Virtual Vibes programming ready to go, but NTBA staff is also excited and planning for the opportunity to host an in-person, LIVE Music on the Beach series at Kings Beach State Recreation Area this summer.

Earlier this month, Governor Newsom announced that California is set to reopen on June 15, which means that all industries across the state can return to usual operations with common-sense risk reduction measures such as masking and vaccinations.

So what does that mean for Music on the Beach?
Currently, NTBA’s plan is that if restrictions are dropped and it’s safe to go live, we will be hosting LIVE, IN-PERSON summer concerts. WoooHooo! We are ready for both our in-person and our virtual series so that we can pivot at any time. We are working hard to ensure our community not only has a safe live music option but also a safe summer. NTBA will continue to take  all safety measures and guidelines very seriously, regardless of restrictions or not. And while our Virtual Vibes streaming series was a great success last year in keeping live music alive, we are really hopeful Music on the Beach will make an in-person appearance at the beach this summer.



for updates, details and our 2021 lineup announcement!

Music on the Beach: Virtual Vibes 2020
Free Summerlong Concert Series
Select Fridays | Tune in at 6:15pm • Music from 6:30-8:30pm
June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7, and August 28, 2020
We can’t bring the people to the music, so we are bringing the music to the people!

NTBA is excited to introduce Music on the Beach: Virtual Vibes 2020.  On five special Friday evenings, you’ll be able to enjoy live music from the comfort and safety of your own home.  We invite all Music on the Beach fans to make these nights unforgettable.  Stop by one of our Restaurants of the Week and grab some food to go, and stream MOTB live from your backyard or living room.  You can also tune into 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio to enjoy the music!

We encourage everyone to follow all social distancing guidelines while enjoying the music from your home. The concerts will be privately recorded and are only available for online viewing. 


Help support NTBA and keep the music alive by donating to Music on the Beach!

2020 Music on the Beach VIRTUAL Lineup

Peter Joseph Burtt & the Kingtide

June 26
with Special Guests: Kai & the Monsters

Peter Joseph Burtt is a lifelong drummer and singer/songwriter. His music draws from many sources to inform his music and chronicle the years he spent living and studying with master musicians of Africa. Much of his music is played on traditional instruments, notably the lute-like Kora and the Mbira or thumb piano.

Restaurants of the Week:
CB’s Bistro + The Soule Domain

Concert Sponsor:
Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge

The Sextones

July 10

From the high deserts of Nevada, The Sextones distinctive brand of soul music with smoked out guitar riffs, growling bass lines, commanding drums, sticky organ comping and honest, but catchy vocal acrobatics. The band has been touring since they were minors in high school and will continue to spread their sound throughout the United States and Europe.

Restaurants of the Week:
Lanza’s + La Mexicana

Concert Sponsor:
Tahoe Forest Health System

Vokab Kompany

July 24

Vokab Kompany, from San Diego, is a genre-defying collection of sound comprised of vocalists Robbie Gallo (B3k) & Burkey. With a live accompaniment of a five-piece band, they use heavy synths, guitars, saxophone, bass & drums to create an innovative sound that blankets audiences & leaves them in musical elation. The spontaneity of the band’s live performance has allowed them to cross genres effortlessly.

Restaurants of the Week:
Las Panchitas + Spindleshanks

Concert Sponsor:
The Grid Bar & Grill

The Blues Monsters

August 7

The Blues Monsters of North Lake Tahoe & Reno play a powerfully unique combination of R&B, funk, jazz, & Chicago-style blues high in the mountains. Polished, tight, yet bursting at the seams, their originals are fresh & new, even though it’s still the blues. Their covers are framed in signature arrangements that demonstrate the depth of the band’s talent.

Restaurants of the Week:
Whitecaps Pizza + Caliente

Concert Sponsor:
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe + Truckee Tahoe Airport District

Sneaky Creatures

August 28

Sneaky Creatures is a mischievous alt-gypsy swing septet from Kings Beach, and they have been creeping around the North Lake Tahoe music scene since 2011 with their unusual blend of rock, jazz, and dixieland funk. This lineup of seasoned Tahoe musicians come together to create a sound that is at once unique and original, and also strangely familiar.

Restaurants of the Week:
The Grid Bar & Grill + Jason’s Beachside Grille

Concert Sponsors:
Bervid Custom Building + Ogilvy Consulting


How can I watch Music on the Beach: Virtual Vibes 2020?

Coming soon!

Go to and click on “Watch MOTB Live”   You can also listen live on 101.5 FM Truckee Tahoe Radio

How much does it cost?

Music on the Beach is a FREE concert series produced by the North Tahoe Business Association. We have generous sponsors who help offset the cost of the concerts but your generous donation towards this beloved summerlong event is always appreciated.

Can I make a donation?


Link coming soon!

How can I sponsor a concert?

Please contact NTBA to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Music on the Beach 2020.  For benefits or potential sponsorship opportunities in the future, please visit our Event Sponsor Page.

Sponsor Opportunity Benefits
2020 Series Sponsors
2020 Concert Sponsors
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Music on the Beach
Free Summerlong Concert Series
Fridays 6-8:30pm
July 9 - September 3 (Excluding August 6), 2021

Start your 2021 summer weekends off right by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Concerts take place at Kings Beach State Recreation Area and start at 6:30pm. NTBA will be serving beer made with pure Lake Tahoe Water from Alibi Ale Works, a local craft brewery, in addition to red and white wine from kegs and soda. Local food vendors will have food available for purchase from 6-9pm. No outside alcohol or pets are permitted.

2021 Music on the Beach Lineup

Pacific Vibration

July 9

Pacific Vibration is a soulful reggae band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band plays a mix of original, rootsy, California/Island style reggae with touches of world, soul, funk, and rock. The band is fronted by Kerry Wing, a singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in the Santa Cruz mountains, and Randy Nakamura, a Hawaiian born singer-songwriter and Ukulele player. Their music is upbeat yet conscious with “lyrics that are aimed to make a change in the world,” according to Chuck Foster of The Beat Magazine.

Sponsor this Concert

The Gold Souls

July 16

The Gold Souls bring the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to the Northern California scene and beyond. Drawing from a wide range of influences and experiences, they deliver captivating lyrics and fresh arrangements over a vintage sound. Led by the dynamic Juniper Waller, the group is made up of young talent hailing from the Bay and Sacramento areas. The Gold Souls burst on the Sacramento music scene in early 2017, and are swiftly becoming one of the most promising new talents in the area.

Sponsor this Concert


July 23

Mescalito is a Tahoe based seven piece Mountain Rock n Soul band.  Known for their electrifying live shows, soaring improvisation, soulful vocals, and a diverse catalog of music, each show is a fun and new experience for fans new and old alike. Featuring Tahoe locals Martin Bush, Simon Kurth, Keith Ovelmen, Lowell Wilson, and Marty Ylitalo, Mescalito has been entertaining folks with their intoxicating blend of fun covers and originals since 2016.

Sponsor this Concert

Coburn Station

July 30

with Special Guests: Kai & the Monsters

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Coburn Station is dedicated to filling the mountains with good vibes through a soulful blend of Rock n’ Roll and psychedelia. With a knack for live improvisation, Coburn Station comes alive with the energy and spirit of the Sierras. The music pays tribute to the rockers of days past, but incorporates elements that are new and powerful, as big as the Redwoods and as sharp as the saws that lay them.

Sponsor this Concert

Jelly Bread

August 13

Jelly Bread has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a powerhouse quintet that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist all over the United States. Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, tasty talkbox, “take-’em-to-church” organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.

Sponsor this Concert

Bicicletas Por La Paz

August 20

Bicicletas Por La Paz, Oakland’s leading latin circus fusion band, brings you folkloric cumbia with a modern psychedelic twist. This 9-piece creates a high-energy sound of funk, reggae, ska, and latin grooves with thick harmonies and hip-hop drive to keep you moving. They share a strong message of people power in both Spanish and English to infuse their audience with joy and community.

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Sol Peligro

August 27

Sol Peligro is a Latin/alternative band from Sacramento. Formed in 2005, the group has been paying their dues doing shows and writing their own material touching on today’s political climate, personal loss, and social unity with a modern blend of fun-loving music always striving to deliver a positive message with an infectious nod to Cumbia, Salsa, Reggeton, and Tex-Mex influences.

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Achilles Wheel

September 3

Achilles Wheel is a California band that blurs the lines between genres with a mix of infectious high energy dance beats,  stark lyrical ballads, and roots rock storytelling combined with dance hall psychedelia. The Wheel began 2018 with the release of their 4th studio album “Sanctuary.” From sweaty dance halls to intimate acoustic shows, the band never tires of relating to their audience and will keep playing until the conversation is complete.

Sponsor this Concert


Where is Music on the Beach?

Kings Beach State Recreation Area is located in downtown Kings Beach along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe at:

Bear St, Kings Beach, CA 96143

How much does it cost?

Music on the Beach is a FREE concert series produced by the North Tahoe Business Association. We have generous sponsors who help offset the cost of the concerts but your generous donation towards this beloved summerlong event is always appreciated.

Where can I park?

Kings Beach State Recreation Area has paid parking next to the venue. Kings Beach also has free public parking lots throughout the town. For more information about parking, click here.

Are kids and dogs allowed?

We welcome kids and hope they enjoy playing in the Lake or on the fully equipped playground.

Sierra State Parks does not allow dogs on the Kings Beach State Recreation Area beach year-round.

What should I bring?

Chairs or blankets for lounging on the beach, floats for enjoying music in the Lake, sunscreen, a hat, cash/card for food and drink, and your friends and family!

How do I purchase beer and wine?

We sell Music on the Beach wine and beer drink tokens for $7 each. Bring your own mug and they are $6. Purchase drink tokens for the whole concert series or just one event at the NTBA booth located on the south side of the Kings Beach State Recreation Area restroom facility. Please remember to bring I.D.

What about food?

We have a variety of local vendors and NTBA members selling popcorn, ice cream, burritos, salads, and other appetizers, dinners, and desserts. We encourage you to support their tasty business!

How can I sponsor a concert?

We have filled sponsorship opportunities for Music on the Beach 2020. For benefits or potential sponsorship opportunities in the future, please visit our Event Sponsor Page.

How can I volunteer for a concert?

Calling all Music Lovers! We are always looking for a helping hand at our annual Music on the Beach events in Kings Beach. SIGN UP NOW to show your love towards free music and our amazing community.

Sponsor Opportunity Benefits
NTBA dedicates our Music on the Beach series to Pam Emmerich
For your infectious smile, love of music, dedication to the community, and years of support!
December 25, 1970 - July 5, 2020

“Pam was an invaluable asset to the North Tahoe Business Association serving on the volunteer Board of Directors for six years, from 2012 to 2018. This is the maximum number of years of service allowed according to the NTBA bylaws. Prior to 2012, Pam volunteered for multiple years on NTBA committees, including promotions, events, and on the Executive Committee as Vice President for several years.

Pam was an extraordinary and well respected person who cared deeply about North Lake Tahoe and her community. She was a rare individual who put her caring and passion into action to try to make a positive difference. Pam excitedly agreed to serve on the Music on the Beach committee as she’d been involved in the event from its inception in 2007 and due to her love of music and her community. Pam always had her finger on the pulse of the Tahoe, Reno and Northern California music scene and was quick to suggest many up-and-coming and other bands and make personal introductions. She put many hours in on Music on the Beach band selection process as well as other event related items. Pam always showed up with a smile on her face, a great attitude, and did very strong work. Her passion and enthusiasm were infectious. Pam was a selfless individual – a total giver. She always put others and her community first (she knew how to have fun too!). She was an old soul for sure.

Undoubtedly, Pam will be deeply missed by her many friends, and the community she worked so hard to improve. She deeply touched everyone that had the pleasure of knowing and working with her. Pam’s legacy of giving will live on in my heart and in North Lake Tahoe forever.”

-Joy Doyle, former Executive Director of NTBA

I think we can all agree that Pam would want nothing more than for the music to go on, so let’s get this party started!