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Free Summer Concert Series | Fridays 6-8:30pm
June 14 - August 30 (excluding August 9), 2024

It’s time to break out our happy dances! NTBA is beyond excited to announce that we are back with a FULL LINEUP OF LIVE MUSIC at our 18th Annual Music on the Beach concert series! Start your 2024 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 every Friday night at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area; music starts at 6:30pm.

NTBA has decided to continue the love and dedicate our Music on the Beach series to the beloved Pam Emmerich. Pam was essential in the creation and development of Music on the Beach as well as the growth and sustainability of NTBA as a whole. Let’s come together to keep Pam’s memory alive through what she loved most, MUSIC and COMMUNITY.

NTBA looks forward to a FUN summer listening to live music, sipping cold beverages, and soaking in the amazing North Lake Tahoe sunsets every Friday night, all summer long, with YOU! We will be serving beer from Alibi Ale Works and wine from Truckee River Winery, in addition to non-alcoholic beverages. Local food vendors will have food available for purchase from 6-9pm. No outside alcohol or pets are permitted.

We look forward to seeing you on the beach this summer!


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

2024 Music on the Beach Lineup

Marty O'Reilly

June 14

Explaining Marty O’Reilly’s music is like describing a dream. It feels familiar, but at the same time unchartered. His songs sound bluesy but not blues, folky but not folk, soulful but not soul. Marty’s voice is beautiful and unique, his lyrics stark yet lush over gritty electrified guitar, melding beautifully into genre-defying music within the vast definitions of Americana.

Concert Sponsor: Print Art/Sierra Mail


June 21

Mescalito is a seven-piece rock n’ roll band based out of South Lake Tahoe. Born out of a shared passion for music and the outdoors, their mountain rock n’ soul sound has found solid ground in the Tahoe music scene and beyond. Mescalito has been entertaining folks with their intoxicating blend of fun covers and originals since the band formed organically in 2016.

Concert Sponsor: Old Brockway Golf Course

Blü Egyptian

June 28

West Coast indie groove sensations Blü Egyptian are a youthful quartet based out of Chico, CA. They have gained a reputation for their high energy shows with extended multi-genre jams, meaningful songwriting, and entertaining stage antics. Creating a unique fusion of funk, bluegrass, reggae, world music, rock n’ roll, EDM, and more, they continue to push the musical spectrum everyday.

Concert Sponsors: Bervid Custom Building, Inc. & Ogilvy Consulting


July 5

Lumanation is a band that is also a family. Their music ignites passion, and inspires positivity. Their unique sound is rooted in classic reggae, and incorporates ska, funk, and rock grooves. It is fun, irresistibly danceable, and genuinely positive music.  From deep in our hearts and our souls we bring a powerful message of unity. We are an independent band creating original music for audiences of all ages.

Concert Sponsor: Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge

Broken Compass Bluegrass

July 12

Recognized for their tight arrangements, tasteful musicianship, & distinguished songwriting skills, Broken Compass Bluegrass is one of California’s most prominent up-and-coming artists.  They perform a mix of jamgrass, bluegrass, and country, among numerous originals. All four members are seasoned performers, multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and singers, and have established themselves as a fresh force in the music scene today.

Concert Sponsor: Hennessey Heating & Air


July 19

GrooveSession is always a good time. This So-Cal band brings a high energy rock show with flavors of jam rock, funk, jazz fusion, and reggae. Brothers Manny and Ronnie Sanchez have connected with true talents and creative energies in Kyle Merrill on guitar and vocals and Alex Mello on keyboards. The four of them now cosmically have come together as one band joining forces on stage as songwriters, jammers, rockers and space funkers united.

Concert Sponsor: Rotary Club of Tahoe City

Boot Juice

July 26

The evolution of Boot Juice has been a magnificent phenomenon to behold over the past few years. This seven-piece band from Davis has done things the old-fashioned way – earning everything they have with blood, sweat and tears shed on stages throughout the region. It’s been more sweat than anything else based on the practically inhuman volume of energy output they generate throughout the course of their relentless performances.

Concert Sponsor: Safeway

Matt Axton & Badmoon

August 2

Matt Axton is a West Coast based singer-songwriter, guitarist and multi-band leader whose music is a “humble slice of Americana.” Matt’s calm yet commanding storytelling mixed with his deep legacy stories, rich baritone voice and finger picking guitar style connects with music lovers of all genres. His eclectic style was grown in the mountains of Tahoe and proudly honed in the heart of the Axton music legacy.

Concert Sponsor: Truckee Tahoe Airport District

Sneaky Creatures

August 16

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

Concert Sponsor: Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

Wolf Jett

August 23

The sound of Wolf Jett will make you dance, sing, and possibly even howl! Its roots run deep through the soul and help heal the heaviness of life. Their music is a celebration of perseverance, infusing folk, blues and americana into what can only be described as “Cosmic Mountain Music.”

Concert Sponsor: Las Panchitas

Bicicletas Por La Paz

August 30

Bicicletas Por La Paz is a nine-piece Latin Circus Funk band fuses Colombian folklore with modern psychedelic funk to create a high-energy sound that combines thick harmonies and hip-hop drive with positive and political messages in both Spanish and English.

Concert Sponsor: LT Marketing


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:

8318 N. Lake Blvd., 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. 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. We will be serving beer from Alibi Ale Works and wine from Truckee River Winery, in addition to soda and juice. Please remember to bring ID.

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!

2024 Food Vendors:

August 30: MOGROG Rotisserie, La Guaira Bistro, Kettle King  

How can I sponsor a concert?

We have filled sponsorship opportunities for Music on the Beach 2023. 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.

Will a concert be cancelled due to air quality?

North Tahoe Business Association has taken time to reflect on these smokey days and have made the decision to develop and implement an Air Quality Protocol. We understand that these circumstances can become very confusing, and the public may question whether or not we will cancel a Music on the Beach concert or other NTBA events. We hope this will help provide some clarity.

Based on the Air Quality Index (AQI), levels of 150 or higher is considered to be unhealthy for all groups and ages and getting into dangerous levels for our community’s health. Our goal at NTBA is to put on safe events for our community, staff, volunteers and bands/vendors! We need to keep in mind the quality of air we are breathing and make sure we are not putting anyone at risk. 

We will take a look at current Air Quality levels and projected forecasts from a variety of sources to help us determine if we are going to cancel or postpone an event. We want to make sure we are making the best possible decision in a timely manner. We will also call off an event early if we feel that the Air Quality has declined during the event. 

If you are interested in looking at the AQI for our region you can see the AQI in your weather app on your phone or use for a more accurate reading. Please refer to our facebook and instagram pages for the most updated information.

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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!

Look out for an announcement for our rescheduled event very soon! We can’t wait to dance on the beach and light up the sky when the weather is more cooperative! Thank you for your support!

We are thrilled to share you can still get down with GrooveSession Friday, September 1st! They are moving their set to Crown Room at cbc 7-9pm. Ages 21+