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Free Summer Concert Series | Fridays 6-8:30pm
July 9 - September 3 (excluding August 6), 2021

It’s time to break out our happy dances! NTBA is beyond excited to announce that we are coming back stronger than ever with a FULL LINEUP OF LIVE MUSIC at our 15th Annual Music on the Beach concert series! 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 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 soda and juice. Local food vendors will have food available for purchase from 6-9pm. No outside alcohol or pets are permitted.

While we are thrilled for this summer and the opportunity to bring back LIVE events to our Kings Beach community, we will continue to keep our community’s safety on the forefront.


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

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.

Concert Sponsor:
Red Wolf Lakeside Lodge

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 and are swiftly becoming one of the most promising new talents in the area.

Concert Sponsor:
Truckee Tahoe Airport District


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.

Concert Sponsors:
Las Panchitas & Tahoe Forest Health System

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.

Concert Sponsors:
Bervid Custom Building Inc. & Ogilvy Consulting

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. Their 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 come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.

Concert Sponsor:
Hennessey Heating & Air

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.

Concert Sponsor:
Old Brockway Golf Course

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.

Concert Sponsor:
Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

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. 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.

Concert Sponsor:


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!

2021 Food Vendors:

How can I sponsor a concert?

We have filled sponsorship opportunities for Music on the Beach 2021. 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!