When the temperature drops and the leaves change color, listen for blues.
Slide guitar master Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings and soulful singer Curtis Salgado will perform Saturday, Dec. 21, in the Crystal Bay Casino. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4.
Monday’s concert announcement is the latest of several blues shows booked for autumn all the way to the first day of winter.
Here’s the lowdown blues news:
Saturday, Oct. 12: The third annual Mont Blues Ball is headlined by Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio. Special guests for the seated show in the MontBleu Theatre are Baton Rouge multi-instrument star Kenny Neal and Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, which is coming out of retirement for this one show.
Friday, Nov. 8: Tab Benoit’s “Whiskey Bayou Revue,” features the incomparable Louisiana entertainer Tab Benoit and talented members from his record label. Another seated show, this one will be held in the Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room. The after-party in the Red Room marks the return of Reno’s Jason King Band.
Friday, Nov. 29: Walter Trout, the superb guitarist from Southern California, will perform for the first time in the Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room. An opening band for the seated show has not yet been announced.
Saturday, Dec. 21: Co-headliners Curtis Salgado and Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings will perform in the Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room. Advance tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday.
Buddy Emmer’s Tuesday Night Blues: The weekly tradition continues at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. The shows are from 8 p.m. to midnight and feature the Buddy Emmer Blues Band and a guest headliner each week. October’s gunslingers are Joe Grissino on Oct. 1; AC Myles on Oct. 8; Kyle Rowland on Oct. 15; Shane Dwight on Oct. 22 and Tony Ghigilieri on Oct. 29.