Red, White and Bluesdays: a weeklong celebration at Squaw Valley

Bluesdays Chris Cain
Chris Cain opens Bluesdays Tuesday in Squaw Valley.

Even Uncle Sam loves the blues

A weeklong Independence Day celebration at the Village at Squaw Valley begins with the opening Bluesdays concert Tuesday.

Chris Cain, a jazz-trained blues guitarist, will perform free from 6-8:30 p.m. on July 2 An annual tradition, Bluesdays features national performers every Tuesday in July and August.

A San Jose resident, Cain is a familiar Bluesday performer. His deep vocals sound a bit like B.B. King, and his guitar chops make him one of the most respected bluesmen working today.

On Wednesdays Squaw is hosting free outdoor yoga and music from 6-7 p.m. in front of the resort’s new Wanderlust Yoga Studio. The Wanderlust Festival began at Squaw Valley. This year the yoga and music festival is July 18-21.

“Lululemon” ambassador Sherry McConkey and featuring DJ Om Jah heads this week’s class outside the Wandlerlust Yoga Studio on First Street in The Village at Squaw Valley.

Thursdays is movie night, and for Fourth of July, the theme is Red, White and Blue … and “Men In Black 3.” The weekly outdoor movies movies are free.

Fourth of July Weekend also brings the inaugural Made in Tahoe Festival to Squaw Valley. Held Thursday, July 4 through Saturday, July 6, the festival is a celebration of Lake Tahoe’s local arts and culture, including three full days of live music by some of the region’s biggest bands.

Children can head to the Kid Zone next to the Funitel to check out free slacklining, croquet and bean bag toss as well as Squaw’s new outdoor climbing wall. More info: www.squaw.com/things-to-do/events-calendar/made-tahoe-festival.

Made in Tahoe Festival

Thursday, July 4 2-3:30 p.m. – Peter Joseph Burtt & the King Tide 4-6 p.m. – Jelly Bread 6:30-8 p.m. – Mamas Cookin’

Friday, July 5 2-2:45 p.m. – JJ Von Briesen                             3-3:45 p.m. – Truckee Tribe 4-5:45 p.m. – Drop Theory 6:15-8 p.m. – Jeff Jones & The Bank

Saturday, July 6 2-2:50 p.m. – Neva 3-5 p.m. – The Trey Stone Band featuring Kendall Naughton 5:15-6:15 p.m. – Truckee Trashion Show 6:30-8 p.m. – Matt Reardon with Black Sunshine

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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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