2 for Tuesday: Weekly blues night extended through May

Rick Hammond

Rick Hammond performs on Center Stage March 11 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Tim Parsons / Tahoe Onstage

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is keeping Tahoe blues.

Tuesday Night Winter Blues has been extended through May, Buddy Emmer announced from the Center Stage March 11 on the casino floor.

John Lee Sanders

John Lee Sanders

The Buddy Emmer Blues Band is the host for three sets on Tuesday nights. A guest artist performs each week during the second and third sets. Last night, which featured Reno’s Rick Hammond, was the fifth of seven scheduled weekly shows. New Orleans keyboard and saxophone player John Lee Sanders will be featured March 18 and on March 25 it will be Reno’s Jason King.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe spokesmen John Packer and Brian Chandler said if Tuesday night attendance was good, the show would continue or possibly resume in the summertime, the popular season for visitors at the lake. Most of the chairs have been filed each week and there is healthy amount of Tahoe residents who turn out.

Last week, Packer said an extension was expected, and Emmer confirmed it during the last show. Packer is out of town an unavailable for comment today.

Emmer said he plans to bring some new artists to the Center Stage in April and May, and while he mentioned some players none have yet been confirmed.

The free shows are from 7:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

Jason King Band

Jason King Roxas, leader of the Jason King Band
Tahoe Onstage image by Tim Parsons

About Tim Parsons

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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