Leftover Salmon closes 2017 with Crystal Bay Casino shows

Leftover Salmon

Leftover Salmon returns to the Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room on Dec. 30-31.

This band runs at Lake Tahoe more consistently than the Kokanee.

For the third-straight year, Leftover Salmon will play on consecutive nights around the start of the new year. The Americana-jam band from Colorado will perform in the Crystal Bay Casino’s Crown Room on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 30-31. The Dead Winter Carpenters will open the first night and for the second-straight year the Mother Hips will open the second night. Both shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets on the first night are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the show. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve show are $50.

Leftover Salmon played at Crystal Bay Dec. 28-29, 2016 and Jan. 1-2, 2016. It also had a two-night run in April 2015.

Devildog Productions also announced today that Big Head Todd & The Monsters will perform in the Crown Room on Sunday, Dec. 17. Tickets are $28 in advance or $33 on the day of the show.

Tickets for all for the shows just announced will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

The band formed in Boulder when members of the Salmon Heads and Left Hand String Band coalesced. Leftover Salmon’s high-spirited live shows led to a national following. The group went on hiatus after original bassist Mark Vann passed away in 2002 following a fight with cancer. It reformed after a series of reunion tours in 2007 and 2008.

Two players have been with the band all 27 years — guitarist Vince Herman and mandolin and fiddle player Drew Emmitt. Greg Garrison has been the bassist since 2000. Andy Thorn plays banjo, Alwyn Robinson drums and Erik Deutsch, the newest member, plays keyboards.

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Big Head Todd will be in Tahoe on Sunday, Dec. 17.

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.


  1. Thanks Tim for your coverage of live music. I’m in Reno for the OffBeat Festival, a favorite of mine. I want to do the Leftover Salmon New Years Eve (both shows) and stay at Crystal Bay.

    I live in Chico. Moved from East Coast, Tampa. Zero experience with cold weather and snow. End of December???

    How do I avoid snow?

    And your hit it perfectly covering Swoop Unit, The Saint, Friday night OffBeat. Did I see you walking round? I was the old guy shyly off to the right of Ms Schneider. Eventually, though, as live music does for us all – totally within the music and moving these ancient joints as though I am thirty again.

    I added Tahoe Onstage to favorites. When I see you, I will introduce myself. I like the way you treat the bands.

    • Thanks, Ronnie. I am afraid I can’t help you avoid snow but can certainly let you know about live music in the Reno and Lake Tahoe area. Yes, I was able to catch Swoop Unit at The Saint. That fun group will be back in the spring. Thanks for reading Tahoe Onstage. Tim

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