Where are the best places to hear live music in Tahoe & Yosemite?

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Oakhurst's live music scene is rather limited, please here a few suggestions:
1. Queen's Inn. A wine Tasting Bar with occasional live music in Oakhurst.
2. Tom Bopp, a pianist at the Wawona Hotel. Enjoy some true Yosemite entertainment at the bar of the historic Wawona Hotel (only during the summer months; approximately a 40-minute drive from Oakhurst).

3. Jazz on the Lake (Bass Lake) during the summer months (approximately a 25-minute drive from Oakhurst).

Larry Olmsted

If there is one thing casino hotels do very well it is live music, and many have both small lounges with local entertainment nightly and bigger showrooms for name bands. In Stateline, the top venue is the South Shore Room at Harrah’s where touring groups from Robert Cray to Los Lonely Boys to Drive By Truckers perform. The hotel’s smaller but no less lively Center Stage Lunge is home to the “Party With Arty,” DJ, keyboardist and consummate performer Arthur Hervey. Across the street Harvey’s Casino has Tahoe Live, with two bars and a performance stage featuring area bands nightly. The MontBleu casino resort has both a main theater and outdoor summer performance center, both of which host known name touring acts. On the North Shore, the undisputed live music spot is the family owned Crystal Bay Casino, home to the Red Room and Crown Room, both of which hosts repeated musicians in every genre, from reggae to blues to rock.

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