South Lake Tahoe Entertainment Venues
  • South Lake Tahoe’s Ninja Slaughterhouse playing the Hard Rock Café inside Harvey’s Casino

    This is often where the big acts come; from casino lounges, to the big stage, South Shore has a variety of venues where you’re sure to find some great live entertainment.

    Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

    Stateline, Nev. 800-HARRAHS
    The South Shore Room has had the nation’s best performers on its stage since 1959. The weekend shows generally begin at 7:30 p.m. At 10:30 p.m. th South Shore Room is converted to the Vex nightclub. This is a young, hip crowd. Must be 21. Center State: Arthur “Arty the Party” Hervey entertains Fridays and Saturdays in to the morning hours on the casino floor.

    MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

    55 Highway 50 Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 1-888-829-7630
    If you are staying on the South Shore be sure to have a drink in the Opal Ultralounge, inside Montbleu. What makes this lounge “Ultra?”How about drink specials, go-go dancers and beat-driven music. So don’t forget your dancing shoes.

    Harvey’s Resort and Casino

    Stateline, Nev. 775-588-2411
    Cabo Wabo Cantina’s: Nicknamed “Cabo Tahoe,” it is one of three cantinas started by Sammy Hagar, who sometimes makes a surprise appearance. Live music every night. The Hard Rock Cafe is a restaurant with music for special events, and the Tahoe Live Stag eon Fridays and Saturdays features Jesse Kalin and Cool Black Kettle.

    Horizon Casino Resort

    Stateline, Nev. 800-648-3322
    Golden Cabaret: Intimate room offers Carnival Cabaret, the longest continuous running show at the lake starring female impersonators. Other shows are also booked. At the Aspen Lounge on the casino floor enjoy DJ Dan

    Lakeside Inn and Casino

    168 Highway 50, Stateline, Nev., 775-588-7777
    Special events.

    MontBleu Casino Resort and Spa

    Stateline, Nev. 888-829-7630
    MontBleu Theatre: Major national touring rock, reggae and hip-hop performers frequent the historic venue. Formerly Caesars Tahoe, it is the largest venue at the lake. Also, Blu Nightclub: Doors open at 10 p.m. Live music most nights. Touring and local bands and DJs; and Opal Ultra Lounge: Upscale club with music, body paining and special guests and events.

    American Legion Post 795

    2747 Young St., South Lake Tahoe, 530-541-8788
    Local acts, including the Cash Only Band.

    The Beacon

    1900 Jameson Beach Road, 530-541-0630
    Rum Runners on the beach enhance the sound & ambiance.

    The Divided Sky

    3200 Highway 50, Meyers, 530-577-0775
    Snowboarders enjoy the vibe on the second story.

    Flight Deck Bar

    Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, 530-542-3325
    Longtime venue has new ownership.

    Fox & Hound

    237 Tramway, Stateline, 775-588-8887
    Next to Heavenly on the Nevada side.

    The Fresh Ketch

    2435 Venice Drive, Tahoe Keys Marina, 530-541-5683
    Classic locals’ restaurant with weekend music.

    McP’s Pub Tahoe

    4093 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; (530) 542-4435
    Short walk from Casino Corridor with live music five nights a week.

    Mo’s Place

    3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. 530-542-1095
    New ownership in the Bijou area.

    Murphy’s Irish Pub

    Inside Rockwater Restaurant, 787 Emerald Bay Road, 530-544-8004
    North of the “Y” intersection on Highway 89, check out the Soul Experience and Sean Cummings Celtic Jam.

    Riva Grill

    900 Ski Run Blvd., Suite 3, 530-542-2600
    Jackie Dauzat is a longtime favorite. Venue right on the lake.

    Rojos Tavern

    3091 Harrison Ave., 530-541-4960
    If the walls could talk … Lots of history in the downstairs Cavern.


    1041 Freemont Ave., 530-541-6603
    Intimate and classy.

    Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

    2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd.; 530-544-3425
    Sierra Tract neighborhood bar with punk, hip-hop, DJs and rock.

    …and there’s sure to be much more musical entertainment to be scheduled throughout the winter. Visit for current listings of concerts, special performances and other events in the area.