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Concerts at Commons Beach - Gene Avaro Jr. | Desert Rhythm Project

  • Commons Beach 400 North Lake Boulevard Tahoe City, CA, 96145 United States (map)

Hailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr’s sound is a mixture of soul, folk, electronic and funk. Gene Evaro Jr has the power and dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the music has the soulful craftsmanship of Stevie Wonder. Evaro can sing, play and lead in a way that brings to mind Stephen Stills or Prince.

Desert Rhythm Project is a neo-roots, reggae, funk, soul band from California’s Mojave Desert and fronted by desert natives, Michael Reyes and Bryanna Evaro. The band has had the pleasure of playing reputable music festivals including the Joshua Tree Music Festival 2013-2016, Dabolition Derby, Mt. Baldy’s Elevated Summer Solstice 2014 and 2015. Reyes and Evaro have received the prestigious Coachella Valley Music Award for “Best Duo” and “Best Reggae Band” in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


Featuring an eclectic mix of touring regional and national artists, as well as local bands the popular Concerts at Commons Beach music series will return to Tahoe City on Sunday afternoons this summer from June 17 through September 2. The concert series has become a staple of summertime fun on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore and a favorite of both locals and visitors, with concerts held on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Concerts at Commons Beach makes the most of its lakeside venue, with concertgoers enjoying live music both on shore and by anchoring their boats nearby. Presented in partnership with the Tahoe City Downtown Association and Tahoe City Public Utility District, Concerts at Commons Beach is North Lake Tahoe’s largest free live music event. Food and wine are available for purchase from local vendors, and attendees are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and low back chairs to enjoy a fun, relaxing evening by the lake.