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Get the summertime blues in Squaw Valley

Mark Hummel
Mark Hummel
Mark Hummel

This was not the best of winters for Sierra businesses and residents. The lack of snow plaguing California hamstrung the ski resorts, with a disastrous trickle-down effect on the rest of the region’s economy.
Not a skier myself, I tend to enjoy summer visits to Tahoe, Truckee and the like. The cooler temps and snow-free terrain are ideal for hiking and biking. There are other attractions too, including outdoor concerts and lakeside Shakespeare.
That explains why I am already making plans to head up the hill this summer to catch quaw Valley’s live blues series. The free performances begin at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Village.

June 17: The Blues Monsters
June 24: Mark Hummel Band featuring Little Charlie Baty
July 1: Chris Cain
July 8: Studebaker John and the Hawks
July 15: Candye Kane
July 22: Homemade Jamz Blues Band
July 29: Paul Thorn
August 5: Nikki Hill
August 12: Hamilton Loomis
August 19: Shane Dwight
August 26: Terry Hanck

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