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Ben Morrison: California Dreamin’

The motto of this band seems to be: “We’re not here for a long time, but we’re here for a good time.” It’s a rollicking good time with Ben Morrison and the Full Bladder Boys.

The Soulful Saxophone

Here at Moonshine Ink, we love music. Karl Denson, a local favorite who has played with The Stones, recently shared with us his philosophy on saxophone tones and life. And how “freaking amazing” it is to play with Mick and the gang.

The Stars | September 11 – October 9, 2019

The autumnal equinox is the day the Sun occupies zero degrees Libra, the sign of the celestial scales. As day and night embrace equilibrium, the planetary aspects are numerous and tense.

Western Troubadour, Dave Manning

Dave Manning lives in a 1965 Volkswagen bus and plays music to sustain his life on the road. He’s played throughout the West — even at Folsom Prison — and will return to Cottonwood Restaurant in October for a night of soulful ballads and groovy tunes.

The Wailers: Philosophy of Love and Freedom

The legendary Wailers, to Moonshine Ink's surprise and delight, recently blessed our Tiny Porch project with an acoustic set. In a special recording session held on the roof of Crystal Bay Casino's parking garage, they sang renowned songs, "Wake Up and Live" and "Redemption Song." Rest assured, the Jamaican rebel spirit lives on.

The Stars | August 9 – September 11, 2019

The Summer Triangle is at its most prominent during the season from which it gets its name.

What Wellness Means in an Evolving Society

Some believe that the Tahoe area lies on a “vortex,” an ancient concept meaning a place where energy and Earth forces draw people to feel healthy and whole. Whether there is any truth to this notion or not, the Tahoe area has without a doubt become a major hub for “wellness tourism.” Learn what that means and how it has impacted visitor and local culture in the region alike.

Classical Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival

Summer is the season of music in Tahoe. There’s always a venue to find the sounds of bluegrass, southern rock, folk, alternative rock, even afro-samba-funk. But if something a little softer, a little smoother, is your flavor, Tahoe has that too: Meet the Classical Tahoe and the Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

The Stars | July 11 – August 7, 2019

July 11 – August 7, 2019 We are now in the midst of the latest eclipse season, bookended by a total solar eclipse in Cancer on July 2 and a partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 19. 

Little Readers to Future Leaders

Reading proficiency in third grade predicts future academic success. Tahoe/Truckee education partners are working to bridge the academic achievement gap for children experiencing socio-economic disadvantages.