Kirk Basquez performs Friday night, Ride Captain Ride on Saturday

Red Hawk Resort Casino continues its live music series this weekend with two very different genres of entertainment spanning two nights at the casino stage bar. Friday night features the return of country music by Kirk Basquez and Los Vaqueros, following by the yacht rock talents of Ride Captain Ride on Saturday.

Born and raised in Northern California and coming from a large family of musicians, Basquez always cites that, “country music is his jam,” as he has been on musical journey in which was he influenced to venture on by some of country music’s biggest names. 


That journey started when Matthew was just six years old when his mother bought him his first guitar and the rest is history as followed influences of Hank Williams Jr. Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson, JohnMayer and many others.

Basquez loves performing live on stage most of all, where he strives to give his fans the same joy music gives him. “There is nothing better than experiencing the energy from a crowd that loves your style of music, “ says Basquez, who is known for a variety of shows in the region including many in South Lake Tahoe. He has also done a great deal of collaboration with the well known Cripple Creek Band.


Basquez take the stage starting at 8 p.m. on Friday. The show continues until midnight and there is no cover charge. 

On Saturday, the music begins a bit later at 10 p.m. as Ride Captain Ride will bring the Yacht Rock experience to the Red Hawk stage. This regional group will be playing your favorite soft rock hits from the 70s and and 80s. Beneath the sailing attire, you may recognize the members of this group as they are one of the many components of Gotcha Covered Music, which has been long known for the band Gotcha Covered, Gotcha Country and others. They offer a diverse catalog of music and Saturday night will surely have you sailing away on the dance floor.

Ride Captain Ride will take to the Red Hawk stage on Saturday night for the second in two nights of live music.

Check out The APEX, First-Class Hotel, and More at Red Hawk

Evening live music isn’t the only entertainment at Red Hawk Casino. The Apex, a state-of-the-art entertainment center, has everything you need for a fun-filled day out with friends and family. Feel the thrill and excitement of wheel-to-wheel racing at top speeds, your adrenaline pumping with each lap, as you get closer to the finish line on the state-of-the-art go-kart track at The Apex.


The Apex also offers an 18-lane interactive bowling experience with comfortable couches, state-of-the-art scoring, and a fun and friendly staff. Whether you’re looking to go bowling or have a party with us, you will enjoy our first-class bowling experience.

Live golf combined with air conditioning? The Apex has you covered with a state-of-the-art golf simulator. Sharpen your competitive edge while playing the world’s most renowned courses, solo, or with friends and family of all ages. You’ll be amazed at the realism in their four golf simulator bays, including tilted footing for sidehill stances, more challenging swings for lies in the sand or rough, and real-feel putting.


The Apex at Red Hawk also offers the most epic Virtual Reality game studio in the area. Blur the lines between reality and illusion with a VR experience. Test your skills in a single-player game, or join a group in the virtual arena. Escape the physical and get immersed in the world of virtual reality.

There’s something for everyone at The Apex, and when you need a break, the Apex Grill and bar have you covered with delicious food and refreshing drinks. Check out their January specials advertised throughout this website at

Don’t want to drive home? Red Hawk Casino now offers you the opportunity to indulge in the all-new 156-room hotel, where a world of refined luxury and exceptional comfort awaits you. The recently opened hotel boasts a collection of spacious accommodations designed to cater to your every desire. From the inviting deluxe rooms, offering 440 square feet of elegance, to the opulent premium suites spanning 900 square feet, all connected and just a short indoor walk to enjoy the casino or The Apex.