South Africa-based KONGOS rocks Crystal Bay Casino |

South Africa-based KONGOS rocks Crystal Bay Casino

Crystal Bay Casino welcomes KONGOS on Thursday, May 18.
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When: Thursday, May 18, 8 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: $20 advance, $23 day of show


South Africa-based family rock band KONGOS is making a stop on Tahoe’s North Shore. Inspired by artists such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, in addition to South African maskandi and Oawwali music, the brothers who make up KONGOS have a repertoire that will make you get up and move.

“Following two successful years on the road supporting 2014’s breakout ‘Lunatic,’ KONGOS returned home in late 2015 with a bevy of ideas,” states a press release from Epic Records. “While sharing ideas, they collectively realized a thematic commonality, which would eventually inform the creation of ‘Egomaniac.’”

The album, which debuted in 2016, features 13 all-new tracks.

“These range from the blues guitar-driven accordion shuffle of ‘I Don’t Mind,’ which instantly became a live favorite, to the skittering electronics and sharp commentary on ‘Autocorrect’ and the epic send-off at the heart of ‘Look At Me,’” continues the release.

KONGOS became known internationally after the 2014 hit “Come With Me Now.”

“The brothers KONGOS — Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny — have music in their blood. Their dad John Kongos landed multiple chart hits in the ‘70s, and the boys picked up instruments at a young age. Now, they’ve got a musical legacy all their own,” concludes the release.

Check out the group at Crystal Bay Casino on Thursday, May 18. The gig begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are available in advance for $20 and on the day of the show for $23. Learn more online at

The venue is located at 14 NV 28.

— Lake Tahoe Action

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