Originally scheduled to begin on June 25, 2020, the music series is now on hold until summer of 2021. The City Council readdressed the special events directives for the remainder of summer in South Lake Tahoe at their July 14th meeting, where a motion was passed to continue the postponement of all special events until at least September 22, 2020.
“Unfortunately, it’s still not safe to have large gatherings at this time. The public health and overall safety of our community comes first.” states Rob Giustina, Owner of On Course Events, “We’d love nothing more than to provide free live music at Lakeview Commons for our community, but at this time we are officially suspending all planning and production of the 2020 season of Live at Lakeview to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to bringing free live music back to the beach in 2021.”
On Course Events aims to revive the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series in 2021, however; it will require substantial support from local sponsors to come back from the loss of this season’s production. To get involved, stay connected or provide support please follow @LiveatLakeview on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
All special events on City property through at least July 14 have been postponed, which includes the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series.
Originally scheduled to begin on June 25, 2020, the upcoming season of Live at Lakeview is unknown.
“We want to continue to provide memorable experiences for our community with free live music at Lakeview Commons. However, the public health and overall safety of our community comes first.” states Rob Giustina, Owner of On Course Events “We remain committed to our community and as soon as State, County + City regulations permit, our team is ready to produce live concerts once again!”
As South Lake Tahoe starts to reopen with guidelines from California Governor Newsom for Phase 2, the directives toward special events were initially addressed at the May 12, 2020 City Council meeting. During that meeting, a motion was passed to cancel or postpone all special events on City property through July 14, 2020.
The potential for large events and gatherings in California throughout this summer is currently unknown. The South Lake Tahoe City Council will readdress potential for our community’s special events during their July 14th meeting.
On Course Events will release updates on the 2020 season of Live at Lakeview as soon as we receive them. Stay tuned and connected with @LiveatLakeview on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The series will begin on Thursday, June 20th with the highly anticipated return of Vokab Kompany, featuring a brand-new act B3K, a new sound from South Lake Tahoe’s Robbie Gallo.
“We’re excited to share the lineup for the eighth season of Live at Lakeview,” says Leslie Schultz of On Course Events. “This summer’s lineup is packed with high vibes and good energy! You know when Live at Lakeview kicks off that summer has arrived!”
Live at Lakeview is a free weekly concert series hosted at Lakeview Commons, in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Every Thursday (June 20-August 29, except July 4) the event hosts live music and art on the beach, along with a variety of local merchants and delicious food options plus amphitheater style seating and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe from the beer garden.
“This season’s beer garden proceeds will benefit South Tahoe BMX,” states Leslie Schultz of On Course Events. “It’s important for our guests to know their beer garden participation supports a great cause here in our local community.”
New this year, guests will be able to order food from their phones during the concerts, newly expanded valet areas to host Lime scooters and an update look to the stage for the ever-changing shoreline.
Parking is limited around the venue; however, a complimentary bike valet service is offered every week. Biking and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Additional parking is available at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center (1601 Rufus Allen Blvd.)
Now don’t that put sand in your crack?! There may not be much of a beach this year, but that won’t stop your favorite Thursday evening party! Show support of the series + share this post to spread the april fools joke + good vibes along!
Stay tuned for the 2019 Live at Lakeview Lineup to be released next month!
Season 7’s lineup includes new artists from Tennessee, Illinois, Oregon, Northern Nevada + so many other locations across the U.S. Many of you reached out asking for a Spotify Playlist so you can get to know the artists we have lined up for you this summer + we have delivered!
Every week you can expect an update with the first few songs lined up to highlight this Thursday’s artists. Enjoy the music, share the good vibes + we’ll see you this Thursday!
This Thursday we’re playing favorites with two of triumphant returning artists! Diego’s Umbrella, the gypsy rock ambassadors of San Francisco, are the only returning headliner from 2016 do we decided to let them take over this week’s episode of the Live at Lakeview Backstage Pass.
4 Piece Puzzle opens up the show at 4:30pm. Another favorite of ours, these guys are the only band that’s opened up a show all 6 season of Live at Lakeview.
This is a Thursday evening you don’t want to miss!
The sun is shining, the air is toasty, and the forecast is nothing but blue skies (freaking FINALLY, amiright?!). That’s right ladies and gents, summer is here and the kick off to Live at Lakeview is just around the corner! Since you already know Lakeview Commons is the spot to be this Thursday, your next move is figuring out how you’re going to get there AND make it home safely, ‘cause let’s be real, the beer garden is calling your name. Lucky for you, there’s a TON of options for making it down to break it down with Live at Lakeview fav, The Scott Pemberton Band.
If you’re a Live at Lakeview OG, this first tip may seem like a no-brainer. For those of you that don’t know, the free bike valet is where it’s at! Pump up those tires, make sure your bike lights are shining bright, slap some fresh stickers on your helmet, and spruce up that basket with some fresh flowers in preparation. Bear in mind that while the valet is FREE, each week it is run by a different non-profit, which means that fiver you slip the homie working the door is always going to a good cause. You’d never drop your car off without tipping the valet, so why should your bike be any different?!
We want you to have fun AND be SAFE, please take note that you can get a BUI (biking while intoxicated) so don’t go TOO hard in the paint in the Beer Garden if you’re trading four wheels for two. Designate a sober driver or take advantage of the fact that Lyft + Uber are all up in South Lake Tahoe!
Also be aware that thanks to a winter that just wouldn’t quit, sections of some bike paths may be covered in water, so scope out your route in advance to ensure you don’t run into any hiccups on your way to the show. The marsh behind Meeks seems to have the most water overflow, FYI.
Speaking of the winter to end all winters, those of you who’ve been to Lakeview Commons lately may have noticed the stellar effect Snowmageddon 2016-17 has had on Big Blue. Thanks to the rising lake level, spots on the beach will be few and far between this summer, with a whole bunch of people and not a lot of shoreline. Make the most of it and show off those guns you got from shoveling your life away by kayaking or paddling to the show—after all, we chose to live by this beautiful lake for a reason! How many of your friends from out of town can say they’ve paddled to a FREE live concert and enjoyed it from the shallows of a beautiful and pristine mountain lake? Bragging rights for daaaaays, my friends. Make sure you share your #paddletopemberton adventure with us!
If you haven’t committed to purchasing a kayak or paddleboard quite yet, hit up the crew at South Tahoe Stand-Up Paddle or Ski Run Boat Company for affordable rentals so you can try before you buy or live like a Lake Tahoe baller for a day.
For those of you that like to keep it old school and rock four wheels, I suggest arriving early to snag a prime parking spot. I know what you’re thinking, some of us can’t always make it as early as we’d like because we’re busy working for the man stacking dolla dolla bills. As usual, the Live at Lakeview crew has your back with additional parking at both the rec center AND the library to alleviate your parking woes. We got you, fam.
Now that you’ve got your travel plans on lockdown, it’s time to figure out which signature dance move you’re gonna bust out to celebrate the sunshine!