Event life isn’t always exciting + glamorous. With less than 1 month til the first Live at Lakeview of summer, it’s officially crunch time! That means lots of meetings, interviews + preparation for a super fun-filled summer in Lake Tahoe!
The 2017 lineup drops next week! Stay tuned + stay connected for your Backstage Pass!
The Live at Lakeview Backstage Pass is your behind the scenes glimpse into your favorite summer music series. This week we look back on some of our favorite moments over the years as we dream of summer!
Your favorite summer concerts on the beach will always be free for you to enjoy, but they are not free to produce! Local vendors are 1 of 3 main funding sourcesthat continue to pay for entertainment, permits + production costs every Thursday. This week we sat down with a few of our favorite vendors at RISE + TahoeLab to get the inside scoop on their experiences as #LiveatLakeviewvendors.
This week’s episode of the Live at Lakeview Backstage Pass explores the diverse history of entertainment that’s been hosted at Lakeview Commons. Tune in to discover how many bands, cities and countries have been represented on the Live at Lakeview stage over the past 5 seasons.
Our 100 day countdown is on! The Live at Lakeview Backstage Pass is your ticket to get involved with the process + all the hard work that goes into your favorite summer music series! If there’s an aspect of the concerts you want to know more about (how we find our entertainment, how the series is funded or where in the world we plan to put the stage this year?!?!) Now’s your chance to ask our team + your question may be featured on the next episode! Stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram + YouTube to have the inside scoop at your fingertips!
The first Thursday of summer is approaching. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 23rd when your favorite summer music series returns to Lakeview Commons! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter + Instagram for exclusive updates + announcements!
Live at Lakeview is wrapping up the 2015 summer with its most bodacious Tahoe party this summer. Tahoe legends Lavish Green and recent local favorites Black Star Safari are playing rocking farewell sets on the shore to celebrate the last shows of the summer. The City of South Lake Tahoe is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary Birthday with a group photo of the whole beach with everyone invited to join. It is going to be one hell of a party.
Over the past two years, Black Star Safari has grown to be one of Tahoe’s favorite live acts for its deep-set grooves and tenacious rhythms. Dan Green’s guitar and Matt Mandella’s drums have found a harmonious interplay together that pumps back-and-forth like pistons on a steam engine. In the spring the duo released their second EP, “All In.” Green and Mandella self-produced the five-song EP and recorded it in their home in the heart of Meyers. The band had worked out the songs live for some time and the vice grip tightness of the compositions speak to the blood and sweat that has been spilt on stage over the past couple years from the pair.
The night ends with a finale set from Lavish Green. The band was formed 20-years ago this summer amidst the mountains and water and return for another special night at Live at Lakeview. Three of the original members remain, Chris Sanchez, Robbie Wheeler and Joel Gruneich, with the newly minted Mike Bennett on drums. They still throw heart and passion behind their ska/reggae/rock combination and love doing it in front of a crowd. Tahoe has been their home and they love returning to its open arms, especially for such dedicated fans as Live at Lakeview’s.
Live at Lakeview has been stacking the lineup this summer with incredible bands, but Thursday night’s double billing of the Scott Pemberton Band and 4 Piece Puzzle might be the most loaded lineup to date.
The heavy funk starts with 4 Piece Puzzle, who have been Live at Lakeview regulars and South Lake Tahoe favorites for a couple years. They have an undeniable groove that finds everyone in the crowd, and fans can be sure this band is going to go hard on Thursday night. Ryan Cassidy (guitar), Martin Bush (drums), Chad Laurence (bass) and Reggie Hall (saxophone) are a great fit together and can deliver everything from dirty New Orleans funk to groove-based jam sessions to unique takes on modern classics, like “Get Lucky.” Come shake your tail-feather with 4 Piece Puzzle.
Guitar-ninja Scott Pemberton takes the stage afterward. The Oregon native is a masterful guitar player who brings his own unique spin to the table. He approaches the instrument with a child-like openness that allows him to bend and contort the strings however he pleases. His newest release, “Timber Rock” is an all out party that ranges from woodsy sludge on “Prudence” to bonafide groovers “What I Do” and “One Time.” Every show is different than the last, so check out what Pemberton brings to the table Thursday night.
Written by: Garrett Bethmann
The City of South Lake Tahoe's Signature Event Series