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True Tahoe Support – Media Blitz

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The media blitz for Live at Lakeview has begun, and it’s all thanks to our local media sponsors! Pretty soon you won’t be able to tune into Lake Tahoe Television or KRLT/KOWL Radio without hearing about the series. Both of these media sponsors have been HUGE supporters from day one of the series with weekly interviews, daily commercials and constant encouragement.

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Inside the June 2015 Edition of Lake Tahoe Entertainer

Every time you pick up a copy of the Tahoe Mountain News, Tahoe Action or Lake Tahoe Entertainer you’ll be able to scope out the lineup and plan your summer! Most of these ads and write-ups are provided as a trade for sponsorship of the series. True Tahoe Support like this makes it all possible!

For those of you who are not located in South Lake Tahoe and don’t have the privilege of picking up a local paper when you stop by Sprouts (one of our favorite Live at Lakeview sponsors) for lunch, there are a lot of online publications spreading the good word as well!

2015 Lineup Announcement on TahoeOnstage.com
2015 Lineup Announcement on TahoeOnstage.com

TahoeOnstage.com will be providing insight to each week’s entertainment. Their staff has an uncanny ability to connect with artists and provide a unique insight to the style and sound that defines each band. They will also provide recaps so you can relive the magic or catch up on what you missed. Who dares to miss out on a Thursday night thought?!

Insight into Live at Lakeview, courtesy of TheTahoeJournal.com
Insight into Live at Lakeview, courtesy of TheTahoeJournal.com

Thanks to TheTahoeJournal.com, you’ll be able to catch recap photos from each weeks concerts on the beach and select entertainment previews throughout the season. We’re stoked to have this new media sponsor on board, they rock and you’re gonna want to check them out.

You’ll also find tons of event information on SouthTahoeEvents.com, among many other online calendars. The information is out there, so get tuned in, start making your summer plans and we’ll you on the beach real soon!

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True Tahoe Support

If you’ve started to notice all your friends and co-workers have been requesting Thursday’s off this summer, well that’s because they know what’s up! South Lake Tahoe’s signature summer concert series, Live at Lakeview, is returning to the beach on June 25th with ten weeks of incredible music lined up!

Now is the time to preview the lineup, request Thursdays off from work (and Friday’s if you know what’s good for you) and most of all, get STOKED for a great summer filled with live music on the beach!

Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series 2015
What: FREE summer music series
Where: Lakeview Commons, Lakeview Ave + HWY 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA
When: Thursdays 4:30 – 8:30 pm (June 25 – August 27)
Who: See full lineup below

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One of the most commonly asked questions! You know this 10-week series is FREE to enjoy, but it’s not free to produce. So, HOW does it all happen?

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TRUE TAHOE SUPPORT!

The community support has been incredible since season one, with more new sponsors getting involved each year! As we gear up for season four, there are 30 local businesses and organizations (count the logos above) that have offered their support through monetary sponsorships, equipment and/or services trades, and shared promotions. Some are able to make larger contributions but the fact of the matter is that every little bit helps.

We’re proud to have so many incredible sponsors and ask that each of you pass along your appreciation to each and every one of them. Whether its your employer, favorite lunch spot, or local newspaper – make sure you express your gratitude to each of them for the ten weeks of fun they have provided for you!

Next time you stop by Sprouts Natural Foods Café for lunch, thank Tyler & Cheryl for feeding keeping your favorite musicians fueled up so they can rock the beach for you!

When your friends and family see the lineup and want to join in on the fun, send them to our friends at Inn by the Lake for incredible lake views and great deals within walking distance from the venue. Don’t forget to thank them for housing all of our entertainment so this could all be possible!

When you stop by Sno-Flake Drive In for ice cream, thank the new management for the great events they’ve helped to support!

When you need an adjustment after too much dancing on the beach, stop by and see one of our newest sponsors at Tahoe Chiropractic Clinic (located behind Sprouts).

If you run into any trouble this summer in the day-to-day Tahoe life, such as legal issues, car troubles, or the daunting idea of moving into a new place – our friends at Woelfel Law Firm, South Shore Bail Bonds, Eloise Automotive and Davey Paiva Realty are all here for you! Just make sure you let them know how much you love Live at Lakeview .

I think you get the idea, so thank you all for spreading the love! We can’t wait to see you on the beach.

Stay tuned to our blog for exclusive coverage on upcoming entertainment, a backstage look at all the work that goes into each show and tons of insight on the amazing amount of support this community provides in order for you to have enjoy the great music, great vibes & great views at Live at Lakeview every Thursday.

Vendor Deadline Approaching

The first Live at Lakeview of the 2015 season is approaching quickly, which means the deadline for becoming a vendor if coming up as well. If you’re interested in becoming a Live at Lakeview Vendor, here’s all the info you need to know:

Vendor Fee: $100 per event for merchants
Vendor Booth Space: 10′ x 10′ with front entrance clear
exact locations and open side walls cannot be promised

Required Permits for Merchants:

Application Deadline for June 25: June 1, 2015

Spaces are limited and filling up quickly. You’ll need to submit a 2015 Vendor Application, along with all the required permits and initial payment by June 1st to be considered.

Submit completed application to:
Email: Leslie@oncourseevents.com
USPS Mail: 981 Tulare Ave. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

See you on the beach this summer!

Summer Getaway in South Lake Tahoe

While the rest of California overheats, we’re chillin’ here in South Lake Tahoe! With plenty of summer fun left ahead of us, plan  your next summer getaway in South Lake Tahoe – but before you do, check out some pro tips from our friends at Submerge Magazine.

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Co-Owner of Submerge Magazine tells you first hand, how much better your weekend in Tahoe can be if you start it with a Thursday night Live at Lakeview concert – “a free weekly concert series happening Thursdays throughout the summer. Live at Lakeview features talented touring and local acts right on the beach in one of the most spectacular settings Submerge has ever seen host live music. Imagine a smaller more intimate version of downtown Sacramento’s Concerts in the Park, except right on the shore of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Hit up the beer garden, groove to some tunes and take it all in!”

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While you’re here be sure to check out the great activities our event partners offer, from Standup Paddle Boarding with South Tahoe Standup Paddle Board to flying through the sky at Heavenly Mountain‘s brand new Blue Streak Zip- Line.

Check out all of Submerge’s pro-tips and join us up in Lake Tahoe to beat the heat this summer!

The First Week of Summer in South Lake Tahoe!

There’s a lot of anticipation building here in South Lake Tahoe as we get closer to the debut of the third season of the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series! The first concert of the summer is next Thursday, June 26th!

If you’re looking for ways to help the time pass a little faster (and have a ton of fun in the meantime) we’ve got your back! There’s a ton of super fun things to do in Lake Tahoe to enjoy the first week of summer!

Tonight Join us from 5:00 – 8:30 pm down at Lakeview Commons for a Volunteer Recruitment Party!  We’ll be cooking up some free food for everyone that attends! That’s right, FREE FOOD! We’ll also be sharing all the juicy details on the upcoming lineup, new features of the concerts, and ways to get involved.

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Friday 6/20 – The Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series continues with more FREE concerts! This Friday you can catch Live at Lakeview favorites, The Mark Sexton Band. This is also the final day to rack up some extra miles for the Tahoe Bike Challenge so take a nice long bike ride before the live music kicks off at 5:00 pm.

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Saturday 6/21 SUMMER SOLSTICE! – Celebrate the longest day of the year by exploring the outdoors! Go for a hike to see the wild flowers or one of the hundreds of beautiful lakes in the Tahoe Basin! End this extra long day with more FREE live music at The Heavenly Village Summer Concert Series and you’ll get to enjoy another Live at Lakeview veteran, Island of Black & White!

Sunday Funday 6/22 – Local hot spot, Steamers Bar & Grill, is helping you cure your Summer Solstice hangover with a Bloody Mary contest from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. PLUS you can catch another round of live music from the last band to take the Live at Lakeview stage, Arden Park Roots!

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Monday 6/23 – With temps expected to reach the 80’s today, I strongly recommend spending Monday at the beach working on that summer tan! Bring a few friends, some sunscreen, and you’re set for a perfect Tahoe day!

Tuesday 6/24 – The Harvey’s Outdoor Concerts kick off Tuesday with Sarah Mclaughlin. This multi-platinum, grammy award winning superstar will start her show at 8:00 pm so get there early if you plan to tailgate!

Wednesday 6/25 – The inaugural Cycle Celebration is going down at the Heavenly Village from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to celebrate all the participants of the 9th Annual Tahoe Bike Challenge! FREE live music with The Sierra Drifters, awards, giveaways, and lots of fun is in store at this totally free event!

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THURSDAY 6/26 – The wait is over!!! Live at Lakeview returns to Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe with Peter Joseph Burtt & The Kindtide w/ special guests Liquid Kactus!   As usual, the show runs from 4:30 – 8:30 pm! Parking is super limited this season with all the construction around Harrison Avenue so utilize the FREE parking at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center (1180 Rufus Allen Blvd) or ride your bike to take advantage of the FREE Bike Valet!

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See you soon Live at Lakeview fans!

200 lbs of Litter Removed by Sand Sifter & Volunteers

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On Course Events, 5 volunteers, and the Sand Sifter 200 lbs of litter & 30 lbs of Asian clam shells from Lakeview Commons. Photo Credit Lauren Lindley.

 Every Monday morning, the producers of the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series (On Course Events) gathers its staff and a few volunteers to clean up the beach, park, and surrounding neighborhood areas of Lakeview Commons. On average, the group collects approximately 15-25 lbs of trash each week.

Bruce Hernandez operating the Sand Sifter with ease
Bruce Hernandez operating the Sand Sifter with ease. Photo credit Lauren Lindley

After getting rained out with thunderstorms on Thursday, July 25th and being forced to move the concert down the street to Tep’s Villa Roma, the On Course Events crew remains dedicated to the weekly cleanups and invited Bruce Hernandez to join in with the Sand Sifter machine.

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Asian clams are in aquatic invasive species that threaten the clarity of Lake Tahoe. All of these shells were washed up onto the sand. Photo credit Lauren Lindley

This machine collected 165 lbs of trash and 30 lbs of Asian clam shells with two passes across the sand in about 1.5 hours. Volunteers collected another 35 lbs of trash by hand, throughout the morning.The most common items picked up from both the machine and our volunteers included: cigarette butts, bottle caps, and wrappers. Some of the more surprising items included a bike, diapers, and a beach ball.

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Cigarette butts are one of the most common pieces of litter picked up from our beaches. They take over 20 years to fully breakdown and are seriously harmful to our lake’s clarity. Photo credit Lauren Lindley

 

Volunteers are encouraged to join the weekly beach cleanup efforts to keep our beaches litter free and to keep Tahoe blue. Those interested in joining can meet at Lakeview Commons every Monday morning through September 2nd at 10:00 am. Buckets, gloves, and trash bags will be provided.

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Live at Lakeview will return to the beach this Thursday with the Polyrhythmics, a hard-driving, modern world-beat orchestra from Seattle, WA. For more information go to Liveatlakeview.com

ABOUT LIVE AT LAKEVIEW

The Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series is a free event series that takes place every Thursday through August 29th from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or take advantage of free parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The series is financially supported through local sponsorships, vendors, and beer sales. City of South Lake Tahoe ordinances for Lakeview Commons Park will be strictly enforced every week: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking. For more information Liveatlakeview.com

ABOUT SAND SIFTERS

Sand Sifters, owned and operated by Bruce Hernandez, offers a cleanup service with its light weight, stand behind, machine that aerates and sifts debris out from under the sand. The Sand Sifter is propelled by high flotation rubber tires and is powered by a noise restricted 5.5 HP Honda gasoline engine. This structure elevates the sand and utilizes a sifting screen to sleeve the debris. The cleaning depth of this machine is adjustable from 0-4” and will quickly remove aquatic mussel shells, broken glass, bottle caps, and cigarette butts from our beaches. The Sand Sifter is fully licensed and insured and TRPA approved. For more information email hernandezbruce22@yahoo.com

Kickoff of Live at Lakeview

The Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series  kicks off summer on June 20th with Tahoe Action’s Best Band of 2012, Jelly Bread and special guests 4 Piece Puzzle.

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Photo credit: Sean Aaron

This popular event series is returning in a big way, with a larger stage, larger beer garden, and a much larger FREE bike valet. Thanks to Shoreline of Tahoe, this seasons’ Bike Valet Sponsor, we will be offering more space for your bikes. Parking is limited; with off-site locations available at the SLT Recreation Center (1601 Rufus Allen Blvd.) Bike or hike!

Schedule of Events:

  • June 20 – Jelly Bread with special guests 4 Piece Puzzle (Funk & Soul)
  • June 27 – American Jubilee Feat Brian Lesh and special guests Tracorum                            (Americana)
  • July 11 – Naive Melodies (Live Talking Heads)
  • July 18 – Achilles Wheel with special guests Lonesome Locomotive (Rock, world                            beat, and blues)
  • July 25 – Vokab Kompany (Electronic funk)
  • August 1 – Polyrythmics with special guest Holy Ghost Tent Revival (World)
  • August 8 – 40 Watt Hype (Latin Fusion)
  • August 15 – The Congress with special guests The Weekenders (Rock & Roll)
  • August 22 – Lavish Green Tahoe Family Reunion with special guest Screaming Meg  (South Shore)
  • August 29 – Arden Park Roots with special guests Island of Black & White                              (Reggae)

42 Days & Counting …

We’re getting super excited for the return of the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series! Our first show will be June 20th so that means only 42 more days, and only 6 more Thursday evenings (tonight included) without live music at Lakeview Commons!

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I know how much our community wants these free events to return, but we are going to need this community’s help and support to make it happen all summer long. It’s so easy to get involved, you can support these concerts through sponsorship or by volunteering your time. Don’t worry, we plan to take good care of our volunteers by raffling off sweet prizes from our local sponsors each week and did I mention the grand prize of the season is a RIVIERA Standup Paddle Board?!?! (courtesy of South Tahoe SUP)

So if you can’t wait another 6 Thursdays to get involved with these community events, come hang out at Lakeview Commons on Thursday, May 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm and learn about all the cool volunteer opportunities this summer!

Can’t wait to see all of you smiling and dancing with us every Thursday!

 

All Good Things Must Come To An End

It’s been a summer filled with spectacular live music and great family fun as the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series made Lakeview Commons come alive! In its’ first year of production, this free concert series quickly became the pinnacle of South Lake Tahoe’s summer of 2012.

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Large audiences of 1500-2000 people gathered each Thursday to enjoy a variety of talented musicians rocking the Live at Lakeview stage along the shore of Lake Tahoe. On Course Events, the producers of this concert series showcased local and regional musicians, as well as a lot of new bands that have never played in Lake Tahoe before. Every Thursday this summer, Live at Lakeview brought a little something for everyone to enjoy – from the bluegrass tunes of Fruition, to the local talent of The New World Jazz Project with Trey Stone, and ending with a huge reggae star, Elan, the former lead singer of The Wailers!

On Course Events has not only provided free live music, it produced a weekly summer event where the local community could come together to enjoy this beautiful place we all call home. A strong community vibe was present every Thursday as thousands gathered in the brand new Lakeview Commons.

On Course Events has remained committed to keeping these concerts sustainable and limiting the environmental impact. This was accomplished with a variety of actions including: offering a free bike valet, helping environmental non-profit organizations raise money, and spearheading weekly beach and neighborhood clean ups.(Join us for the last one this Monday, September 10th at 9am).

The free bike valet was operated by local non-profit organizations each Thursday, housing an average of 250 bikes per week. The demand for the bike valet exceeded the space each week, no matter how large we made it. In fact, during the 12 week concert series, the bike valet held over 3,000 bikes! Along with accommodating thousands of bikes, the bike valet also served as a fundraising opportunity for local nonprofit organizations including The League to Save Lake Tahoe, The Sugarpine Foundation, USASA, and Tahoe Youth & Family Services.

The entire Live at Lakeview crew has been overjoyed with the immense amount of support we’ve received from the local community. Thank you all for your support, as these concerts wouldn’t have been possible without the local sponsors and vendors including: Lake Tahoe TV, KRLT/KOWL, Coors Light, Pet Projekt, Tahoe Production House, Sprouts Natural Foods Café, Lake Tahoe Community College, Mountain News, and many more!

What’s next for Live at Lakeview? Stay tuned to www.Lakeviewcommonslive.com and the official Live at Lakeview Facebook Fan Page for information on summer 2013 concert schedule!