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July 11 – Hip-hop, Soul & Electro

This Thursday, Vokab Kompany returns to the Live at Lakeview Stage for the first time in 5 years with a very special set lined up for you! 

The night is sure to be filled with a high-energy blend of hip-hop, soul, and electro vibes that will have you dancing into the sunset. With their dynamic blend of genres and infectious vibe, Vokab Kompany always deliver a performance to remember. They always do! 

“Vokab Kompany is another act that refuses to be pigeonholed. Two MCs might lead you to believe that it’s hip hop, but that doesn’t begin to tell the story. The sevenpiece band from San Diego played for more than an hour, a set that was at times funky, jazzy, heavy, bouncy, even bluegrassy…And it all made sense. Through it all, the crowd was treated to microphonic gymnastics of the dueling MCs, Rob Hurt and Burkey. The group is legit; see them.”  – Sacramento Press

ROXILVERWOLF gets the groove started at 4:30 pm with a unique sound you’re sure to love!

ABOUT LIVE AT LAKEVIEW
Live at Lakeview is a free weekly concert series hosted every Thursday from 4:30 – 8:30 pm at Lakeview Commons, in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. The series runs from June 20th through August 29th, with no live event scheduled for July 4th.

Each event offers free 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 & Wine garden.

Local beer will be served on tap inside the beer & wine garden, courtesy of South of North Brewing Company. Please note that no outside alcohol is permitted within Lakeview Commons park.

Proceeds from the beer & wine garden will support the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition this year, helping Tahoe to become more bicycle friendly with every refreshing sip. Come prepared with a Valid ID and some cash to support.

Parking is limited around the venue; however, a complimentary bike valet service is offered every week. The Bike Valet is operated by a different, local non-profit organization each week. 100% of the tips they collect support their cause.

Biking or lime scootering (with proper lighting) as well as ride-share services, carpooling and public transportation are all strongly encouraged and support the local community. Additional parking is available at Regan Beach and the SLT Public Library.

To stay connected for updates, follow @LiveatLakeviewcommons on Facebook and Instagram.

True Tahoe Support

Community. 

That’s why we’ve setup free live music week after week for you. 

It’s also HOW we are able to keep offering up free events for a decade now! 

It’s all thanks to this community!

The sponsors who donate time, money and services.

The vendors who setup weekly and support the event. 

The volunteers and staff who put in long hours of hard work to setup each event, run the bike valet, clean up the venue, and repeat every Thursday!

Last, but most important – YOU! Showing up week after week to dance, gather, drink cold beers and take in the views of Big Blue! 

Cheers to an amazing start to another summer of #truetahoesupport!

June 27 – South Lake Tahoe Rock ‘n’ Roll

On June 27th, IMJK will take the stage, an all-star group of some of South Lake Tahoe’s finest musicians!

Pronounced just like it sounds, “I’m Just Kidding,” your headline act came together as a playful idea, a way to have a little fun outside of the typical music groups each artist performs with day in and day out. 

IMJK is comprised of:

Ike Marr (Ike & Martin)

Miranda Rae Love (The Sugarpines Duo)

Jeff Connor (The Connor Party)

Kristen Stephens (The Imposters / The Sugarpines Duo)

Ike Marr (Ike & Martin)

Ike grew up a Southern boy from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Classically trained on viola, he naturally embraced mandolin as well as guitar, bass, banjo, brass and keys. His musical influences include Classical, Americana, Rock and Bluegrass. There’s no doubt, he’s a key player in the music scene of South Lake Tahoe and one of our finest artists in the basin.

Miranda Rae Love (The Sugarpines)

Miranda is a Northern California born and raised mountain dweller with a country soul and a rock & roll spirit. She uses her powerful voice to breathe new life into classic covers, as well as connect with her audience through her inspiring and thought provoking song writing. Miranda plays live shows all over the country as a solo and/or duo act, as well as with her full band and as a member of the female lead supergroup The Sugarpines.

Jeff Connor (The Connor Party)

Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist who’s often called a human jukebox. But the key word is human. He’s an entertainer that has been doing this for a long time. He reads the room and delivers whatever is needed to make the night more special and fun, with a rich and soulful voice.

Kristen Stephens (The Imposters / The Sugarpines)

Kristen is a talented artist, mama of 5 and plays live shows all over the country as a solo and/or duo act, as well as with her full band and as a member of the female lead supergroup The Sugarpines. Catch her live on June 27th on the Live at Lakeview stage with IMJK.

This group of talented artists will be joined on stage by local legends Tom Parodi, Thomas Brandolino & Sean Hodge.

Opening the show at 4:30 pm, Zero Point Zero make their Live at Lakeview debut.

Get ready to rock out and let loose, Tahoe! 

There’s a holiday crowd on their way but for today, this venue, this stage, and this town are ours! Come celebrate with your local musicians!

ABOUT LIVE AT LAKEVIEW

Live at Lakeview is a free weekly concert series hosted every Thursday from 4:30 – 8:30 pm at Lakeview Commons, in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. The series runs from June 20th through August 29th, with no live event scheduled for July 4th.

Each event offers free 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 & Wine garden.

Local beer will be served on tap inside the beer & wine garden, courtesy of South of North Brewing Company. Please note that no outside alcohol is permitted within Lakeview Commons park.

Proceeds from the beer & wine garden will support the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition this year, helping Tahoe to become more bicycle friendly with every refreshing sip. Come prepared with a Valid ID and some cash to support.

Parking is limited around the venue; however, a complimentary bike valet service is offered every week. The Bike Valet is operated by a different, local non-profit organization each week. 100% of the tips they collect support their cause.

Biking or lime scootering (with proper lighting) as well as ride-share services, carpooling and public transportation are all strongly encouraged and support the local community. Additional parking is available at Regan Beach and the SLT Public Library.

To stay connected for updates, follow @LiveatLakeviewcommons on Facebook and Instagram.

June 20 – The Ultimate Summer Solstice Celebration

There is only one proper way to kickoff summer in South Lake Tahoe, and that’s at the season opener of the Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series! On Thursday, June 20th, join us at Lakeview Commons at 4:30 pm for free live music from Dead Winter Carpenters and Pickle Barrel.

This all-start lineup of North Lake Tahoe’s finest Americana talent is guaranteed to keep you dancing into the first sunset of summer! Plus we’ve got cold local beers from South of North Brewing, fresh lemonade, kettle corn, and ton’s of incredible food options to snack on. 

Artist Spotlight: Dead Winter Carpenters 

Fun fact – Dead Winter Carpenters were the first band to ever perform into the sunset on the Live at Lakeview Stage! 12 years later, we are beyond thrilled to welcome them back for another performance! 

Hailing from the Sierra Nevada mountains, this dynamic band seamlessly blends elements of Americana, bluegrass, and rock to create a sound that is uniquely their own. With soulful harmonies, infectious energy, and masterful musicianship, Dead Winter Carpenters are sure to captivate audiences of all ages. From foot-stomping anthems to heartfelt ballads, their performance promises to be a highlight of the summer season.

Artist Spotlight: Pickle Barrel

Joining Dead Winter Carpenters, and making their Live at Lakeview debut is the Truckee-based trio known as Pickle Barrel. 

Their debut album features poignant Americana songwriting weaved between the lines of bluegrass & western swing that reflect a lifetime of travel, wordplay & musical immersion. They spend their winters playing all over the Tahoe Region, and summers playing festivals across California, Oregon and Idaho. To kickoff their summer in style, you’ll find them opening up for Dead Winter Carpenters in South Lake Tahoe! 

Pickle Barrel’s unique musical background casts a wide net:

Justin Eubanks grew up in Colorado, in a house full of guitars and with a few family friends who happened to be accomplished songwriters and pickers. They left an impression from an early age. After picking up the guitar as a young child, he moved on to mandolin, fiddle, & pedal steel and never looked back, writing songs along the way.

Elliot Kuhlman is a Georgia native and classically trained double-bassist who splits his time performing in the Boise and Reno Philharmonics. Elliot & Justin met in college and played in a Portland-based bluegrass band for a number of years, honing their skills and traveling the country. After getting his masters in classical bass, Elliot returned to performing Americana and Bluegrass alongside his Orchestra career.

Sam Purdom, the son of a Virginia preacher is the powerhouse behind our driving banjo and tight harmonies. Although we mostly feature Sam’s banjo playing, he can pick a mandolin or fiddle with the best of them. Along with his stint living in Zambia for the peace-corps, Sam’s lived in more states than we can count. His playing, singing and writing tell the story of well-traveled soul.

Whether you’re a local resident or visiting South Lake Tahoe, the Summer Concert Series at Lakeview Commons offers an unforgettable experience for music lovers of all ages. So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us every Thursday for a summer filled with music, community, and memories!

ABOUT LIVE AT LAKEVIEW

Live at Lakeview is a free weekly concert series hosted every Thursday from 4:30 – 8:30 pm at Lakeview Commons, in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. The series runs from June 20th through August 29th, with no live event scheduled for July 4th. 

Each event offers free 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 & Wine garden.

Local beer will be served on tap inside the beer & wine garden, courtesy of South of North Brewing Company. Please note that no outside alcohol is permitted within Lakeview Commons park.

Proceeds from the beer & wine garden will support the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition this year, helping Tahoe to become more bicycle friendly with every refreshing sip. Come prepared with a Valid ID and some cash to support.

Parking is limited around the venue; however, a complimentary bike valet service is offered every week. The Bike Valet is operated by a different, local non-profit organization each week. 100% of the tips they collect support their cause.

Biking or lime scootering (with proper lighting) as well as ride-share services, carpooling and public transportation are all strongly encouraged and support the local community. Additional parking is available at Regan Beach and the SLT Public Library.

To stay connected for updates, follow @LiveatLakeviewcommons on Facebook and Instagram.

Artist Spotlight: South Lake Tahoe

The season finale concert features South Shore based artists including The Residents, Preachers Pickers and special guests from several more local band favorites!

The Residents will headline the last Live at Lakeview concert of the 2023 season. Led by Ted Kennedy, this group of talented local musicians deliver an upbeat blend of beloved classic songs from the last several decades with heartfelt original tunes by various band members.

The Residents share a two-fold commitment to rocking your world and uplifting their community. Proof shown by the substantial support of sponsors including South of North Brewing and Poke Rok, all led by the enthusiastic support of Ted Kennedy.

The Preachers Pickers, featuring John Rice, Daryl Braga & Simon Kurth, open up the show at 4:30 pm. They’ve joined us on the Lakeview stage as a duo, but this time they’re adding in quite a bit more!

They’ve invited the following special guests to join in this special performance:

– Lindsay Cheek (Lindsay and the Cheeks, Bread and Butter Band)
– Marty Ylitalo (Mescalito)
– Andy Voelkel (Bison, Mescalito)
– Andy Hatch (Bison)
– Brandon Dolph (Jenes and the Juice)
– Ryan Taylor (Mescalito)

This Thursday’s event is the season finale of a free weekly concert series hosted from 4:30 – 8:30 pm at Lakeview Commons, in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. Every Thursday (June 29-August 31) 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.

Local beer will be served on tap inside the beer & wine garden, courtesy of South of North Brewing Company. Proceeds from the beer & wine garden will support the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, helping Tahoe to become more bicycle friendly.

Parking is limited around the venue; however, a complimentary bike valet service is offered every week. Biking or lime scootering (with proper lighting) as well as ride-share services, carpooling and public transportation are all strongly encouraged. Additional parking is available at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center (1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.)

Stay connected with @LiveatLakeviewCommons on Facebook and Instagram for news on the 2024 season.



Artist Spotlight: Moody Cat

This Thursday (Aug 24) Moody Cat makes their debut on the Live at Lakeview stage, with the one-and-only Patrick Walsh opening things up at 4:30 pm.

Moody Cat is a funkadelic soul band out of the Foothills of Northern California. They’re not going to dish out your garden variety funk. These talented artists will be serving up a riveting musical journey with a striking balance of covers and originals. Feel good grooves and lyrics with elements of rock and jazz unfolding fluidly into the mix.

Drummer/vocalist/songwriter David Lee demands nothing short of excellence from every project he’s involved with. A few years ago, he and longtime collaborator/bassist, Brett Sanders decided it was time to start a funk/soul/jam band that would tap into old school vibes while pushing those genres forward. Moody Cat made a big splash with a number of performances in the region, lighting up dance floors and expanding minds.

In addition to Lee and Sanders, the new lineup features Danny Roholt on guitar, Kelly Costello on keys/vocals and Trevor Hollingsworth on sax/flute/percussion. Roholt is a Berklee School of Music grad who has been earning praise from his work with acclaimed artists including Joe Craven, Jonny Mojo, Jessica Malone and Jesse Jennings.  Kelly Costello brings a whole new element to Moody Cat. She morphs a gypsy style with reggae and blues, adding beautiful texture to the palette of sonic colors.

This week’s opening act is no stranger to the Live at Lakeview stage. In fact, this will be Patrick Walsh’s 8th performance at Lakeview Commons!

El Dorado County singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Patrick Walsh brings a fresh sound from a world of no genres. He was born and raised in the gold rush towns of Northern California and often incorporates that local history and experiences into his music. 

A popular artist who can be found performing three residency shows on the Live at Lakeview stage this summer, switches things up from bluegrass to jazz with a surprising reggae island vibe mixed in during various shows. His natural tendency for musical diversity is rooted in a lifetime of playing multiple musical instruments including piano, trumpet, guitar and harmonica. 

Patrick is most well known in the area for performing Americana-inspired acoustic guitar instrumentals rather than singing and performing as a one-man band. Walsh shared with the Sacramento Magazine in a recent interview that his unique approach to music has been deliberate from the start, “ As soon as I began performing and creating albums, I decided I didn’t want to be held to on genre. I like being spontaneous and hop styles from song to song during a performance.

“I try to set a mood and take people away on little journeys,” Walsh continues. “That’s partly why I like instrumental music so much. I’m very happy with the lyrics of my songs, but instrumentals allow listeners to think about whatever, and pay attention to the music as much as they want. I don’t like to make music that is too intrusive – just something that fits pleasantly into daily activities like driving, where you can just sort of daydream along with it.”

This Thursday is your last chance of the summer to enjoy a live performance from Patrick Walsh on the Live at Lakeview Stage.

Artist Spotlight: Coast Tribe

Coast Tribe will deliver the reggae vibes we all love THIS Thursday! This Half Moon Bay, CA based band has a unique style that encompasses elements from diverse genres like reggae, funk, hip hop, and heavy metal. Expressive lyrics paint pictures of the struggles of the modern world and words that celebrate life and music.

This Thursday (Aug 10) Coast Tribe makes their debut on the Live at Lakeview stage, with Porterhaus opening things up at 4:30 pm

Never settling for the status-quo, Coast Tribe aims to surpass expectations and push their sound to its fullest during their high-energy live shows or in the studio.

Artist Spotlight: 40 Watt Hype


In the center of California, a culture that is the underbelly of LA and San Francisco. From the bass bumping out of the ’84 Cutlass to the backyard fiestas, the music of 40 Watt Hype is created—live Hip Hop cultivated from the seeds of a favorite dusty Soul record with a Latin b side.

This Thursday (Aug 3) 40 Watt Hype returns to the Live at Lakeview stage to headline the 99th FREE concert at Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe!

“Hip-hop neophytes have the underground buzzing.  The band’s sound combines elements of Latin, soul and R & B, creating a fresh and commanding sound with tremendous crossover appeal.”- Complex Magazine

Born and influenced by the streets of Fresno, 40 Watt Hype started (out of necessity) at a backyard party by front man Aaron Wall and as soon as the music started, the people danced and embraced this new sound. Wall—songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer—a second generation Dutchman from Holland, grew up listening to a multitude of styles and forms of music, from R&B to Hip Hop to Latin. When you hear and see Wall perform, you can feel the love and influence of the environment he is the product of, breaking stereotypes, as he states, “nothing turns heads quicker than seeing a white boy sing and rhyme in Spanish.” As a kid in Eastside Fresno, he learned to speak Spanish from hearing it throughout the neighborhood and from kids at school, and during high school in Fresno’s urban Westside, R&B and Hip Hop further impacted itself on his musical journey.

As the founding member, Wall wanted to bring together a fresh and exciting, versatile, genre bending sound with a cast of stellar musicians. These artists have studied and performed in New York, Boston and Japan. On drums, Sean Alderette plays with the soulful touch of Clyde Stubblefield and the power of the classic break beat; on bass, Pat Olvera lays down gut-busting grooves on the low end; on percussion, Jared Dyar mixes sounds and textures which enhance to the distinct flavor rounded out by guitars, keys and horns.

Opening up the 99th FREE concert is Guitar virtuoso, composer, and vocalist Roland Grant who serves up a unique crossover of rock with flamenco and Latin influences.

As an orchestral composer, Roland’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra premiered in 2019 with the composer as soloist. Roland was awarded the prize for Best Tonal Music at the 2017 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition held in Prague, Czech Republic, of which he is a two-time finalist.

“Grant’s relentless talent brings audiences to awestruck ovations… a breathtaking sight to witness.” Darryl Sterdan, Tinnitist

Roland Grant will be opening up the show this Thursday at 4:30 pm. You don’t want to miss it!

Artist Spotlight: Wolf Jett

The sound of Wolf Jett will make you dance, sing, and possibly even howl this Thursday!

Their music is a celebration of perseverance, infusing folk, blues and Americana into what can only be described as “Cosmic Mountain Music.”

Frontman Chris Jones was born in the south and raised in CA. His songs combine the best of both worlds to create a vibe that is fresh, yet immediately familiar to a broad audience.

He is joined by long-time musical collaborator Jon Payne on drums, Duncan Shipton on bass, Will Fourt on dobro/guitar. Often featuring Laura T Lewis on vocals/percussion and other special guests, to boot!

PorterHaus Music opens up this week’s free concert at 4:30 pm!

See you there!