In response to the recent spike of active COVID-19 cases, Live at Lakeview producers continue to place events on hold, choosing to value the health + well-being of the community over profit.
The September 2nd show that producers were hopeful would be possible, has officially been cancelled. Originally scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 5, 2021, the popular Live at Lakeview Sumer Music Series will remain on hold until summer of 2022.
“In June, when we began planning for this season, we sincerely thought the worst of the pandemic was falling behind us. Now, watching this new wave, we realize we are still in the fight and must do our part to help prevent the spread,” states Rob Giustina Owner of On Course Events. “We appreciate the continued support of this community + look forward to coming back strong in 2022.”
Following many conversations with local health officials and leaders in our community, On Course Events released the following statement on August 3rd, canceling the majority of the season’s events.
“Given the current spike of active COVID-19 cases in our hospital, in our town + in our community, I feel it is in the best interest of health + wellbeing of our community, staff, friends + family to cancel the scheduled events for the month of August. As the leader of this company + the founder of Live at Lakeview, nothing comes harder to me than having to announce another round of event cancelations. I miss our community so badly and nobody wants to produce this event more than me. My team has worked diligently + so tirelessly to help this event season come to fruition, today’s announcement is heavy on the heart. Thanks for your support, Tahoe!”
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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!
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!
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