The sweet sounds of live music made Lakeview Commons come alive all summer long. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end but the good news is we’ve saved the most killer show for last!!
This Thursday, the free summer concert series will wrap up with the reggae tunes from Elan, the former lead singer of The Wailers! Special guests, The Mark Sexton Band will kick off the show at 4:30pm and you can expect to keep dancing later than usual this Thursday! We will be setting up a ton of lights around the venue to keep the party going past 8:30pm!
About The Mark Sexton Band:
The special guest, Mark Sexton band is a heavy soul & funk power-trio from Reno, Nevada. Their sophomore album, “Listen Out’ is the musical creation of Mark Sexton’s passion for the sound and dedication of soul singers from past and present.
“The Mark Sexton Band (TMSB) is another great classic blue-eyed soul band whose sound is 100% live and 100% rhythm and blues in its rawest form. On their latest EP, LISTEN OUT, the Reno based soul band offers a brand of funky soul music that helps to fill a major void in the R&B/Soul genre.”
– Senseitional, I Am Entertainment Magazine (Dec. 2011)
After an extensive global tour as lead singer for The Wailers, a critically acclaimed major label album release, and features on major motion picture soundtracks, Elan has established his unparalleled organic musical talents. Now on the verge of the releasing his second solo album ‘We Are’, Elan is back on the road and back in the public eye. This self produced album was written and recorded over the past year, and demonstrates Elan’s amazingly personal and artistic connection to his music. The entire album is acoustic, and is stripped down to genuinely showcase his voice paired with upbeat melodies that promote a ‘one love’ feel.
Even though this is only Elan’s second solo album, he’s no stranger to the stage.After forming a strong working and personal friendship with guitarist Al Anderson (the lead guitarist for the legendary Wailers, founded by Bob Marley in 1969), ELAN was offered a life-changing opportunity to tour with the Waliers as their lead singer. Elan agreed to this, and chose to travel the road experience with his musical heroes. Night after night Elan took center stage and wowed audiences of thousands, who often mistook him for one of Bob Marley’s sons because their voices were so alike.
For music and videos of Elan, click here!
This show will be the last of this year’s Live at Lakeview free summer music series, hosted by On Course Events and Lake Tahoe TV. The event will feature live Reggae music, local vendors and sponsor booths, a beer garden, free bike valet, and tons of family fun!