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Getting to Live at Lakeview

The sun is shining, the air is toasty, and the forecast is nothing but blue skies (freaking FINALLY, amiright?!).  That’s right ladies and gents, summer is here and the kick off to Live at Lakeview is just around the corner!  Since you already know Lakeview Commons is the spot to be this Thursday, your next move is figuring out how you’re going to get there AND make it home safely, ‘cause let’s be real, the beer garden is calling your name.  Lucky for you, there’s a TON of options for making it down to break it down with Live at Lakeview fav, The Scott Pemberton Band.

If you’re a Live at Lakeview OG, this first tip may seem like a no-brainer.  For those of you that don’t know, the free bike valet is where it’s at!  Pump up those tires, make sure your bike lights are shining bright, slap some fresh stickers on your helmet, and spruce up that basket with some fresh flowers in preparation.  Bear in mind that while the valet is FREE, each week it is run by a different non-profit, which means that fiver you slip the homie working the door is always going to a good cause.  You’d never drop your car off without tipping the valet, so why should your bike be any different?!

We want you to have fun AND be SAFE, please take note that you can get a BUI (biking while intoxicated) so don’t go TOO hard in the paint in the Beer Garden if you’re trading four wheels for two. Designate a sober driver or take advantage of the fact that Lyft + Uber are all up in South Lake Tahoe!

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Also be aware that thanks to a winter that just wouldn’t quit, sections of some bike paths may be covered in water, so scope out your route in advance to ensure you don’t run into any hiccups on your way to the show. The marsh behind Meeks seems to have the most water overflow, FYI.

 

Speaking of the winter to end all winters, those of you who’ve been to Lakeview Commons lately may have noticed the stellar effect Snowmageddon 2016-17 has had on Big Blue.  Thanks to the rising lake level, spots on the beach will be few and far between this summer, with a whole bunch of people and not a lot of shoreline.  Make the most of it and show off those guns you got from shoveling your life away by kayaking or paddling to the show—after all, we chose to live by this beautiful lake for a reason!  How many of your friends from out of town can say they’ve paddled to a FREE live concert and enjoyed it from the shallows of a beautiful and pristine mountain lake?  Bragging rights for daaaaays, my friends. Make sure you share your #paddletopemberton adventure with us!

 

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If you haven’t committed to purchasing a kayak or paddleboard quite yet, hit up the crew at South Tahoe Stand-Up Paddle or Ski Run Boat Company for affordable rentals so you can try before you buy or live like a Lake Tahoe baller for a day.

For those of you that like to keep it old school and rock four wheels, I suggest arriving early to snag a prime parking spot.  I know what you’re thinking, some of us can’t always make it as early as we’d like because we’re busy working for the man stacking dolla dolla bills.  As usual, the Live at Lakeview crew has your back with additional parking at both the rec center AND the library to alleviate your parking woes.  We got you, fam.

Now that you’ve got your travel plans on lockdown, it’s time to figure out which signature dance move you’re gonna bust out to celebrate the sunshine!

Written by Alex Blevins

Top 10 Live at Lakeview Essentials

It’s hard to believe this is already the sixth year we’ve been able to host FREE concerts on the beach for our community in South Lake Tahoe. We’ve put together a list of our top ten Live at Lakeview Essentials for those of you that have yet to experience the magic that is Live at Lakeview, or maybe you simply forgot how to summer after #Snowmageddon2017! Either way, we’ve got you covered to make sure you have an absolute BLAST next Thursday + every Thursday this summer!

  1. Great Vibes
    This feels like the most obvious essential, but it’s also the most important! We’re all about great people, great music + great vibes! Thanks in advance for bringing yours!
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  1. B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Chair)
    We are blessed with one of the most spectacular venues in the Lake Tahoe basin so come prepared with a comfy chair so you can post up and take in all the views!
  1. Cash is King
    Live at Lakeview is always FREE to attend, but there are plenty of ways for you to show your support for the series. Shopping with local vendors and grubbing down on some kettle corn, fire-cooked pizza or delicious fish tacos are all great options. Every beverage you buy in the beer/wine garden supports the event series AND South Tahoe BMX Association, which is another fantastic way to provide support.The beer / wine garden, as well as most vendors, are CASH ONLY so come prepared!

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  1. Sunscreen is hot; Skin cancer’s not!
    Summer is basically here and the sun has been shining bright! When those rays reflect off the lake, it can get intense especially at this elevation. Sunscreen, shades and hats are all strongly recommended!
  1. Layer Up
    Even though it’s been getting warmer as each day passes, there’s still that chill in the air as soon as the sun dips behind the mountains. Bring an extra layer to make sure you can keep dancing through the sunset fueled encore!
  1. Bike, Paddle, or Hike!
    Parking is limited around the venue. Rocky’s Memorial Bike Valet is always FREE and it’s absolutely the best way to go! Here’s another place where having a bit of cash on you will help because 100% of the tips you leave at the Bike Valet will support the local non-profit organization running it that week. Be sure to find out more by engaging with the people who watch over your bike!Kayaks, Standup Paddle boards and boats are encouraged to enjoy the show from backstage (the lake) too! This is a Tahoe concert, after all!
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  1. Respect the City Ordinances
    Another reminder of how lucky we are to utilize such a spectacular venue for FREE concerts on the beach! In order to keep that going for another 6 – 60 years, we have to work together to respect the City ordinances. There are only 3 so it should be easy to remember:
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking (of any kind)
  • No Outside Alcohol

Thanks in advance for respecting this one!

  1. Pack it in, Pack it out
    Another obvious, yet SUPER important essential for Live at Lakeview! We need to protect this beautiful place we live + play in so please pack your trash. To ensure the beach stays clear of litter, On Course Events hosts a weekly beach cleanup every Monday morning. Join our crew to revive El Dorado Beach and Lakeview Commons every Monday at 10am.
  1. Stay Lit + Bike Safe!
    We strongly encourage biking to the event and utilizing our FREE Bike Valet, which is why it’s SUPER important that you remember to bring bike lights + reflectors so you can get home safely!Barton Health has generously donated blinker lights to assist those who are not prepared. The supply of these lights is limited so we ask you to not rely on these as your primary lights so we can ensure all of our biking enthusiasts stay lit + bike safe!
  1. Gratitude
    After you spend your Thursday evening soaking up the sun, music + killer vibes, we’d love it if you shared your gratitude with our dozens of event sponsors. If you see a familiar business’ logo on the stage, poster or around the venue tell them how much you enjoy the Thursday nights they support. These concerts come together because of the generosity of our community.
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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!