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!


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.

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