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Your 2024 Live at Lakeview Lineup

Unveiling Your Ten-Week 2024 Series Lineup!
Get ready for a summer of music, community, and fun as The City of South Lake Tahoe and Visit Lake Tahoe proudly present the 2024 Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series!

“We are thrilled to bring Live at Lakeview back for another season,” said Rob Giustina, Owner & Producer of On Course Events. “This event has become a staple in our community, supporting local businesses, local artists and non-profits. We hope to see everyone out, joining in on all the incredible music we have in store for you this summer!”

Free every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 pm, starting June 20th and running through August 29th, Lakeview Commons will come alive with free concerts that showcase an eclectic mix of talent. 

This summer, South Lake Tahoe can expect unforgettable performances from artists including Dead Winter Carpenters, Vokab KompanyForrest DayObject HeavyJoslyn & The Sweet Compression, plus many more at Lakeview Commons this summer! There’s something lined up for every type of music lover in this series from Local Rock n’ Roll to Americana, Blues, Reggae, Brazilian Funk, Soul Indie Rock and more served up every Thursday!

Thursday, June 20: Americana

Kicking off the series on Thursday, June 20th with a double dose of North Lake Tahoe talent, Dead Winter Carpenters play into the sunset with Pickle Barrel opening the show at 4:30 pm.

Fun fact – Dead Winter Carpenters were the first band to ever perform into the sunset on the Live at Lakeview Stage! 12 years later, this will be their second headliner performance! 

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, CA, Americana/root, Rock band Dead Winter Carpenters has
built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. Over the past decade,
the band has worked hard to position themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront
of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.” 

“[DWC’s] quick-step, happy-harmony-filled alt-country puts you in the heart of a hot summer day with nothing to do but hear the fiddle move like laughter.” – Portland Mercury 

Joining DWC for the season opener is Pickle Barrel, a Truckee-based trio led by multi-instrumentalist Justin Eubanks. 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. 

Thursday, June 27: South Lake Rock n’ Roll

On June 27th, IMJK will take the stage, an all-star group of some of South Lake Tahoe’s finest musicians: Ike Marr, Miranda Love, Jeff Connor and Kristen Stephens.

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

Get ready to rock out and let loose, there’s a holiday crowd on their way but for today this venue, this stage and this town is ours! Come celebrate with your local musicians!

Thursday, July 4: No Event

Please note that there will be no event on July 4, allowing you, and our crew, to enjoy the holiday festivities with friends and family. Be safe out there! 

July 11: Hip-hop, Soul & Electro

Vokab Kompany returns for the first time in 5 years, promising a night of hip-hop, soul, and electro vibes that will have you dancing into the sunset. With their dynamic blend of genres and infectious energy, Vokab Kompany always deliver a performance to remember.

“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!

July 18: Americana 

Jimbo Scott & Yesterday’s Biscuits take the stage, treating audiences to an authentic Americana experience, complemented by the soulful melodies of Honey Run.

Jimbo is no stranger to the Live at Lakeview stage, performing solo in 2019 and with a 3 piece string band in 2022. This summer, the band has doubled again as Jimbo returns with an all-star lineup of musicians to form Jimbo Scott & Yesterday’s Biscuits. In addition to the unmatched vocals of Jimbo Scott, the group features Kiels Williams (The Risky Biscuits) on Guitar and Pedal Steel, Andy Merrill (The Risky Biscuits) on bass and Rob Hooper (Carolyn Wonderland, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Patrick Pike) on drums & two more incredible artists to fill the stage. They are a rising force in the Norcal Americana Scene, not to be missed and best to be consumed with reckless abandon. 

Honey Run, opening the show at 4:30 pm is a duo featuring the fiddle player from the headline act accompanied by his fiancé on guitar. 

July 25: Indie Rock

Mid-summer, we heat heats things with elements of hip hop and indie rock from Forrest Day. “There’s a lot of hip hop and rock with jazz and reggae. It all pokes its head out in different ways at different times.” the band’s songwriter and lead-man, Day told Music Insider Magazine. 

Based out of Oakland, CA, Forrest Day has been performing around the country for almost a decade. It’s a true rags to riches story, but without any money. He’s got a new album in the works, new singles our and big festivals getting booked this year. We’re honored and excited to welcome him back to the Live at Lakeview stage!

What’s sure to be an epic day of live performances begins with the dynamic sounds of VTA – Vincenzo Thomas Amato at 4:30 pm.

Aug 1: R&B, Soul & Brazilian Funk

August kicks off with Object Heavy delivering a unique fusion of vintage style, hard hitting soul with modern funk, gospel and Neo-soul influence for their Live at Lakeview debut! Object Heavy is Humboldt County’s hardest hitting soul sensation. The band is led by the nuanced and powerful voice of Richard Love and composed of seasoned veterans of the West Coast Soul and Funk scene. 

“A tight well oiled machine that plays heavy funk and R&B fueled by great songwriting and deep grooves.”-Kelly Finnigan, Producer / Vocals and Keys in Monophonics

The infections rhythms of Boca do Rio start this party with a flavor all of it’s own. Originally hailing from the San Francisco Mission, Boca do Rio is a Brazilian-American samba-funk explosion.

Aug 8: Blues & Rock

Dennis Johnson and the Revelators will serve up Blues, Roots, and Rock grooves with a high-energy, groove-driven, slide guitar tour de force. Their latest album, “Revelation” rose to the top of the Roots Music Report Blues Charts and received stellar reviews, currently hold the #1 spots for Blues Rock Album, Blues Song and Blues Rock Song!

“Slide Guitar Master” – Guitar World

“… a world-class slide guitar plater!” – American Blues Scene

“One of the preeminent slide guitarists of our time!” – All About Jazz

The legendary one-man-band of Tahoe, Patrick Walsh will open the show at 4:30 pm.

Aug 15: Funk & Soul

Joslyn & The Sweet Compression dial up the funk with an electrifying Funk and Soul performance. According to Billboard Magazine, you can expect the performance to be “Magical…gives everybody the joy!”

After cultivating her dynamic voice and performance skills in backup roles and stage plays, Joslyn Hampton teamed up with her stepfather, Marty Charters (a touring guitarist and songwriter who has shared the stage with legends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and Van Morrison), to compose a captivating set of tunes and assemble an ace band. 

Joslyn & The Sweet Compression combine a next level cast of musicians that combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and soul! 

Opening the show at 4:30 pm is South Lake Tahoe’s own, Miranda Love. Born and raised in the mountains of Northern California, Miranda uses her powerful voice to breathe new life into classic covers and connects with audiences through her inspiring and thought provoking song writing. 

Aug 22: Reggae & Roots

As summer draws to a close, Lizano makes their Live at Lakeview debut alongside the infectious rhythms of Miki Rae & The Hooligans, promising an evening of super chill, good vibes.

Lizano is delivers a unique blend of what they like to call, Galactic Reggae & Funk Fusion. 

Their sound is inspired by its original roots of covering bands like Pepper, Sublime and The Expendables while touring Central America, and is now blended with their own flavors of funk, jazz and rock that inspired them stateside. Lizano is dedicated to bring high energy and positivity to every performance! This is sure to be a show you don’t want to miss! 

Aug 31: Cosmic River Rock

Closing out the series, Boot Juice has its heart in Americana songwriting, with a rock’n’roll delivery that always gets crowds moving. They’ve been gaining buzz with their high energy performances and party-sparking reputation.

Local songwriter, Darren Senn opens up the last show of the summer with a solo performance at 4:30 pm.

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. Click here for more information on parking at Lakeview Commons.

For details on the full summer lineup connect with @LiveatLakeviewcommons on Facebook and Instagram.

See you at the beach!

Planning is in Full Swing for the 2024 Live at Lakeview Summer Music Series

Another summer of free live music on the beach made possible by The City of South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and dozens of additional local businesses. 

“The rumors were true, Live at Lakeview almost didn’t come back this summer after experiencing a drastic increase in production costs,” states Rob Giustina of On Course Events. “Thankfully, The City & LTVA stepped up for our community with an increase in support to keep the South Lake Tahoe Signature series going!”

Live at Lakeview is a free weekly concert series that has been in production since 2012. For over a decade, every Thursday in the summertime, the series has welcomed hundreds of visitors and locals to Lakeview Commons.

Each event offers free live music on the beach, along with a variety of local merchants and delicious food vendors, a free bike valet service, plus amphitheater style seating and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe from the beer & wine garden.

It’s become a staple event in the community, voted Best of Tahoe in 2023 with more than 100 free concerts produced and countless memories provided over the years. Since the first show in 2012, over 30,000 bikes have been parked in the free valet, 160 local businesses have been involved in the series, 27 food trucks have served up tasty treats, 26 local non-profit organizations have raised money or recruited volunteers for their cause and more than 155 different bands have rocked the one-of-a-kind lakefront stage.

Businesses interested in getting involved for the 2024 season as a vendor or series sponsor are encouraged to contact the On Course Events team by emailing

For updates on the series and a first look at the 2024 lineup when it’s released in early June, connect with @LiveatLakeviewCommons on Facebook and Instagram.

Live at Lakeview 2018 Spotify Playlist

Season 7’s lineup includes new artists from Tennessee, Illinois, Oregon, Northern Nevada + so many other locations across the U.S. Many of you reached out asking for a Spotify Playlist so you can get to know the artists we have lined up for you this summer + we have delivered!

Every week you can expect an update with the first few songs lined up to highlight this Thursday’s artists. Enjoy the music, share the good vibes + we’ll see you this Thursday!

Music Discovery: Ideateam

Another Live at Lakeview favorite is returning to the stage this summer! Sacramento’s very own Ideateam has a brand new album to share + we can’t wait to hear it live on the beach on July 5th!

We have to send a BIG thank you to our friends at Submerge Mag for telling us about this super talented group of musicians back in 2016 while we were searching for new music!

Diego’s Umbrella Returns to Live at Lakeview

This Thursday we’re playing favorites with two of triumphant returning artists! Diego’s Umbrella, the gypsy rock ambassadors of San Francisco, are the only returning headliner from 2016 do we decided to let them take over this week’s episode of the Live at Lakeview Backstage Pass.

4 Piece Puzzle opens up the show at 4:30pm. Another favorite of ours, these guys are the only band that’s opened up a show all 6 season of Live at Lakeview.

This is a Thursday evening you don’t want to miss!

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!


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!



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!
  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!


  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!
  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.

Live at Lakeview Returns June 22 w/ Scott Pemberton Band

It wouldn’t be spring in Tahoe without a fresh coat of snow, just before summer rolls in! The official launch to summer in South Lake Tahoe is NEXT Thursday as Live at Lakeview welcomes back the Scott Pemberton Band. Mescalito opens the show at 4:30 pm, don’t be late!

The Scott Pemberton Band has not graced the Live at Lakeview stage since 2015 + we couldn’t be more excited to kickoff season six with him headlining the first show of summer! To make things even better, SPB just released a brand new live album, Game Tapes. It’s been on repeat since we downloaded it!

There’s a teaser in this week’s Live at Lakeview Backstage Pass, but you should probably do yourself a favor and download the full album RIGHT NOW.

See you at the beach NEXT Thursday!