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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 9

It’s the last week of Live at Lakeview!  For those of you coming to visit Tahoe South for Labor Day weekend, Live at Lakeview is our premier weekly community event and the best way to spend your Thursday summer nights in Tahoe.  Beat the Bay Area weekend traffic and come to stay on Thursday and spend the evening with live music!  

This week will conclude a summer of concert fun with Reggae Night!  International underground reggae sensation, Rocker T will headline and a local reggae rock band, Weapon, will open.  Arrive to the event early so you don’t miss happy hour in the beer garden!  From 4:30-5:30 PM, happy hour prices will be in effect – $1 off the beer and wine selection, which now includes Ninkasi’s Total Domination IPA!

This past week at Live at Lakeview brought Scott Pemberton Trio and Black Star Safari to the stage.  Black Star Safari had a huge crowd amassed and dancing early in the evening!  The vendor area was full of non-profits and local artisans selling their wares.  

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 8

There’s only two weeks of Live at Lakeview left!  If you haven’t managed to make it down to Tahoe South’s premier weekly community event, this week and next are your last chances to spend an evening with live music as the sun sets over the west shore of Lake Tahoe.  Bring a picnic, enjoy a beer or glass of wine in the beer garden, and spend Thursday night with us at Lakeview Commons!

Under sunny blue skies with not a cloud in sight, Live at Lakeview brought dancing and good times to the Tahoe South crowd this past week thanks to big band pop opener Musical Charis and funk and soul outfit Mojo Green.  Musical Charis ended their set this week by bringing a young musician up from the crowd to accompany them on tambourine.  Mojo Green ended their set in the dark of the evening with throngs of people happily shaking their hips!

This week, Live at Lakeview brings the infectious and inventive surfy rock sounds of  Scott Pemberton Trio to the stage.  Black Star Safari is a South Lake Tahoe based electro/rock/folk/funk duo will open.  Black Star Safari features Matt Mandella on drums, vocals and samples and Dan Green on guitar and vocals, creating an engrossing sound spanning musical genres and eras.

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 6

Arleigh Kincheloe, the lead singer of Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, captivated the Tahoe community last week with her enthralling voice and her gorgeously grandiose stage presence, which is about 20 times her actual size.  The band, well-known for their relentless tour schedule, made a stop in Tahoe on their way to Mammoth Lakes and Petaluma and I personally feel super lucky that we had them on our stage at Live at Lakeview!

Week 7 at Live at Lakeview brings us the return of 40 Watt Hype, who will certainly close out our evening with their special crowd-pleasing blend of hip-hop, R&B and latin fusion.  Last year, on the more Latin inspired tunes, Live at Lakeview had quite the salsa dancing crowd.

Cumbia-fusion band Candelaria will open the evening.  What is cumbia-fusion you ask?  Candelaria applies dub studio techniques and reggae style bass lines to traditional cumbia and other Colombian rhythms, developing a completely unique style of dance music with electronic sensibilities and a raw, live feel.  It should be an amazing blend of modern and traditional and a neat twist for our Thursday night entertainment!

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 5

Week 5 at Live at Lakeview brought you sounds that beat to a different drum: the international sensation Paa Kow from Ghana, West Africa and an opening set from longtime locals and funk masters Four Piece Puzzle.

This week at Live at Lakeview brings you something VERY special.

If there is any week of Tahoe South’s community event that you should not under any circumstances miss, it’s THIS week!

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds are an eight piece soul and funk band that hail from Brooklyn, NY.   They are helmed by the powerhouse vocals of Arleigh Kincheloe, who is absolutely captivating onstage.  Glamour Magazine once heralded Arliegh with the following description: “What do you get when you cross Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner with Mick Jagger…?”  

 Not only was Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds a huge buzz band at this year’s SXSW, they’ve been garnering a ton of internet attention for their relentless tour schedule.  We are extremely lucky to have them swinging through our very own free community event!  They’ve played at Jazzfest, are on the ticket for Jam Cruise and received rave reviews at SXSW this year.  Although I wasn’t able to make it to one of their sets, quite a few of my friends did and said they were a “booty shaking good time.”  

In short: do NOT MISS THIS SHOW.

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 4

Woah!  Tahoe was treated to such a killer set from Texan and Grammy Nominated Randy McAllister last Thursday.  It was a night full of surprises from the gorgeous sunset, the clown on stilts, to the acoustic crooning from Randy himself through the crowd.  It’s not often that the sounds of Texas grace the stages in Tahoe and I was pleased as punch, especially since I had friends visiting Tahoe from Texas.

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This week brings Paa Kow, an internationally renowned drum set player and composer from Ghana, West Africa to the Live at Lakeview Stage.  Growing up in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Paa Kow began to play music and tour with his family’s concert band at a very early age. He has since grown to be widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America. Expect captivating and danceable songs that include both his native language, Fante, as well as English. 

Local favorites Four Piece Puzzle will open the show.  Four Piece Puzzle is a fusion of funk and blues laced with a heavy dose of psychedelic rock and jazz punk.

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here on Tahoe South.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 3

Week 3 of Live at Lakeview brought local America Roots-Rock band The Sierra Drifters to the stage, along with San Francisco based headliners Tracorum.  Their blend of Rock, Soul and R&B had even the swimmers in the lake dancing in the water!

This week brings someone from my home state, Grammy Nominated Randy McAllister to the stage.  Expect some Texas tall tales and blues in your evening with him at the helm!  Opening is the McCoy Tyler Band, a Santa Cruz, CA based progressive acoustic trio that fuses folk, bluegrass, country and blues.

It’s not often that we have Texas country up on the stage here at Live at Lakeview so I’m particularly excited for this week’s event.  Visiting Tahoe?  There’s no better way to spend the evening with your friends and family than watching the sun go accompanied to live music down at Live at Lakeview!  Pick up picnic supplies or dinner to go from nearby Sprouts Cafe and join the Tahoe South community for our free weekly event!

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 2

Live at Lakeview wrapped up their second week of the summer with a huge beach clean-up effort after this week’s event and the Tahoe South 4th of July celebrations.  Thanks to the efforts of On Course Events and volunteers from SOS Outreach, they picked up 40 pounds of trash this week!  Live at Lakeview is always looking for extra volunteers for their weekly beach cleanups, hosted every Monday morning at Lakeview Commons from 9:00-10:30 am.  They pick up an average of 20 lbs of trash a week!

It seemed as if all of Tahoe came out to support longtime locals Lavish Green on the stage for week 2 of Live at Lakeview.  Lavish Green has a long history with Tahoe South: they’ve been calling it home since July 3, 1995 and they seemed especially moved to celebrate their 19th anniversary with the community on Thursday night, profusely thanking the crowd and their sponsors for supporting them over the years.

I am SUPER excited for the return of Tracorum to the Live at Lakeview stage.   Tracorum is an original Rock, Soul, and R&B band from San Francisco, CA.  They opened last year and I really enjoyed their NOLA-ish feel on certain numbers.  They had a nice blend of the South and it’s exciting to see them move up from an opening slot for the event to a headlining slot!

Opening for Tracorum is a band near and dear to my heart, mostly because someone I consider a good friend plays in it: The Sierra Drifters combine Americana Roots-Rock with Funk, Soul, Bluegrass and Rock-n-Roll.  Longtime locals Chris Seal and Andy Hatch front the band and have also played in Tahoe together as Bison.

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

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Tahoe Event Photographer | Live at Lakeview | Week 1

It’s no secret that Live at Lakeview is my favorite Tahoe summer event.  I’m so thankful for the hard work and effort that On Course Events and their amazing staff puts into it.

As a special treat to me, the first week of Live at Lakeview 2014 kicked off on MY BIRTHDAY.   My actual birthday!  I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate than with the Tahoe community at my favorite event.  As a special treat, Rob pulled me up on stage and had the entire crowd sing to me in the set break.  They also gifted me a super rad Live at Lakeview Trucker Hat made by local artisans RISE Designs.  

This week’s jam band opener Liquid Kactus warmed up the Lakeview Commons crowd with their blend of funk, rock, jazz and blues.  They were followed by Peter Joseph Burtt and the Kingtide.  Burtt’s performances draw on his musical education in Africa and feature traditional instruments like the 26 stringed kora, which was quite a sight to behold.

Next week, local Tahoe favorite Lavish Green returns to the Live at Lakeview stage to celebrate their 19th anniversary!  Taking Root, a South Lake Tahoe based reggae/ska/rock band, will open.

Check out free music here in Tahoe South every Thursday from 4:30-8:30 PM at Lakeview Commons from June 26th-August 28th.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

 You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the next concert all summer long here and on Tahoe South.

Live at Lakeview: Week 9 Wrap-Up

Live at Lakeview: Week 9

There is a nip in the air when the sun dips over the western rim of Tahoe that necessitates a hoody once again.  There is frost on the ground in the morning at the local golf course.  The summer tourists have come and gone for the most part.  Live at Lakeview has come to a close.  This must only mean one thing:

WINTER IS COMING AND WE ALL KNOW IT.

Ok, maybe I get ahead of myself but yes, locals are already talking skis and shells and passes and predicting snowfall.

Live at Lakeview fans celebrate in the beer garden.

I am lamenting the end of my favorite summer activity: Live at Lakeview.  Thanks so much to On Course Events, Tahoe Production House and all their amazing sponsors and volunteers for making it another memorable summer.

  Arden Park Roots closes out the last night of Live at Lakeview 2013.

In the last week of August, Arden Park Roots and The Island of Black and White closed out our nightly summer concert series in the best of ways: with friends, good music, a gorgeous sunset and lots of fun.  If you want to see all the photos from this summer’s concert series you may do so via this link.

Put away your bikes and get your skis tuned. Winter is on its way.

What you missed in this summer’s Live at Lakeview Series:

Week 1: 4 Piece Puzzle and Jelly Bread

Week 2: Tracorum and American Jubilee

Week 3: Naive Melodies and Ashley Kepler

Week 4: Lonesome Locomotive and Achilles Wheel

Week 5: Vokab Company Gets Rained Out

Week 6: One Track Mind and 40 Watt Hype

Week 7: Congress

Week 8: Lavish Green

Arden Park Roots.

Live at Lakeview: Week 8 Wrap-Up

Live at Lakeview: Week 8

The lake was on fire this week with Lavish Green.

Tahoe’s favorite local band reunited and the party was a welcome respite, if not constant reminder, of the smoke that has filled the Tahoe Basin.  A little smoke can’t keep Tahoe down though and the crowds still came out to dance and celebrate.  Sadly, I wasn’t in attendance as I was slinging spandex in Texas at the Hotter than Hell 100 and running half marathons, but I’ll tell you all about that in another post.

This week brings the last week of Live at Lakeview with Arden Park Roots, a killer rock/reggae band out of Sacramento, and The Island of Black and White, a rock, reggae and soul outfit that calls the hills of El Dorado home.   I recently saw Arden Park Roots play a show at Steamers and they had everyone up and dancing, even the kiddos, with both original music and their super fun reggae influenced covers of some of my favorite 90’s songs.  Smokey or not, this is a show not to be missed!

Sadly, this is the last Live at Lakeview show for the summer.  Please ride your bike and utilize the free bike valet or find plenty of parking at the SLT Parks and Recreation Department on Rufus Allen Blvd.  The proceeds of all sales of alcohol from the beer garden support the series and I encourage you to either imbibe in the garden or make a donation in one of the donation boxes around the Commons Area on the night you attend.  As always, Live at Lakeview is a free community event.  Please be aware of the following city ordinances in Lakeview Commons Park: no dogs, no outside alcohol and no smoking.

Can’t make the event?  Never fear!  Thanks to the support of Tahoe Production House and Stage It Live Video Cast, you can watch the live stream from home every Thursday night!  For more information on how to watch the live stream of the weekly Live at Lakeview Events, head to the official website.

You can see all the photos from weeks 1-7 at Live at Lakeview via this link.  You can find my weekly wrap ups, photos and previews of the concerts here on Tahoe South.

What you missed in this summer’s Live at Lakeview Series:

Week 1: 4 Piece Puzzle and Jelly Bread

Week 2: Tracorum and American Jubilee

Week 3: Naive Melodies and Ashley Kepler

Week 4: Lonesome Locomotive and Achilles Wheel

Week 5: Vokab Company Gets Rained Out

Week 6: One Track Mind and 40 Watt Hype

Week 7: Congress