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.
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.