Category Archives: Lake Tahoe Live Music

Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe – October 1st & 2nd

Beer overflows at the 22nd Annual Oktoberfest in South Lake Tahoe.

Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe
Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe

Don’t miss the 22nd Annual Oktoberfest when you visit Lake Tahoe October 1st and 2nd, 2016. Oktoberfest celebrations at Camp Richardson provide entertainment for the whole family. Join locals at Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe to enjoy fabulous food, live music, and the famous Beer and Wine Garden.

Oktoberfest celebrations for the entire family.
Oktoberfest celebrations for the entire family.

Oktoberfest Activities Feature:

  • German Food & Desserts
  • Craft Booths
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Live Music featuring the “Gruber Family Band”
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Face Painting
  • Costume Contest for you & your dog
Gruber Family Band
Gruber Family Band

Join in the celebrations at Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe located at Camp Richardson Resort. Website: www.camprichardson.com.

Map to the Beacon Bar & Grill
Map to Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest in Lake Tahoe

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Celebrities arrive in South Lake Tahoe – Lake Tahoe Summit

Obama, Feinstein and The Killers – Oh My!

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You may run into celebrities when you visit Lake Tahoe.  Trump sold out his event at Harrah’s on August 26th starting off a week of political celebrities in South Lake Tahoe. President Obama will arrive on August 31st for the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit and will speak at Harvey’s Outdoor Arena following a concert by The Killers.

20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit
20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit

Politicians who represent both California and Nevada, including their governors, will visit Lake Tahoe in bi-partisan support of protecting our beautiful  environment. Tickets for the event are still available at Ticketmaster. Come for the Summit, or the music and stay for the fun. Enjoy our restaurants and stay at one of our great hotels.

Harvey's Outdoor Arena
Harvey’s Outdoor Arena

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Best Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe – The Beacon Bar & Grill

Feel like a local when you visit Lake Tahoe.

The Beacon Bar & Grill is my favorite restaurant in South Lake Tahoe. The Beacon marries great food, friendly service and the perfect atmosphere, creating the best restaurant in South Lake Tahoe.

Drinks at the Beacon Bar & Grill
Drinks at the Beacon Bar & Grill

Enjoy live music and outdoor seating on the beach with unobstructed views of the entire lake. Generous umbrellas provide shade on super sunny days, while fire pits and elegant heaters keep you comfy when it gets chilly. Sunset at Lake Tahoe is an unforgettable event and the Beacon Bar & Grill offers premium seating for each evening show.

Beacon Bar & Grill Outdoor seating
Beacon Bar & Grill Outdoor seating

The Beacon offers typical pub food with gourmet flavor. You will find appetizers like Deep Fried Calamari or Chipotle Shrimp & Sausage Nachos for under $20.  Lunch entrees include the best fish & chips in South Lake Tahoe for $14. Dinner surf and turf offerings for dinner range from Clam Chowder in a bread bowl for only $10 to Filet Mignon for $39. Kids will enjoy tasty treats like Slider Burgers or Mac & Cheese from the children’s menu.

Beacon Bar & Grill Indoor Dining
Beacon Bar & Grill Indoor Dining

The Beacon Bar & Grill has a full service bar with HDTVs tuned to your favorite sporting event. Try their house special Rum Runner, absolutely the best Rum Runner on the planet!

Beacon Bar & Grill Rum Runner
Beacon Bar & Grill Rum Runner

The Beacon Bar & Grill is located in Historic Camp Richardson Resort at 1900 Jameson Beach Road. From South Lake Tahoe take Highway 89 toward Emerald Bay. You will find the turn off for the Beacon Bar & Grill approximately 2.6 miles from the ‘Y’ in South Lake Tahoe.

Map to the Beacon Bar & Grill
Map to the Beacon Bar & Grill

The Beacon Bar & Grill is open 7 days a week from 10:30 am to close. Live music is feature from 1-5pm every day (except Tuesday) during the summer.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! – Live Music in South Lake Tahoe

This is my message to you  – fellow Parrot Heads and Rasta’s…

If you need to change your latitude this summer and can’t get away to the Islands, the Lake Tahoe Raggae Festival at the Hard Rock Casino may be just the ticket when you visit Lake Tahoe.

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Two of the bands this year have Hawaiian roots: “Pepper” hails from Kona and comes to us by way of San Diego. Mike Love is from Oahu. Ky Mani Marley and Don Carlos are both from Jamaica.

Each vocal group reflects their heritage and provides a good variety of musical styles. “Israel Vibration” has a traditional sound with an excellent tune called “My Master’s Will” that I really enjoy.

There is sure to be something you will enjoy and the live music festival in South Lake Tahoe.  If you are in Tahoe, everything is going to be alright!

For tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1218497

For event info: http://hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com/entertainment-events/4th-annual-lake-tahoe-reggae-festival/

Lodging suggestions: Four star lodgings are available at Harvey’s and Harrah’s right next door or the Marriott Timber Lodge Resort  is one block away.

Best Pizza In Lake Tahoe – Base Camp Pizza

The cheesiest, crustiest, sauciest pizza in Tahoe is located at Base Camp Pizza Company in the heart of Heavenly Village.

Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe - Base Camp "Big Mountain" Pizza
Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe – Base Camp “Big Mountain” Pizza

When you visit Lake Tahoe you must try Base Camp Pizza Company. If you want to try the best pizza in Lake Tahoe – eat at Base Camp. If you love live music – eat at Base Camp. If you love hand-crafted drinks – eat at Base Camp.

Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe - Base Camp outdoor seating
Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe – Base Camp outdoor seating

If you enjoy hanging out with friends in beautiful Lake Tahoe, eating out of doors with live music, eating indoor while watching the game, or just having the perfectly prepared pizza, Base Camp Pizza has got you covered.

Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe - Base Camp live music - Mike Smith
Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe – Base Camp live music – Mike Smith

Base Camp Pizza has a large salad menu, appetizers and kids menu.  Vegan? No problem. Gluten free? No worries. Base Camp has you covered.

Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe - Base Camp indoor seating
Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe – Base Camp indoor seating

Perhaps you just need a place to relax and enjoy a beverage. Base Camp has a bar area with HDTVs where you can catch the game with your hand crafted drink. Need a bite to eat in the bar? No problem. Base Camp has you covered.

Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe - Base Camp bar
Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe – Base Camp bar

Base Camp has the best pizza in Lake Tahoe but don’t overlook their signature drinks. Try the Happiest Camper, my favorite. If you like root beer, they have a signature root beer drink for adults that you must try.

Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe - Base Camp "Happiest Camper" signature drink
Best Pizza in Lake Tahoe – Base Camp “Happiest Camper” signature drink

Base Camp Pizza Company is a “must eat” when you visit Lake Tahoe.

 

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Lake Tahoe Live Music – North Tahoe

Free Friday Night Bands – Come dance on the beach when you visit Lake Tahoe at Music on the Beach!

Lake Tahoe Live Music - Kings Beach
Lake Tahoe Live Music – Kings Beach

Let loose and start your Tahoe weekend with a concert on the beach. Experience great music, meet new people and soak up that great Tahoe vibe at Music on the Beach. Watch the sun set over Lake Tahoe while Lake Tahoe live music washes over you.

2016 Music on the Beach Lineup 

June 17 –  The Blues Monsters

June 24 – The Wrinkle

July 8 – Coburn Station

July 15 – Sneaky Creatures

July 22 – Abalone Grey

July 29 – Buddy Emmer Blues Band

August 5 – Paul David and the Drivers

August 19 – Miss Lonely Hearts

August 26 – Forget the Roses

September 2 – Achilles Wheel

Kings Beach
Kings Beach

Come early. Everyone loves a concert on the beach and music goers begin showing up before lunch to find their perfect spot. Kings Beach is an expansive lake side beach with room for all your friends and family.

Lake Tahoe Lie Music - picnic
Kings Beach picnic area and BBQ

Bring the whole family and enjoy a barbecue on the beach. Kings Beach is in the heart of town with cafes within walking distance. Food vendors are on the beach Friday evening for your dining pleasure. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, 14 Hands wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase from 6-9pm. Children will enjoy the playground on the beach.

Kings Beach playground
Kings Beach playground

Parking at King’s Beach is $10, so why not make a day of it. Bring a jacket. When the sun sets it can get chilly at 6200 feet, especially after a day in the sun. Please no outside alcohol or pets. Come on out, visit Lake Tahoe at Music on the Beach and enjoy our hospitality.

 

 

Valhalla Music Festival

Valhalla Tahoe – Music, Art & Theater

Vahalla Boatouse

You will LOVE the Valhalla Music Festival at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe. The historic Valhalla Boathouse, located on the shores of South Lake Tahoe, sets the stage for an intimate evening of music and community.  When the boathouse doors are opened, theater goers have a spectacular view of Lake Tahoe.

Valhalla Music Festival - Inside the Boathouse

Most events take place in the gorgeously refurbished boathouse, but others take place on the Grand Lawn or Valhalla Grand Hall. The Grand Lawn and Valhalla Grand Hall may also be reserved for Lake Tahoe weddings and other special events.

Valhalla Music Festival - Grand Lawn

Enjoy Free Live Music on the Grand Lawn                                                            Sunday, July 17th from 12 to 2 pm

Local singer-songwriter Darren Senn will delight and entertain with his bluesy, folksy sound. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and join the fun.

When you visit the Tallac Historic Site, or walk there from either Baldwin Beach or Camp Richardson, you will see upcoming concerts and plays advertised beside the Valhalla Boathouse. You may also join in art shows, classes and community events that take place during the summer months.

Valhalla music lineup

Coming Events of the Valhalla Music Festival and Valhalla Tahoe

Tahoe Improv Players – Theater in the Boathouse – Tickets $12

July 19th & August 2nd at 7:30 pm

California Songwriter Celebration – Featuring Blackie Farrell, Randall Lamb and Richard March – Music in the Boathouse – Tickets $20 & $28

July 20th at 7:30 pm

Hamlet, Russians and Monkeys – Theater in the Boathouse – Tickets $20 & $28

July 21-24 & August 6-7 at 7:30 pm

Izzy Tooinsky – A Toymaker’s Journey Through The Gold Rush – Vaudeville for kids in the Boathouse- Tickets $20 & $28

July 17th at 7:30 pm

Carolyn Dolan with members of the Reno Jazz Orchestra – Jazz music in the Boathouse – Tickets $20 & $28

August 3rd at 7:30 pm

Halden Wofford and the Hi*Beams – Country music in the Boathouse – Tickets $20 & $28

August 10th at 7:30 pm

Great Gatsby Murder Mystery Dinner – Valhalla Grand Hall – Tickets $70 & $125

August 13th at 5:30 pm

Rita Hosking Trio – Folk music in the Boathouse – Tickets $20 & $28

August 17th at 7:30 pm

Molly’s Revenge – Celtic music in the Boathouse – Tickets $20 & $28

August 24th at 7:30 pm

Little Faith – Gospel music in the Boathouse – Tickets $20 & $28

August 31st at 7:30 pm

For more information about music and theater events at Valhalla Tahoe and to purchase tickets visit https://valhallatahoe.com. For more information about the Tallac Historic Site visit http://www.tahoeheritage.org/events-and-programs-2/tallac-historic-site.

 

Lake Tahoe Live Music

You have finally arrived in the most beautiful place on earth, Lake Tahoe. You are ready to sit by the BBQ and have a drink with friends while letting the lake breeze and live music wash over you. Sound perfect? What if I told you that all this is yours for the taking, and for free?

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Yes. Believe it!

Lake Tahoe live music takes place every Thursday evening beginning at 4:30 pm. “Live at Lakeview” is a free summer music series being held at the Lakeview Commons Beach on the west side of highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe. Okay, okay, the BBQ and drinks are not free, but you can bring your own meat to grill at the beach and visit the beer garden for a cool brew. For more information and directions, please visit the “Live Music” page on my site. And yes, the parking is also free.

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Enjoy Lake Tahoe’s live music and hospitality.

Visit Lake Tahoe!

Visiting Lake Tahoe is always a good idea.

Please take a moment to explore some of the best places to visit in Lake Tahoe. This website is updated to focus on the current season. Each recommendation is written from the viewpoint of a local resident – me!

This video was made by The Beacon Bar & Grill on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Just a taste of what the best places have to offer when you visit Lake Tahoe.