Summer is slowly making its way across the Sierra Nevadas and into the Lake Tahoe Basin. And with summer comes the always much loved Harvey’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series!!! The lineup has been announced and tickets are beginning to sell fast for some of the BIG names making their way up to the Big Blue Beautiful Lake Tahoe this Summer. Summer is not time is sit at home in Lake Tahoe. With all of these concerts lined up, it’s gonna be hard deciding which one to go to.
Here’s the lineup for the Harvey’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series:
~The legendary Steve Miller Band will be performing his classic rock sound on Saturday June 22,2013. Tickets start at $39.50 and are now on sale. Now doesn’t that make you wanna shake that tree?
~With a career spanning 20 years and over 40 million albums sold, Lake Tahoe is thrilled to welcome back Tim McGraw. Fresh off his February release of his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, Lake Tahoe is sure to be treated to some new tunes. The show starts at 7pm on Tuesday, July 16th with ticket prices ranging from $69.50-$135.50
~Another South Lake Tahoe favorite will be returning this summer as well. That’s right, Rascal Flats will be making another appearance on the weekend of the American Century Championship or the Tahoe Celebrity Golf Tournament as it’s more commonly known as. The show kicks off on Friday, July 19th at 7pm. Tickets start at $59.50
~Enjoy and evening (or two) with Phish. Back to South Lake Tahoe for their third visit, Phish will be playing to a sold out show on both nights. With a legendary underground following, Phish heads will descend upon South Lake Tahoe to dance, groove and jam the night away. Tickets have currently sold out for shows on Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday July 31st. If you’re able to find a ticket, the show starts at 6:30 pm.
~Come see (and have some) fun with Fun and very special guests Tegan & Sara. The Grammy award winning band Fun with recent hits “We Are Young” and “Some Nights” will be in town for a special one night performance on Tuesday August 27th, 2013. As a special treat, the indie rock duo Tegan and Sara will be bringing their unique sounds to Lake Tahoe in what is sure to be an electric collaboration. Tickets are $49.50 and the show starts at 7:30pm
~Grab your boots and boot scoot down to see Country music very own Brad Paisley on Friday August 30th, 2013. Along with Paisley will be special guest Chris Young & Lee Brice. Tickets range from $69.50-$135.50 with the show starting at 6pm.
~And last, but definitely not least, Dave Matthews Band will round out the Lake Tahoe Harvey’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Seeing the Dave Matthews Band is more than just a show…it’s an experience. With a career spanning from the early 90’s and their elaborate lighting and video show, the Dave Matthews band have solidified themselves as a true American Rock band. You won’t want to miss this Wednesday September 4th, 2013 show with the amazing Lake Tahoe as the backdrop making it the perfect way to end summer. Tickets are $75 and the show starts at 7pm.
And there you have the 2013 Harvey Summer Outdoor Concert series lineup.
Make sure to get your tickets soon as these show frequently sell out.
Rock on, Lake Tahoe!
Warm weather and sunshine has brought the people out of hibernation from their homes in South Lake Tahoe.
For the last week of April, temperatures were in the 70’s and the locals took it as their clue to hit the beach. Many visitors and locals alike were able to get their first beach day of the season in April which was an unexpected early treat for Lake Tahoe. Although Mother Nature is telling the tulips and crocus to push through the ground and start blooming, it’s still not quite summer.
Many of the top Lake Tahoe beaches are not open yet, though it hasn’t stopped the people from huffing it in, BBQ and all, from Highway 89 on the South Shore.
If you’re not into dragging your beach supplies in from the road, here is a list of the upcoming opening days of the Forest Service Recreation Spots for you to look forward to:
MAY 10: Chimney Beach; Eagle Falls; Inspiration Point; Kiva Picnic Area; Secret Harbor
MID-MAY: William Kent beach and campground
MAY 15: Sawmill Pond Picnic Area
MAY 17: Baldwin Beach; Bayview campground and trailhead; Fallen Leaf Campground; Meeks Bay beach and campground; Nevada beach and campground
MAY 18: Meeks Bay Resort
MAY 24: Camp Richardson RV camping; Pope Beach
MAY 25 / MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: Angora Lookout; Big Meadow Trailhead; Tallac Historic Site; Taylor Creek Visitor Center
JUNE 14: Camp Richardson regular camping
MID-JUNE: Angora Lakes Resort
Campgrounds, beaches and access roads typically open in mid-May depending on the weather. Before recreation sites can open to the public, the Forest Service must have crews to staff and manage the sites. Parking, trash removal and restrooms will remain closed until the sites officially open. Until the parking lots open, please park your vehicle off the roadway, avoid parking on vegetation, and do not block access gates. Also another extremely important tip is to pack out all trash. Until the official opening dates, trash services will not be available.
For a complete list of projected opening dates, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/RecAreaStatus
Or call the Forest Supervisor’s office at 530-543-2694, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Are you planning on sitting home this weekend?
It’s a big weekend here in South Lake Tahoe as we celebrate the final 3-day winter holiday!! It’s not too late for you to pack the car or grab a flight and head up to South Lake Tahoe to take in the fresh air, groomed runs and blue waters that await you in this one-of-a-kind place.
With Valentine’s Day falling on Thursday and the long weekend right after, many people are taking advantage of the snow and the entertainment in South Lake Tahoe.
This week, you can expect blue skies and warm temps during the day. Perfect weather to work on that goggle tan!
For those of you looking to keep yourselves entertained with a night out on the town, we’ve put together the top events that made our short list Valentine’s and President’s day weekend.
Single? Coupled? Unattached? Don’t worry! The Tahoe Queen and M.S Dixie have got you cover this Valentine’s Day.
- Looking for something different?
If you and your special love are bored with the traditional Valentine’s dinner, then get your tickets for the M.S Dixie. Enjoy a four course gourmet meal and drinks, then dance the night away on the blue waters of Lake Tahoe.
- Single and ready to mingle? Get yourself a ticket aboard the Tahoe Queen. Munch on appetizers, participate in an optional speed dating and enjoy the DJ on board mix up some of your favorite hits. After, get complimentary entry into Opal Lounge to continue your night.
- Paris Hilton(“that’s hot”, yeah that one) will be in town for the grand opening of Peeks Nightclub located in Harrah’s Casino Lake Tahoe.
Join Paris Hilton, JWOWW of Jersey Shore and DJ Jermaine Dupri as they christen the newest nightclub in town. Check out Harrah’s for more details on how to party at the hottest new club in town.
- The Iration Heateekers Tour will be making a pit stop in South Lake Tahoe this Friday, February 15 at Monte Blue Casino & Spa.
Artists “The Green” “Passafire” and “Pacific Dub” will also be joining the tour, rounding out what is sure to be a bass thumping hip swaying good time.
There’s the short list of activities going on in South Lake Tahoe. So what are you waiting for? Head up to South Lake Tahoe and experience why so many people chose to call Lake Tahoe home.
Living in Lake Tahoe in the winter can be a like living in a snow globe.
But last past week it has felt as though we’re living in an ice box!
With the recent cold snap we’ve experienced, it seems timely to offer some Tahoe home tips for those who are new to living in snow. This past weekend we set a new record low of 12 below zero. South Lake Tahoe is typically not this cold, but we must always be prepared for the unexpected!
So, here are some helpful tips to keep you and your home warm and cozy during the freezing temperatures:
Never let your house freeze.If your home is freezing, your pipes are freezing. Always leave the heat on in your home during the winter months, even if you’re not home. Setting the thermostat to 55 degrees when you’re not home will help to prevent your pipes from freezing.
Shut the garage doors and open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors. Closing the garage door keeps the cold out, while opening the kitchen and bathroom cabinets helps to circulate warm air around the plumbing. Seems simple enough, right?
Keep your water shut off valve clear of snow and ice. Do you know where your water shut off valve is? Could you get to it if you needed to? If you have a broken pipe with water leaking in the freezing winter, the last thing you want to do is dig and chip out your emergency shut off valve. Know where your shut off valve is and keep it free of ice and snow.
Those are just a few tips to keep you South Lake Tahoe home from freezing up during the colder months.
With the cool temps South Lake Tahoe has been experiencing the past week and the snow we received on Sunday January 5th 2013, the ski resorts have been the place to be!
Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra-At-Tahoe, Squaw and pretty much every other mountain have been enjoying a great ski season and there’s no sight in end. But South Lake Tahoe is not just a little ski town, it also attracts some great music, comedians and outdoor events to keep us entertained. If you’re looking for something different to do this January, here’s a quick line up:
- Winter Trails Day 2013 at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Ever wanted to get out and learn to cross country ski or snowshoe? Here’s your chance to learn with FREE mini-beginner lessons this Saturday, January 12th from 10am to 2pm. This free package will include lesson and equipment rental. Discounted trail passes will be available for $16 for those that wish to ski after the lesson. Reservations are required 209-258-7248
- Grammy award winning Jonny Lang will bring his blue’s singing, guitar rocking style to Harrah’s South Shore Room in South Lake Tahoe this Saturday, January 12th at 7:30pm. Since Jonny Lang first picked up the guitar at age 12 he hasn’t stopped rocking. Having toured with famous artisit such as the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Areosmith, Jonny Lang has earned his name in his own right by still packing the house. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com and the SouthShoreRoom.com
- Mario Cantone, best known for his role in Sex and the City, will be coming to MonteBleu Casino & Spa for a one night only appearance.
This laugh your face off comedian has made a name for himself with guest appearances on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show as well as on Broadway. Don’t miss out on this night of laughs on January 26th. Tickets are $30/$40 and doors open at 8pm. Mature Audience only: 18+
- Legendary British rock band Foghat will be coming to Harrah’s January 26th. Since 1971 Foghat has made a name for themselves by touring and recording consistently. Over the last few years Foghat has regained strength due to songs appearing in numerous movies and television shows. True to their original 70’s style, they are still the epitome of the classic-rock slide guitar sound that Foghat has come to be known for. Tickets are $44 and doors open at 7:30pm