Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day Parade in Tahoe South

The South Lake Tahoe 2015 4th of July Parade 
4th of July is a busy time in Lake Tahoe and the town was totally packed this year.  Walking by Lakeview commons I noticed that practically all of the good lakefront seating to watch the fireworks was already taken despite the fact that there was rain in the forecast.

Despite the fact that the parade ran almost half the length of town from Rufus Allen Boulevard all the way to the Y, there was a considerable crowd of tourists lining highway 50 to watch the parade pass Lakeview Commons and El Dorado beach.

4th of July on El Dorago Beach Gallery on Google+
Backstage at the Park and Rec center I caught up with former mayor of South Lake Tahoe Tom Davis.  "Here we are on July 4th, 2015.  I hope the weather is going to cooperate today.  This is our nation's birthday and I am very proud to be in the parade along with all of our community.  This is a great community event every year."

I spoke with +JoAnn Conner of Golden Bear Events, organizer of the parade.  "This is the 4th annual South Lake Tahoe 4th of July parade assembling by the parks and recreation and we're going to proceed down Highway 50.  We have as our grand marshal John Felis, a US Marine Corps veteran of World War II.  We have every branch of the services represented here, Air Force, Marines, Army, Coast Guard and Navy and we also have veterans of everything from WWII to the Korean war to Vietnam all the way up to Afghanistan and Iraq.  They're all here as well as a lot of businesses and vintage vehicles that are out here supporting this parade.

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 2015 Concerts in Tahoe: Imagine Dragons, Wanderlust, 3rd Eye Blind, Kenny Chesney

June 30-July 1 Chili @ Cabo Wabo
July 1-4 Rockey LaPorte / Ron Morey @ Improv at Harveys
July 01-07 Artist in Residence John Holland @ Valhalla
July 01 Saxy Frank @ Jimmy's at the Landing
The JKC Band @ The Beacon
Groove Foundry @ Truckee Regional Park
July 02-03 On Golden Pond @ Valhalla boathouse theatre
July 02 Tubaluba, Patrick Walsh @ Live at Lakeview
Ike and Martin @ Jimmy's at the Landing
Dyer Maker @ cabo Wabo
Trey Stone @ The Beacon
Sean Pawling @ Himmel Haus
The Lucky Boys, Car 87, The Chicken Thieves @ Brother's Bar
Jesse Dunn & Jenni Charles (or Dead Winter Carpenters) @ Moody's Bistro
Pyle of Zen @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
The Connor Party @ Jake's on the Lake
Tinesplitters, Mat Haze, DJ Zoso @ Moe's Original BBQ
Jo Mama @ Truckee Thursdays
Comedy night feat. Michey Joseph, Darin Talbot, Drew Schafer, Andrea Bartunek @ Crystal Bay Club
July 03-04 DJ Loczi @ Splash day club at Hard Rock Hotel
Mad Karma @ Cabo Wabo
Bourgois Gypsies @ Bar of America
Dirty Bourbon River Show @ Crystal Bay Club
July 03 Aerosmith w/ Max Volume @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Fishbone / Lavish Green @ Hard Rock Hotel
JayCeeOh @ Peek Tahoe
The Bumptet @ Heavenly Village
Vice Versa, Alexx Adam, Roger That, Tincup, Dustin Zastre @ Xhale
Mud Bonz @ The Beacon
The Bumptet @ The Divided Sky
Trent Bailey @ 968 Park Hotel
Beatles and Rolling Stones tribute @ Tahoe Donner
Grand Funk Railroad, Foreverland, Ike and Martin, Luke Stevenson @ Incline Village Green
DJ Gurbtron @ Northstar
Matthew Szlachetka @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Luke the Knife / DJ Rundown @ Moe's Original BBQ

July 04 4th of July Parades (north and south shore)
Lights on the Lake 4th of July fireworks
Made Monster @ Peek Tahoe
Tubaluba @ Heavenly Village
The JKC Band @ The Beacon
Mud Bonz @ Casey's at Round Hill (Formerly Coyote Grill)
Jellybread @ Jimmy's at the Landing
Motors in the Mountains classic car show @ Squaw Valley
Mark Castro Band @ Northstar
4th of July Party w/ Ike and Martin @ West Shore Cafe
Love and Light w/ Timesplitters, Flying Nimbus @ Hacienda del Lago
July 05-06 Jimmy Leslie and the Flow @ Moody's Bistro
July 05 DeeJay Silver @ Splash day club at Hard Rock Hotel
Jesse Kalin w/ Cool Black Kettle @ Heavenly Village
The Empty Wallets @ Valhalla
Niall McGuinness and the New World Jazz Project @ The Beacon
Jamie Wyatt @ Northstar
Almond Brothers Clan @ Commons Beach
All Star Blues Jam feat. Jimmy Leslie and the Flow, members of Almond Brothers Clan @ Moe's Original BBQ
July 06 Tahoe Imnprov Players @ Valhalla
MIZL @ Fat Cat Bar & Grill
July 07-08 Reggie Hall @ Cabo Wabo
July 07 Darcy and Lucas / Lydia Pense & Cold Blood  @ Squaw Valley
July 08-12 Don McMillan / Alysia Wood @ Improve at Harvey's
July 08 Sourdough Slim @ Valhalla
The JKC Band @ The Beacon
Jo Mama @ Truckee Regional Park
Justin Rupple comedy @ Tahoe Art Haus cinema
July 09-11 Ashley Red @ Cabo Wabo
On Golden Pond @ Valhalla Boathouse Theatre
July 09 World's Finest / Merry Gold @ Live at Lakeview
Psycroptic, Arkaik, Ovid's Withering, The Kennedey Veil, Ostracized, Aberrance @ Whisky Dick's
Deep Fryed Mojo @ The Beacon
Natalie Cressman @ Moody's Bistro
Paul Covarelli @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Boggan, Lil Miss Mixer, Time Splitters @ Moe's Original BBQ
Jeff Jones and the Band @ Jake's on the Lake
Free Peoples @ Truckee Thursdays
July 10-11 Art, Wine, and music festival feat. Calling Ophelia, Tim High and the Mighty, Milton Merlos, Serina Dawn, Colleen Akiko, Lucas and Darcy, Sandor Y Su Mecanica, and Guitar Town, Chi McLean @ Squaw Valley
Achilles Wheel @ Bar of America
Haunted Summer @ Moody's Bistro
George Souza @ Spindleshanks
July 10 Michael Grimm @ Hard Rock Hotel
DJ Josbeatz / DJ Enfo @ Peek Tahoe
World's Finest @ Heavenly Village
Vice Versa, Timesplitters, Jami Deep, Case @ Xhale
The Johnny O Band @ The Beacon
Mic Smith @ 968 Park Hotel
Jeff Jones @ West Shore Cafe
Gurbtron @ Northstar
Nevins and Bruder @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Miss Lonely Hearts @ King's beach
EARPHUNK / The Congress @ Crystal Bay Club

July 11 Lake Tahoe Bluegrass Festival feat.  Greensky Bluegrass, The Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas’ Earls of Leicester,  The David Grisman Sextet and New Monsoon and The Dead Winter Carpenters @ Hard Rock Hotel
Roger That, Solis Luminati, DubCoLinG @ Xhale
Tahoe Paradise Park 50th anniversary
DJ Rick Gee / DJ SN1 @ Peek Tahoe
Spun Hippo @ Heavenly Village
Big Bad Wolf @ The Beacon
Lisa Marie Johnston @ 968 Park Hotel
2nd Floor Blues Band @ Northstar
IJV, Multipleks, Crispylicious @ Crystal Bay Club
July 12 CW and Mr. Spoons @ Valhalla
The Novelists @ The Beacon
Samba Da @ Commons Beach
Thick Newton @ Moe's Original BBQ
Hike with a Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences naturalist @ Squaw Valley
Jason King @ Northstar
July 13-19 Artist in Residence Michael @ Valhalla
July 13 Tahoe Improv Players @ Valhalla
DJ Kowta @ Fat Cat Cafe
July 14-15 Kevin O'Brien @ Cabo Wabo
July 14 3rd Eye Blind / Dashboard Confessional @ Montbleu
Tim Snider Trio / Haden Sayers @ Squaw Valley
Julu 15-18 Allan Havey / Frazer Smith @ Improv at Harveys
On Golden Pond @ Valhalla Boathouse Theatre
July 15 Rustler's Hear @ Hard Rock Hotel
Me and Bobby McGee feat. June Joplin w/ Bob Reed @ Valhalla
The JKC Band @ The Beacon
Montana @ Truckee Regional Park
Comedy Night w/ Bret Ernst (of Weeds), Drew Schafer,Darin Talbot @ Crystal Bay Club
July 16-19 Wanderlust feat. Michael Franti, Thievery Corporation @ Squaw Valley
The Garage Boys @ Cabo Wabo
July 16 Fish out of Water / Taking Root @ Live at Lakeview
Rock The Boat w/ Stylust Beats, Drop Theory, Time Splitters, Mr. Rooney, Jami Deep, Crispylicious @ MS Dixie II
Parslow Vibe @ The Beacon
Eric Deutch Group @ Moody's Bistro
Matthew Szlachetka @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
The Giving Tree @ Jake's on the Lake
The Brothers Stout @ Truckee Thursdays
Magellan, Lamb Chop, Stanzu @ Moe's Original BBQ
Tony Furtado @ Crystal Bay Club
July 17-18 Rebel Soul @ Heavenly Village
Thick Newton @ Bar of America
July 17 Aerorocks Aerosmith Tribute @ Hard Rock Hotel
Idekay, Bloody Roots, Hellion Prime, Thunderhead, Qarin @ Whisky Dick's
DJ Chris English / Coleen Shannon and Amie Rose @ Peek Tahoe
Lake Effect @ The Beacon
Darren Senn @ 968 Park Hotel
TOCCATTA 10th anniversary concert @ St Theresa's
Ben Fuller @ West Shore Cafe
DJ Panda @ Northstar
Sam Revana group @ Moody's Bistro
Larry Johnson @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Buddy Emmer Blues Band @ King's Beach
La Misa Negra @ Crystal Bay Club
July 18 Imagine Dragons @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Carlos Mencia @ Montbleu
Jason King Band @ Hard Rock Hotel
DJ Rick Gee w/ Shaquile O'Neil @ Peek Tahoe
Trey Stone @ The Beacon
Ten Dollar Pony @ 968 Park Hotel
Matthew Szlachetka @ Northstar
Chuck Hughes Trio @ Moody's Bistro
Tainted Love @ Crystal Bay CLub
July 19 Extra Large @ Lake Tahoe Golf Course
New World Jazz Project @ Valhalla
Manny maze and Friends @ Xhale
Matthew Szlatetchka (of The Northstar Session) @ The Beacon
Mean Phat Daddy @ Northstar
Joy and Madness @ Commons Beach
July 20 Reno Philharmonic Orchestra @ Sand Harbor
DJ Multipleks @ Fat Cat Cafe
July 21-15 Left of Centre @ Cabo Wabo
July 21 Train, The Fray & Matt Nathanson @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Milton Merlos / Mark Hummel Band ft. Little Charlie Baty @ Squaw Valley
July 22-26 Scot Record @ Improv at Harveys
July 22 Kenny Chesney @ Harvey's Outdoor Ampetheatre
Stephan Hogan @ Hard Rock Hotel
Celebration of Song feat. Audrey Auld and Grant Peeples @ Valhalla
The JKC Band @ The Beacon
Drop Theory @ Truckee Regional Park
July 23-25 A Midsommer Night's Dream (children's production) @ Valhalla Boathouse theatre
July 23 Ryan Basillo and the Roosters / Weapon @ Live at Lakeview
Taking Root @ The Beacon
Q Morrow Quintet @ Moody's Bistro
McKenna Faith @ Truckee Thursdays
July 24-25 Reverend Deadeye @ Moody's Bistro
July 24 Metalichai @ Hard Rock Hotel
DJ Josbeatz / DJ JB @ Peek Tahoe
Kitchen Dwellers @ Heavenly Village
Fish out of Water @ The Beacon
Bill and Wayne's Excelent Adventure @ 968 Park Hotel
Jeff Jones @ West Shore Cafe
Gurbtron @ Northstar
Unkle Funkle @ Bar of America
Rapplesauce @ King's Beach
Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons @ Crystal Bay Club
July 25 Bass Camp III feat. Zed's Dead, Kill the Noise, Savoy, UZ, Tommie Sunshine, Liquid Todd, Vice Versa, Fiasko Daniels, Gamma, Hit Mechaniks, Eva, Gamechanger, 530, BFunky vs. Curty MC Durty, BPhree, C_Note, Case, Cue 22, Game Genie, Giant Fighting Robots, Jami Deep, Lex Royale, Manny Maze, Max Kronyak, Noize Chemist, OTUS, Roget That, Motorhome Music, Mr. Smeagss, SubDocta, Timesplitters @ Hard Rock Hotel
Justin Willman @ Hard Rock Hotel
Pink Floyd Lazer Spectacular @ Harrah's South Shore Room
DJ Rick Gee / DJ SN1 @ Peek Tahoe
Worn Out Welcome @ Heavenly Village
Jeff Jones @ The Beacon
Natalie Gelman @ Northstar
Taarka @ Crystal Bay Club
July 26 Left of Center @ The Beacon
The Blues Mosnters @ Northstar
Trey Stone band feat. Kendall Naughton / The Beer Gardeners @ Commons Beach
July 27
July 28-29 Reggie Hall @ Cabo Wabo
July 28 Tim Snider Trio / Hammish Anderson @ Squaw Valley
July 29-Aug 02 Shayla Rivera / Pete Banachowski @ Improv at Harveys
July 29 Branded @ Hard Rock Hotel
Quinn De Veaux and the Blue Beat Review @ Valhalla
The JKC Band @ The Beacon
The Blues Monsters @ Truckee Regional Park
Zach Deputy @ Crystal Bay Club
July 30-Aug 02 Guitarfish Music Festival
July 30 Ziggy Marley / Trombone Shorty @ Hard Rock Hotel
Dad's LPs / Worn Out Welcome @ Live at Lakeview
Jesse Kalin Carson and JKC Band @ Cabo Wabo
Solid Gold Hyperdrive @ The Beacon
Sam Revana Group @ Moody's Bistro
The Connor Party @ Jake's on the Lake
Bazooka Zoo @ Truckee Thursdays
Mis Cooper & Craigslist Hookup, Jime Time @ Moe's Original BBQ
July 31 Mind X @ Heavenly Village
Petty Theft @ Hard Rock Hotel
Randy Harwick @ 968 Park Hotel
The Blues Monsters @ The Beacon
Daze on the Green @ Cabo Wabo
Ben Fuller @ West Shore Cafe
Achilles Wheel @ King's Beach
Lake Tahoe Summerfest @ Sierra Nevada College
The Lil Smokies @ Crystal Bay Club
July 31-Aug 01 Coburn Station @ Bar of America
Lisa Marie Johnston @ Moody's Bistro
August 01 Three Dog Night @ Montbleu
Robert Cray @ Harrah's South Shore Room
Forget the Roses @ Hard Rock Hotel
Drought Relief @ Heavenly Village
Darren Senn @ 968 Park Hotel
Keyser Soze @ Crystal Bay Club
August 02 The Yolos @ Valhalla
Mumbo Gumbo @ Commons Beach
Lost Whiskey Engine @ Moe's Original BBQ
UC Davis Children's Environmental Science Day
August 03 Mindi Abair @ Sand Harbor

MONDAYS Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
Mark Wilson @ McP's
Open Mic Night @ Himmel Haus
Tahoe Improv Players @ Valhalla
TUESDAYS Buddy Emmer Blues Band @ Harrah's Center Stage
Grey Mitchell @ McP's
Mindful Massive @ Whisky Dick's
WEDNESDAYS Mark Wilson @ Boathouse on the Pier
Celtic Sessions @ McP's
Bassment Wednesdays @ Rojos
Bass heavy @ The Grid
Patrick Major @ Boathouse on the Pier
Mic Smith @ McP's
Rustler's Moon @ Bar of America
FRIDAYS Arty the Party @ Harrah's Center Stage
Steve and Tom  @ Gar Woods
Little Town @ West Shore Cafe
SATURDAYS The Male Room @ Montbleu
Arty the Party @ Harrah's Center Stage
Steve and Tom @ Gar Woods
SUNDAYS DJ Chris English @ Canp Wabo
Unkle Funkle @ McP's

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pony Express Friday's Station handoff in Lake Tahoe

The Pony Express ran from April 1860 to November 1861 carrying mail almost 2000 miles from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA. Every year since the mid 1960s the National Pony Express Association puts on a re-ride involving over 500 riders and 155 stations, including Friday's Station in Lake Tahoe, NV (at the site of what is now Harrah's.)

Pony Express Statue at Harrah's

The Pony Express' attitude towards its riders is captured beautifully by the text of their famous recruitment poster:

"Pony Express from St. Joseph, Missouri to California in 10 Days or Less.


Young, Skinny, Wiry Fellows

not over eighteen, must be expert riders,

willing to risk death daily.

Orphans Prefered $25 per week."

This video features interviews with Davey "Doc" Wiser, the rider for the Lake Tahoe to Placerville leg of this year's re-enactment as well as Rich Tatman, president of the California division of the National Pony Express Association as well as the handoff of the mochilla containing this year's commemorative mail.

Doc Wiser being sworn in as a rider

For more information visit Pony Express California

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride 2015

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride 2015 gallery on Google+

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride is a charity bike ride around Lake Tahoe sponsored by Bike The West to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Over the last 14 years this event has raised over $65.8 million towards the cure.

According to South Tahoe Now, This year over 3,500 bicyclists participated in three divisions, a 100 mile century ride, the ever popular 72 mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe, and a 32 mile fun ride with a cruise to the north shore. 

McClean Hoenig said "It's my first time riding 72 miles, and I'm dead tired but it was worth it and it was a great experience." 

Riders agree that the most challenging aspect of America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride is the up and down terrain of the Lake Tahoe basin. Early finisher James Phillios of Columbus , OH noted: "I'm not used to the hills up here, and there were two climbs that were pretty tough and a little wind towards the end but all in all it was a great ride. Great people, great event."

Riders left from the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Stateline at 6AM, and the first finishers weren't coming in until noon.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Wagon Train 2015

Wagon train 2015 passes by Elk's Point in Zephyr Cove

For more information about Wagon Train 2015 visit Highway 50 Wagon Train website or South Tahoe Now's story on the 66th Annual Wagon train

Friday, May 29, 2015

June 2015 Concerts in Tahoe: Brad Paisley, Matisyahu, Foreigner, Elvin Bishop

May 30-31 Valhalla Renaissance Faire @ Camp Richardson
Wagon Train Rendezvous @ Zephyr Cove / Wagon Train parade
June 01 Phat Caddy Monday @ Fat Cat Cafe
June 02 DJ Dakini, Oneness, Lo-G @ Whisky Dicks
June 03 Chad Bushnell @ Hard Rock Hotel

June 03-07 Heath Hyche @ Improv at Harveys
June 04 Ike and Martin @ Jimmy's at The Landing
Lacey, LaBella, and Richardson @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
  Serina Williams, Lost Whiskey Engine @ Moody's Bistro
June 05-06 Bias and Dunn @ Bar of America
  The George Souza Trio @ Moody's Bistro
June 05 Superlicious @ Hard Rock Hotel
Black Star Safari @ Divided Sky
United Defiance, Ninja Slaughterhouse, The Business @ Whisky Dick's
The Electric Jimmies @ Heavenly Village
Trey Stone @ McP's
  Vinnie Barry @ 968 Park Hotel
Chi McLean @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Keyser Sose @ Crystal Bay Club

June 06-07 Valhalla Renaissance Faire @ Camp Richardson
June 06 Foreigner @ Montbleu
Elvin Bishop @ Harrah's
Nuthin Personal @ Hard Rock Hotel
Tracorum @ Heavenly Village
Cash Only band @ McP's
  Trent Bailey @ 968 Park Hotel
The Blokes @ Lakeview Loft
Purple Curtain @ Moe's Original BBQ
Tahoe City Cleanup Day @ Tahoe City
Katadelic @ Crystal Bay Club
37th Anniversary Party @ Jake's on the Lake
June 07 America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride @ Hard Rock Hotel
Mike Kise Memorial Fishing Derby @ Jake's on the Lake
June 08
June 09 Benjah Ninjah, Kowta @ Whisky Dick's
  Vice Versa w/ special guests @ Xhale
June 10-14 Flip Schultz / David Gee @ Improv at Harveys
June 10 Westbound 50 @ Hard Rock Hotel
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals networking mixer @ 968 Park Hotel
June 11 Brad Paisley, Justin Moore, Mickey Guyton @ Harvey's Outdoor Amphitheater
Dingo Weasel feat. Oskillah @ Brothers Bar
  The Far West @ Truckee Thursdays
June 12-13 Caribbean Vibes @ Bar of America
  The Far West @ Moody's Bistro
June 12-14  Reggae in the Hills Late Nite Dance hall feat. Babylon Down, Blessed Coast, Broken Silence, Dynamiq sound int'l.DJ Green B, Full Wats HiFi, Jah Mikey One, Jughead, Mountain Lion, Squarefield Massive, Stay Positive, DJ Wokstar @ Angel's Camp.
June 12 Flock of 80s @ Hard Rock Hotel
Klozd Circuit @ Heavenly Village
Doug Schwartz @ McP's
  Roland Stone @ 968 Park Hotel
Bias and Dunn @ Cottonwood Bar & Grill
Drop Theory @ Crystal Bay Club
Reggae in the Hills day 1 feat. Bushman, Stick Figure, Arden Park Roots, Cali Conscious, Mystic Roots, Blaze Mob, Garth Dennis, Dewey and the Peoples @ Angel's Camp
June 13 Reggae in the Hills day 2 feat. Ky-Mani Marley, Kabaka Pyramid, E.N. Young, Gonzo, Beyond I Sight, E Honue iti E, Massive Delicious, Indubious, True Press, Sister Carol, Reggae Angels, Da Mainland @ Angel's Camp
JellyBread @ Hard Rock Hotel
Turbonegra, Glam Skanks, South Shore Riot @ Brother's Bar
The Loungue Lizards @ Heavenly Village
Joe Grissino @ McP's
  Lisa Marie Johnston @ 968 Park Hotel
Truckee Brewfest @ Truckee Regional park
Delta Nove @ Crystal Bay Club
June 13-14 Splash Day Club feat. DJ Silver and DJ Loczi @ Hard Rock Hotel
Tough Mudder @ Northstar
June 14  Tahoe's Got Talent auditions @ Beach Retreat
Reggae in the Hills day 3 feat. Don Carlos, House of Shem, Stranger, Meghan Combs, Simple Creation, Pasadena, Black Salt Tone, Andrew Blassy @ Angel's Camp
The Derailment, Asphalt Socialites and Liam Kyle Cahill @ Sky Tavern (Mt. Rose)
June 15
June 16 Motorhome Music, MIZL @ Whisky Dick's
Coco Montoya w/ The Blues Monsters @ Squaw Valley
June 17-21 Tom Rhodes / Nick Hoff @ Improv at Harveys
June 17 Rustler's Heat @ Hard Rock Hotel
Alasdair Fraiser @ Valhalla
  Tahoe's Got Talent talent show @ Tahoe Beach Retreat
Mat Conable Band @ Truckee Regional Park
  The Jeff Jones Trio @ Truckee Thursdays
June 18-21 Tahoe City Solstice Festival
June 19 Scarub (of Living Legends),Soul Medic, Galactik Vibes, Connected, Tasia Lyn @ Whisky Dick's
Duran Duran Duran @ Hard Rock Hotel
Groove Session @ Heavenly Village
Trey Stone @ McP's
  Mic Smith @ 968 Park Hotel
Drop Theory @ King's Beach
Smokin Joe's @ Bar of America
Eric Lindell @ Moe's Original BBQ
"Unreal" premiere from Teton Gravity research @ Truckee Amphitheater
Wild Child (Doors Tribute) / Greg Golden Band @ Crystal Bay Club
June 20 Rock Tahoe Half Marathon @ Hard Rock Hotel
Tahoe Bike Challenge celebration @ Heavenly Village
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam @ Harrah's
Rebel Soul @ Hard Rock Hotel
Dad's LPs @ Heavenly Village
Cash Only Band @ McP's
Alpenglow Mountain Festival @ Alpenglow Sports
Rock The Ridge benefit feat. Peter Joseph Burtt and the King Tide, Zebuel, IJV, Flip the Record, Sneaky Creatures, Charlesthe1st @ North Tahoe Regional Park
Psychedelic Rodeo feat. Slynk, Kool Karlo, DJ Lambchop @ Hacienda del Lago
WhatItDo @ Crystal Bay Club
June 21 Castle, Cura Cochina, Lesbian, Bionic Gorilla, 12 Gage Facelift @ Whisky Dick's
MontaƱa, Groove Foundry @ Commons Beach
Moses Malone @ Moe's Original BBQ
Opiuo, Duffrey, Bassmentality @ Crystal Bay Club
June 22-26 Moody's Jazz Camp @ Moody's Bistro
June 22 Gurbtron @ Fat Cat Cafe
June 23 John Nemeth @ Squaw Valley
June 24-28 John Caponera / Karen Morgan @ Improv at Harveys
June 24 Courtney Lynn @ Hard Rock Hotel
Beppe Gambette w/ Richie Lawrence @ Valhalla
June 25-26 Corvettes on Lake Tahoe @ Montbleu
June 25 Raymond Victor Band, Johnny Gold Trio @ Live at Lakeview
Timesplitters @ Moe's Original BBQ
  Junk Parlor @ Truckee Thursdays
June 26 Josh Lease's birthday feat. Disentomb, Splattered, Valdur, Blasphemous
Creation @ Whisky Dick's
Escalade @ Hard Rock Hotel
20s Speakeasy @ American Legion
Idea Team @ Heavenly Village
Doug Schwartz @ McP's
  Darren Senn @ 968 Park Hotel
Groove Foundry @ King's Beach
Smokin Joes @ Bar of America
Island of Black and White @ Crystal Bay Club
June 27-28 Race the Lake of the Sky @ Lakeview Commons
June 27 Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival feat. Iration, Matisyahu, Don Carlos, The  Expendables, The Green, Fortunate Youth, Vokab Kompany, Squarefield Massive, JRAS of
SoulLifted  @ Hard Rock Hotel
Robin Trower @ Harrah's
40 Watt Hype @ Heavenly Village
Calidanza Mexican folk dancing @ Valhalla
Joe Grissino @ McP's
Groove Foundry @ Pete n' Peter's in Tahoe City
Matt Rainey @ Bar of America
The Boogie Knights feat. DJ Phleck, Timoteo Gigante, Spellbound Rhythms @
Crystal Bay Club
June 28 DJ Loczi @ Hard Rock Hotel
Mojo Green, Sugar Cane Jane  @ Commons Beach
Wine on the Water @ Hyatt Regency
Groove Foundry @ Moe's Original BBQ
June 29 Blueprint, Supastition, DJ rare Groove @ Whisky Dick's
Benjah Ninjah @ Fat Cat Cafe
June 30 Irieyes, Mr. Rooney @ Whisky Dick's
Ron Hacker @ Squaw Valley

July 1-4 Rockey LaPorte / Ron Morey @ Improv at Harveys
July 2-3 On Golden Pond @ Valhalla boathouse theater
July 02 Tubaluba, Patrick Walsh @ Live at Lakeview
The Lucky Boys, Car 87, The Chicken Thieves
  Jo Mama @ Truckee Thursdays
July 3-4 Dirty Bourbon River @ Crystal Bay Club
Bourgeois Gypsies @ Bar of America

July 03 Aerosmith w/ Max Volume Band @ Harveys Outdoor Ampetheatre
Fishbone / Lavish Green @ Hard Rock Hotel
The Bumptet @ heavenly Village
  Trent Bailey @ 968 Park Hotel
Little Town @ West Shore Cafe
July 4-5 High Sierra Music Festival feat. Umphrey's McGee, The John Butlet Trio, The Woed, Lake Street Drive, Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, Lotus, The Jeff Austin Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Boombox, The Motet, Papadosio, Fruition, Jenifer Hartswick, The Waifs, Dopapod, The Nth Power, Steve Poltz, Marco Benvenuto, Nathan Moore, The Main Squeeze, Scott Pemberton, Cabinet, The Black Lillies, Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe, Con Brio, T Sisters, Patchy Sanders, Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, The BNibblers, Michael McNevin, The Sam Chase, Living Folklore @ Quincy, CA
July 04 Tuba Luba @ Heavenly Village
4th of July Party w/ Ike and Martin @ West Shore Cafe
Love and Light w/ Timesplitters @ Hacienda del Lago
July 05 The Empty Wallets @ Valhalla
Almost Brothers Clan @ Commons Beach
SUNDAYS Smokin Joes @ McP's
Karaoke @ The Grid
DJ Chris English @ Cabo Wabo
The Accoustic Jimmies @ Jimmy's at the Landing
MONDAYS Mark Wilson @ McP's
Phat Caddy Mondays @ Fat Cat Cafe
  Cash Only Band @ Cabo Wabo
TUESDAYS Buddy Emmer Blues Band @ Harrahs
Mindful Massive @ Whiskey Dick's
Open Mic Night @ Brohters Bar
Open Mic Night w/ Lucas Arizu @ Fat Cat Cafe
WEDNESDAYS Celtic Sessions @ McP's
Bassment Wednesdays @ Rojo's
Mark Wilson @ Boathouse on the Pier
Bass Heavy @ The Grid
THURSDAYS Mic Smith @ McP's
Rock On Live Band Karaoke @ Hard Rock Hotel
Patrick Major @ Boathouse on the Pier
Karaoke @ Xhale
Rustler's Moon @ Bar of America
FRIDAYS Arty the Party @ Harrah's Center Stage
DJ Josbeatz and guest @ Peek Tahoe
Helena Kletch (of Helena and the Bear) @ Jimmy's at the Landing
Steve and Tom @ Gar Woods
SATURDAYS The Male Room @ Montbleu
DJ Rick Gee & Guest @ Peek Tahoe
Artie the Party @ Harrah's Center Stage
Karaoke @ Brother's Bar
Unkle Funkle @ McP's
Steve and Tom @ Gar Woods

Click Here for the June 2015 Tahoe Concert Playlist if your browser does not support embedded playlists

Friday, May 8, 2015

Amgen Tour of California 2015

Stage 1 of the 2015 Amgen Tour of California women's road bike race passed through 
South Lake Tahoe on May 8th, 2015. This is the 10th annual bicycle race sponsored by Amgen, and the second time the tour has stopped in Lake Tahoe.  

The men's race in 2011 famously got snowed out even later in May and we had our doubts about this one right up until the day.  Luckily this year the race went off without a hitch.  

 I caught up with the race start at Ski Run and Pioneer trail where the kids from Bijou Community school were cheering for the ladies;

 and again in front of the Montbleu where I caught the end of the race turning after going 72 miles around Lake Tahoe in a little under 3 hours.  It was a remarkably close race with practically the whole pack going by in less than a minute.  

 and got some comments from the crowd including longtime follower +Marius C.


Click here for the Amgen Tour of California Women's gallery if your browser does not support embedded Google+ posts.